Orcs & Goblins warmaster without GW miniatures

Warmaster is a great ruleset for large scale fantasy battles. As such, the fact that GW has stopped producing 10mm miniatures shouldn’t stop existing or new fans from playing the game. And even with ebay prices getting out of control (especially for the more exotic races of the game) there are many providers of 10mm fantasy and historical miniatures to help you collect your new warmaster army.

Below we try to list some of the the options available for the Orcs & Goblins army based on the warmaster troop types.

Due to the size incompatibility between different manufacturers I have created 2 separate lists

True 10mm

So for this list we will use mostly miniatures from Copplestone Castings that are comparable in size to the GW figures.
These have a LotR style so some suggestions are not strictly Orc or Goblin.

Orc Warriors
Copplestone Castings TM1 10mm Orcs

Black Orcs
Copplestone Castings TM5 10mm Half-Orcs with Swords

Goblins
No Goblins I could find so instead you could use Orc Archers (no shields or armour so could justify the lower troop quality):
Copplestone Castings TM7 10mm Orc Archers
Of course it would be great if Copplestone would produce some smaller orc/goblinoids in the future…
In the meantime how about 6mm Orcs at Microworld games (thanks kyussinchains!)

Trolls
Copplestone Castings TM4 10mm War Trolls

Ogres
Kallistra Giants – Evil (AC6) – these are not too gigantic… could pass as large sized ogres.
UPDATE: there are rumors that Eureka miniatures will be producing Ogres figures in 10mm soon… stay tuned

Wolf Riders
Copplestone Castings TM6 10mm Orc Wolf-Riders

Boar Riders
Missing

Wolf Chariots
Kallistra Orc Heavy Chariots (107) – you might want to replace the rider (or not) for compatibility

Giant
Copplestone Castings 15mm FM18 Magog the Hill Giant

Rock Lobber

Kallistra Orc Ballistae (106) – you might want to replace the crew (or not) for compatibility

Orc General
Copplestone Castings TM9 10mm Evil Characters

Orc Hero
Copplestone Castings TM9 10mm Evil Characters

Orc Shaman
Copplestone Castings TM9 10mm Evil Characters (no Orc shaman but could use the Saruman-like wizard)

Goblin Hero
Microworld 6mm Orc Characters (thanks kyussinchains!)

Goblin Shaman
Microworld 6mm Orc Characters (thanks kyussinchains!)

Wyvern
Ral Partha/Demonworld Wyvern Rider (15mm) – replace rider with 10mm figure
Ral Partha Fantasy 01-050 Wyvern
Copplestone Castings TM9 10mm Evil Characters – not an Orc but the wraith on the winged creature could be used.
15mm.co.uk HOT34 Wyvern

Chariot (mount for hero)
as above for Wolf chariots

Notes:
– Magister militum also has some 10mm orcs that are probably compatible in size with the above. They are not cast it strips so might come handy as rock lobber or chariot crew.

Large 10mm

So for this list we will use mostly miniatures from Kallistra that are fairly larger in size compared to the GW/Copplestone & Eureka figures.
Most Kallistra blisters are actually based on Pendraken miniatures but cast in strips (which is convenient for warmaster) But if you prefer single figures you can easily find most (or more) in the Pendraken catalogue.

Orc Warriors
Kallistra Orc Horde (101)

Black Orcs
Kallistra Mountain Orcs (108)

Goblins
Again no small goblinoids available in 10mm (Pendraken’s goblins seem to be taller than their Orcs) so you could use orc archers as a proxy:
Kallistra Orc Archers (103)
OR how about 6mm Orcs at Microworld games (thanks kyussinchains!)

Trolls
Kallistra Trolls (105)

Ogres
Kallistra Giants – Evil (AC6) – these are not too gigantic… could pass as large sized ogres.
UPDATE: there are rumors that Eureka miniatures will be producing Ogres figures in 10mm soon… stay tuned

Wolf Riders
Kallistra Orc Wolf Riders (104)

Boar Riders
Pendraken Boar Rider with spear/polearm (F06)

Wolf Chariots
Kallistra Orc Heavy Chariots (107)

Giant
Copplestone Castings 15mm FM18 Magog the Hill Giant

Rock Lobber
Kallistra Orc Ballistae (106)

Orc General
Kallistra Orc Command (109)

Orc Hero
Kallistra Orc Command (109)

Orc Shaman
Kallistra Orc Command (109) – I am not sure there is a shaman in there – might be easy to convert though
Pendraken Goblin shamans – I believe these are quite large so I classified as Orcs

Goblin Hero
Microworld 6mm Orc Characters (thanks kyussinchains!)

Goblin Shaman
Microworld 6mm Orc Characters (thanks kyussinchains!)

Wyvern
Ral Partha/Demonworld Wyvern Rider (15mm) – replace rider with 10mm figure)
Ral Partha Fantasy 01-050 Wyvern
15mm.co.uk HOT34 Wyvern

Chariot (mount for hero)
as above for Wolf chariots

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2 Responses to Orcs & Goblins warmaster without GW miniatures

  1. Duncan McFarlane says:

    For goblins you could try Microworld games 6mm orcs or their hobgoblins (big range or both).
    http://www.microworldgames.com

    There are also Magister Militum’s 10mm goblins or wild orcs now. The goblins include ones that look like GW night goblins with hooded robes, including spearmen, swordsmen, archers, wolf riders and command

  2. Duncan McFarlane says:

    doh just noticed you already have some Microworld orcs in your list :)

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