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Personal logo Grelber Supporting Member of TMP30 Jun 2018 3:08 p.m. PST

Any suggestions for a 25/28mm barrow wight figure? I'd initially planned to use a wraith figure, then I realized that (in LOTR) Frodo cuts off its arm and can see the arm squirming, so it apparently wasn't invisible.

My theory is that a barrow wight would make a good leader for a band of draugr for my Vikings to fight.


mwindsorfw Supporting Member of TMP30 Jun 2018 4:04 p.m. PST

Reaper makes a litch Lord figure that should serve the same purpose.

Aethelflaeda was framed30 Jun 2018 4:20 p.m. PST

mithril figures out of Ireland do a good barrow wight.

Personal logo Wyatt the Odd Supporting Member of TMP Fezian30 Jun 2018 5:16 p.m. PST

The original Citadel LotR Barrow Wights – also released in the Night Horrors range as "Wight"


Dave Jackson Supporting Member of TMP30 Jun 2018 6:16 p.m. PST

Well, GW has a LOTR set with Barrowwights.

Personal logo Parzival Supporting Member of TMP03 Jul 2018 6:43 a.m. PST

Technically, a wight is just another word for "man." Tolkien's "barrow wight" appears to be a reference to Norse and Germanic folklore undead creatures often called "draugr." They're sort of a combination of zombie and vampire, without the voodoo of one and the superpowers (and restriction baggage) of the other. I'd look at armored zombies, "revenants," ghouls, etc.. (Mantic has a nice "revenant" armored zombie fig that's part of their Dungeon Saga line.)

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