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Taken from full post here:  https://mars-miniatures.blogspot.com/2018/06/kislev-and-averland-share-road-to.html

Kislev and Averland Share The Road To Eriador

In this post, we got the Ice Queen of Kislev and the Count of Averland along with their retinues.

The Kislevites have come from the far north and are coming down on the eastern side of the Misty Mountains.
With all the trouble around Angband (massive armies of Undead and Orcs), they had to take the long way around.
The Averlanders, on the other hand, are coming up from the south following the Anduin River.
They meet on the road and eye each other suspiciously.
Its the old Northerner and Southerner rivalry.
Will they parley or draw weapons?

The Kislevites are searching for Bree.

The North has come... and with it the power of Ice and Snow.
Winter is coming... oh, its already here.

 Its the Ice Queen of Kislev, Queen Katarina!
Not to be confused with the other Ice Queen, Freya who was the other fairest of them all.
Or the other, other Ice Queen, the White Witch, Jadis of Narnia.
Or the Snow Queen, Elsa, Bard of Clan Dis-Ney.
What is with all these "cold weather" broads anyway?

The Averlanders have come to fight for Bree!

Do you hear the voices too?
No its not the Chaos Gods, its just plain old schizophrenia!


For the rest of the post:  https://mars-miniatures.blogspot.com/2018/06/kislev-and-averland-share-road-to.htmlhttps://mars-miniatures.blogspot.com/2018/06/kislev-and-averland-share-road-to.html

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Oldhammer In Moria: Jun 12 - Armaments Chapter 2, verses nine to twenty one
« Reply #391 on: June 13, 2018, 03:05:09 AM »
Taken from full post here:  https://mars-miniatures.blogspot.com/2018/06/armaments-chapter-2-verses-nine-to.html

Armaments Chapter 2, verses nine to twenty one

And the people did feast upon the lambs, and the sloths, and carp...

Today we have for your viewing pleasure...  some monks.
And a nun.

Half of them come from the Citadel Clerics line.
Clerics, monks, priests, men of the cloth, what have you...
and dont forget the battle sister!

And Saint Antila raised the hand grenade up on high saying, "Oh Lord, bless this thy hand grenade, that with it though mayest blow thine enemies to tiny bits in thy mercy."

Here they are, ready and willing to cast some Purify Food & Drink, Protection from Evil, or maybe a Silence 15' Radius?

Left to Right: Brother Maynard, Saint Ogg

Brother Maynard is a monk from Citadel Code TL1.
Thats right!  Talisman - The Magical Quest Game.
Remember, he cant use an axe in combat, but he can use it to build a raft!

Saint Ogg is from the Citadel C03 Clerics line.

I like how they both are in the act of blessing someone or something.
They also remind me of japanese girls taking pictures with their V for victory hands.


For the rest of the post:  https://mars-miniatures.blogspot.com/2018/06/armaments-chapter-2-verses-nine-to.html

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Oldhammer In Moria: Jun 13 - Armoured Orcs Of Barad-Dur
« Reply #392 on: June 13, 2018, 09:50:40 PM »
Taken from full post here:  https://mars-miniatures.blogspot.com/2018/06/armoured-orcs-of-barad-dur.html

Armoured Orcs Of Barad-Dur

Crush your enemies and see them driven before you!

 We got some hard hittin' minis here.
Uruks of Mordor AKA Black Orcs are now on the blog...

Its proper old school minis from Citadel Code: C15 Armoured Orcs.
They previously existed as FTO - Fantasy Tribes Orcs.
I believe they were sculpted by the Perry Twins, but I cant find any confirmation about that.

Here they are, ready to rumble.
Looks like "Lord of Darkness" Wraith has come up with them from Barad-Dur.

That one on the left has a cool helmet that makes me think of the Orcs in the old 70's Lord of the Rings animation (Bakshi with his rotoscoping).

They look savage and beautiful!
Its something about the posing too.
Again, these fellas look like they would have no qualms about taking a bite or two out of their enemies (even) during the combat.
They'd just call it appetizers!


For the rest of the post:  https://mars-miniatures.blogspot.com/2018/06/armoured-orcs-of-barad-dur.html

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Re: Oldhammer In Moria: Jun 13 - Armoured Orcs Of Barad-Dur
« Reply #393 on: June 14, 2018, 05:04:04 AM »
Yeah, they are Perry figs. I love these guys, and they look good with a dark scheme.  :-*

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Re: Oldhammer In Moria: Jun 13 - Armoured Orcs Of Barad-Dur
« Reply #394 on: June 14, 2018, 01:32:34 PM »
Aye, beautiful board and painted minis! Great work.

Offline Mars Miniatures

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Oldhammer In Moria: Jun 14 - Radagast's Moving Castle, A Children's Tale
« Reply #395 on: June 14, 2018, 07:47:22 PM »
Karak Norn Clansman,

Thanks very muchly buddies!

Taken from full post here:  https://mars-miniatures.blogspot.com/2018/06/radagasts-moving-castle-oldhammer.html

Radagast's Moving Castle, An Oldhammer Children's Adventure Tale

Trigger Warning!  Like Jimi Hendrix said "'Scuse me while I scream at the sky..."

