Friday, June 26, 2020

Scouring of the shire part XI

I finished my scouring of the Shire project. I painted up the two last batches of archers and Brandobas Took.

Friday, June 19, 2020

Scouring of the shire part X

And once again, another batch of hobbits. I'm getting tired of them :D. I painted up the last 4 shirriffs and the old Bilbo. Only 16 archers and Brandobas left.

Yesterday I used my hobbits in the first few battles since the lockdown started with mixed results. First game against a Rohan all mounted force they lost in a game of assassination. It was a close game so happy with the result as it isn't that difficult to kill an unarmed Fatty or Lobilia.

Next game I had an easy victory against a dwarf army. Some lucky shooting and a brutal first turn of combat left the dwarf force broken. A second turn of combat decimated them and ended the game.

Hobbits offer an interesting play style in the game. No mobility at all but as you field nearly a 100 models they stil are everywhere on the table. The legendary legion also is a must for the bonuses they give. Looking forward to some more playtesting!

Tuesday, June 16, 2020

Monday, June 1, 2020

Scouring of the shire part VIII

Another Hobbit update, I really made some great progress. I try to limit each batch of eight models to just a few colours. It makes the paint job real fast without binding in on the overall quality of the paint job itself. In the end it will not be noticeble due to the cheer number of models. 72 warriors and another 20 heroes I believe.

Friday, May 29, 2020

Clearing up the painting desk

Just a small update, I finished some dwarf heroes I had laying around for at least five years.
I remember working on them when I studied at the university. Without a doubt the longest time between start and finish I ever took.
I'm thinking about an army of Thrór lately, so the king himself will come in handy in the near future!

Tuesday, May 26, 2020

Desktop update

I made a lot of progress in the man cave. I will post pictures up as soon as it is completely finished. Meanwhile I painted  some guard of the fountain court. Two had no spears so I ended up giving them some new spears and sculpted their hands. They will join the Gondorian legion. My wife took care of some trees and finished the bases. The will be put to good use in the coming games.

Saturday, May 9, 2020

Scouring of the shire part VII

I painted up the last heroes, the real heroes of the story. Frodo, Sam, Merry and Pippin on pony. The models itself have a lot of nostalgia for me. Originally part of the old Scouring of the Shire set and supplement they were released at the peak of this game itself. The good old times!

It is really interesting to look back to all the upps and downs this hobby had. It really lets you appriciate the condition the game is in today. New models, upcoming supplements, a new Lotr Amazon series. For sure, good times are ahead.