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Offline jamesmanto

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Re: James' Dragon Rampant Middle Earth Project -11 Dec 2016 Dwarves
« Reply #15 on: December 11, 2016, 07:31:40 PM »
Due to camera angles and getting toasted by dragon fire last outing the dwarves didn't get much camera time.
So here they are looking all stubborn.
IMG_20161211_132145.jpg by Hotlead2009, on Flickr

IMG_20161211_130620.jpg by Hotlead2009, on Flickr

IMG_20161211_130856.jpg by Hotlead2009, on Flickr

Don't worry, reinforcements are on the bench and almost done.  :)

Offline jamesmanto

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Re: James' Dragon Rampant Middle Earth Project -1 Jan 2017 more additions
« Reply #16 on: January 01, 2017, 08:49:31 PM »
Lots done over the Christmas holiday!

The Legions of Angmar are boosted with a Fellbeast/Werewolf:
IMG_20170101_131453 by Hotlead2009, on Flickr

They also get a third unit of Orcs, this one sporting a banner:
IMG_20170101_131330 by Hotlead2009, on Flickr

And the Elves get a mob of stealthily cloaked archers:
IMG_20170101_131802 by Hotlead2009, on Flickr

IMG_20170101_131947 by Hotlead2009, on Flickr

There is more on the Blog: http://rabbitsinmybasement.blogspot.ca/2017/01/werewolf-of-angmar-1st-figures-for-2017.html

Offline LCpl McDoom

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Re: James' Dragon Rampant Middle Earth Project
« Reply #17 on: January 07, 2017, 01:11:15 PM »
Great work, and many thanks for the inspiration you've provided. I like your choice of era for the setting as well.

Nice start to a project.  It also highlights why I think Dragon Rampant is such a superb little set of rules.  It really does make it worthwhile to dig up old miniatures or unplayed with miniatures etc. and simply throw them on the table and have a good quick game.  That is the strength of that product I feel.

Absolutely agree. DR have provided me the toolkit to do the fantasy gaming & campaigning I want from my own ideas, and in turn TMWWBK has done likewise for some of the VSF ideas I have.

Offline Momotaro

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Re: James' Dragon Rampant Middle Earth Project
« Reply #18 on: January 07, 2017, 04:40:15 PM »
LOVE your painting - those shield designs are especially beautiful!

And good to see the old Vendel figures in action!

Offline guitarheroandy

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Re: James' Dragon Rampant Middle Earth Project
« Reply #19 on: January 07, 2017, 05:43:55 PM »
Good stuff!! I have a soft spot for those Vendel figures...

Offline Maxromek

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Re: James' Dragon Rampant Middle Earth Project
« Reply #20 on: January 07, 2017, 11:27:45 PM »
Awesome stuff mate!

Those Vendel Miniatures really do convey a more of the "books LotR" feeling than the GW ones.

Offline Globlin

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Re: James' Dragon Rampant Middle Earth Project
« Reply #21 on: January 08, 2017, 10:12:54 AM »
I echo the previous posters' comments, those vendel minis really look the part! They've got a good mix of dark ages reality with just the right amount of fantasy.
Adventures? Nasty disturbing uncomfortable things! Make you late for dinner!

Offline jamesmanto

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Re: James' Dragon Rampant Middle Earth Project
« Reply #22 on: January 08, 2017, 03:14:40 PM »
Thanks chaps.

Offline tradgardmastre

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Re: James' Dragon Rampant Middle Earth Project
« Reply #23 on: January 08, 2017, 05:37:34 PM »
I'll second globlin's comment re Vendel.
You are welcome to visit my Duchy of Tradgardland blog at:
http://tradgardland.blogspot.com/ and my 20th century gaming blog at : http://armyredwhite.blogspot.com/
New interwar imaginations blog at:
http://interbellumimaginations.blogspot.com/

Offline jamesmanto

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Re: James' Dragon Rampant Middle Earth Project
« Reply #24 on: January 08, 2017, 10:34:11 PM »
I echo the previous posters' comments, those vendel minis really look the part! They've got a good mix of dark ages reality with just the right amount of fantasy.

Yes.  That is why I love the Vendel figures and why I have avoided most fantasy games.
WFB and it's ilk just bug the crap out of me with all the spikes and skulls and really stupid looking shields.

Offline Sunjester

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Re: James' Dragon Rampant Middle Earth Project
« Reply #25 on: January 09, 2017, 07:49:14 AM »
Those Vendel figures are fantastic for my mental image of Middle Earth, I bought loads of them when they were first released. Although wargaming megalomania set in and I've since added a whole load of other manufacturers orcs, about 90% of my Dwarf army is still Vendel. I know what you mean about GW, a few years back we staged a big Middle Earth game with about 2000 metal figures and not a single Warhammer figure on the table.


Offline jamesmanto

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Re: James' Dragon Rampant Middle Earth Project -update 23Jan17 more Orcs!
« Reply #26 on: January 23, 2017, 05:01:48 PM »
Finished my 4th Uruk unit. Light foot with missiles.
I had a stroke of inspiration for the banner. Here it is pre folding:
IMG_20170121_201508.jpg by Hotlead2009, on Flickr

IMG_20170122_204233.jpg by Hotlead2009, on Flickr
IMG_20170122_204403 by Hotlead2009, on Flickr

And here's everything I've painted up for the Forces of Angmar since I started this project in September:
IMG_20170122_205437 by Hotlead2009, on Flickr

Wave three will be Wolf Riders, goblin skirmishers and some big Trolls.

Offline jamesmanto

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Re: James' Dragon Rampant Middle Earth Project-6/2/17 Orc Raid!
« Reply #27 on: February 06, 2017, 05:14:34 PM »
http://rabbitsinmybasement.blogspot.ca/2017/02/orc-raid.html

The Orc's get bloodied in a mid-winter raid on a human settlement.
IMG_20170204_224512.jpg by Hotlead2009, on Flickr

IMG_20170204_224218.jpg by Hotlead2009, on Flickr


Offline wolfkarl

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Re: James' Dragon Rampant Middle Earth Project
« Reply #28 on: February 06, 2017, 05:39:47 PM »
Great looking game! I love those BIG mountains.

Offline jamesmanto

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Re: James' Dragon Rampant Middle Earth Project
« Reply #29 on: February 06, 2017, 06:52:10 PM »
Great looking game! I love those BIG mountains.

They have been repurposed from my NWF terrain!  :)

 

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