Monday, January 6, 2020

2019: Recap

And 2019 came to a close.

Time to see if I realised my goals. As every year the goal is to:
  • Paint more lotr models than I buy
  • Buy more lotr models than Games workshop releases.
  • Paint at least 100 models

In total I painted 182 Lotr models, 14 more than in 2018. An absolute record for myself.
 I have 2505 models in my collection and 1510 of them are painted. I'm only 8 models off a complete collection.

So I painted more than 100 models and definiatly bought more models lotr than GW and Forgeworld released. Due to the rereleases I bought 222 new models. A lot more than I painted so I failed that goal. 

I also stated that I would try to finish the mancave but then the baby happend!

2020 will be epic! I will keep the main three goals but will also try to hunt dowm the last 8 models!

Laketown part I

Last models for 2019:
Every year I try to paint up one good and one evil army. I painted up the Corsairs for evil but with all the new supplements I never came around painting a new good force. I did finish three legendary legions but they were build upon existing armies. So I finally started with my new Survivors of Laketown army.



Finally I painted a lonely Halbarad for some scenarioplay:


Thursday, January 2, 2020

War in Rohan!


War in Rohan! The latest new supplement for Middle earth strategy battle game once again made me change my priorities. I dusted off my Isengard forces and started painting up models for the legendary legions. Only a few models needed to finish up complete legions. I started with Ugluk's scouts:


Scouring of the shire part III: Hobbit sheriffs and Sharkey and worm

I painted up some lovely old and new lotr models. I started with Sharkey and worm:


Next up, some more hobbit heroes. Once again lovey forgeworld sculpts. Always a joy to paint. Still four hobbit heroes left and I can start the Scouring of the Shire campaign.


Monday, December 23, 2019

Desktop update

I have been terribly buzy the last few weeks! So much that I had no time to take some pictures of the finished models. I made some more progress for the scouring of the Shire campaign. And ofcourse War in Rohan happend.

I bought myself the rulebook, new models and the rereleases I still needed. The list of models I still need to complete my collection is decreasing rapidly. Only eight more models to go!

Meanwhile I started with the Rohan fortification set. Absolute value for money. I only put together one of the pallisade sets and 2 houses. Still so much to build...


I also bougth some Glow in the dark paint. Now I have a real ghostly army.

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: