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ZULUPAUL Supporting Member of TMP writes:

Wargames Atlantic will be releasing plastic Halflings soon.

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Paul at Warlord Games Sponsoring Member of TMP of Warlord Games writes:

The Moots of Erehwon are on the march! Swarms of Halflings advance across the land to defend their homes from the forces of evil, arriving from TTCombat later this August!


The Halfling list takes up the theme of the wee people of folklore and – inevitably – those that have emerged from the pages of literature to populate roleplaying and video games, films, TV, and popular culture.

The name says it all, really – they are little people at about half the height of your average human, and their appearance and habits are popularly associated with the creations of Tolkien, of course. The list within the pages of Warlords of Erehwon draws upon the character of these creatures, including those miniature people of traditional tales who helped shape that character in the first place – leprechauns, gnomes, brownies and even pixies and faeries, should that be your bag.

Halflings are not shaped or inclined towards military service, and this warband has much of the character of a militia or a mustering of well-meaning villagers. A Halfling is as likely to carry a toasting fork or soup-ladle as a sword or spear. A cooking pot or colander might serve as a helmet. Despite this rather unprofessional approach to the art of war, Halflings are stout-hearted creatures and not easily deterred.

Halflings are loyal to their kind, hide-bound by inclination, parochial in outlook, and suspicious of larger folk with fancy ideas. Those that live alongside or amongst humans are held to be unruly and a law unto themselves. They are usually the first to be blamed whenever anything goes missing. Unfortunately for their neighbors, they are also fond of parties and other raucous entertainments, which go on long into the night, accompanied by loud music, bawdy singing, and recreational violence.

The Halflings themselves are a lightly armed militia, short on height and equipment, but pretty nifty when it comes to shooting, throwing rocks, and sneaking about in the undergrowth.

The sheriffs are the best equipped of the bunch, but that is not saying much.

Archers are perhaps the most effective fighters because Halflings are good shots, and their arrows hit just as hard as those of larger and stronger peoples.

Even Halfling urchins, available as swarms that might be imagined to include dogs, cats and chickens, are remarkably adept at chucking rocks, and can be armed with slings – catapults, most likely – which makes them even more annoying to your enemies.


There are also a couple of interesting warmachines in the form of a stone thrower and a bolt thrower, though pie-thrower and firework launcher might be a more apt description for the sort of thing your average Halfling might cobble together.



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