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Monday, July 24, 2017

KISS - Knights in Saurons Service

Over the next two posts, I have some Oldhammer White Boxes, also known as "Speciality Sets".

First up we have KISS.
The Knights in Sauron's Service!
Actually its the Box Set coded as SS1-2 Warriors of Chaos.

These Chaos Knights are the elite warriors of Mordor's strike forces.
Beneath their helmets they have black and white face paint.
I wonder which one of them has the unfortunate cat face makeup.

Take the reins of power and seize them, draw the battle lines
Armageddon's just a matter of time
Tear down the voice of reason, let the arrows fly
Your freedom's just a state of mind, yeah

Better watch out 'cause I'm a war machine
You better watch out 'cause I'm a war machine

The front of all the Speciality Sets were the same cover art.

Look at this artwork...
Look at the figure below...
The first and greatest mystery of Warhammer history follows...

 Uthmog Elvenblade

The boxed set for the rules of 1st edition Warhammer Fantasy has this miniature as its cover.
Its the same artwork as these White Box miniatures sets.
The artwork features this fellow with a...  Warhammer!
This figure has a name...  Uthmog Elvenblade.
Yet strangely he doesnt carry a blade, he carries a hammer.

There is an untold story here, of how his magical Elven blade was shattered and he replaced it with a trusty Dwarven Warhammer instead.
Moral of the story?
Elf made weapons stink.
At least thats how the Dwarven version of the story goes...

OK, I made that up that last paragraph.
There was little to no fluff in the early Oldhammer era.
Someone needs to ask Rick Priestly about this.
Its probably the most important thing about Warhammer and now I need to know the origin story of Uthmog Elvenblade/Harry The Hammer!

 Closeup of Uthmog's shield

In later editions, he will become known as Harry the Hammer.
But I will always call him Uthmog!
His name is Uthmog Elvenblade...

I understand. In death, a member of Project Mayhem has a name. His name is Robert Paulson... 

 Ulvar Vileblood

 Another view of Ulvar Vileblood

 Skathor Skullcrusher

 Kardos Bloodhelm

This guy is obviously a worshipper of Khorne the Blood God.
Before he became chosen by the Chaos Gods, he was a famous gladiator.

 Belmoth Blacksword

Id say the runework on his shield came out pretty good, if I say so myself.

 Athgul Evilhand

Im guessing this guy is a worshipper of Tzeentch because of his bird helmet, so I gave him the colors of the Lord of Change.

 Another view of Athgul Evilhand

Again, I dont know what came over me as I made up the runework on this shield.

 Drakar Deathbringer

Ha!  I gave the name of Drakkar to the Zombie Dragon in the last post.
And now we have another Drakar.

 Morthog Doomaxe

 Nekris Demonblade

OK, Im missing Ogroth Darksoul, and instead have this fellow. 
He is so oldschool, he doesnt even have a name.

 But he comes from the line known as C01 Chaos Fighter

These guys are somewhere in the Midgewater Marshes north east of Bree.
They are the personal bodyguard of a high official sent by Mordor.
Who is it?
We will find out soon enough...



  1. LOvely paint work Mar! That set is a fun one to paint. ;)

    1. Indeed, Oldhammer sculpts are always much more fun to paint. I think because each one has a personality.

  2. Nice take on these classic sculpts.

  3. Fantastic. Now that's a unit to be feared in battle!

    1. Yes, Mordor's finest are a force to be respected!

  4. Wow! I really love these old sculpts. I don't know why every chaos figure these days looks like a professional body builder.