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Mars Miniatures04 Oct 2017 6:23 p.m. PST

Taken from full post here: link

The Good, The Bad, & The Ugly

Update to my Imagi-Nations Oldhammer Middle Earth mashup campaign


Looks like our Oldhammer Middle Earth gaming campaign has stalled a bit and will continue to experience a slow down for a while longer.
The Bree campaign will resume at some point when the stars are right (and Cthulhu wakes!)
Im going to tentatively rename November as Bree-vember as that is when I hope to get the current campaign up and running.
Which is perfect timing as I hope the new game mats will arrive around that time!
Yes, I have some lovely plush mats from Cigar Box Battle coming, via their Kickstarter.

In the meantime, Ive put a couple of figures together for this post.
These minis were to be used for a future campaign.
But I hate having long droughts on the blog, so here they are for a little show and tell.
So lets spoil the Misty Mountains campaign with this little teaser…

Oh! Also I have an "internet garage sale" going on, so hop on over to my commission blog to see what Im selling.
Support the Moria Reclamation Project and buy something why dont ya?
Go here for more details: link

And finally, I have a backlog on commissions and am not taking new clients until I can clear up the painting queue.
If you are currently a client and on the queue, please accept my apologies for the long delay.

Thank you for your patience my good fellows.

Now, onwards to pics and fluff…


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Left to Right: Fishspeaker Siona, Hag Queen Morathi, Belladonna Lestrange

The Good, The Bad, And The Ugly

Also note my new terrain piece… Amon Sul… Weathertop!
I will show it off properly when the Bree campaign resumes.

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Fishspeaker Siona, much like one of her distant ancestors, is a blind prophet/mentat who also has Fire powered spells at her command.
She belongs to the Sisters of Manaan, also known as the Fish Speakers of Numenor…

The Sisters of Sigmar arent the only female order in the Empire.
Manaan is the god of the sea and is known the Drowned God in the Iron Islands, Poseidon in Themyscira, and Ulmo in Middle Earth.
Since Marienburg is a maritime city, Manaan is its most worshipped deity.
But the headquarters of the Sisters of Manaan is on Numenor, to the West of Eriador.
The warrior order of the Sisters are known as the Fish Speakers – the protectors of the God Emperor, caretakers of the Great Sea Wyrms of Shai-Hulud.

"Bless the Maker and His water
Bless the coming and going of Him
May His passage cleanse the world…"

These warrior/mage women have been trained to be fanatically loyal and believe in the destiny of mankinds rule over Middle Earth through the mysterious Golden Path.
They are taller than even most men and their beauty makes most think they are descended from the gods and goddesses themselves.
Some of the girls have white hair which might come from a Targaryen heritage.
There are whispers that they are bred from the finest stock of Amazons from both Lustria and Themyscira, Bretonnian Damsels, Empire Aristocracy, Numenorean Lords, Atreides Sea Captains from Caladan, Ironborn raiders from Pyke and legend has it – from Manaan himself!

"Let your servant be born again from the sea, as you were. Bless him with salt, bless him with stone, bless him with steel."

"What is dead may never die!"

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Morathi is the ancient mother of the Witch King.
Oh… not that Witch King!
The Dark Elf one.
She is the first of the Hag Queens and a great and powerful sorceress.
It is whispered that the great Cauldron was given to her by the Elf War God Khaine himself 5,000 years ago, and each year she bathes in its warm blood to restore her beauty.
Not only can she take Dark Elf spells, but Chaos Slaaneshi ones too.
She is quite the naughty elf lady!

If you thought Alyssa the Queen of Dragons had alot of pets, wait til you see Morathi's menagerie of mad monstrosities!
Yes, Morathi will be leading the vanguard with a veritable army of monsters.
The very ground of Middle Earth will shake with the trampling of their varied and numerous hooves.
The Dark Elf hosts are coming and this blog will soon fill with the full machinery of pointy eared malice.
The end is coming, humies and stunties (mainly because I was consumed for a bit with collecting Dark Elves and EvilCute monsters.)

"And you tell me over and over and over and over again my friend,
You don't believe we're on the eve of destruction."

"Nimrod Bodfish have you any wool
Get me another body bag the body bag's full
My face was scorched, scorched
I miss my home I miss my porch, porch
Left, right, left"

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Belladonna Lestrange is quite mad you see.
But one cannot master the magic of Mordor without first travelling to the other side!
Belladonna is a member of a Mordor Death Cult.
She belongs to the most twisted one… The Order of the Black Rock.

Mordor Death Cultists are covens of evil humans who worship Sauron.

Three of the largest of these cults are:

1) The Druids of the Astral Sea. These animal worshipping barbaric cultists are from the Easterling lands of Rhun. In their shamanic visions, these cultists believe that Sauron is the prophesied Lizard King. Because his Ring Wraiths ride atop ancient winged reptiles, just further strengthens their beliefs. They foresee a world where "Man becomes one with Beast" in a green environmentally safe hippie commune love-fest.

2) The Order of the Black Rock. The toxic air of Mordor has twisted these humans into grotesque nightmares. They mostly come from the southern area of Mordor known as Nurn. It is their belief that only the strongest can survive in Mordor and it is through mutation that a new breed of human will emerge and inherit Middle Earth.

3) The Golden Mumak Society. These Southrons are from Haradwaith and have seen the birth of a yellow-gold colored Mumakil as the sign that the King in Yellow has returned. They believe Sauron will become this King after unifying the lands of Middle Earth and will usher in a Golden Age of Magic.

"She wore a gown the color of storms, shadows, and rain and a necklace of broken promises and regrets."

I will have 3 Mordor Cultist units, of 12 cultists each.

In addition to having the stats of chaos marauders, a Death Cultist unit is considered to be a Wizard and can cast spells in the same way as Pink Horrors of Tzeentch.
A unit of 12 Cultists will cast spells as a Lvl 2 Wizard
Choose spells as normal Wizards do, but as casualties occur, the unit will lose magic levels and spells.
Once the unit is reduced to 8, it becomes a Lvl 1 Wizard.
The unit loses Magic ability once it is reduced to 4.

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Yup!
Lots of background fluff to fill in the lack of painted minis/battle reports for now.

I have a couple more painted teasers to show off til Bree-vember comes.
I dont have full units, as my painting hand has been injured the last few months.
And while I normally wait to show off whole painted units, we will have to settle for more posts like this one.

Oh, I have terrain pieces that I was saving for the future.
But I suppose I can show them ahead of time.

I suppose I can even give some fluff for minis already shown on the blog.
Aragorn and Radagast conversations?
Or Mouth of Sauron and Shelob just shooting the breeze?
Hope some of you like fluff, because its going to get fluffy around here!

Cheers,
Mar

Bandolier Supporting Member of TMP04 Oct 2017 10:40 p.m. PST

I always enjoy your photos and enthusiasm.

Crazyivanov05 Oct 2017 3:29 a.m. PST

The Mutation and Strength Cult largely coming from Nurn, the nicest part of Mordor, makes a lot of sense. The native human population are slaves, descendants of captives taken by the orcs and the Variags. These people wouldn't see their humanity as a gift but a curse, other than their inevitable deaths.

Also, something seems off about Morathi's breast plate, but I can't put a finger on it.

Mars Miniatures05 Oct 2017 7:29 a.m. PST

Bandolier,
Thanks buddy!

Crazyivanov,
I like that. "Mutation and Strength!" sounds like a good battle cry.
I dont know for sure, but I agree that Nurn is the "nice" part of Mordor.
I wonder if the Sea of Nurn is super saline like the Dead Sea, or if its a nice place to holiday.

And wow, why didnt I see that? She should be showing some cleavage obviously.
And now Im remembering, I never did finish painting her.
The bottom parts of her robe never got paint and also parts of her staff as well.

Beowulf Supporting Member of TMP Fezian05 Oct 2017 10:01 a.m. PST

Good work!

Mars Miniatures06 Oct 2017 11:32 a.m. PST

More fluffy silliness up on the blog here: link

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