[Archive] Orcs/Black Orcs & Facial Hair


I know the Greenskins in Warhammer don’t traditionally have facial hair, but is there any precedent for something like an Orc with a beard or moustache or anything like that in the official fluff or artwork? I haven’t been able to find any such reference material, but I haven’t been able to find anything contradicting the possibility of an Orc with facial hair either.

Reason I ask is that I’d really like my Black Orc unit chapion to have a short scraggly beard. Nothing that would rival that of his Masters, but a beard nonetheless :wink:

Any thoughts??

Thommy H:

Hair squigs. They have long thin, tentacles that resemble strands of hair and little mouths that latch onto flesh. Just attach a load of them to your chin and voila.

At least that’s how they do it in 40K. No reason Orcs couldn’t do the same thing.


An English handlebar 'tash would look awesome on an orc.

Just dodge a Goatee.

Hashut’s Blessing:

Considering some have topknots, I’d imagine it’s not outside the realm of possibility that they could have facial hair…


A BO that looks like Lemmy would be killer.


The mongol-style Hobgoblins often had facial hair.