Saturday, 29 September 2018

“A New Power Rises...”

As much as I had the Fellowship of the Ring already done, they’re not really an ‘army’ to match Pete’s Minas Tirith Guard, Matt’s Goblin Horde, Mike’s Khandish Raiders and whatever Wes decides to do first from the Pelennor Fields box.

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 pies 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.

12 comments:

  1. Very nice work, and very productive mate. :)

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    1. Cheers. They’re definitely going to be faster than most of what I do.

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  2. Looking great Kieron they will look brilliant enmass. The captain conversion has turned out well.

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    1. Thanks. It just seemed silly not to use the model. He’ll end up being superseded by a metal captain at some point, but he’s fine for now.

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  3. Those look fantastic Kieron! I'd say that shield hand perfect 🙂
    Now I really want to break into my old LOTR box and start painting some Uruk-Hai!

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    1. Thanks. I’m happy with it. The guide was really helpful.

      Do it, break them out. You’ll love it.

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  4. Superlative work! Also, I salute you finding a scheme you can do quickly, rather than driving yourself crazy!

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    1. Cheers, I'm never going win a painting competition, so with rank and file it’s not worth trying. Looking good enough for the table is enough for me.

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  5. Oooo ... that's fantastic work! As a LOTR I can certainly appreciated how well they turned out.

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    1. Thanks. They don’t beat up to too much close inspection, but they’re certainly god enough for massed troops.

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