Trolls come in all shapes and sizes. Every edition of D&D seemed to have a new concept art of the creature, and modelling companies added their own ideas to the already large mix.
The Ral Partha Fantasy Armies sculpts by Bob Olley in the early 1990s were done in a similar style to his Ogre line. These models however, while being the same height, are thinner in the face and arms. A gangly look permeates the whole line. These trolls do not claw or bite; they hack you to death with sword, axe and scythe (or hit you with a rock). Then they eat you.
The Fantasy Armies line consists of 12 sculpts, 9 of which are shown below. The Shaman, Standard Bearer and Leader are in my lead pile. I saw no real reason yet to finish them ahead of other projects. All of these can be purchased from Ral Partha Europe at very reasonable prices.
I followed the same tartan pattern as my Ogres: Ritterlich Blue, Brilliant Blue and Cyan Blue, with Swamp Green, Military Green and Camo Green lines.
Most fur was done in Walnut Brown, drybrushed with Blacked Brown and then Intense Brown (another Reaper triad).
|Ral Partha Troll Rock Throwers, with additional ammunition|
Stones were done with the Reaper Master series Stone Triad (what a surprise).
|Ral Partha Rock Thrower 1|
|Ral Partha Troll Rock Thrower 2|
|Ral Partha Troll Rock Thrower 3|
|Ral Partha Troll Heavy with Axe|
|Ral Partha Troll with sword|
|Ral Partha Troll Drummer|
|Ral Partha Heavy Troll with Greatsword|
|Ral Partha Troll with Sword|
|Ral Partha Troll with Scythe|