Since I bought the miniature of Halbarad Dunadan in 2013, it stayed unpainted inside a drawer. It is time for him to find some followers and see some action.
I had four warriors of Rohan with bows that I didn't need. So I decided to convert them to Rangers of the North.
Halbarad and the Rangers
Back in 2013 I used a little rock and a piece of blue foam
to make this base.
Recently I bought some nice Forest bases from Micro Art Studio and I replaced Halbarad's previous base with one of them.
Halbarad on his new base
For the conversion of the warriors of Rohan I used Soviet WWII heads, Norman archers' left arms with bows, Colonial militiamen's tomahawks and Orcs' quivers!
I cut in half the orc's quivers and glued them on the warriors' ones but not before I had removed the arrows from the later. I needed longer arrows for the Normans' bows.
At that point I tried to make hoods from green stuff for the four Rangers but I failed. So, in order to have the appearance of a unit I removed their hats and left them bald. Now I have four bold but bald Rangers! I also added fur to their cloaks.
The family photo as WIP
The other day a friend invited me to watch a game, that they played using L'Art de la Guerre rules. The rules remind a lot the DBM rules I think. The two opponents of the battle were Byzantines and Germans. My friend doesn't really bother to follow historical accuracy. None of the miniatures are mine.
Byzantines left flank,
and the right flank.
and the camp.
The knights' charge
The clash at the center
The clash of all flanks.
The Germans finally won! Frankly, it was a nice and well balanced game.
Some more photos from my latest trip to Turkey. In particular, these are from my visit to Topkapi Palace which in English means "The Cannon Gate Palace".
The entrance of the Gate
The view of Bosphorus strait
The model of Topkapi at its entrance.
And the model of the whole complex. Topkapi is at the center.
A part of the outer wall of the complex.
That's it for today! Stay tuned for more!