Buddies, this next post is not in response to the latest GW Warhammer children's Adventure books announcement.
OK, you got me, maybe it is...

You know how we love to "weave in" current world events into our Frankenstein-ian  patchwork narrative.
Next thing you know, President Turin Turambar will meet with North Cathay to declare that the wargames are over!
Then famed BloodBowl Dark Elf player of the Drowland Pistons - Dennis Rod-Elf ends up crying manly (or elfy?) tears of joy on Sigmar TV...
Ah what a wacky world!  (I meant ours, not my fiction!  Did ya hear? GW is making PC children's books...?)

OK, on to our lovely little story!
(Somewhere Mr Rogers and Miss Molly are watching in horror!)


(all kids chant together)  Yay!  Story time is here!

Narrator:  Gather round kids, and I will tell you a tale of Oldhammery times.  This one is called....  anyone?

(all kids chant together)  Radagast's Moving Castle!

Narrator:  Thats right, kids!  And who is Radagast?

(all kids chant together) Worst wizard in Middle Earth!

Narrator:  He really is a terrible person isnt he?  Next time we see him, we will throw rocks at his face!

(all kids chant together)  Yay!

Narrator:  So... Count Marius and his Averlanders, the Ice Queen and her Kislevites arrived in Rhosghobel - the home of Radagast the Brown...

At the same time that Marius and the Ice Queen arrived, so did a monk, a cleric, a priest, two cultists, and a hammer-nun.

Rhosghobel was a blue and yellow and stone grey colored Wizard's home - with an attached high tower and ivy growing 'round its windows and three green doors.

Behind it was a great thick forest - Mirkwood, full of giant spiders and mischievous elves.
To the left of the house was a red-leafed Weirwood Tree with a creepy bleeding face on its tree trunk.
And to the right was a Willow Tree with its swaying branches though there was no wind, and a small pond where no animals dared to drink.

'Radagast, come out!' they said.
But no one came out, nor peeked out a window.

Marius was mad.  Emotionally, I mean.  Because he was also cat-lady crazy insane as well.
And the Ice Queen was icy. Temperature-aly, I mean.  Because well... she did have an icy demeanor.  Everyone backed away as the area around her suddenly got really chilly.  Her poor horse even had icicles hanging down from its nose.

'Radagast!  We are here for the Annual North-South Potato-Sack Race Tournament!  Surely you havent forgotten that?!'  they demanded.
But no reply came out and not a head peeked out an ivy ringed window.

So they were mad.

'We are mad!'  they said.

Poindexter, Lieutenant of Averland, spotted some people coming up the road to Rhosghobel.

'Stop! What are you homeless people doing here?  There are important things happening here and you filthy beggars arent allowed to participate!'  Poindexter pointed his accusing finger at their faces.

'But Sir, we are not beggars or homeless, we are here for the Annual Whip Your Back With A Flail For The Orphans Benefit!'  they tried to reason.

'If you arent homeless then why do you wears rags and have no shoes?'  Poindexter pointed his accusing finger at their suddenly self-conscious dirty toes wriggling on the grass.

'But Sir, we are a Mendicant Order.  It is our duty to wear sack cloth and not wear shoes.'  they explained.

'What is this Mendicant?'  Poindexter asked.

'It comes from the root word mendicus, meaning to beg, begging, beggar...  Umm... I guess we are beggars then."  the monks shrugged and weakly nodded their heads in surrender.


For the rest of the story:  https://mars-miniatures.blogspot.com/2018/06/radagasts-moving-castle-oldhammer.html

Offline LordOdo

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I see I've missed quite some updates  :o

Those will make a good nighttime reading tonight!  :D
''Its so much easier to build something new than work up the courage to actually paint some.'' -Wyrmalla (2015)

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Such a great thread... i love the look and feel of your world.

Offline Mars Miniatures

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Ah thanks buddies.

Maybe next weekend I will have the battle reports. 
Just waiting for the correct timing of the stars...

Offline Mister Frau Blucher

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In the years I lurked here, this was always a favorite thread. I really like your battle posts, and hope to see a few of them this year!

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Oldhammer In Moria: Jul 24 - Citadel's Fiend Factory - George The Giant
« Reply #400 on: July 25, 2018, 02:21:18 AM »
Mister Frau Blucher,

Aww, thanks for reading buddy.  I also was a lurker for many years.   
Battle reports are indeed coming!  This year wont end til we see the fate of Bree and Moria itself!

Taken from full post here:  https://mars-miniatures.blogspot.com/2018/07/citadels-fiend-factory-george-giant.html

Citadel's Fiend Factory - George The Giant

Get in mah belly!
Dont make me hangry!

Fe Fi Fo Fum...
Game of Thrones has Wun Weg Wun Dar Wun...
the Greeks have their Titans,
the Irish - their Fomorians,
the Norse - their Jotun
But Citadel's Fiend Factory has George the Giant!

Now this blog has a painted Giant too!

