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Monday 25 February 2019

Middle Earth SBG (Nazgul)

Orcs to the left of me,
Nazgul to the right,
Here I am,
Stuck in Middle-Earth again...

Sorry - couldn't resist.

Anyway - I've picked up the "Battle of the Pelennor Fields" set. First thoughts: It's a terrific value-for-money deal. There's something like £180 of content (if bought separately) for £90 retail.

One of the items in the set is the Witch-King of Angmar on Winged Beast model.

This isn't him.

But on the same sprues, in case you didn't want to mount the Witch-King on the beast, you also get bits allowing you to build a regular(!) Nazgul. So, if you happen to have a spare horse lying around (which I did) and feel like doing a little hacking and bending, you get a free Black Rider.

Wednesday 13 February 2019

Middle Earth SBG (Moria Goblins - part 1)

I'm back in Middle Earth for only the second time ever.

I've decided that I'm going to put together a small number of bits & bobs for ME:SBG this year. The setting is a new venture for me but I'm totally sold on it at the moment. On my current list of "things I'd like to do" are:

  • Moria army (and this is the first post towards that force. Planning to stay purist here and concentrate on just Goblins and a Balrog),
  • Isengard army (I painted Saruman the other week),
  • The Fellowship (I have a mate who is planning to be "The Good Guys" but you can't go to ME without painting The Fellowship),
  • Moria Scenery (just 'cos it looks fun).

So, I've always fancied a Horde army and Moria Goblins are nothing if not a Horde. I'm taking this as an opportunity to try - for the first time ever - the dipping technique.

And this is my result - a unit of 13 (13?!? That's not much of a Horde! Stay tuned...) Goblin Spearmen.

More Middle Earth stuff:

Monday 4 February 2019

Bolt Action: Germans (Stug III G/StuH42)

Another step out of my Fantasy/Sci-Fi comfort zone brings me to World War II and the "Bolt Action" game by Warlord Games.

I decided last year in (another) fit of madness that my cupboard of shame wasn't already overflowing enough and I picked up the starter set and a German Grenadier expansion set.

I have made a tentative plan that this year I will try to concentrate primarily on the following projects:

  1. Bolt Action Germans,
  2. Middle Earth,
  3. Heresy Death Guard,
  4. Warhound Titan (a not-yet-completed resolution from last year).

There will no doubt be other distractions along the way as the whim takes me, but I'm going to try to focus on those. That gives me one Sci-Fi, one Fantasy and one Historical project (plus the Titan).

That should be enough, right?

Anyway, here's my first offering towards the Bolt Action Germans:

And here we go with the statement:

  • I know the camo pattern isn't authentic. I don't care, I like it.
  • I know the decals are probably wrong. I don't care.
  • I'm only doing this for fun. I'm not a historian. I'm not trying to be accurate. If I was trying to be accurate, it'd be made of steel, as big as my house and weigh several tons. And if you were moaning at me about the camo, it's guns would be pointed at you...

More Bolt Action stuff: