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19 May 2011 7:38 p.m. PST
by Editor in Chief Bill

  • Changed title from "Dong Lord of the Rings in 15mm..." to "Doing Lord of the Rings in 15mm..."

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SonofThor Inactive Member18 May 2011 10:10 p.m. PST

…using historicals for the human kingdoms. What era or culture do you think would best represent Gondor?

I don't want them to look like the ones from the movies, mainly because I think that they're incorrect. I'm leaning towards 1st Crusade Normans. I know that Mithril minis based theirs off of Carolingians but I'm not sure if I like that or not.

I'm definitely using Gothic/German cavalry for Rohan and maybe some saxons for infantry.

SonofThor Inactive Member18 May 2011 10:12 p.m. PST

Sorry that's "Doing" not Dong…conjures up a whole different thing.. :P

CPT Jake Inactive Member19 May 2011 1:57 a.m. PST

Yeah, the title made me chuckle.

I can't help with what to use for Gondor, but I did use various historicals for my Haradrim in 15mm: link

1st Crusade Normans would work, especially if YOU think they would.


John Leahy19 May 2011 4:27 a.m. PST
SonofThor Inactive Member19 May 2011 5:19 a.m. PST

Normans is how I'm leanng, but Byzantines is also an interesting idea.

Thanks for the link, John.

Jovian1 Inactive Member19 May 2011 8:16 a.m. PST

Later Byzantines for the Gondorian warriors, Normans for the Rohirrim.

Personal logo Landorl Supporting Member of TMP19 May 2011 6:54 p.m. PST

I use Byzantines for Gondor. I like the fit. I use Franks, or Visigoth cavalry for Rohan, and Arthurian infantry for foot soldiers. I have also thought of using Carolignians for Rohan.

SonofThor Inactive Member19 May 2011 9:43 p.m. PST

Khurasan's Belisarian Byzantines have been calling to me. I had thought of using Arthurians for Rohan, especially the new Splintered Light minis for that, but I also like Old Glory's Gothic/Lombards for the Rohirrim as well. Choices, choices.

Robert Burke20 May 2011 2:42 p.m. PST

You could use Carolingians if you want a slightly earlier Medieval look.

There's also Viking and Saxon Huscarls.

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