Friday, May 27, 2011
First up are some Harad guys for Lord of the Rings
I have some metal mounted Harad Raiders coming.
Friday, April 15, 2011
We had played the LotR game a long while ago, but I decided I wanted to try it again the Duke was game.
I had a force of mixed Warriors of Minas Tirith (bows, spears, and sword and shield) along with Radagast, an unnamed Captain of Minas Tirith and a Warrior of Minas Tirith with a Standard.
The Duke had Saruman, Grima, some Uruk Hai with shields, and Uruk Hai Standard, and some berserkers.
We played the Take and Hold scenario out of the Legions of Middle Earth book.
I got trounced. There was point where I could have one the scenario if the dice roll to end the game had gone off, but it would have been on a technicality.
Not sure what my overall problem was, besides cold dice on my part.
Some things I noticed.
My archers seemed pretty worthless. They hit on a 4+, but with a Str of 2 they wound Defense 5/6 uruks on a roll of a 6. So they have around a 7% chance of wounding or less. I had 6 archers and never wounded during the entire battle.
I need something with more punch. Radagast doesn't seem to be worth the points. Next time I think I'll take a mounted Faramir and some knights instead.
The Isengard berserkers are tough. The two attacks is a killer.
I'm sure we'll play again, and I'll try and remember to take some pictures.
Friday, April 8, 2011
Here are some that I do have finished. Trying to keep them simple.
I also have painted up 2 of the Conquest Games plastic Norman knights, 10 more to in the box to finish. I really like them and they paint up easy. I got those from Architects of War, they also carry the Gripping Beast stuff. So I'll probably get some other stuff from them soon.
The pics are not the greatest. I need to work on my photo skills.
Thursday, December 30, 2010
I have about 10 Minas Tirith foot soldiers painted up, so I'm going to finish up a bunch more of them; they are super-easy-peasy to paint. Then I have some mounted Minas Tirith guys, some rangers, Radagast, and the fellowship to round out a Good Force.
For bad guys I already had the orcs that came in the Return of the King boxset. I picked up a box of Harad warriors (which will do double-duty as Arabs in my 1st crusade RPG ). I also picked up a mounted and on foot version of one of the Ringwraiths from the bargain bin at the local comic shop. I'll probably get some more Mordor orcs and maybe some Uruk Hai. I may also pick up some mounted Harad guys.
Not sure how long interest will hold. I'll try and get some pics of my Minas Tirith guys up.