LotR


Middle Earth SBG - Matched play

This weeks club match was my first trial in anger of the new Middle Earth SBG rules from GW. Playing against Kevin with him supplying the forces as usual in the form of Theoden and his Riders pitted against the vile Lurtz and his gang of Uruh-Hai thugs. I of course chose to play Lurtz's force.Forces closeEarly shooting worked well for the Uruk-Hai and 2 or three Rohan unhorsed and three or more Royal Guard are shot in the first couple of rounds, the Uruk-Hai hero claiming a couple on his own.Lurtz gets pinned in the doorwayKev goes for the charge and a line develops across the field but this limits shooting so everyone pretty much piles in.Rohan charge in to the pike block and bounce while the Warg Riders counter charge the centreThe fight on the right begins to go Evils way with numbers tellingCavalry dual goes Evils way with the Rohan failing to get the killsTheoden rides tp buff up his forces on the Evil left flankThe mid game goes by with priority shifting and a couple of heroic charges declared and

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Battle of the Pelennor Fields

Spurred on by a reinvigorated line from Games Workshop and breaking many vows to never give them any more of my money, I have decided to work towards my LOTR objectives/games.I've always wanted to do the Battle of the Pelennor fields and strangely enough have found myself with all the miniatures necessary to do it (using the War of the Ring mass battle rules) and about 1/2 of the miniatures already painted!  So, I decided to get off my butt and work out what this game would look like ...To start though ... some (phone camera) eye candy on several in progress and finish items ...Battlefield & Troop DispositionsI did up a map ... and the talented David S. is already at work to make my fur mat for the tabletop.  I'll be scratch building the Minas Tirith walls using foamboard.Battlefield Map & Troop DispositionsAn extensive order of battle is listed below.  As you can see this is a large undertaking.  If you are not familiar, a "company" of infantry is 8 figures while a "company" of ca

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[EN/PL] About how the Hobbits celebrate. Part II / O tym jak Hobbici świętują. Część II (Grabblecast Dog and Kennel)

Welcome!Today, a return to the theme of the Hobbits and their ways to celebrate. I used this entry:Two archaic models of halflings from the 80's from Games Workshop, which previously "bathed with paint" and painted anew.and a great terrain element from my friends from Grabblecast. This time it is a dog and a kennel. What I can say about this KIT is great details and wood sculpting. Many producers could learn such beautiful sculptures. I hope that it will appeal to a few people as a part of the terrain on the battle table.https://www.grabblecast.com/https://www.facebook.com/grabblecast/And now...We get a lot of information about the Hobbits in the Lord of the Rings and the Hobbit, but of course not everything. Many details are in the notes of Master Tolkien, in various studies made by his son, and we can only guess the details.I wrote some time ago about the Pipe Smoking Day, which hobbits like very much, and now I invite you to the next part - A New Year.      The year of a small people, like o

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Scibor Dwarf Nobleman #2 / Przywódca Cechu Kupców Krasnoludzkiej Kompanii Handlowej #2

Yet another dwarf from Scibor. I have already written about this miniature in this extensive entry which I encourage you to visit. My collection of Scibor's miniatures:Scibor Nobleman #1Scibor Dwarven Standard BearerScibor Dwarven Ranger#1Scibor Dwarven Ranger#2Scibor Dwarven Warrior#1Scibor Dwarven Warrior#2Scibor Dwarven Warrior#3Scibor Dwarven Warrior#4Scibor Dwarven Warrior#5Scibor Dwarves WarbandKolejny krasnolud od Ścibora - Przywódca Cechu Kupców Krasnoludzkiej Kompanii Handlowej. O samym modelu napisałem już w tym obszernym wpisie do którego odwiedzenia zachęcam. Poprzednie modele od Scibora, które pomalowałem możecie zobaczyć w linkach powyżej

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Back to the Brushes 199

Thirteenth day of the 30 days 30 miniatures painting challenge sees two very different items painted and finished.First up is a generic piece of scatter terrain from the Lord of the Rings skirmish game from Games Workshop.This will be used as an objective marker in SAGA and there is a second one that will be painted as desert terrain for use in Crusaders SAGA.Next are six Eboats from Navwar. These are from a long stalled project for General Quarters. Due to the size and limited painting these will count as only one completed figure.Day 13Figures completed: 10Cheers for now

