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Illustrations of Angband & Mordor (2017 Image Salvage) - Admiral - 08-24-2017 07:16 PM


Having done ancient Mesopotamian image salvage (main thread), it was time to turn toward the other leg on which the Chaos Dwarf inspiration stands: The ashen hellscapes of Angband and Mordor in Tolkien's Middle Earth. (Obviously, Chaos would be the third leg.)

Google Drive Folder
Imgur Album


Games Workshop had the brilliant idea in the 1990s to combine the cruel and colourful ancient Assyrians with Sauron's Mordor, and ended up with a vibrant race like no other in fantasy. Subsequent additions of Daemonsmithing, bound K'daai Daemons and so on has only added to the mystique and stimulating tensions which are built into the Dawi Zharr. Chaos Dwarfs are becoming an archetype in fantasy, in no small part due to the unique marriage of inspiration in Warhammer. As reference for polluting industry and forbidding landscapes of the Blacksmiths of Chaos, Angband and Mordor is a given.

Time for grimdark, Tolkien style.








































































































RE: Illustrations of Angband & Mordor (2017 Image Salvage) - Threadbare - 08-24-2017 09:12 PM

Wow. Lots of amazing pics to draw inspiration from. Great stuff Admiral Takes Hat off


RE: Illustrations of Angband & Mordor (2017 Image Salvage) - Abecedar - 08-24-2017 11:48 PM

Another great collection.  Thanks Heaps.


RE: Illustrations of Angband & Mordor (2017 Image Salvage) - Fuggit Khan - 08-28-2017 05:05 AM

Holy Hashut!
Truly inspiring and amazing.
This really fits in well with my interpretation of the CD dark lands...just needs the Eye of Hashut  Wink
Thank you Admiral for sharing this
Takes Hat off


RE: Illustrations of Angband & Mordor (2017 Image Salvage) - tjub - 08-29-2017 12:18 AM

Fuggit Khan Wrote:
Holy Hashut!
Truly inspiring and amazing.
This really fits in well with my interpretation of the CD dark lands...just needs the Eye of Hashut  Wink
Thank you Admiral for sharing this
Takes Hat off


Hah, on top of a tower the shape of a huge hat! Takes Hat off


RE: Illustrations of Angband & Mordor (2017 Image Salvage) - wallacer - 08-31-2017 08:14 PM

These are great.  Thanks for posting them.


RE: Illustrations of Angband & Mordor (2017 Image Salvage) - Timothy Archer - 09-01-2017 04:36 PM

wow those images are crazy and a pure source of inspiration