Which new army units would you most like to see added to War of the Ring?
These units would be in addition to the existing units rather than replacing them. For example, the Dunlendings would be used for any Isengard unit placed in North or South Dunland, but for units mustered in Orthanc, Isengard orcs would continue to be used. Some of these unit types can only be placed as the result of playing a particular event card.
Of course we can improvise on these; the LOTR Risk game provides Ents and Eagles, and the Orcs can stand for northern Orcs (Goblins). Various dark age sets can provide reasonable Dunlendings. Any more ideas?
The Goblin Nation of the North demands independence now! Raise high the black and purple banners!
in fact, human races like dunlendings and easterlings can be represented by 1/72 plastic soldiers quite well. for example zvezda mongols make good easterlings. i think fantasy races should be added first. i wonder if LOTR risk figures can be bought separately...
I voted for Easterlings because I don't like it that the S&E forces are represented by Southrons miniatures only. I would love to see some cool Easterlings, and the Elites with war chariots (as we can read in the book) would most certainly look great. In a possible Add-on the human forces of Sauron could have an increased importance in the game so that a better system for 4 players is possible.
Is there any thing in the works to re-release the miniatures in different colors for the nations? The figures look great; however, some of us with older bulbs have a little trouble making out who's who!
In the meantime, what type of paint did you use to paint the mini's in the photo? I know some types of plastic don't take paint very well.
Well, now we got THAT straight, ;D the question still stands - what type/brand of paint did you use? Is it sticking to the figs okay? I haven't had a lot of luck getting paint to stick to the softer plastics. Do you pre-treat the mini before applying the paint?
i didn't know... it's a good idea to use hat sea peoples figures for goblins, mayba they are a little too big for goblins, but they look more goblinoid than human ;D in ad&d books, goblins are said to be 4 feet tall. i think there's no reference about size of the goblins by tolkien, but it's more likely that they are smaller than orcs. they can be shortened by a sharp knife, but it's not a must of course...
i think also nubian infantry figurers from hat can make good goblins, i guess they are from the same sculptor...