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[EN/PL] Tauriel and the Mirkwood Elf Rangers / Tauriel i elfowie z Mrocznej Puszczy

Hello everyone!At the beginning, the word of explanation. I consider the Hobbit novel, the pen of Master Tolkien, to be one of the most important and the greatest fantasy works. I am a fan of every word, each character and event, which stands in opposition to the movie, which I like very much on average. I did not like the idea of the director to add to the original masterpiece a few threads and characters just like Tauriel, an elf who is in vain to find on the Hobbit's pages.        Tauriel appears in the The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug and the Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies movies and for Tolkien's fans was quite controversial, although the beauty of actress Evangeline Lilly rewarded at least part of this experiment.       Peter Jackson, his wife and friend Fran Walsh, invented Tauriel to expand the world of elves from the Mirkwood Forest and introduce a female character to a male-dominated cast.        I decided, because a characte

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General Update - PacifiCon and Lord of the Rings

Hey there folks!  Wow, I've really been consumed in recent months.  What time I have gotten for hobby stuff has been packed full of making progress on multiple projects.  The good news is that while I have not blogged much, I have been making steady progress.If you are still following this blog by some miracle ... thank you!Lord of the RingsAn exciting new development is in the area of the Lord of the Rings Strategy Battle Game.  For DundraCon (February) I'll be running a game called "Charge of the Mûmaks" - in which 5 Mûmaks will be facing off against 60 mounted Rohirrum. I finished assembling the 5 Mûmaks and they've been sent off to the trusty Steve Dake for painting.  I did some head conversions on them to add some variation, and used the Forge World Mûmak Chieftain conversation kit for the "main" guy.  I'm working through assembling the Rohirrum now.  They will be divided into 5 groups of 12 models each (with a leader/character in each).  T

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[EN/PL] Again about Hobbits and the Battle of the Green Fields / Dalej o hobbitach i o Bitwie na Zielonych Polach (Westfalia Halfmen Peasant Militia 1)

Hello everyone!Today I invite you to the entry devoted to halflings, which quite often host in the pages of DwarfCrypt.I received models from  WestFalia  and are made of resin and consist of one part. Halfmen militia received round stands, as did the previous one in the company - Captain Strong.I encourage you to like the company and check the latest in the ongoing kickstarter:https://www.facebook.com/WestfaliaMiniatures/And now...The Battle of Green Fields was a clash /in 2747 on the Third Age at the Green Fields, between the Orcs commanded by Golfimbula, who during the Lean Years led his band southward and reached the North Shire Quarters.        Hobbits were commanded by Bandobras Tuk. Hobbit was known for its exceptionally large height, as it measured 4.5 feet. Thanks to this he could ride a horse, which was unheard of for the Hobbits - those who preferred ponies.Many of his descendants lived in North Quarter. They initiated the Tuk family from the North.F

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[EN/PL] A few words about hobbits and Wargs! / Słów kilka o hobbitach i Wargach! (Grabblecast's Stumps with Mushrooms)

Hello everyone!We have another weekend, so a new entry on DwarfCrypt coming. Today, thanks to Grabblecast friends for a set, I invite you to the next article about hobbits from the of J.R.R. Tolkien.       The reviewed elements are resin tree trunks from the set (Stumps with Mushrooms), which you can use on mockups, dioramas or miniatures bases. Especially for this occasion, I painted a few sample models and placed them on stumps - you can see the final effect below.'Stumps with Mushrooms' consists of 5 resin stumps overgrown with a wood hub.Cast elements are very nice, and the sculpture will satisfy every player and collector.I will return to the set on the occasion of the next models for Wood Elves (or Wargs!), And today ...The Hobbits, despite their short stature, are relatively strong. If they only exert themselves, they can lift their weight equal to their weight, and sometimes even heavier things!Halflings are not masters of climbing, but easily climb the trees and keep on small ga

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Fantasy Hero 13

These figures were started during last year's Analogue Hobbies Painting Challenge and never saw the finish line. A year later and several hour or so's painting and here you have them.Citadel ME25 Rangers of IthilienMoving on to the remaining AD&D R...

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