Friday, December 29, 2017

Iannick's Ukag's Mercenaries and Graaz the Savage (182pts)

So my first month of the challenge was a busy one, what with a 20 figures unit plus a Doom Diver, so I figured I needed maybe a slightly less busy month. 

My December entry is pure Oldhammer, with a trio of maybe the most iconic figures ever produced by Citadel Miniatures, the famous Jes Goodwin's Ogres mercenaries. 

Ukag's Mercenaries

These guys are exactly how I imagine Ogres, with their touch of oriental/slavic armour and fashions. While my Goblin's colour scheme is a very colourful triad of yellow, orange and red, I wanted these guys to have a more somber, "business" look, while still fitting in the army. Consequently I used yellow and red to tie them the army, but offset by greys and dark green. I'm super happy with them, it's been a while since I've been that satisfied with a unit. I also had a perfectly sized movement trays for these guys, I'll need to order some more for all my units. Convenient and nice looking.

Boss Ukag himself, maybe my favourite miniature ever

For Ukag, the Mercenary Boss, I couldn't resist doing some stripped pants, as is almost mandatory with the model, and I'm quite happy with the results. The big yellow emblem really gives him a dash of colours on an otherwise subdued scheme.

Then we have "Mace" Nakog; I had to do one of the Ogres in a Christmas colour scheme, just had to!

"Mace" Nakog

And the third Ogre, Gurot the Butcher, a fantastic figure which was a lot of fun to paint. The mix of grey and yellow works really well I think, more than I first anticipated! 

Gurot the Butcher

And to finish this month in style, here is Graaz the Savage, the General of my army. It's the only figure of the project more recent than 1992, and comes from the Oldhammer inspired GreenSkins Wars from Knightmare Miniatures (Goblin fans have a look at their ranges there's a lot of awesome pieces). The figure is a bit bigger than the other goblins in my collection (although all were sculpted by Gobbo master Kev Adams) but it works perfectly as "DA Big Boss" of my army. It's also very Forest Goblin in it's style. 

So, for this month :
  • 3 Ogres w light armour and 2 handed weapons : 132 pts
  • Forest Goblin Warlord : 50 pts
Total : 182pts

There's still a few days left in December, so for for those who still have to submit an entry, there's still hope!

Keep painting, 
Your benevolent overlord,


  1. lovely models and paint job. ending the year with style

  2. A great addition Iannick. Love your colour choices on these true classics. Any plans to add more from the C23 stable?

    1. Thanks Millsy! I'd like to add another 3, but maybe not in the first phase of this project

  3. Especially nice rendition of clean yellow, the hardest color to paint in my experience.

    1. Thanks Arjen. I've become good with the colour, especially since it's the main one of my Goblin army.

  4. Excellent paint job on those classic ogres. I was disappointed that the Greenskin wars stuff skewed so large. Space Raiders 2 was way larger in scale than Space Raiders 1.

    1. Yes, I was too. They are very big goblins compared to the older ones.

  5. Best ogres out there, and a cracking paintjob too.

  6. Great ogres, Gutlag is probably one of my favorite ogre sculpts after the bounty hunter and you did a fantastic paint job on him

  7. These are real beauties Iannick, well done!

  8. That acid yellow really pops! Clever selection from a wide range to make a really coherent looking unit too :)


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