Wednesday, November 13, 2019

Scouring of the Shire part II: Hobbits and wildmen of Dunland

More progress on the scouring of the Shire campaign. I painted up some wildmen. I had themlaying around for a few years now. They make some excellent proxys for ruffians.




I also started on het hobbit forces and painted up two of the new heroes: Will Whitfoot and Baldo Tulpenny. Once again, excellent Forgeworld models!


Wednesday, November 6, 2019

Sunday, November 3, 2019

Campaign update

"You are soldiers of Gondor! No matter what comes through that gate, you will hold your ground!"
Gandalf the white

We continued our Gondor at War campaign. After an epic victory for good in the "atop of the walls scenario we played "The gate is breached".

The forces of good prepared to hold the court from the endless hords of orcs. It was an interesting game. But we soon released that if you take away the terror special rule from the trolls they are absolutely not worth their points. In just two turns of combat and spending 8 points of might the trolls lay dead and Gondor stood a chance once more.

They held the lines and secured another victory for good.

Next up we played "The streets of Minas Tirith". This was an epic scenario! So much is going on at the same time an literary everywhere on the board fighting broke out. The forces of good where once again lucky as the deployment of my opponent favored the fast moving Shadowfax. Gandalf reached Pippin sourcerous blasting his way through the board.

Having played this scenario we both had the idea that things could have gone completely different if we changed the deployment of our warbands a bit. I will definetly replay this scenario as it is the most interesting from the campaign so far.


We also played "The Witch-King's arrival" minigame. Some rules are a bit unclear and all depended a bit too much on luck. Good won once again but it coud perfectly be the other way around.

At last a small glimps of my latest project. Some spooky boys:


Tuesday, October 29, 2019

Scouring of the Shire Part I: Ruffians


Ruffians!

With the new scouring of the Shire supplement I had to paint up my Ruffians. I have all the models for the campaign. So I started preparing them for once Gondor at war is finished.

I started with the Ruffian leaders and a small warband:








Thursday, October 24, 2019

Casualties!

What a joy, the latest Made to order. Finally a rerelease of the casualty set.
I was searching for a few years now, but I never could buy them without selling a kidney first. So I painted them up as soon as they arrived.

Meanwhile we also continued with the Gondor at war campaign. In the latest battle "atop of the wall" the good side claimed an excellent victory. This evening the next battles will follow!



Wednesday, October 23, 2019

Down down to Goblin town!

"Goblin Mercenaries! No more than a hundred!"
Dwalin, Battle of the five armies

I painted up my warband of Goblin mercenaries. Normally I love painting forgeworld models but these are terrible. I don't know what is wrong with them but they aren't digitally sculpted for sure. They feel like bad failcast.
A pluspoint for them, they are really good in game. I played a few times with my goblin town and they are an excellent edition to the army and give them some mobility

Friday, October 4, 2019

The three hunters

I painted up the new three hunter models. Lovely casts, a joy to paint!
I'm really fond of the new models, keep them coming.


Monday, September 30, 2019

Azog and Thorin


I decided to treat myself and paint something completely different. Azog and Thorin on ice. Lovely forgeworld models. One of the next project in the painting queue will be a warband of goblin mercenaries. So Azogs legion will be lurking at the horizon ;).



I also finished the last Morannon orcs. It was the last batch so Gothmogs legion is ready for battle!


Monday, September 16, 2019

Cleaning up the desk

 I had some more models lying around at my paintig desk for a while now. Decided to paint them up first. I started with a lovely Saruman I recently bought:



Next up some more Morannon orcs. Afther them I only need to paint another batch of six and the army is ready!