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Thursday 25 July 2019

Middle Earth SBG (Moria Goblins - part 7)

One beef I have with the ME:SBG is the "Hero levy". Each warband (some armies excepted) *must* be led by a hero. The seniority of the hero controls how many models the warband can contain.

When you're looking at an army like these goblins which (based on points cost AND also the way they were portrayed in the fictions, especially the movie) are a classic "Horde army" then you need a lot of heroes. Typically one per 12-or 15- models. So, for 100 goblins you're looking at 6 - 9 hero models, minimum.

And, of course, the heroes are only available from Forge World and therefore will cost (financially) as much as the unit they are leading.

I can't be doing with that.

So I managed to pick one model up from eBay (Durburz) and built the rest from spare plastic goblins.

I think it worked OK.

Captain #1 - before

Captain #1 - after
Captain #2 - before

Captain #2 - after
Captain #3 - before

Captain #3 - after
I have a few more Captains to finish and will publish them in a following post.

More Moria stuff:
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Middle Earth SBG (Warg Riders - part 2)

More goodies for my baddies! A second batch of Orc War Riders to strengthen the forces of Evil readying to rampage across Middle Earth (at some point in the future, whenever I can get a game together).

The school summer holiday period is coming up. Not that I'm still at school, but I do have kids. School holidays are a great time for modelling productivity for me, because instead of running around, washing breakfast, ironing kids and making uniforms, I can get my paints out!

So I'm looking forward to a few weeks of serious productivity!

More Middle Earth stuff:
More Angmar stuff:
More Barad Dur stuff:

More Mordor stuff:

Tuesday 16 July 2019

Middle Earth SBG (Warg Riders - part 1)

More bad guys from Middle Earth - this time it's some Warg Riders from Mordor, Angmar or Barad Dur as you see fit.

Since Orcs are basically interchangeable between many forces, I figure I can probably field various armies by adding the appropriate heroes and "specials" to an Orc-y core.

More Middle Earth stuff:
More Angmar stuff:
More Barad Dur stuff:

More Mordor stuff:

Thursday 11 July 2019

Middle Earth SBG (The Mouth of Sauron)

Time for another character.

I have beef with this model.

My overriding memory of this guy from the movies was his mouth and teeth. He reminded me of "Judge Death" from 2000AD.

And they're almost totally invisible on the model.

Now I get that it's a scale model, but given the subject matter I'm sure that no-one would have minded him being given (scale-wise) and over-sized set of gnashers.

More Middle Earth stuff:
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Tuesday 9 July 2019

Middle Earth SBG (Mordor Orcs - part 1)

And the bad guys just keep on coming!

This time, a unit of Mordor Orcs joins the growing throng of Middle Earth evildoers.

Loads done, loads more still to do. Trying to stay focussed, even though I have a shiny new Necromunda box beckoning to me...

More Middle Earth stuff:
More Isengard stuff:
More Angmar stuff:
More Barad Dur stuff:
More Mordor stuff: