After much pondering on the different wars as detailed in the books outside of The Lord of the Rings. I decided on putting together some armies to fight the battles that brought about the fall of Arnor in the early part of the Third Age. Namely the war with Angmar. Luckily I already have plenty of Orcs, wolves and Trolls but I am lacking suitable figures to represent the Northmen of Angmar who fought in the Witchkings army.
I've decided to go for some suitably dark age figures. First up some plastic Anglo Saxon Thegns and a few unarmored types. I added to these some leftover Dark age figures sitting in the lead pile. To differentiate the figures from typical Saxons, I've used various heads and shields from Romans, Celts, Germanics and Spanish. Helps give the army an unique look.
So here they are, the first 34 models, still need their bases completed. Pretty happy with how they have turned out.
I've deliberately gone for a very dark colour scheme with the clothing, keeping to browns and dark grey. The shields are done with a simple black and dark grey to add to the view that these are the bad guys.
I've got another 30 or some infantry figures to complete and have even repurposed some old Dark age cavalry to give me a first mounted unit. In the future I'll need to add some hillmen to represent Rhuduar.