Heroes Of Middle-earth & Citadel Project Kit This Week From Games Workshop

November 19, 2018 by brennon

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The team at Games Workshop has been busy working on a few Middle-earth related releases for this week but also something for the Painters out there too. We'll start with the Middle-earth goodness however with this weekend ushering in the release of a new version of Gandalf The White & Pippin.

Gandalf & Pippin On Horse - Games Workshop

There will be variants of the pair from their time in Gondor either Mounted up on Shadowfax as you can see here or on foot, ready to defend Minas Tirith from the onslaught of Sauron's Orcs and the dreaded Witch King himself.

Gandalf & Pippin On Foot - Games Workshop

I'd love to do a scenario which features Gandalf and Pipping holding out in the streets of Minas Tirith alongside beleaguered Gondorian soldiers hoping that the Army Of The Dead and the forces of Rohan can break through the assault and save them before it's too late.

Horse Lords

To help in that endeavour we have King Theoden who is now available separate from the large Pelennor Fields Starter Set that Games Workshop designed. You can get him either on foot or mounted.

King Theoden Foot & Mounted - Games Workshop

It's great to see that Games Workshop is working on more of these plastic kits for the heroes so that you have a nice new option when it comes to your force. Metal is grand, and the original range look fantastic, but the plastic side of their Middle-earth range needs a serious update.

The Woodland Realm

You will also be able to pick up the miniatures for Legolas & Tauriel in one pack if you would like to run yourself a force from the depths of Mirkwood.

Legolas & Tauriel - Games Workshop

These two were mentioned in the same breath as the other kits so one hopes that they are also in plastic too rather than the Finecast material that we...well, let's not go back to those dark days.

I really liked Tauriel from the Hobbit movies and it was just a shame that Jackson and the team turned her into some sobbing loved-up character rather than just letting her be a total badass all the time.

The 'romance' should simply have been the brotherhood between Thorin & Company and Bilbo and that final acceptance of the Hobbit when Thorin realised it was too late. The storyline between Tauriel and Kili just robbed those moments of its significance with something cheap to appease the need for there to be something more conventional included within the plot. Anyway, I'm rambling.

Roll Like An Istari

As well as these new plastic kits, Games Workshop has also designed a set of Gandalf D6 for you to use in your games.

Gandalf Dice Set - Games Workshop

They bear the mark that Gandalf left on the door to Bilbo's home when the Dwarves came a-knockin' to rouse him from his comfortable life and take him on an adventure.

Citadel Project Set

As well as all of these releases for Middle-earth we also have one for the wider painting and hobbying community with their Citadel Project Kit.

Citadel Project Box - Games Workshop

The idea is that this will help you to organise your particular tools, paints, brushes and miniatures into one place so that if you are focused in on a single project (or multiple) you will have all of the colours and such that you need in one place.

These are the kind of gifts which you'll start to see coming out towards the Christmas period as every hobbyist needs some way to organise their collection and make sure that there's some semblance of coherence in the mess of plastic and metal on their tabletops.

What do you think of the new releases coming soon?

"...make sure that there's some semblance of coherence in the mess of plastic and metal on their tabletops"

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