Anyway, orders arrived this morning from Copplestone and Fighting 15's, haul as follows -
3 x Barbarian Command packs - because I wanted 2 army standards for the base stand, plus a spare one for a chariot conversion. Plus, 9 units worth of command will be good for the army.
2 x Shapechangers & Cave Bears - I wasn't overly concerned about the Bears, but the Barbarians with two-handed weapons are sweet, and will make do as the start of a small unit. I've emailed Mark about them being released separately, and he said he'll see what he can do.
1 x Snow Trolls - because I needed another one to go with...
1 x Yetis - Yeah, they are 28mm scale, but should make a very imposing Champion/Hero model for my Snow Trolls.
Fighting 15's - Eureka 18mm Fantasy
A selection of Uruk-hai, to do a Lord of the Rings themed Mighty Armies force. One pack each of Armoured Man-orc Command, Crossbows, Pikes and Blades, as well as Orc Command and Orcs on Fell Beasts with Blade. Which are 'Warg Riders' and not to be confused with the other type of fell beast. Like this -
|Copplestone 10mm Fantasy|
Which is from Copplestone's 10mm Fantasy line, and was painted a couple of years ago.
I like the Eureka stuff and will definitely be ordering more (at some point, he says, remembering rash New Year Resolutions) and will aim for full 40AP forces of the Fighting Uruk-hai (Armoured Man-Orcs), Uruk-hai Scouts (Man-Orc light infantry), Orcs (Errrr... orcs) and Warg Riders (Orcs on fell beasts). I'll have to re-check the Wielders of Magic pack I picked up from Magister Militum to see if I have a suitable Saruman, or start browsing to see if I can locate one. Having painted a huge 28mm Uruk-hai army in the past, I'm pretty sure I can use the same colours and methods on these guys. Painting white hands on the shields might be a challenge though.
In other news (of the non-financial variety) I've assembled 2 Panther A's for my Flames of War force, and they are really bugging me. Drilling out tiny gun barrels is not the stuff fun is made of... I've also built the Famo and an 8rad, as well as the two Stug G's, which are being used as test pieces for camo. This has brought home why I shy away from historical stuff, as prescribed uniforms really aren't my thing. Don't even get me started on insignia.
I shall endevour to get some WIP pictures up in the morning after work, as well as updating the Backlog (of Doom!), and, barring the orders from Rebel Minis and Khurasan, that should be it for the year. If/when I make that big Splintered Light sale order, it won't arrive until January anyway.