Therefore, I’ve started a new army...well, two actually, but let’s focus on just one for now.
I’ve started to raise the Army of the White Hand, Saruman’s hordes of armoured Uruk-Hai from Isengard.
As you can see, I’ve gone for a really simple approach that allows me to replicate it quickly and easily. At the speed I can do these, I should be able to destroy the world of men in no time.
I bought these models on eBay as part of a lot, and in terms of the Uruk-Hai, the lot only contained pikes, so at the moment, my force is lacking a tough shieldwall to stand in front of the pikes. In game terms pikes can fight through up to two friendly models, allowing them to gang up on opponents.
The pikes themselves are rather flimsy an there were a couple of broken ones in the lot I bought. But, being plastic, a dab of glue fixed them easily enough.
I do expect to have breakages to fix in the future.
The captain was made from a broken pikeman whose pike had gone missing. I’ve simply used an Orc shield I had in my bits box, and the hand from an ancient GW skeleton warrior. That box was probably my first purchase from a GW store and it amuses me that I’m still using bits now.
Painting the white hand on his shield caused me some headaches, but some helpful soul pointed me in the direction of advice from the GW Eavy Metal team which I think did the trick. I’m happy with it, but I sense that I’m going to get much more practice.
So, the Army of Isengard marches. I have more Uruk-Hai on the way and a Saruman I found in my bits box to add, and there’s that other army I mentioned. More on that soon.