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    Games Workshop Lord of the Rings Release Timeline

    This is a list I’ve compiled (with help) of Games Workshop’s releases over the years, split by game system. I stress this is a work in progress; it is far from complete or comprehensive. It’s based on a mix of info from these forums, fellow forumites help and my White Dwarf collection.

    I'm sure there will be errors: things mis-categorised as plastic/metal kits, models in the wrong month, and some just plain missing. If you can help out with further info to improve this it would be greatly appreciated

    Some guidelines for inclusion:
    • Magazines, books, terrain, tools, paints and so on aren’t included: this is focused on models alone.
    • Battle Forces and other boxed sets of armies generally don’t get included.
    • Also no kits that are just combinations of other kits (e.g. 13th Company Storm Claws).
    • I include it in brackets when a number of variants of one basic thing are done, e.g. if three goblin bosses are released it’s “Goblin Bosses (3)” rather than one entry for each. This usually only applies to leaders with different armaments and so on.
    • I don’t include models released in starter sets except where they differ from existing models significantly. So the Island of Blood models count, but the Battle for Macragge ones don’t.


    Despite these issues I hope it might be an interesting or helpful resource for others. Many thanks to Tarax, Tae, Scryer in the Darkness, mrtn, gunmonkey, Ghudra, someone2040, Daniel36, coyote1066, Coach, MarcoSkoll, AsleepByDay, ADF and imcdonnell for all their help.

    Red = Metal/Resin
    Blue = Plastic

    Note on *: I would like one day to give this a site of it's own, and as part of that I was to add images of models for easy identification. At the moment that project is firmly on hold for various reasons, but I'm still collecting images here and there. The asterisks mean I have an image for that thing.

    Scultpors/designers now included! Key:
    AH – Alex Hedstrom
    AM – Aly Morrison
    AP – Alan Perry
    BN – Brain Nelson
    DA – Dave Andrews
    GB - Giorgio Bassani
    GM – Gary Morley
    JM – James Mason
    MH – Mark Harrison
    MP – Michael Perry
    SS – Steve Salah
    TA – Tim Adcock
    TM – Trish Morrison

    December 2014: The Hobbit: The Battle of Five Armies
    Bolg
    Bard the Bowman
    Azog
    Smaug (MP)
    Balin, Dwalin & Oin
    Kili, Fili & Bofur
    Bombur, Bifur & Ori
    Nori, Dori & Gloin
    Thorin Oakenshield & Bilbo Baggins
    Bard the Bowman with Windlance
    Lake-Town Militia Captain
    Lake-Town Militia Swordsmen
    Lake-Town Militia Spearmen
    Lake-Town Militia Bowmen


    November 2014
    Tauriel
    Thranduil
    Legolas Greenleaf
    Mirkwood Armoured Captain
    Mirkwood Armoured Bowmen
    Mirkwood Armoured Swordsmen
    Mirkwood Armoured Spearmen
    Mirkwood Armoured Elf Cavalry


    March 2014
    Beorn & Bear
    Thranduil the Elvenking
    Girion Lord of Dale
    Gunbadad Orc Swordsmen
    Gunbadad Orc Spearmen
    Gunbadad Orc Captain


    January 2014
    Gandalf the Grey
    Bard the Bowman
    Master of Lake-town
    Alfrid the Councilor
    Lake-town Guard Captain
    Lake-town Guard Swordsmen
    Lake-town Guard Spearmen
    Lake-town Guard Bowmen


    December 2013: The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug
    Palace Guards
    Mirkwood Rangers
    Legolas Greenleaf
    Tauriel

    Mirkwood Spiders
    Palace Guard Captains
    Mirkwood Ranger Captains
    Thranduil
    Beorn
    Thrain the Broken
    Barrels out of Bond


    August 2013
    Azog
    Young Thorin Oakenshield
    Young Dwalin
    Young Balin
    Bilbo Baggins with Sting


    May 2013
    Radagast the Brown on Sleigh

    April 2013
    Gandalf the Grey & Bilbo Baggins
    Thrain
    Captain of Erebor
    Captain of Dale
    Gollum with Fish


    March 2013
    Warriors of Erebor
    Warriors of Dale

    Thror
    Lindir
    Grim Hammers Captain


    February 2013
    Grim Hammers
    Knights of Rivendell

    Goblin King Throwing Goblin
    Radagast the Brown with Sebastian
    Yazneg
    Elrond


    January 2013
    Great Eagles
    Fell Wargs

    Gwaihir
    Riddles in the Dark


    December 2012: The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey
    Escape From Goblin Town
    The Trolls
    Goblin Warriors
    Hunter Orcs
    Hunter Orcs on Fell Wargs

    The White Council
    Bolg
    Narzug
    Fimbul the Hunter
    Goblin Captain


    February 2012
    Easterling Kataphracts
    Easterling Dragon Knight (AP)
    Dweller in the Dark (MP)
    Great Beast of Gorgoroth
    The Watcher in the Water
    Easterling War Priest (GB)
    Amdur, Lord of Blades (AP & MP)
    Groblog, King of the Deep (AP)
    Ashrak Spiderblood (AP)
    Warg Marauders (MP)


