And now, let’s move to the real passion: old school dwarfs!

The goal here is to have a workable force for small games of Kings of War, Warhammer Fantasy 8th ed (if I ever manage to get enough models for that), or an old school Warhammer Armies Dwarf Mercenary Force. I try to pick models that look like they could actually, anatomically function – which is difficult with Dwarfs, always a weakness in the Citadel/GW range.  I also like models with a historical feel.

So two old school dwarfs today. The first one is a 1980s Norse Dwarf (Hammer 2) by the Perry brothers:

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He is the first of a 10-15 troop of Norse dwarfs. He will also be one of the rare ones with a double-handed weapon – the others will be mostly equipped with hand-weapons and shields.

The second one will go in a 10-15 troop of double-handed weapons. The model is an Imperial Dwarf (Axe 23), again by the expert hands of the Perry twins.

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And to complete this post, a few dwarfish links:

. Jaekel’s blog, with some serious painting. Jaekel’s NMM manages to walk the fine line between smooth and gritty. An inspiration. And his bases are beautiful…

. Bugman’s Brewery, of course

. And Stunties.com


Ps. Note to self: find a small wooden piece to stand the minis on while taking pictures…