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  • #16351
    Avatar photoNorthern Monkey
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    I’ve been thinking of wargaming in Middle earth for a while but never really settled on which way to go,  whilst the GW stuff is lovely the prices arnt and I don’t really enjoy painting larger mini’s. So its going to be either 6mm or 10mm, Copplestone castings do a load of suitable minis in 10mm but does any else and does anyone do any proxies in 6mm?

    My attempt at a Blog: http://ablogofwar.blogspot.co.uk/

    #16352
    Avatar photoMike
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    Irregular may well be a good match, certainly not GW prices, depends how much you like their style though…

    #16353
    Avatar photoMike
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    do’h and of course:

    Microworld Games

    #16358
    Avatar photoNorthern Monkey
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    Whilst I like the microworld stuff, I don’t think their is anything to represent the human forces from the Lotr, as for Irregular im not a fan of their 6mm stuff (other than the scenic) but do like their 10mm stuff which I had forgotten about. Does anyone know if Kallistra fits with copplestone as I know kallistra is on the larger side of 10mm?

    My attempt at a Blog: http://ablogofwar.blogspot.co.uk/

    #16359
    Avatar photoMike
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    Can’t recall too well, what do the human forces feel like?
    Rohir were vikings weren’t they?

    #16362
    Avatar photoMr. Average
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    Baccus makes good Medieval stuff that would suit the purpose well.

    #16364
    Avatar photoNorthern Monkey
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    I have the baccus medieval range (close to 3000) and don’t fancy painting any more…yet

    I’ve read that Tolkien envisaged 3rd age Middle earth as being later dark ages-like in its military technology so would probably be looking at that era rather than later medieval stuff. maybe a mix of baccus ancients and dark ages lines would do?

    Mike, Tolkien’s Rohirrim were anglo saxons with a horse culture, copplestones are spot imo (Horse tribe cavalry)  http://www.copplestonecastings.co.uk/range.php?range=FAN

     

    Its looking like 10mm is the better option  (mainly cos copplestone covers the main armies and characters nicely, still looking for elves, easterlings, dunlending types to round it out)but im  keen to make sure im not missing anything in 6mm(my preferred scale these days)

    My attempt at a Blog: http://ablogofwar.blogspot.co.uk/

    #16365
    Avatar photoMike
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    Mike, Tolkien’s Rohirrim were anglo saxons with a horse culture,

    Oh yeah course they were, was having a dullard moment.
    Vikings indeed.
    I will go sit in a corner for a bit.

    #16366
    Avatar photoRules Junkie Jim
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    Maybe take a look at Rapier Miniatures “Classical Era” 6mm:

    http://www.rapierminiatures.co.uk/page/Range/6mm_Ancients_Single_Packs.html

    Their Imperial Romans and other bits n bobs might pass for soldiers of Gondor, whilst the Indians and Persians could furnish Southron and Easterling troops. I hear they do a nice elephant/oliphaunt. Speaking of which, I’ve always liked Irregular’s 6mm elephants, and their tiny mammoths are excellent (though not quite canonical Tolkien). And they do Ents…

    Convincing “dark age” orcs could be a problem in 6mm. When I gamed fantasy battles, I liked my orcs short with long arms, but if you’re not so picky you could just use humans and paint them “sallow”.

    I gotta admit, as a fan of 6mm, that Copplestone 10mm fantasy stuff is flippin’ good.

    #16373
    Avatar photoAlvin Molethrottler
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    I’m currently doing 10mm Pelennor Fields stuff, using Copplestone and Magistar Militum figures, based on this: http://larsen-family.us/~1066/pelennor.html

    I keep a project log of how I’m doing. Note, this isn’t  a Blog. Some friends asked me to keep them updated on my progress and I have since found it useful to document my endeavors. http://rammasechor.blogspot.co.uk/

    #16474
    Avatar photoNorthern Monkey
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    Thanks for the replies, think ive settled on 10mm now

    My attempt at a Blog: http://ablogofwar.blogspot.co.uk/

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