Well, it has been quite sometime since my first post, in which I showed off a single base of Rohan foot and three bases of generic rangers. I didn't really do very much with that project after that, up until quite recently. I decided that I was sick of just having that single lonely base of foot soldiers, and that it was time to paint up the rest of the formation. So, over the course of about a week and a half (which is about half a week longer than it took to do the first base) I've painted up five more bases of Rohan heavy foot.
|The unit is depicted here in double column formation|
|Double line formation|
|Single line formation|
|Marching column formation|
|Staggered wide formation|
Now that this formation is done, I've started (more slowly) on a unit of cavalry and a unit of archers. After the Rohan army is finished, I guess I will try to hunt down some plastic/metal orcs to start an evil army. I am also pondering what kind of models to use for Gondorians. Having considered Normans, Byzanties, Vikings and Saxons, I am leaning towards using Normans for the northern part of the population (possibly with conversions for the men of Dol Amroth) and Byzanties for the southern population (maybe mix them in with the forces of Umbar or Near Harad).
Elves and dwarves I anticipate will be more than a little bit of a problem for me, but I think I will have to just cross that bridge when I come to it.
|WIP Rohan horses|
|WIP Rohan archers|