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Live the adventures of an Orc band that departs on a quest in the OrcQuest Universe. A collaborative game from 1 to 6 players.
Live the adventures of an Orc band that departs on a quest in the OrcQuest Universe. A collaborative game from 1 to 6 players.
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OrcQuest WarPath, the miniatures

Posted by MAZE GAMES (Creator)
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At Maze Games, we are huge fans and big collectors of miniatures, for both playing and painting. It was actually during an afternoon of miniature boardgames that the foundations of what would become Maze Games was formed. 

Even if OrcQuest WarPath is not exactly a miniatures game, it is very important for us that the miniatures in our game are as beautiful and detailed as possible, and that is one of the reasons why we decided to work with some of the best names in the industry. So they can bring our miniatures to life. 

Detail is something we care about, a lot. Each miniature should tell a story just by looking at it. Between a decided Orrus that marches forward as if nothing could stop him, Mek ready to stab someone, Mandar in the middle of a spell… 

… and obviously, let´s not forge tour bad guys, with a knight bravely facing our orcs, an agressive cockatrix or even a charismatic sorcerer. 

We are incredibly happy with our sculptors Gael Goumon, Fausto Gutierrez Lopes (GT Studios) and Victor Hugo. They have given a soul to each of our miniatures, so that they can tell the most badass, heroic tales on our board tiles.

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We made sure that our miniatures were produced at a scale that is commonly used on today´s games, 32 mm at eye-level for the humans.

By looking a tour heroes next to each other, we quickly understand why Orrus is the leader of the band and why he isn´t affraid of facing danger. 

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We are big fans of the work that the great Martin Grandbarbe does on his miniatures. We have asked him to paint Thalla for us, on a resin cast. 

By using his incredible skills he has given life to her. Our Amazorc is now ready to go hunt for men.

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As we told you before, we love miniatures. And that is why we are demanding with the process of sculpture quality and plastic production. 

At the beginning of the OrcQuest adventure, when we created the card game, we had the chance to meet Paolo Parente in person. It is thanks to him that we have the amazing illustration of Maridess, our amazorc priestess that is being offered on the Orc Pledge.

Even if he is known for his incredible illustrations of female characters, he is as well, one of the major names in miniature production of the present-day. We are pretty sure you have been amazed by the work of his team before, in miniature games by Mythic Battles, Zombicide Green Horde or Massive Darkness, to name a few. 

We had the chance to meet him, during a dinner in Paris, so that we could discuss the miniature production process and to anticipate any potential technical problems. We discussed the production plan and we showed our desire to have miniatures that are the closest possible to the sculptures we have been showing you, as well as to be able to announce realistic production dates, to all of you.

Even if if it´s the first time we are creating a miniature boardgame, we made sure to work with the best. We have seen in the comments that you had a lot of question about the miniatures and we hope that with these informations you will be confident of the quality that will arrive to your gaming tables.

Be Bad, Be Tough, Be Orc!

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    1. Vincent on

      Moi qui était sûr que Victor Hugo était un auteur politique et populaire de romans et de recueil de poésies, je me réjouie de sa résurrection.....en sculpteur.

      Le travail sur sont magnifiques. Ce jeu va déchirer ! Et pas que la gueules des gentils. Il va déchirer tout court !

      English :
      I've always thought that Victor Hugo was a popular and politic french writter. But I'm glade of his resurrection into a.....sculptor.

      Very nice job. The minis are awesome !

    2. MAZE GAMES 2-time creator on

      We still have to discuss about technical details but ABS weapons are what we have planned to produce

    3. David Smith on

      You do get really good models from Dust Studios but the plastic can suffer from the bends for thin parts, so to reiterate that has been said bellow, can you use hips plastic for the thin parts, noticeably the human spear and swordsmen please? CMON now do this with their mini's.

    4. Finagle
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      on

      Just out of curiosity:
      Why are all the gnolls female and all the guards male?
      Is this some kind of gendering attempt in game design taking place? ^^
      The ample breasts (why two and not six as hyenas?) suggest mammals with a high priority in feeding the cubs but since the females are here to cause warefare trouble.... where are the males?
      Are they even more intimidating hunting larger prey than mere humanoids?
      Or are they fed to the cubs while the females are out being killed by orcs?
      I would have expected seeing females as officiers, mages, priestresses and soldiers on the human side.. instead of being making up a complete next to feral opposition...
      just curious...^^

    5. mdl780
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      on

      Thank you for showing us such detailed pictures of the miniatures.

    6. Tim Carter
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      on

      Will you be using the same process that Mythic Battles did, using a different type of plastic for the weapons so that they don't bend?

    7. Mark-Ders on

      These mini's are great. It's very convincing for doubters :)

    8. Ricardo on

      My excitement keeps building. This is going to be an awesome game!