    October 2010
    Cave Drake (MP)
    Dwarf King’s Champion (AP)
    Gundabad Blackshields Command (AP)
    Gundabad Blackshields (AP)
    Floi Stonehand (AP)


    May 2010: War of the Rings Battlehosts
    Knights of Dol Amroth (AP)
    Morgul Knights (AP & MP)

    Mauhur (AP)
    Mauhur's Marauders Command (AP)
    Duinhir (MP)
    Blackroot Vale Archers Command (MP)
    Knights of Dol Amroth Command on foot (GM)
    The Dwimmerlaik (AP)
    Faramir, Captain of Ithilien (AP)


    February 2010
    Winged Nazgul (MP)
    Eomer, Marshal of the Riddermark
    Grimbold (AP)
    Grimbold's Helmingas Command (AP)
    Saruman (Orthanc) (MP)
    Thrydan Wolfsbane (AP)

    October 2009
    Golden King of Harad (MP)
    Abrakhan Guard (MP)
    Harad Commanders (MP)
    Easterling Commanders (MP)
    Black Guard of Barad-dur Commanders (AP)
    Black Guard of Barad-dur (AP)
    The Knight of Umbar (MP)
    The Betrayer (MP)
    Kardush (AP)[/FONT]

    June 2009
    Galadhrim Knights (MP)
    Galadhrim Warriors (AP & MP)
    Galadhrim Banner Bearer (AP)

    Guards of the Galadhrim Court (AP)
    Rumil (AP)
    Haldir (AP)

    April 2009: War of the Ring
    Ent (MP)
    *Army of the Dead (AP)
    Sons of Eorl (AP)

    Halbarad (AP)
    Citadel Guard (MP)
    Grey Company (AP & MP)
    Isengard Uruk-Hai Commanders (MP)
    Morannon Orc Commanders (AP)
    Minas Tirith Commanders (MP)
    Rohan Commanders (AP)
    Elven Stormcaller (MP)
    Dwarf Shieldbearer (MP)
    Druzhag (MP)
    *Amdur (MP)
    Haradrim Hasharin (AP)
    Mordur Uruk-Hai (AP)
    Army of the Dead Banner Bearer (AP)
    Gandalf (Minas Tirith) (MP)
    Witch King (Minas Tirith) (AP)
    Theoden (Pelennor) (MP)

    December 2008
    The Undying (AP)
    The Tainted (MP)

    November 2008
    The Death of Gothmog (AP)

    September 2008
    Rivendell Gandalf (MP)
    Elrond (GM)
    The Three Hunters (AP & MP)

    June 2008: Mordor
    *Mordor/Isengard Troll (AP)
    *The Shadowlord (MP)
    The Dark Marshall (AP)
    Gothmog (MP)
    Mordor Orc Captains (AP)
    Orc Taskmaster & Drummer (AP & MP)
    Morgul Knights (GM)
    Shagrat (AP)
    Morannon Orc Captains (AP)
    Black Numenoreans (GM)
    Orc Shaman on Warg (MP)

    February 2008: Harad
    Haradrim Riders (AP & MP)
    Corsairs of Umbar (AP & MP)
    Corsair Bo'sun & Captain (AP & MP)
    Corsair Arbalesters (GM)
    Dalamyr (AP)
    Watchers of Karna (GM)
    Mahud Warriors (AP & MP)
    Mahud Warriors with Blowpipes (AP & MP)
    *Half Trolls (MP)
    Mahud King (AP & MP)
    Mahud Raiders (MP)

    January 2008
    Fate of the Witch King (MP)

    August 2007: Gondor in Flames
    *Knights of Minas Tirith (AP & MP)
    Morannon Orcs (AP & MP)
    Boromir (2) (GM)

    Men-at-Arms of Dol Amroth (AP)
    Axemen of Lossarnach (AP)
    Clansmen of Lamedon (MP)
    Forlong & Angbor (AP)
    Dol Amroth Standard Bearer (GM)
    Dol Amroth Captain (GM)
    Wildmen of Druadan (GM & MH)
    Riders of the Dead (MP)
    *Suladan (MP)
    Serpent Guard (AP)
    Serpent Riders (MP)

    May 2007: Khazad-Dum
    Dwarf Warriors (AP & MP)
    Dwarf Rangers (AP & MP)
    Iron Guard (AP)
    Vault Warden Team (AP & MP)
    Dwarf Ballista (MP)
    Durin & Mardin (MP)
    Moria Goblin Prowlers (MP & GM)
    Moria Goblin Shaman (GM)
    *Dragon (TM)

    February 2007: The Ruin of Arnor
    Rangers (AP & MP)
    Arathorn & Halbarad (AP & MP)
    Elladan (2) (GM)
    Elrohir (2) (GM)
    Gulavhar (TM)
    Shades (AP)
    Buhrdur (AP)
    Arvedui & Malbeth (AP & MP)
    Warriors of Arnor (AP & MP)
    Arnor Command (AP & MP)

