Orcs! - "Quantity Has a Quality all it's Own"
I wanted a lot of evil looking orcs for my LotR wargames Mordor army with plenty of variety but did not have the time to paint them in great detail model by model.
Product Feature - Pegasus 7703 Russian Log Houses. 1/72 Scale
These well produced kits have been around for a while now. I am blogging about them today because I have recently built a set for my own Lord of the Rings
The Great Beasts are from the Eaglemoss partwork series. They are factory painted metal and often available on ebay for about £10 each +/-. I had 4 spare from my Grond project and decided to have a go at making some orc howdahs for them.
Basing GW LotR Miniatures for Mass Battle Gaming (Hobby Post)
I love the Games Workshop Middle Earth range apart from the round slotta bases.
Victrix Gallic Fanatics / Dunlending Hillmen Beserkers. 28mm
I very much like the look of the growing range of Romans and their enemies from Victrix. But as I am already covering this era in 54mm I cannot allow myself to go down that path in 28mm.
I got round this self-imposed discipline by using the Gallic Naked Fanatics for my Lord of the Rings Dundlending army. Hence the black round shields - which also saved me from elaborate Celtic shield painting or decals.