Saturday, March 19, 2016

Heartbreaker Orcs

Hello again,

Been busy as usual with everything except painting miniatures.  Lots of remodeling projects going on around the house and my other hobby has left a good 200 pounds of venison in the freezer that will need sorted out in my spare time over the next couple months.

But I did manage to start my Heartbreaker Orc army project. 
I first picked up couple packs of their "Massive Orcs Champions" back in the early 90's to supplement my Bob Olley Black Orcs, which they mix well enough with.  For the past ten years or so I've been picking these guys up off ebay when the price is right and now have a pretty good collection.

I quite like this line of Orcs. Definitely different then most other lines, more man-ish then Citadel Orcs but beefy in the 90's Citadel style.  I like to think of them as a sub-species of Orc, maybe an Orc-Black Orc hybrid.

I managed to knock out 8 of my 30 spearmen unit.  

 Note: The musician is actually from Ral Partha I think. 
Heartbreaker never made musicians or standards for this line so I'll have to wing it.

These guys were available through most of the 90's if I recall. I don't know what happened to the line after that.  I noticed recently that Ral Partha Europe has some of them listed in their catalog now but oddly they only have five available. Not sure if this is just old stock or if they will re-release the whole line eventually.

Take care,


  1. I have a load of heartbreaker orcs bt none of those ones! Mine are all Kev Adams sculpts and look just like 90's GW Orcs. I'm intrigued now. Oh nice orcs by the way, great paint job as usual.

  2. Thanks Erny. I believe these are part of the first series of miniatures Heartbreaker ever released, some are pretty crude (the dwarfs look like Ewoks) others are excellent.

  3. Never cared much for these models...UNTIL NOW! Geez...Beautiful painting! They look really great!

    1. Thank you sir. I had my doubts but the price us right and they paint up nice.

  4. Just saw this. I have a few (3 I think) Hearbreaker Orc bowmen I'm never going to use. It looks like you have one of them in Blister that I could recognize. Give me a shout if you're interested.