Those of you who've ambled through my sub pages may have seen a little information about the Russian manufacturer Technolog. They produce a handful of 28mm scaled plastic miniatures, some of which might be of interest to gamers were they available widely. Most of their figures however are in the 54mm scale beloved of children more than serious gamers.
Within this scale they produce an interesting and unusual range of figures, outside of the usual WWII and Hollywood Knights themes most toys lean towards. Technolog rather opted for Napoleonics, Medieval Russians, Ancients and Fantasy models.
But as I said, here in the UK at least they are pretty much unheard of. So when we found them at Essen a couple of us became very interested; all the more so when by the last day they were available at better than half price. A plan came to me to make use of them regardless of scale, as they did for Matt as well, so I picked up a pack of Orcs and an extra model for a total of IIRC €2.50.
|In all their shiny glory|
|Really Big Un's!|
I envisage the Trorc as a form of Savage Orc, so isolated from society and moreover its' foes that it has taken to foul interbreeding with Forest Trolls, and a degree of longevity and robustness has resulted that has allowed them to grow to staggering proportions. However not smart or cunning enough to lead they are reduced to the level of expendable shock troops.
For scale, here is the Trorc who thinks he is a bowman, next to one of his more typically sized cousins:
|I suddenly feel inadequate...|
As for Matt, he plans to use some of his purchases to make scenery - statues - and hopes to use the others as Wights in an Undead army. I hope he doesn't mind me poaching this photo from another source...
|Frankly, much nicer models than the Orcs!|