Tuesday, August 12, 2014

About to take flight...


Here are some new images of my Gwahir eagle for my Lord of the Rings army.


He was actually quite effective in the field, working with the Galadrhrim Cavalry to wipe out enemy units at a distance, or in combination with the Stormcallers.


The idea was to do the knockdown spell on the enemy unit, and then fly him over the top of the pile to hit them from the other side.  This would boost the fight skill even more, but also provide that high strength needed to get through the tougher enemy.


The fresh Easterling kill was placed on the base to add to the theme of the army, since my Evil army was the Easterling/Khand alliance.


These were the two armies that I brought to my one and only LOTR tournament a few years ago.  That was a lot of fun :-)


I had a whole story around the Easterlings and the Knights of the Blood Rose. There was also a large display board constructed... here's a link:



There's much more of the army to be seen in the Lord of the Rings section of the blog!


6 comments:

  1. This is fantastic. Gorgeous work on the feathers.

    FMB

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    1. Thanks!! They were a challenge, but fortunately I have painted lot s of birds of prey :-)

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  2. Hi! Where'd you get that eagle? Is it a conversion? Amazing painting job. Congrats ;)

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    1. Thanks!

      It's from CoolMini, and I did some conversion on it. I had to get rid of the rider's saddle and put the dead Easterling on the base...

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  3. Love it! Shows how far I need to go with my eagles...

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    1. Many thanks! This was so fun to do! :-)

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