Five Year Anniversary

Five years have passed since the first post went “Hello, World!”. Lots and lots of changes happened during that time. Not only for the hobby but for the people involved here on the blog aswell. During the last couple of months the participation faded and as this was supposed to be a group-project this might very well be the last post aired here. I am still active but not interested in running a blog alone for the moment. Just in case you’ve wondered why there are that little posts the last weeks. We’ll have to wait and ...

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And down, down to Goblin town

Finishing one Battle Company is of course reason enough to start at least 2 new ones, hehe. I had several plastic sprues with Goblin Town Goblins lying around here for years. Now along the blessing of the Battle Companies I might paint and play with some of them finally. When the box for the first movie was released, I even painted some of them to see if they might fit in with my Moria Goblins. But I was never that happy with a green skin colour and always wanted to try something more in the vein of the movies. ...

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Azog’s Vanguard & first BC match

It was a pleasant experience to finish this new Vanguard Force from Gundabad for the Battle Companies expansion. Painting 6 models in a row is something I can still do without getting too much distraction in between. I am pretty curious to see how the elite from Mount Gundabad will perform in their first match. I think I will nominate the 3 Orcs wearing shields as the heroes. In the meantime Flattervieh and me had our first match with two Battle Companies made from our old stock of miniatures. It was Rohan fighting Moria in the scenario 6 (stand your ground). All I can say is that it was (not surprisingly) a whole lot of ...

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Sho gad adol!

Still working on my Gundabad / Azog’s Legion Battle Company. Almost done as there are only two Orcs left without paint. Maybe I can finally test the Battle Companies setting during the coming days. ...

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Gundabad

Now that I finally got my hands on the very exciting Battle Companies expansion I have a problem (again). There are lots and lots of teams I would like to give a try. Well then…let’s start. After the first Dwarf of the Iron Hills I painted a test Orc from Mount Gundabad. We’ll have to wait and see which team (or maybe even another one?) will be finished first. ...

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Companies of Battle

I am super excited regarding the upcoming release of the Middle-Earth Battle Companies book! Of course I preordered a copy and will go and fetch it next saturday. What an awesome excuse to start new projects, get them painted fast and even play with them shortly after the project’s start. Another great thing is that most LotR-Players will immediately have enough painted miniatures to start a game or two. But of course I wanted something new for this setting aswell. My first pick were the Dwarves of the Iron Hills. Naturally other projects are lurking already right after them. ...

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For the City of Kings!

First step of the Gondor project is done and ready for the battlefield. Due to several other projects it took me quite some time to finish again as I started working on the men of Minas Tirith in October 2015. Now I am eager to test them as they are my first good LotR/Hobbit warband thus far. ...

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The Fellowship of the Ring

BALIN FUNDINUL UZBAD KHAZADDUMU Or as we might put it these days: “Balin, son of Fundin, Lord of Moria”. That’s what the Fellowship of the Ring found written on his tomb when they entered the Chamber of Mazarbul, also known as the Chamber of Records. And while I do agree with Gimli that this is quite a mournful tragedy, no one bats an eye for poor Ori who was a great character of Thorin’s company aswell. Contrary to Balin he wasn’t even entombed. Well as dramatic as the setting of this chapter of the Lord of the Rings is, today’s post is a celebration for me. It all started in April 2016 with Frodo ...

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Gimli

“Bring your pretty face to my axe.” Gimli – The Two Towers After scrum painted Gimli some months before it was my turn now. I am almost finished with this long-lasting project. Gimli being the last one of the Fellowship and only the display base is missing. ...

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Legolas

“A red sun rises, blood has been spilled this night.” Legolas – The Two Towers I have a good run painting the Fellowship right now. Legolas was the second to last miniature I had to paint. Now it’s only Gimli who is left and of course the scenery base. I think I can count the amount of Elves/Eldar I have painted on one hand over the years. I’m more the dwarf-player to be honest. Yet I quite enjoyed painting Legolas Greenleaf and it didn’t differ too much from my usual painting routine. The most remarkable difference was that I had to give him a lighter skin tone. ...

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