Monday, 21 September 2015

Rohan Warband


Well, now that fellow club member Sören has posted his truly wonderful version of Galadriel, the cat's out of the bag so to speak, and we can reveal our "secret project". Not that I know why it was ever a secret, but anyway ...

It's only fitting that Sören would kick things off, as he was the instigator after having watched one too many parts of The Hobbit! Me and Michael were quickly drafted into the project as it turned out we all had a fair amount of painted and unpainted Lord of the Rings miniatures in our respective lead piles.

As for my part, I have a lot of things on my plate right now and therefore choose the easy path and rebased some Rohan miniatures I painted 4 or 5 years ago, originally intended for Basic Impetus Fantasy (another abandoned project). However, after looking over the minis I found the paint jobs to be worse than I remembered. If I recall correctly they were actually speed painted using Army Painter dip. In an attempt to at least bring them up to a standard I wasn't too ashamed of to put down on the gaming table, I did some touch-ups and added a couple of highlights here and there in addition to the rebasing. The horses got some special attention, and one or two were even totally repainted.


When it came to rules, we decided to go for the upcoming fantasy version of Lion Rampant as we're very familiar with the rules engine by now and it gives a fast and fun game. Going by what Dan posted on his blog about troop types and costs, I came up with the following:
1xHeavy Riders @ 4 pts
2xHeavy Foot @ 2x4 pts


That's a mere 12 points but should be enough to get me started. I have several more models in my lead pile, mainly heroes/characters, both foot and mounted. I'm thinking about painting up a mounted Éowyn, as she is my absolute favourite character in the books and films, but thematically perhaps Éomer would be a better fit. We shall see! In any way, the character would be fielded as an Elite Rider single model unit @ 6 points.

The models took a little longer to finish than expected, and are certainly not my best paint jobs (hence not too many pictures this time), but they're certainly good enough for a game or two!

And don't worry, that's enough fantasy for a while. Next up are some proper historical stuff.

23 comments:

  1. They look great. The 1-2-3 scenic basing works wonders portraying the plains of Rohan. /Mattias

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  2. Outstanding looking warband Jonas! Very lovely painting and basing.

    Christopher

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  3. They look absolutely gorgeous Jonas! I really Love the Rohan faction, and that scene when they charge at the Battle of Pelennor Fields can still give me goosebumps. I'm voting for Éowyn, even though the Éomer miniature is also really cool with the flag and all. Can't wait till we start gaming soon.

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    1. Cheers Sören! Yeah, I'm still leaning towards Éowyn actually. Or maybe I just have to do the sensible thing and paint both of them up?! :)

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  4. You to !!! It tegels like the prakt elfs and horse lovers have joined forces and escaleted in the arms race... The poor evil hoards haven't even got out of their cave yet.

    Don't think they Will eiter as i have to much pike and shot minis to paint by some reason...

    Very nice that you used My 1-2-3 basing, looks stunning!

    Really looking forward to see them up on the gaming table geting smached by My evil hoards:)

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    1. Haha! Come on you evil dudes, can't let the good guys win on walk over. ;)

      Thanks for your nice comments, much appreciated. Will be great to see them all on the table eventually.

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    2. Regarding the unit your are fielding migth you consider to field them as
      1 Light Riders @4pts as they have bow and my impression of Rohan riders are that they move swift around the gaming table or if they are more Charge oriented maybe Heavy Riders with Bows @ 6pts

      Regarding the infantry maybe Light Infantry with Mixed weapons @ 5 pts each ??? Not to heavy armour and Bows... Just so my Heavy Foot Uruk-Hai with Pikes are a bit toughter then yours in attack;)

      You and Sören have really made me start to re orgonize my shedual...

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    1. Many thanks for your kind words Stefan!

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  6. FORTH EORLINGAS!!!

    Even more inspiration for my possible future 4th age Dragon Rampant...

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  7. Fantastic job on these! You've done Rohan proud. :-)

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  8. Lovely work, does Lion Rampant have a LOTR/Fantasy mod?

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    1. Cheers Scott! There is indeed a fantasy version of Lion Rampant called Dragon Rampant, about to be published in December.

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  9. Fantastic job Jonas, they beautiful and dynamic!

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