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Offline joe5mc

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Warriors of Rohan (Captain of Rohan Added 25/08/14)
« on: June 28, 2014, 10:49:55 AM »
The baby finally slept long enough for me to get a couple of snaps of my recently painted warriors of Rohan based on Musketeer Miniatures.  I've got to say, I'm really pleased with the quality of these miniatures and their suitability for Rohirrim!



For those who want the complete story, it's on my blog: http://therenaissancetroll.blogspot.co.uk/2014/06/warriors-of-rohan.html
« Last Edit: August 25, 2014, 11:44:17 AM by joe5mc »

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Re: Warriors of Rohan
« Reply #1 on: June 28, 2014, 10:53:10 AM »
They make some good riders of Rohirrim. Look forward to seeing what you use for Orks and Urkhi
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Re: Warriors of Rohan
« Reply #2 on: June 28, 2014, 11:09:37 AM »
You can see some of my orcs in action here:

http://therenaissancetroll.blogspot.co.uk/search?updated-max=2014-05-29T09:10:00-07:00&max-results=7

At the moment, I'm not distinguishing between Orcs and Urk-hai, as I've never had them take the field together...

Offline commissarmoody

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Re: Warriors of Rohan
« Reply #3 on: June 28, 2014, 11:19:11 AM »
nice, I always kind of just meshed them together myself. Just paint one group differently or give them different kit and call it a day.  lol

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Re: Warriors of Rohan
« Reply #4 on: June 28, 2014, 11:32:11 AM »
I also have the Wargames Factory Orcs because I love their look (I'd like them even more if they were made of metal) and am still searching for matching opponents. I'll take a look at the Musketeer Miniatures ranges, they look really good. Thanks for the hint!
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Re: Warriors of Rohan
« Reply #5 on: June 28, 2014, 12:14:53 PM »
You can see some of my orcs in action here:

http://therenaissancetroll.blogspot.co.uk/search?updated-max=2014-05-29T09:10:00-07:00&max-results=7

At the moment, I'm not distinguishing between Orcs and Urk-hai, as I've never had them take the field together...

There is a reference to 'Uruks of Mordor'. Orc is the Westron version of Orch (Sindarin) derived from Uruk (Black Speech). So Orcs = Uruks = Orcs. Uruk-hai just means (approximately) 'Orc-folk'. In the wake of the films and the GW game it's become conventional to refer to 'Goblins of Moria, Orcs of Mordor, Uruks of Isengard' but all of these are the same thing - Goblins (to the Hobbits), Orcs (in Elvish-derived Westron) and Uruks (in their own tongue).

It really iritates me (I know it shouldn't, but hey-ho) that, in the book, in Moria, Legolas says 'Orcs!', but in the film, he says 'Goblins!'. Wrong, as 'Goblins' is a term only used by Hobbits or those with some relation to them (Gandalf, Gimli, Aragorn). Elves always call them 'Orcs' (or 'Yrch', the Sindarin plural, as in Lorien). Just Jackson misunderstanding the source-material I guess...

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Lovely Rohirrim by the way! So carried away with my explanatins of the inter-relationships between Middle Earth languages (which is, after all what the LotR is about, no ;) ?) that I completely forgot to complement you on your a) taste in minis and b) skill with a paintbrush. They look excellent. I'm beginning to build a Rohan force myself, but I'm using the GW figures as they're mostly plastic. I'm also a terrible painter so mine won't look anything like as nice as these!
« Last Edit: June 28, 2014, 12:18:24 PM by Red Orc »

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Re: Warriors of Rohan
« Reply #6 on: June 28, 2014, 05:28:20 PM »
I love these, well done!   :-*
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Re: Warriors of Rohan
« Reply #7 on: June 28, 2014, 10:06:56 PM »
Legolas says 'Orcs!', but in the film, he says 'Goblins!'. Wrong, as 'Goblins' is a term only used by Hobbits
True that. I vaguely remember now being impressed as a kid, because the Elf of course would use the word orc and from that point on things got more serious.
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Re: Warriors of Rohan
« Reply #8 on: June 29, 2014, 07:41:16 AM »
True that. I vaguely remember now being impressed as a kid, because the Elf of course would use the word orc and from that point on things got more serious.


Exactly! I'm glad it's not just me then. I think Jackson misse a trick there. It's completely true that that one word marks a shift in the tension because, holy shit, we're being hunted underground by orcs.

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Re: Warriors of Rohan
« Reply #9 on: June 29, 2014, 06:50:32 PM »
Great choice of minis - lovely paint jobs. Do you have any more to show us yet?
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Re: Warriors of Rohan
« Reply #10 on: June 29, 2014, 08:49:46 PM »
They work a treat as Rohirrim. Great idea.

Offline joe5mc

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Re: Warriors of Rohan
« Reply #11 on: August 17, 2014, 04:21:13 PM »
I've converted a few archers to support my growing Rohirrim ranks:






 


More info on the blog: http://therenaissancetroll.blogspot.co.uk/2014/08/archers-of-rohan-painting.html

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Re: Warriors of Rohan (now with converted archers!)
« Reply #12 on: August 17, 2014, 04:37:10 PM »
They work for me  8)

cheers

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Re: Warriors of Rohan (now with converted archers!)
« Reply #13 on: August 24, 2014, 07:40:35 PM »
They look great to me too. Nice GS work and paint jobs.

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Re: Warriors of Rohan (now with converted archers!)
« Reply #14 on: August 25, 2014, 01:45:43 AM »
Which packs did you use for your Rohan?

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