Saturday, October 30, 2010

A Minor Setback for the Beige Wizard

This battle was played a few weekends ago and I have only finally got around to posting it. Sauruman of the Many Colours (or Beige in my case) has been rampaging accross the table tops of Middle Earth recently but he has finally met his match in that most meddlesome of men, the King of Gondor himself.

The Isengard Horde arrayed for Battle. Meatwall of Uruks to the fore while the Isengard Rabble and Crossbows lurk in the back. The Feral Uruks are hiding in the far big Ruin.

The Reunited Kingdoms Forces - A solid wall of Men of Minas Tirith. The Viking Huscarls are Men of Amroth. They have also been known to moonlight as Men of Angmar...I wonder if Aaragorn checked their references first?

Battle is Joined! Jamie pushed forward fast and used Aragorns Epic Challenge to throw a spanner in the works. This threw me a bit an I played way more cautiously with the Beige Wizard as I am wont to and as such he was ineffective in the early game. This was to cost me dearly later on.

The King keeps the Pressure on. Jamie did a good job of keeping me pinned in my corner and whittled my units down with superior numbers. Sauruman just couldn't get his grove on and I managed to get my Ruin Shaman killed early on. In hindsight I should have put him with the Isengard Orcs so as to cast Dark Fury on them. Oh well...

Its looking Grim for Isengard. Jamie has used weight of numbers to successfully turn my flanks while the Feral Uruks were dealt too by Aragorn and Friends (though they did kill a fair few Axemen of Lossnarch in the process!)

Ah, my Minions have failed me! Saurman finally gets on form and causes widespread devastation with his spells, especially Tremor!. I missed my chance to kill Aragorn when Jamie left him in a depleted unit but its all too little too late. A decisive victory to the forces of Good.

Good game Jamie, I would love a rematch sometime - The Beige Wizard has lived to fight another day and is busy breeding more Uruk Hai....

Wednesday, October 27, 2010

The Rabble of Isengard

I have just finished my latest Isengard unit, a rabble of Isengard Orcs.

Now these are only pretty average compared to the mighty Uruk Hai but they are a) cheap and b) carry two handed weapons so while they die very fast they tend to serious damage whatever they end up fighting.

I use them as a reserve unit (hidden behind my solid wall of Uruks) and they are especially fun with a Shaman and Dark Fury cast on for me anyway!

Model wise I have used the normal Morder orcs with some Isengard bits converted in here and there, notably with head swapped Uruks and normal orcs with the plastic beserker swords.
The paint job is average but the scheme is designed to complement the Uruk skin tone of dark red. Given their scum I painted the orcs's many different skin tones from green to gray to pinkish. I deliberately didn't highlight the armor and added a black wash to dull things down and accentuate the crappiness of it all.

The basing was pretty much the same as my normal lads but with some ruins added as well.

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Gott In Himmel! An Actual Post


I'm slack and never update my Blog becuse I'm, well, slack. :)

I plan to make a concentarted effort to do some work on this instead of playing EvE Online at every avalible slot of my 'computer time'

To show this new found enthusiam I will post a Batrep for one of my recent War of the Ring Games, the showdown between Saruman and Jamies "Reunited Kingdom" Gondor list. Things did not fair well for the Beige Wizard...

Actaul Post Content to come soon :)