Wednesday, May 22, 2019

A small update

I made a little progress on the corsairs and painted up 7 arbalesters. Next on the painting table are some archers and corsair reavers.

We also continued the Gondor at War campaign. Scenario three saw an easy victory for evil. The rangers of Gondor stood no chance against the hordes of Haradrim.
A first victory for evil!

Last thursday we played the forth scenario, the raiding of Pelargir. The corsairs swarmed the poor clansmen by suprise and after three turns most of the building where on fire and two already burned down. The clansmen renewed their defences and started slaughtering the corsairs. The corsair started fleeing back to their ships. But it was already to late and a third building burned down. Another victory for evil. 2vs2 for now.

I also started  combining Minas Tirith and the Fiefdoms into an all mounted army list. With great succes for their first two games. Easterlings were slaughterd in the first game and even Isengard stood no chance.

Thursday, May 16, 2019

Corsairs (part II)

An update on my corsair project. I finished the next eight warriors, Delgamar en Dalamyr:

I really love the forgeworld models. Delgamar was once again a joy to paint with lots of details. Looking foreward to more forgeworld stuff! A shire army comes up to mind :D.

Sunday, May 12, 2019

A new dawn

"Come on, you sea rats, get off your ship"

Once again it has been a while. But I have been buzy the last few weeks and enjoyed a long holliday in Egypt.

I made some more progress and started with a nex army, the corsairs of Umbar.
I started with the first eight warriors and some commanders and gave some of the models some small conversions like a hook or a little parrot:

In between I painted the priority token from the new three hunters set:

And I finished Grishnakh. The model was lying around on my hobby desk for more than a year now:

Saturday, March 23, 2019

Saturday, March 16, 2019

For Gondor (part IV)

"Minas Tirith, city of kings!"

I painted up the last command set of Minas Tirith. Still some foutain guards left and the army is finished.

Thursday, March 14, 2019

A Mordor detour


Some more progress!
I took a small detour and painted up the last of the named Nazgul:

Tuesday, February 26, 2019

Gondor at war: second scenario + building my own bar for the mancave

"This city of Osgiliath has been reclaimed for Gondor!"

We played the retaking of Osgiliath scenario in our Gondor at war campaign. It was an easy win for Gondor. The scenario felt very unbalanced. 19 bows against a few orcs was just a masacre. And when the orcs clashed against a Minas Tirith shieldwall with F4/F5, banner reroll and +1 to wound it was done. Even the troll stood no chance against Boromir with banner.

Next up: ambush at Itilien.

In the mancave I made some more progesss. I built my own bar with some palettes. Now I just need a few barstools.

Meanwhile the extra shelves arrived for my display cabinets so that will be the first job to finish.

For Gondor! (part III)

"The rule of Gondor is mine!"

I made some more progress on my Gondor force. I painted up the new Denethor and Irolas together with some of the citadel guard.

For Denethor I tried a new effect and tried to recreate a glow from the fire:

Sunday, February 10, 2019

Mumak War leader

"Grey as a mouse
Big as a house
Nose like a snake
I make the earth shake
As I tramp through the grass
Trees crack as I pass
With horns in my mouth
I walk in the South
Flapping big ears
Beyond count of years
I stump round and round
Never lie on the ground
Not even to die
Oliphaunt am I
Biggest of all
Huge, old, and tall
If ever you'd met me
You wouldn't forget me
If you never do
You won't think I'm true
But old Oliphaunt am I
And I never lie"

I painted the war leader and his mumak. Already started in december and it obviously took a while to paint ;). Happy with the result. The forgeworld upgrade kit adds a lot of detail to the model.

This is the start for my Far Harad side project. A warband of warriors is sitting on the desk.