Friday, July 2, 2010

Build Me an Army Worthy of Mordor

Now say it in your best Sauron voice :)

This is my current project, an Isengard War of the Ring army. I have the first 1000pts all finished and played my first game with the fully painted army the other night. After hacking through 320 Moria Goblins the mighty Fighting Uruk-Hai stood battered but victorius!

Currently the forces of the White Hand consist of;
  • Sauruman of the Many Colours
  • I cant belive its not Thyrdon (stand in Uruk, no weak men in my army!)
  • 3 Companies of Uruk Hai with Swords and Shields
  • 3 more Companies of Uruks as above
  • 3 Companies of Uruk Hai with Crossbows and led by a Captain
  • 4 Companies of Urak Hai Scouts with Bows
  • 1 Company of Beserkers
  • Isengard Troll

The models are all bog standard and not converted (which is a change for me!) and as I will never play the Battle game I have decided to model the mins staight onto custom MDF bases. I will be making modelled counters for casualties but at the moment I just use glass stone things.

They are painted pretty fast with an undercoat stage, base colours, Devlen Mud wash, and highlights. I have used a mix of White Hand symbols and S -runes for the markings.

I have textured the bases with Sellys No More gaps and sand, kitty litter and bark (for the rock outcrops) Its then flocked with a mix of GaleForce9 Summer, Winter and Autumn flocks and small clumps of Foliage.

Its heaps of fun to use and I am currently painting up the extra companies to take it to 1500pts


Jamie said...

Hehehe, now people can see why I am careful to frame my approach to WOTR modelling as 'rough'.

Good to see you joining the virtual version of the collective painting session Jason.

Putting ther already completed army up first is cheating though!


Kruger said...

Bah, your Ithilen army is fine and I bet your Angmar will be awesome. :)

Whilst I have cheated this time I will post up my WIP stuff as I go.

Now to paint instead of Blog


Craig C said...

Your bases look fantastic Jason.


andrew said...

Love the basing! You know you could use that army for Hordes of the Things as well?