As part of a forthcoming wargames weekend at Micks in March, one of the battles we will be fighting is the Fords of Isen. Just what is needed to get the painting juices going. Also started re reading 'The Lord of the Rings' yet again.
Arise, arise, Riders of Theoden!
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!
One of the best speeches in the Return of the King, really gives you a sense of the Rohirrim about to charge. Even the film did it justice.
To the pictures, first up heroes and the Royal Guard. I've got Gamling, 2 Eomer's (1 converted to carry a spear, Theodred and Eowyn. Of the Royal Guard, one is a banner bearer, just need to sort out something suitable. Theoden himself is still on the painting table.
Next up a couple of shots of the mounted Riders. I've used a black wash method to get a nice worn and rugged look to the figures. Turned out not too bad and also makes the figures quick to paint. So far all told I've managed 28 figures in just over a week and only have 2 to do.