Here is George the Giant in all his grody-ness.

Regular readers of this blog are used to the mandatory C Series Citadel Code in my posts.
But this time I will also provide the Fiend Factory Code!

George started with the Fiend Factory code:  FF64-2
And later re-released in the C Series under C28 Giants

All those monsters were collated into a book - The Fiend Folio!
My copy of Fiend Folio is still in pretty good condition.

So, yes, for those that werent aware, Citadel and Games Workshop's genesis was tied into the early history of D&D.
In fact, in the back of the Fiend Folio there is a list of the monsters and who created them.
Early Games Workshop owners - Ian Livingstone and Steve Jackson are listed there for a good number of the monsters.
Ian Livingstone notably had the Grell and the Hook Horror.

Here is the entry for Mountain Giant alongside George the Giant.

So George is a Mountain Giant.
And in my Middle Earth campaign, lets just say George calls the Misty Mountains his home.

Many years ago, long before the War of the Ring began, a band of brave Gondorians had an encounter with George!

Yes, that is Hieronymous - Fire Wizard of Altdorf, Boromir - Steward Prince of Gondor, and Gladius - Heroic Fighter of the Known World.

I wonder what quest it was that brought together that brave band of heroes?


For the rest of the post:  https://mars-miniatures.blogspot.com/2018/07/citadels-fiend-factory-george-giant.html

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Oldhammer In Moria: Nov 3 - Galadriel & Skarloc's Wood Elves
« Reply #401 on: November 04, 2018, 05:44:47 AM »
Taken from full post here:  http://mars-miniatures.blogspot.com/2018/11/galadriel-lothlorien-wood-elves.html

Oldhammer LOTR - Galadriel & Skarloc's Lothlorien Wood Elves
Elves... heroes or villains?


At last, those pointy eared elves have mobilized their forces.

Here are the Wood Elves of Lothlorien.
Rumors that the Dark Lord Sauron has moved his headquarters to Dol Goldur across the river from Lorien has reached Galadriel Evenstar - Queen of the Elves.
And while the Elf Queen has great hidden powers of perception... she seems more concerned with events happening in Moria.
Does she know that Frodo the Hobbit has the One Ring and is under the care of the Dwarven Kings?
Does she fear that the Ring will fall into their stuntied fingers?
But the Dark Lord of Mordor is close and she must shield her mind lest Sauron glimpse her thoughts.
While the idea of the Ring falling to the Dwarves is terrible, Sauron regaining his Ring is still infinitely worse.

Onwards to the Golden Wood of Lothlorien...

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The Elven army emerges silently from the woods.

They will battle the enemy... in dance!

And here are Skarloc's Wood Elf Archers, a regiment of reknown.

In the center is Skarloc, the hooded One, his sword has Runes of Swiftness, Armor, & Protection.
On the left is Kaia Stormwitch who is both a hero AND the standard bearer!
Kaia carries the group's standard, which incorporates a heart-shaped casket holding the ashes of a legendary Elven Hero, Kern son of the goddess Torothal. It adds 2 points to the unit's Ld, rather than the usual 1. Her magical dagger can cast up to three Lightning Bolt spells per day.

Finally, here we have Galadriel and her Dryad Guards!

If she gets ahold of the One Ring...
"In place of the Dark Lord you will set up a Queen. And I shall not be dark, but beautiful and terrible as the Morning and the Night! Fair as the Sea and the Sun and the Snow upon the Mountain! Dreadful as the Storm and the Lightning! Stronger than the foundations of the earth. All shall love me and despair!"

Galadriel:  Minions!  Are you ready for war?

Ren McCormack:  Milady, my Wardancers are ready to march and breakdance too!

Skarloc: Clouds of arrows will block out the light of the sun at your command!

Quickbeam: My leafy canopy is a bit bare, does anyone have some Miracle-Gro?


Will the forces of Lothlorien march against the ruined fortress of Dol Goldur, fortify the Golden Wood, or march to Moria?
And if they do march to Moria, will it be to help or hinder the Dwarves?
As a wise Dwarf once said...  Never trust an Elf!!!


For the rest of the post:  http://mars-miniatures.blogspot.com/2018/11/galadriel-lothlorien-wood-elves.html

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Re: Oldhammer In Moria: Nov 3 - Galadriel & Skarloc's Wood Elves
« Reply #402 on: November 04, 2018, 11:42:54 AM »
The Wood Elves look great and I love your take on Galadriel, very clever.
 :-* :-*

Offline Mister Frau Blucher

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Re: Oldhammer In Moria: Nov 3 - Galadriel & Skarloc's Wood Elves
« Reply #403 on: November 04, 2018, 06:33:10 PM »
Great to see you back in action!

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Re: Oldhammer In Moria: Nov 3 - Galadriel & Skarloc's Wood Elves
« Reply #404 on: November 05, 2018, 02:39:29 PM »
Another chapter in this great never ending(?) epic!
On one hand it is sad to see you have to let go of some beloved characters from this series, on the ither hand it's great to see new faces.

Please keep up!! :)


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