    September 2006
    Defenders of Rohan (AP & MP)
    Rohan Banner Bearer (AP & MP)
    Rohan Captain (AP & MP)
    Haldir’s Elves Captains (AP & MP)
    Ent (TM)
    Osgiliath Veterans (AP & MP)
    *Isengard Troll (AP & MP)
    Dead Marsh Spectres (AP & MP)
    Morgul Stalkers (AP & MP)

    August 2006: Legions of Middle-Earth
    *Uruk-Hai Scouts (AP & MP)
    *Balrog (SS, MP, AH & JM)
    Theodred (AP & AM)

    *Erkenbrand (MP)
    Rohan Outriders (AP & MP)
    Feral Uruk-Hai (AP)
    Ugluk & Vrasku (AM & AP)
    Dunlending Warriors (AP & MP)
    Dunlending Command (AP & MP)

    June 2006
    Sauron the Necromancer (MP)
    Warg Chieftain (MP)
    Spider Queen & Swarms (TM)
    Wood Elf Sentinels (AP & MP)
    Elf Command (AP & MP)

    May 2006: Fall of the Necromancer
    Wood Elves (AP & MP)
    The White Council (JD)
    *Castellans of Dol Guldur (GM)
    Giant Bats (TM)
    Giant Spiders (TM)
    Wood Elf Command (GM)

    March 2006
    Khandish King in Chariot (AP & MP)
    Khandish Charioteer (AP & MP)
    Khandish Chieftain (AP & MP)
    Khandish Horsemen (AP & MP)
    *Khandish Warriors (AP & MP)
    Eorl the Young (AP & MP)
    *Dwarf Command (AP & MP)

    February 2006: A Shadow in the East
    *Easterlings (AP & MP)
    Cirion & Madril (MP)
    Murin & Brar (MP)
    *Khamul the Easterling (SS)
    *Easterling Kataphrakts (MP)

    December 2005
    Balrog (AP, MP & SS)

    November 2005
    Lurtz with Bow (SS & MP)
    Goblin Captains (SS & AP)

    October 2005: The Lord of the Rings/The Mines of Moria
    *The Mines of Moria
    The Breaking of the Fellowship (DT, JD & BN)
    *Cave Troll (AP)
    Guardians of the Shire (AP & MP)
    Watcher in the Water (AP & SS)
    *Invisible Frodo

    September 2005
    Haldir (GM)
    *Sam & Bill the Pony (GM & MP)
    *Gandalf & Cart (TA & AP)
    Dunedain of the North (AP & MP)
    Mounted Witch King (AP & SS)
    *Arwen (JD)

    August 2005
    Aragorn the King on foot (AP)
    Theoden on foot (MP)
    Mounted Isildur (MP & GM)
    Mounted Legolas (BN & GM)
    Celebron (BN & GM)
    Sharku on foot (GM & AP)

    July 2005
    Faramir (MP)
    Denethor & Armoured Boromir (AP & DT)
    Suladan (MP)

    May 2005
    Ruffians (MP)
    *Gimli on Dead Uruk-Hai (MP)

    April 2005
    *Bullroarer Took (AP & MP)
    *Hobbits of the Shire (AP & MP)
    *Shirriffs (AP & MP)

    March 2005: The Scouring of the Shire
    *The Scouring of the Shire (AP & MP)
    *Farmer Maggot & Hounds (AP & MP)
    *Hobbit Archers (AP & MP)
    Golfimbul (GM)
    *Hobbit Militia (AP & MP)

    November 2004
    The Mouth of Sauron (GM)
    Troll Chieftain (AP & MP)
    Mumak Mahud (AP)

    October 2004
    Haradrim Riders (GM)
    Haradrim Horsemen Chieftain (2) (GM)
    *Hasharin (GM)

    September 2004
    Halbarad (GM)
    Rangers of the North (GM)
    *Haradrim Command (GM)

    August 2004: The Battle of the Pelennor Fields
    *Warriors of Harad (AP & MP)
    War Mumak of Harad (AP & MP)
    Knights of Dol Amroth (GM)

    Prince Imrahil (GM)
    Knights of Dol Amroth on foot (GM)

    July 2004
    Witch King on Fell Beast (MP)

    June 2004
    *In the Clutches of Shelob (TM & MP)

    May 2004
    Witch King on foot (AP)
    Mordor Siege Bow (DA & CG)
    *Gondor Avenger Bolt Thrower (DA & GM)
    Eowyn & Merry (AP)
    *King of the Dead (AP)

    April 2004
    Mordor War Catapult (TA)
    *Orc Shaman (MH)
    Beregond (GM)
    Minas Tirith Citadel Guard Archers (MP)


    March 2004: Siege of Gondor
    Gondor Trebuchet (TA & GM)
    Orc Trackers (GM)
    Gothmog (MH)
    Morannon Orcs (AP & MP)
    *Boromir, Captain of the White Tower (DT)
    Minas Tirith Citadel Guard (AP)
    *Mordor Troll (AP)
    Last edited by Tymell; 30-08-2015 at 18:46.

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