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Nu Fenix
26-04-2009, 18:14
I was just wondering, what are people doing to use Legendary formations which currently don't have any appropriate models?

Most are just a normal unit with a character joined with them, or just a change of colour scheme, such as Blackroot Vale Archers.

One I have been pondering are the Wardens of the Keys, as Warriors of Minas Tirith with a tweak to the models or their paint scheme seem a cheap way of doing them. More costly, but more impressive looking would be the Citadel Guard, though once again they ould need something doing to them to make them not be confused for Citadel Guards.

FuzzyOrb
26-04-2009, 18:40
As you said, minor conversions and colour schemes can alreay do the job, if any.
I for one, as an Isengard player, want to use vrashkus talons.
I took Dark Elves crossbows and attached them to uruk-hai sappers. The multishot-modules serve as quivers. They look different (and evil:evilgrin:) enough to be in contrast to the normal crossbowmen (apart from being dirt cheap;))

Edonil
26-04-2009, 18:41
For the Black Guard of Barad-dur, I'm using Fighting Uruk-hai painted so that they'll look like they belong in with the Mordor Uruk-hai. Using a different color scheme from the rest of my Mordor army, and from how I would paint any regular Uruk-hai. Considering that I'm not using Isengard allies in my army, and that they don't have models, my group and I agree this is perfectly fine. Depending on your group, there are different ways you could go with it.

rodmillard
26-04-2009, 23:37
One I have been pondering are the Wardens of the Keys, as Warriors of Minas Tirith with a tweak to the models or their paint scheme seem a cheap way of doing them. More costly, but more impressive looking would be the Citadel Guard, though once again they ould need something doing to them to make them not be confused for Citadel Guards.

I'm considering using the plastic Numenoreans from the 2nd age box set for this (I want high elves for my Rivendell force, so I'll have to do something with them...)

I figure with a shield swap (or just some greenstuff modelling to tweak the design) and a different colour scheme, they should stand out suitably from any of the units in my Gondor force.

Nu Fenix
26-04-2009, 23:42
That's alot of plastic Numenoreans though. Do you know people who want the High Elves from the Last Alliance box set, or even for your self, by any chance?

Da Black Gobbo
27-04-2009, 09:35
I'm using Murin as King's champion, the mini is trully cool and the concept of one army dwarf fighting whole companies by his own is just great!

Angelust
30-04-2009, 06:43
My gundabad blackshields are just goblins with shields, cuz I'm too cheap to get 72 metal armored goblins for a unit worth less than 200 pts... :-p

Axis
30-04-2009, 07:33
I'm curious as to ideas for modelling the wardens of the carrock. I'm just not sure what to use as a base for conversion.

iamfanboy
30-04-2009, 10:05
I'm curious as to ideas for modelling the wardens of the carrock. I'm just not sure what to use as a base for conversion.
In other words, you're wondering... where bears are?

Get it? Werebears? Where bears? HAHAHAHHAHHAHAHAHAHAH... ahem.

Well, first off, I'd start by looking outside the GW miniatures range, because the only bear they've ever done was the mount of that Kislev dude.

http://www.reapermini.com/FigureFinder#detail/02878

http://www.reapermini.com/FigureFinder#detail/14452

http://www.reapermini.com/FigureFinder#detail/03177

http://www.reapermini.com/FigureFinder#detail/02753

Well, I don't know how these are actually scaled compared to LotR minis, but I do know that Reaper uses truescale in most of their stuff, not heroic.

Ethriel
01-05-2009, 02:48
Well, for my Royal Guard of Arnor formation, i'm just using men of Numenor, with all the tree pieces scraped off. I haven't painted any yet, but hopefully they won't look too bad. For one of the other legendary formations, (the wardens of the keys? I can't remember the name). I'm planning on using fountain court guard with shields from the MT knights, and then modeling the MT knights into Citadel guard for use in SGB, cause there are no mounted citadel guard in WotR apparently.

DrMabutu
01-05-2009, 15:41
I use Warhammer Fantasy plastic chaos hounds as my werewolves and the Goblin Spider Rider spiders as my giant spiders.

jaws900
02-05-2009, 07:50
As you said, minor conversions and colour schemes can alreay do the job, if any.
I for one, as an Isengard player, want to use vrashkus talons.
I took Dark Elves crossbows and attached them to uruk-hai sappers. The multishot-modules serve as quivers. They look different (and evil:evilgrin:) enough to be in contrast to the normal crossbowmen (apart from being dirt cheap;))

Could we have a picture of them? I ould love to see them and i would really like a set of cheap Uruk-hai crossbowmen

FuzzyOrb
02-05-2009, 14:57
Could we have a picture of them? I ould love to see them and i would really like a set of cheap Uruk-hai crossbowmen

I'm afraid i don't have access to a camera right now, but I'll see what i can do:)

IllidanStormrage
04-05-2009, 01:59
does anyone know of any riders of rohan ones, because all i could find was Erkenbrand's Riders, that's off the GW website

erion
04-05-2009, 17:14
Erkenbrand's Riders are really just Riders of Rohan led by Erkenbrand (for whom a model exists). In the books, it was Erkenbrand and not Eomer (and Gandalf, of course) who led the Rohirrim charge into the army of Isengard at the dawn of the fifth day to end the Siege of Helm's Deep.

If you want to mix it up, you could get some Rohan Outriders from the "Classic" range, but they're $20 each and include an infantry figure that you may or may not be able to use. Also, there are only two variants. I might use the Outriders as alternate captains throughout the army (Mounted and on foot). They could be too similar to look good as a unit unto themselves.

Personally, I need Hama for my mounted King's guard.

Scheky
08-05-2009, 15:26
Proxy what you can. Paint it differently to bring it out and convert in any way. I'm planning on using a WFB dwarf for my champion so it will have a different look (since he's supposed to be a singular thing).

amade0
19-05-2009, 09:57
In other words, you're wondering... where bears are?

Get it? Werebears? Where bears? HAHAHAHHAHHAHAHAHAHAH... ahem.

Well, first off, I'd start by looking outside the GW miniatures range, because the only bear they've ever done was the mount of that Kislev dude.

http://www.reapermini.com/FigureFinder#detail/02878

http://www.reapermini.com/FigureFinder#detail/14452

http://www.reapermini.com/FigureFinder#detail/03177

http://www.reapermini.com/FigureFinder#detail/02753

Well, I don't know how these are actually scaled compared to LotR minis, but I do know that Reaper uses truescale in most of their stuff, not heroic.

There was the beorg bearstruck or whatever he was called, basically a werebear model. (one of the dogs of war fantasy units)