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Uruk Hai, the return! And more……..much much more

Uruk Hai, the return! And more……..much much more

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Chuck a spear lads! Moria Goblin Bolt throwers ahoy

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Following my first battle it was quite evident I lacked some firepower. So I checked my 6ed lists and saw, spear chukkas and doom divers.

I scratched the back of my brain to stimulate the grey matter a bit. And Roman scorpion sprue popped into my head! I can rob the Romans I’ve got (empire swordsman variant) and give it to the Moria gobbo’s! I cut up an archer model, only took the bow off  and glued it to his back for use later, bent the bow arm at the elbow and voila! A gobbo sighting down the bolt thrower.

It looked a bit clean though, Romans seem neat and tidy, tidy and neat. So I cut up a base to look like jagged metal shield in front of the thrower. I am really pleased with the results!

I also want to use the bolt thrower in my lord of the rings games, as an avenger bolt thrower for my numenoreans. The Roman bags and bolts can be stuck straight on to a last alliance swordsman. No problem. A green stuff strap and he will be sorted. But the person firing the thing is more time consuming. Cut the legs above the knee guards. Hollow out his arse with a file and re glue the legs in a kneeling position. The cut off his sword and bend the arm over so both fists are touching like he is holding the bolt thrower. Looks good enough to me…… a lot of green stuff needed to blend though. And a touch of green stuff needed to make the cloak look gathered over the back of his legs. But I like it.

Lastly I made a doom diver from a spare cheapo plastic Moria troll and a very old doom diver catapult I got for cheap on eBay. £4!
minor head and arm repositioning, cocktail stick under the catapult and pin the lot together!
I love the model. I want to adjust the rules so it can be a troll bully instead of an orc one, I see the gobbos doing what the troll wants more readily than they would with an orc.

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Im loving it Mate. I have my own army to pait too, as I gave my orks to my friend for his B day and bought even mor urk hai then I had next day 😀 canty wait to scroll more and be more inspired . cheers

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