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Author Topic: James' Dragon Rampant Middle Earth Project  (Read 10669 times)

Offline jamesmanto

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Re: James' Dragon Rampant Middle Earth Project-Baldor's Bridge
« Reply #30 on: March 03, 2017, 01:47:21 AM »
Big battle. Loads of epic fun.

Lots of pictures here: http://rabbitsinmybasement.blogspot.ca/2017/03/baldors-bridge.html

Offline Schrumpfkopf

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Re: James' Dragon Rampant Middle Earth Project
« Reply #31 on: March 03, 2017, 03:10:45 AM »
Great choice of minis and lovely painting and presentation. It was a pleasure to dig through this thread, thank you!
westfaliaminiatures.com - proper stuff in 28mm

Offline Sunjester

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Re: James' Dragon Rampant Middle Earth Project
« Reply #32 on: March 03, 2017, 08:44:10 AM »
A great game and nice to see the Vendel figures in use.  :D

Most of my Dwarf army are Vendel as well, lovely miniatures. I've really got to get some more Middle Earth games with Dragon Rampant. Plus The Pikeman's lament and The Men who Would Be Kings...too many rules, too little gaming time!

Offline jamesmanto

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Re: James' Dragon Rampant Middle Earth Project -Dwarf Flags
« Reply #33 on: March 05, 2017, 03:25:39 AM »
I didn't post any pics of the Dwarf flags that were in the last battle I linked above.

this one inspired by the doors to Moria in Fellowship of the Ring:
IMG_20170225_190702.jpg by Hotlead2009, on Flickr

another inspired by the Cantonal banner of Berne plus Celtic influences:
IMG_20170225_190639.jpg by Hotlead2009, on Flickr

and a dragon:
IMG_20170225_190619.jpg by Hotlead2009, on Flickr

close up of Durin VI:
IMG_20170225_190456.jpg by Hotlead2009, on Flickr

and some in battle shots to share here, in case you don't want to read the short story battle AAR:
IMG_20170226_211747 by Hotlead2009, on Flickr
IMG_20170301_185933 by Hotlead2009, on Flickr
IMG_20170301_205915.jpg by Hotlead2009, on Flickr
IMG_20170301_210140.jpg by Hotlead2009, on Flickr

Offline Basin is BACK

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    • Hrothgar's Shed
Re: James' Dragon Rampant Middle Earth Project
« Reply #34 on: March 05, 2017, 10:35:59 AM »
Loved the battle report, I liked your writing style especially, you did well to capture something of the epic language of Tolkien there. I wish my dice turned out so cinematically.
No battle plan ever survives first contact with the dice.
Check out my blog! http://hrothgarsshed.blogspot.co.uk/

Offline jamesmanto

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Re: James' Dragon Rampant Middle Earth Project
« Reply #35 on: March 05, 2017, 03:58:10 PM »
You're too kind.
If I can write half as well as Tolkien I'd be lucky.

Offline Funghy-Fipps

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Re: James' Dragon Rampant Middle Earth Project
« Reply #36 on: March 12, 2017, 05:58:51 PM »
You've done a splendid job of evoking Middle Earth in miniature (or at least its more warlike elements). I always liked Vendel Miniatures, but stupidly never bought any when they were still in the UK. I look forward to upcoming instalments. 

Offline jamesmanto

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Renovated some old and basically useless hills into something more dramatic:

IMG_20170710_090019.jpg by Hotlead2009, on Flickr

IMG_20170710_090106.jpg by Hotlead2009, on Flickr

Every table needs a ruined watch tower suitable for a heroic stand:

IMG_20170709_202055.jpg by Hotlead2009, on Flickr

IMG_20170709_201944.jpg by Hotlead2009, on Flickr

Detailed description of build can be found here:
https://rabbitsinmybasement.blogspot.ca/2017/07/renovating-weathertop.html

Offline jamesmanto

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Got some 1/72nd scale plastic "War Trolls" from Dark Alliance for my 28mm Middle Earth armies. About 1/20th of the price of the GW figures and not much smaller. I mean really how big is a troll anyway? So now the evil Necromancer of Angmar has 8 of them for less than Cdn$20. I'm going to initially try them as 2 figure units of Bellicose Foot with the "Shiny Armour" upgrade.

IMG_20170726_114813.jpg by Hotlead2009, on Flickr

Stomping through my new grain fields:

IMG_20170726_120617.jpg by Hotlead2009, on Flickr

IMG_20170726_120529.jpg by Hotlead2009, on Flickr

IMG_20170726_120443.jpg by Hotlead2009, on Flickr

Offline Reed

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Re: James' Dragon Rampant Middle Earth Project
« Reply #39 on: July 26, 2017, 09:08:22 PM »
Really nice trolls (if that can be said). Recently I'm seeing them popping up everywhere, the Dark Alliance range has made a success with these.

Offline Ragnar

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Re: James' Dragon Rampant Middle Earth Project
« Reply #40 on: July 26, 2017, 09:37:22 PM »
Nice project.
Gods, monsters and men,
Will die together in the end.

Offline jamesmanto

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Bought some more Elves from fellow LAFer Guitarheroandy and got the achers and light spear ready for the table:

IMG_20170825_212204.jpg by Hotlead2009, on Flickr

IMG_20170825_211941.jpg by Hotlead2009, on Flickr

IMG_20170825_212447.jpg by Hotlead2009, on Flickr

IMG_20170825_211916.jpg by Hotlead2009, on Flickr

Offline wolfkarl

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Re: James' Dragon Rampant Middle Earth Project
« Reply #42 on: August 29, 2017, 04:37:29 AM »
You're wood elves turned out great, love those shields.

Offline jamesmanto

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Re: James' Dragon Rampant Middle Earth Project 28/11/17 more Orcs!
« Reply #43 on: November 28, 2017, 05:42:55 PM »
Some more bigger, meaner Orcs to reinforce the Legions of Angmar. These are some Scotia-Grendel Orcs I bought second hand for my daughter over 20 years ago. She started them. Lost interest, They got put in a box and rediscovered by me last month. My daughter had done a not bad job of blocking in the main colurs so it was pretty quick work to finish them off. So like all Servants of the Enemy they have crept forth from their hiding place to answer the call to war!

IMG_20171126_114636.jpg by Hotlead2009, on Flickr

IMG_20171126_114608.jpg by Hotlead2009, on Flickr

IMG_20171126_114459.jpg by Hotlead2009, on Flickr

IMG_20171126_114312.jpg by Hotlead2009, on Flickr

They are slightly bigger than my Vendel Orcs, so I'm going to class these fellows as Heavy Foot with the Offensive upgrade.

Offline Sunjester

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Re: James' Dragon Rampant Middle Earth Project
« Reply #44 on: November 29, 2017, 07:29:56 AM »
Looking really good. I must dig out my Middle Earth stuff and get some games in!

 

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