Thursday, January 31, 2019

Urak haI Rebased

My rebasing project continues. I have completed rebasing my Urak hai and Rohan forces using my new basing system. I'll try to get some photos of the Rohan tomorrow.

Most units now comprises of two bases- each 6cm wide.

  • Cavalry: two 6x 8cm bases (each with 3 figures so 6 figures per unit)
  • Light Cavalry/lesser beasts: 2x 6cm round bases with 2 figures
  • Large monsters and leaders: 1x 6cm round base with either one large monsters of 3x command figures for infantry
  • Smaller monsters: 2x 5cm bases per unit
  • Infantry: two bases each 6cmx6cm (4-5 figs per base). Originally I was going to vary the base depth as in Impetus and some other systems to reflect heavier/ more driilled infantry from warband but have decided that the extra cm of depth protects some more fragile figures (eg spearmen) from taking knocks on the tabletop so have decided to standardise to one base depth.
  • Missile troops: 2 bases each 6x 5cm deep, each with 3 figures. 
  • Skirmishers: 2x 5cm round bases each with two figures on them.

 By having two bases equalling a unit (in most cases) in Dragon Rampant when a unit is reduced to half strength I simply remove a base to reflect the losses.

In Dragon Rampant terms the Urak hai will be the core of a 40+ point warband:

  • 1x leader (elite foot)
  • 4x Urak hai infantry (either heavy foot offensive or Bellicose foot)
  • 2x crossbows (heavy missiles)
  • 1x warg riders (light riders)
  • 1x wargs (lesser beasts)
  • 2x Urak hai scouts (Scouts)


Thursday, January 24, 2019

More rebasing completed

I've been away a few days but finished off the rebasing of my light cavalry which will be used are Easterlings in my Middle Eaarth themed games I've also finished a medium cavalry unit which will be Black Numenorean knights for Dragon Rampant. These are simply the Rohan figures with different shields but they will do the job. The Easterlings are Gripping Beast's Huns.


Monday, January 21, 2019

Back to gaming...nearly

Well I'm back home and after a few weeks or getting things sorted which included moving house, I'm finally starting to get myself organised and ready to get back to some gaming.

I was up in Christchurch for a concert a couple of weeks back and caught up with my friend Ian who has just finished some  Nazgul on Fell Beasts for his Dragon Rampant/ Lord of the Rings forces. My phone camera doesn't do the subtlety of the paint job justice.

As for me, I'm looking at adding to my Black Numenorean force.

I'm also looking at modifying my basing system slightly, using 2x 6cm wide bases per unit, an idea I've stolen from Ian. My first decision? 3 Cav per base or two. I was messing around trying to sort this out and took a couple of photos.

First up three figs.

Or two?
I've decided I prefer three, looks more dynamic and so future units will have 2x3 figure bases per unit.

I painted these Rohan as Numenoreans a few years back, the only change was to replace the Rohan shields with some Black Shields from one of the historics ranges- I can't remember which manufacturer- and paint the figure some suitably dark colours.

I also have a small force of Gripping Beast huns which are being repurposed as Easterling allies (I'll have 4 units worth for bigger games). I've decide to use two x 6cm round bases with 2 figures per base for light cav/skirmishers as the bases look more...skirmishy. I really like the look that these give.

I also picked up a Nargul on a fellbeast last year and he will be added to the force too- but needs to be repainted.