Wednesday, April 22, 2009

War of the Ring: Army Status

There was a suggestion that folks should rattle off what they're working with and where they are with it for War of the Ring. It's not a bad one, but a forum thread feels like an odd place for that sort of thing... where as a blog (or as mentioned in the thread, a wiki) is the perfect place.

Painted:
17 Haradrim Warriors (Spears x12, Bows x4, Banner x1)

Assembled:
Suladan the Serpent Lord (Foot & Mounted)
Dalamyr, Lord of Umbar
Mahud King (Foot & Mounted)
Haradrim Chieftain
Corsair Captain
Corsair Bosun
4 Half Trolls (Normal x2, Two Handed Weapons x2)
12 Mahud Warriors (Normal x9, Blowpipes x3)
24 Corsair of Umbar(Shields x8, Spear x8, Bow x8)

Partially Assembled:
5 Mahud Raiders

Unopened:
12 Mahud Warriors (Normal x6, Blowpipe x6)

On Order:
24 Haradrim Warriors (Spears x12, Bows x12)
24 Corsair of Umbar (Shields x8, Spear x8, Bow x8)
Haradrim Raiders x6 (Normal x3, Bow x2, Banner x1)
4 Half Trolls (Normal x2, Two Handed Weapons x2)
Mordor/Isengard Troll
Hasharin

What all of that mess will eventually get me (in terms of War of the Ring) is:
- Suladan
- Dalamyr
- 51 Haradrim Warriors (~6 Companies)
- 24 Spears
- 24 Bows
- 1 Banner
- 1 Chieftan
- 1 Hasharin
- 6 Haradrim Raiders (6 Companies)
- 3 Spears
- 2 Bows
- 1 Banner
- 50 Corsairs of Umbar (~6 Companies)
- 16 Shields
- 16 Spears
- 16 Bows
- 1 Captain
- 1 Bosun
- 25 Mahud Warriors (~3 Companies)
- 15 Normal
- 9 Blowpipes
- 1 Chieftain
- 6 Mahud Raiders (3 Companies)
- 5 Raiders
- 1 Chieftain
- 8 Half Trolls
- Troll (Mordor, Isengard or Cave)

I've got some work cut out for me to converting up musicians and standard bearers on the Mahud, as well as a musician for the Haradrim. I don't plan on buying any more models past this until I get the chance to play the game a bit more.

I've done a lot of thinking about how to run a more balanced force while maintaining my Harad theme; it'll involve a lot of conversion, I think, and flat out model subsitution (for ghostly troops and seige weapon crew). It'll make getting spun up on the game a lot harder, but I think it'll ultimately really pay off.
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