Friday, 30 October 2020
Remember the days...
Anyone remember the "massive horror" of PIG FLU ?
Saturday, 24 October 2020
Steppes Warriors - Set 1
As with the first lot (set 2), 12 bods and 12 nags in 6 poses. The nags are the same as set 2 so after a hot water bath, their heads got repositioned.
As with set 2 you get extras, this time two spears, a sword, a quiver, two bows and a saddle bag which attaches to the nag in the same way the bow or quiver attaches, with a peg
Again, as with set 2, no flash!! None!! 10/10 and a Gold star for that.🌟
Saturday, 17 October 2020
Steppes Warriors - Set 2
Labelled as Steppes warriors these, considering Alliances other fantasy output, are definately the Riders of Rohan. One of them even looks like Theoden.
12 bods and 12 nags in 6 poses. You also get two lances, 2 shields, a bow in its holder, a quiver of arrows, a mace and a sword.The bow or quiver can be attached, peg into hole, to one of the nags. The Shields attach, peg and hole, to the backs of the archers. The peg is on the archers quivers so it can be removed to give a bit of variety if the whole set were to be painted. The mace, sword and lances, although nice looking and easy to remove from the sprue, I swopped them out for metal ones from the spares box.
Zero flash on both the bods and the nags. As far as I can remember, it´s the first set I´ve bought without any flash that needs removing. Ok, I removed clumps of grass that were on the hooves but that wasn´t necessary, just a personal preference.
Uniform colour scheme.
Arise, arise, Riders of Théoden!
Fell deeds awake, fire and slaughter!
spear shall be shaken, shield be splintered,
a sword-day, a red day, ere the sun rises!
Ride now, ride now! Ride to Gondor!
Wednesday, 7 October 2020
32 of them in 8 different poses. RedBox and labelled as being on the Dark Alliance side. Minotaurs, are they baddies, neutral or good?
The whole herd together.
Friday, 2 October 2020
Uruks riding Wargs
RedBox´s Alliance range, Original titel "Warg Half Orcs" but I reckon, seeing as Uruks are a half breed creature their mounts would also be Half breeds. Wargs crossed with Hyenas!! Not the modern spotted hyena but the pre-historic Cave Hyena (Crocuta crocuta Spelaea). The beast was reckoned to weigh 225 Kilos!!
Anyway, as my contribution to Orctober. 11 of the 12 have been painted as one of them was supposed to represent Saruman but ended up as Merlin
5 of the ?..what are they? Wargs not, Hyenas also not. Wyenargs? Anyway, 5 of the Wyenargs were dumped into boiling water and then had thier heads repositioned.
Wargs are described (By Tolkien) as being sentient and having a proto language "the dreadfull language of the wargs " which Gandalf could understand. Given that, a body of Orcs/Uruks mounted on Wargs would pose quite a problem. Being fast, they could be used to go to the flanks or rear of an enemy and when there, the orcs/Uruks could dismount to fight on foot with the wargs alongside them, effectively doubling thier force.