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Author Topic: [Box] World War 1 in Middle Earth  (Read 5013 times)

Offline Bobble

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[Box] World War 1 in Middle Earth
« on: April 22, 2013, 11:31:26 PM »
Decided for my box challenge I'm going to try a World War 1 theme set in a Tolkien kind of universe
So I've got Hasslefree Kindred for the Hobbit/Halflings,Black Hat Miniatures WW1 Goblins as the enemy and I'm going to try some 1900's kind of Shire terrain,not sure how it will go but really loved the minis and I'm using this challenge as an excuse to paint them up. Going to throw in a tank or two as well but keeping it more skirmish based rather than big armies

Offline Mason

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Re: [Box] World War 1 in Middle Earth
« Reply #1 on: April 22, 2013, 11:57:34 PM »
Looking forward to seeing this develop.
The terrain especially.
 :D


Offline Blue in vt

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Re: [Box] World War 1 in Middle Earth
« Reply #2 on: April 22, 2013, 11:59:07 PM »
Sounds like very cool idea...I'll be keeping an eye in your progress.

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Offline Estarriol

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Re: [Box] World War 1 in Middle Earth
« Reply #3 on: April 23, 2013, 05:38:16 AM »
I've now got a mental image of a hobbit army at Passchendaele. I feel sad now :(
It's a nice new concept though, really looking forward to seeing what you come up with.

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Re: [Box] World War 1 in Middle Earth
« Reply #4 on: April 23, 2013, 06:26:51 AM »
Bantam?

Offline Bobble

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Re: [Box] World War 1 in Middle Earth
« Reply #5 on: April 23, 2013, 11:03:04 AM »
The good thing about this being a fantasy WW1 kinda thing is I can pick and choose ideas and pieces from various periods without having to worry about being historically acurate. For the Shire dwellings I have in mind the hobbit holes will have more of a 1930s feel whilst the minis and vehicles will definately be more WW1 (apart from being hobbits and goblins of course). I'm also thinking of adding a human wizard to the hobbit forces (Gandalf kind of thing) and maybe a troll,ogre or even a dragon to the goblin forces

Offline Dr. The Viking

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Re: [Box] World War 1 in Middle Earth
« Reply #6 on: April 24, 2013, 05:40:50 AM »
Interesting take on it all!!
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Offline AndrewBeasley

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Re: [Box] World War 1 in Middle Earth
« Reply #7 on: April 24, 2013, 08:04:18 AM »
Neat idea.

I now have visions of the 'scouring of the shire' as the battlefield...

Something dark like:


(Taken from LOTR WIKI )
Sic Parvis Magna <*>

Offline anevilgiraffe

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Re: [Box] World War 1 in Middle Earth
« Reply #8 on: April 24, 2013, 12:07:26 PM »
you need to have a look at Akkie's Salute game from 2012...

Offline Denizen Kane

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Re: [Box] World War 1 in Middle Earth
« Reply #9 on: April 26, 2013, 03:42:48 AM »
Hobbits on the Somme? Poor Samwise we hardly knew ye!
The world is changing so fast and we,re just trying to catch up...

Offline Bobble

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Re: [Box] World War 1 in Middle Earth
« Reply #10 on: May 09, 2013, 09:43:38 AM »
So I've been playing around with ideas and have decided on a "clean" look for my terrain (Goblins first invasion of the Shire so no prior damage) and I've been sorting bits and pieces to play with for it



Not sure about the walker tank yet (old McDonalds Incredibles toy) and the tank kits will suffer from a ham fisted kit bash.
The undercoated figures are Hasslefree Kindred (Hobbits) and the untouched ones are Black Hat WW1 Goblins

I have finished a Hobbit hole (needs a few more plants and flowers but basically done) that I made as a test piece -



I will do a step by step with the next one but this one was a real trial and error piece. It is hollow so I can store pieces inside the actual hill which I'm sure will come in handy as the box starts to fill up

Offline Mason

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Re: [Box] World War 1 in Middle Earth
« Reply #11 on: May 09, 2013, 09:54:51 AM »
You have made a great start, mate.
Much further than I have got.

I love that Hobbit Hole.
It is lovely!
 :-* :-*

Good idea making it hollow, too.
 8)

Such a shame that those b***ard Gobbos are gonna wreck the place.
 ;)


Offline Bobble

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Re: [Box] World War 1 in Middle Earth
« Reply #12 on: May 09, 2013, 10:06:11 AM »
Cheers Mason. Glad you like
Really looking forward to seeing how your box turns out
Love the 'chess' idea

Offline Quendil

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Re: [Box] World War 1 in Middle Earth
« Reply #13 on: May 09, 2013, 10:32:34 AM »
Love the idea :-*

Offline OSHIROmodels

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Re: [Box] World War 1 in Middle Earth
« Reply #14 on: May 09, 2013, 12:12:11 PM »
Great stuff  8)

I like the effect of a period house mixed with the look of a Hobbit hole  :)

cheers

James

 

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