In the german Sweetwater Forums, I read that Wargames Factory will design orcs. Murphy posteted a picture and DonVoss mentioned that the design reminds him of an Angus McBride Illustration. Wargames Factory notes: “Sculpture by Tim Barry. Artwork by Diego Gisbert Llorens”. Personally I think there is one reference missing: The Illustration from ICE´s Merp Supplement cover “Denizens of the dark wood” by Angus McBride. The illustration by Diego Gisbert Llorens looks very exact like a compositon of two of the orcs on the above cover.
I always admired Angus McBride and a post on his death was the first Blog Post I ever made. Therefore I would like to see that artists and companies that seek inspirations to mention the origin of the inspiration. For sure Angus McBride was not the first artist to paint orcs like these, but the similarity of the design above is stunning, isn´t it?