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Posted by Rich W on 11 May 2020, 23:05

Here are some Dark Alliance 'Half Orcs'. Not sure how they got this range past the copyright laws but I'm glad they did. These are excellent figures and I really enjoyed painting them.

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Posted by Bessiere on 12 May 2020, 00:02

These look really good, It's hard to paint anything so dark yet delineate all the parts. I'm a bit confused over the Half-Orc label (I Haven't read the books in a couple decades). These look like Uruk-hai, those orcs bred by Saruman and you've got the White hand appropriately on them. I vaguely recall something about human-orc hybrids but can't remember where it appears and the context. At any rate fine job painting these beastly fellows. Bring on the siege ladders!
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Posted by Susofrick on 12 May 2020, 10:51

They do look the part. Prefer your other work, but half-orcs can hardly be considered nice. And I think they just forgot about that copyright-bit.
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Posted by carlosfaro on 12 May 2020, 18:13

Great work, I usted a very similar colour choice and technique for them

For sure copyright was not an isdue for Alliance... What copyright is needes for words "half" and "orc"? Heheje
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Posted by Wiking on 12 May 2020, 19:52

Like that little drummer boy ...
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Posted by SamSagace on 13 May 2020, 08:56

Bessiere wrote:These look really good, It's hard to paint anything so dark yet delineate all the parts. I'm a bit confused over the Half-Orc label (I Haven't read the books in a couple decades). These look like Uruk-hai, those orcs bred by Saruman and you've got the White hand appropriately on them. I vaguely recall something about human-orc hybrids but can't remember where it appears and the context. At any rate fine job painting these beastly fellows. Bring on the siege ladders!


I agree ! excellent work on those half-orcs ! the dark skin is a good choice like they are not green ( neither goblins ).

For the "copy-rights" , Uruk-Hai is under copyright , but like said Gunnar, not "orc" and "half" ( or goblin, elf, dwarf ). "Hobbit" is protected but not "halfling", half-man ...
If I remember, they were created with "dark-elves", those who fall long time before the War if the Ring into the Sauron's dark-side.
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Posted by Rich W on 16 May 2020, 14:16

Thanks for all the nice comments. I'm pleased they have made this range as it is a nice change from historical uniforms. And I'm surprised by how good the two half orc sets I have are. I'm looking forward to getting some other sets form this range in the future.
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Posted by Rich W on 12 Jul 2020, 19:15

Here are some Dark Alliance Rohirrim (Steppes warriors). Very well produced figures with lovely details. I think if PSR were to review this set they'd be close to giving it 10/10.

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Posted by PaulRPetri on 12 Jul 2020, 20:35

Excellent painting Rich!! Hmmmm I guess I may headed down the Tolkien path again. My buddy and I have close to 4000 thousand 40mm Tolkien figures. But these look too tempting to pass over.
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Posted by MABO on 12 Jul 2020, 20:47

Very nice addition to the Uruks, Rich!
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Posted by OwenChpw on 14 Jul 2020, 12:06

Very nice, and far cheaper than Games Workshop's!
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Posted by Peter on 14 Jul 2020, 12:27

Wonderfull painted figures! :thumbup:
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