Saturday, April 11, 2020

28mm Gondor Cavalry

I recently finished painting and added another 88 Gondor cavalry to my existing cavalry units. I even mixed some Dol Amroth shields in with the units to say they were in Gondor service. I use them in units of 8. So now I have 17 units total. Now a total of 136 cavalry models for Gondor. Way back I had painted extra Rohan cavalry and have about 136 Rohan cavalry models as well. I also way back added to my Dol Amroth cavalry and have about 80 models or 10 units of 8. These are kit bashed Gondor cavalry. I used the old school Harlequin LOTR figures from the 90’s. You can still find them In the Scotia Grendel fantasy figure line online today in their store.  The molds were at one time with Black Tree Designs under Legions of the Rhealm line back in the 90’s up into the lower 2000’s or something. The molds have been sold and settlled at Scotia Grendel and I have bought many there.  In my opinion they are the best LOTR figure line. But most every one uses the Games Workhop LOTR line. Which is good, but they are too small for my taste. I’m into scale creep upper 28’s.  I’m currently working on some more Gondor infantry about 8 trays of 25. I use the old GW trays for units. I have units of 25 minis in each tray. Eventually I will have 24 trays of 25 or 24 units of Gondor infantry. I play epic size games. As far as orcs I have probably close to 500 orcs and 300 goblins, a massive army. I’m looking for some shields to use to swap out with the gondor cavalry and paint more to make  2nd Age men units.

Any way cheers and stay safe in these dark times.


WimVdB said...

Wow you do have huge LOTR armies!
Do you paint your mini's for a certain battle, or just making the armies as big as possible?

majormike said...

Fantastic! You really do play epic sized games!
Out of interest how long did it take you too paint these?

Jonathan Freitag said...

These are truly impressive sights!

Sithlord2 said...

thank you. it took me probably about 3 months maybe to paint. I at first painted a large Gondor army and Rohan to go with the Minas Tirith I made, but I just kept on going and painting more just to have bigger battles. and I like quantity. just more fun with large armies. eye candy