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Offline Blackwolf

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Proxies for Riders of Rohan?
« on: January 24, 2014, 07:20:33 AM »
Originally I was going to use Musketeer Saxon cavalry,however they don't really suit what's in my minds eye and they'll probably end up as Gepids in my Hun army. Conquest Games Normans are an option,again not entirely how I picture the Rohirrim to look.
  I was thinking of using the GW figures,though the ones I want have proved difficult to get.So  I am seeking alternatives and suggestions from you learned fellows :)

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Re: Proxies for Riders of Rohan?
« Reply #1 on: January 24, 2014, 08:58:33 AM »
For what it's worth the old Der Kriegspieler Rohirrim look like Normand knights at Hastings though with round shields.
Given that the Rohirrim are a Indo-European 'horse culture' of Dark Ages level minis of historical Alans or Ostrogoths are probably the most appropriate?

Offline carlos13th

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Re: Proxies for Riders of Rohan?
« Reply #2 on: January 24, 2014, 09:55:15 AM »
Tried gripping beast?

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Re: Proxies for Riders of Rohan?
« Reply #3 on: January 24, 2014, 10:01:07 AM »
Maybe a mix of manufacturers and when I say that I mean converting plastics (or even metals) to get the look you're after, head swaps, shield swaps etc.

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Re: Proxies for Riders of Rohan?
« Reply #4 on: January 24, 2014, 10:11:54 AM »
Maybe a mix of manufacturers and when I say that I mean converting plastics (or even metals) to get the look you're after, head swaps, shield swaps etc.

Guy: I agree with James on this one.

Maybe start with the GW or Gripping Beast plastics and convert away from there.

That is the way my Army of the Dead are going to be done.

If you need any of the various plastic parts/sprues give me a shout, I have a fair few now.
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Re: Proxies for Riders of Rohan?
« Reply #5 on: January 24, 2014, 10:46:05 AM »
Have you tried Musketeer's Late Romans, i.e. the Heavy Cavalry?

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Re: Proxies for Riders of Rohan?
« Reply #6 on: January 24, 2014, 10:51:25 AM »
All good suggestions :) We shall see  :D


And Paul; as soon as you like,I'm good :)


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Re: Proxies for Riders of Rohan?
« Reply #7 on: January 24, 2014, 12:39:37 PM »
I'd probably mix Conquest normans with bits from Gripping Beast vikings or saxons. Might consider throwing in some mounted men-at-arms bits from Fireforge games too.

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Re: Proxies for Riders of Rohan?
« Reply #8 on: January 24, 2014, 03:03:17 PM »
I'd go for Tanatus Miniatures:



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Re: Proxies for Riders of Rohan?
« Reply #9 on: January 24, 2014, 09:11:08 PM »
If I remember correctly then the ones from the films are based on a mixture of Viking and Frank styles. I've at least heard of someone retro converting GWs Rohirrm to Dark Ages Franks. That might be worth a try having a look around and seeing if anything turns up.

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Re: Proxies for Riders of Rohan?
« Reply #10 on: January 24, 2014, 09:21:47 PM »
I'm considering Crusader Saxon cavalry for this.

I've done Goths using various Crusader dark ages spearmen converted with West Wind arthurian separate heads. The same might work with the cavalry. The only problem are the horses. the Ebob arabian horses look too big for the 4th/5th century for my taste.

The Professor himself described his Rohirrim as based on Saxons from the Bayeux Tapestry, IIRC.
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Re: Proxies for Riders of Rohan?
« Reply #11 on: January 28, 2014, 08:37:54 AM »
Haven't read the silly books, so my only images are from the films.
But, I had some thought about cutting the Gripping Beast saxons in half and glue the Fireforge mongol legs onto them (and the proper horses of course). I've always liked the silly small ponies after all :)

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Re: Proxies for Riders of Rohan?
« Reply #12 on: January 28, 2014, 12:19:16 PM »
If I remember correctly then the ones from the films are based on a mixture of Viking and Frank styles.

If I remebmber the extra-material correctly, they are mostly based on dark age saxons, with horses added.
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