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Distinguishing Gondor Militia / Infantry / Spearmen
« on: November 18, 2013, 03:54:39 PM »
I was looking over the lists here, and was wondering how to distinguish the 3 different "grades" of Gondor infantry with different models.

I was thinking that obviously Copplestone make the perfect spearmen - but for the weaker grades of Militia and Infantry, perhaps the Peasants and Romano British infantry made by Kallistra would fit the bill.

In any case, some kind of "peasant" for the weaker, militia, and perhaps historical infantry WITHOUT long spears for the Infantry.
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Re: Distinguishing Gondor Militia / Infantry / Spearmen
« Reply #1 on: November 18, 2013, 08:08:22 PM »
what kind of beasteary/Imaginarium are you looking for?

- old movies?
- Dave day tolkiens besteary book?
- MERP- mithril Prince august figures - Angus Macbride?
- or modern movies?

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« Reply #2 on: November 18, 2013, 10:50:33 PM »
I'm afraid I am ignorant of the old animated movies, and the Mithril figures! Please forgive my ignorance. :-X

Ah we had the Tolkien bestiary in our charity shop and it is a beautiful work - very "Heavy Metal" and with contributions from artists who went on to define Games Workshop.  I liked it very much.

I'm afraid that the Games Workshop models define a lot of the imagery for me in terms of rank and file troops. But now I find myself looking through the various fan sites learning about all the different regions of Gondor and Arnor and such that never appear in the movies and would love to paint different banners and colours to represent the Last Alliance.
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« Reply #3 on: November 19, 2013, 02:30:55 PM »
You could have a look here, could be source of inspiration for 10mm proxies search

http://www.mithril.ie/PBSCCatalog.asp?CatID=1865431&BrandID=167465


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Re: Distinguishing Gondor Militia / Infantry / Spearmen
« Reply #4 on: November 19, 2013, 04:00:56 PM »
Good call! I didn't realise there was so much variety in the land of Gondor.  I always thought the Peter Jackson films were disappointingly "barren" of variety in the war - whilst adding contradictory things like the elves appearing at Helm's Deep.

Things like the Lossarnach would be wonderful:

http://www.oldgloryuk.com/disp_item.php?c=297&oc=3551

In terms of bearded Axemen with mail armour, I really like the look of these dark age Old Glory minis.

http://www.oldgloryuk.com/disp_item.php?c=297&oc=3551
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« Reply #5 on: November 19, 2013, 06:24:39 PM »
I have those viking minis from old glory, and they are superb indeed.

Just need time for painting them :)

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Re: Distinguishing Gondor Militia / Infantry / Spearmen
« Reply #6 on: November 19, 2013, 07:04:48 PM »
Ah, excellent!

Do you know how they'd scale against Kallistra and Copplestone figures from your collection?

I'm not sure how well armed Gondorian "militia" would be - using peasants for them seems something of an insult.

http://www.greathallminis.com/Ancient_10mm/images/oldglory/SVN-202.jpg

Perhaps some Saxons would be more appropriate?
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« Reply #7 on: November 19, 2013, 07:35:11 PM »
With copplestone fit well. Kallistra vary in sieze depending of historical or fantasy. I think in kallistra fantasy could fit well, but not in historical. Just my taste.

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« Reply #8 on: November 19, 2013, 08:39:21 PM »
Thank you, that's good to know!

http://www.wargamerau.com/forum/lofiversion/index.php/t139530-150.html

If you scroll two thirds down this page you can see this guy's WIP Kallistra elf cavalry. Undercoated in black, they look like they'd be really good for Gondor cavalry as I thought. Might have to file down the bases to nothing though so they don't look too big compared with GW silver helms as Knights of Dol Amroth.  Painted ones are on the next page.  I think what he did was to take the command pack which has good banners, and mix it with the normal High Elf cavalry pack.

Was looking about for something that would work for a general good bolt thrower:
http://www.kallistra.co.uk/images/products/190/1336688162-807a.jpg

The Romano British Kallistra one looks like it would be suitable one perhaps if the crew were replaced.
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Re: Distinguishing Gondor Militia / Infantry / Spearmen
« Reply #9 on: December 12, 2013, 10:08:03 PM »
I would look at the Pendraken Late Roman range
http://www.pendraken.co.uk/Ancients-c9/Late-Roman-sc21/

Lovely figures, and they will scale much better with Coppelstone - Kallistra will tower over Copplestone