Friday, January 15, 2016

LotR with Dragon Rampant rules



During the autum of 2015 I, Jonas and Sören talked about starting up some Dragon Rampant gaming using our old Games Workshop Lord of the Ring minis. I was indeed a slow worker in this little project as both Jonas finished his first part of Rohan Warband and Sören have made a stunning work on his Elves Warband during the fall of 2015.

I have been painteing mine Sauruman Warband and last knight I had a quick foto session with the finished minis. No fancy work but they will work good for some LotR games using the Dragon rampant rules. I havent yet decided what troop type to use but you will see in some upcomming AAR´s as soon as we get a game or two.

Anyway here are some pictures of the finished Warband:

First a unit of Pike armed Uruk-Hai




Crossbow armed Uruk-Hai, the minis are mainly sword and shield Uruk-Hai minis that I cut of the arms and gave them crossbow arms from FireForge.




Might mix the Pike and Crossbow in to some kind of mixed infantry...




2 units of Sword and Shield Uruk-Hai.




Also included a Leader in the case I leve Sauruman at home and fo all Uruk-Hai :)







Berserkers and engineers with a bomb. perfect for the exploding rule in Dragon Rampant ;)






And a heavy tank... Troll, will be fielded as a singel model unit i think...








The warbands hero himsefl Saruman with his loyal servant Wormtongue.

Wormtongue I was thinking of placing in my oponents command unit to deliver ill advices, not sure of the effect but at least no moral bonus for the Leader untill Wormtongue are exposed ;)








Some group shots of the Sauruman Warband.







49 comments:

  1. Excellent! I really like that you included that muted red for your warband. It looks great! /Mattias

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    1. Thanks matey !

      I feelt they would be so dark without at least one colour, and the muted red are kind of evil looking to i think :)

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  2. Very nicely done, I like the multiple basing as well. Good idea. I must pick this ruleset up!

    Steve

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    1. Glad you like the 1-2-3 basing, i to do that;) It gives the unit a good look of irregularity.

      Dragon Rampant are really nice especially if you like Lion Rampant.

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  3. Great stuff Michael nicely put together band.

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  4. Wow! Those look fantastic!

    Especially like your idea for wormtongue. Hope you can make it work ingame!

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    1. Thank you very much !

      Just have to convince my opposition to allow me to put him in his command unit as an "advicer" and to set a cost for him and also a way for him to be exposed and sent away.

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  5. Just had an evil idea. Get some shot armed uraki and got can use them in pike men's lament too.

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    1. haha...you are a funny man...I start to work on that right away ;)

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  6. Ok, that is just awesome! Love it!!

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  7. I've got the same idea for my warbands for Dragon Rampant - I need a Saruman though!

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    1. Indeed a nice Idea :)

      Not sure if I will use Saruman as it dosen´t feel totaly right, was he ever out with his troops, wasn´t he mostly hiding in his tower.

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  8. Very impressive Michael! Great work.

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  9. Really nice warband, mixed pike and crossbow, does that make them urak hai allmoge?
    Best Iain

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    1. indeed it must ;)

      I have really looked for that connection between LotR and Sweden, thanks for the puch in the right direction :)

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  10. Those are some beautifully painted miniatures!

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  11. These are tremendous Michael! I just love the little twists like the use of colour and that wonderfully gruesome command stand - superb!

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  12. Fab stuff Michael! Really like your muted palette.

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    1. Thank you !!!

      Glad you liked the mötes palette, i'm not really used to it as i like bright colours.

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  13. Really nice warband! I like a lot your painting work!

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  14. Excellent work,I look forward to seeing them in action.

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    1. I hope so to... If i can lure the pesky horse lovers in to open battle....

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  15. Great work and nice to see the LoTR figures getting used.

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    1. Appreciated Steve!
      Indeed nice thatthewas unboxed after so long time but they haven't any real swedish connection...

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  16. Really nice...I like the basing very much. I have a similar plan to use LOTR goblins.

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  17. Wonderful stuff once again, sir! My copy of Dragon Rampant arrived in the post yesterday and I have to say I'd been thinking of putting my collection of LotR miniatures to the same use!

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    1. Appreciated !!!

      I hope you Will get as good games as we with the Dragon Rampant rules.

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  18. Absolutely gorgeous Michael! The hordes of Isengard never looked better.

    I guess I have to paint up some reinforcements now. The Rohan lines look a bit thin in comparison. :)

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    1. Thanks matey!

      Shouldent the Rohan be underdogs ;)

      The arms race have started :)

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  19. What size of round bases do you use for ,one figure,two figures or three figures? Do you use the same size for bigger 28mm figures? I think this multiple basing approach might well work for me too and I look forward to your reply.
    thanks
    Alan

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    1. Glad you like it, all the answers to the 1, 2, 3 basing can you find in this blog post

      http://dalauppror.blogspot.se/2015/11/123-basing.html?m=1

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  20. Really impressive Michael - I like the red details you've added on the Uruk Hai. I think my few elves better send out a diplomatic mission to the Riders of Rohan if they are to have any chance against the onslaught of Isengard :0)

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    1. Haha... Your tree lovers might catch up with the horse lovers at helms deep ;)

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  21. Fantastic, Michael. Love your take on the Isengard Uruks with the red helmet crests. Top drawer as always.

    I'll be using my LotR minis to play LR/DR until I get my Westerosi retinues painted.

    Cheers for your continued inspriation!

    Wade
    aka Dilettante Gamer

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