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Personal logo McWong73 Supporting Member of TMP20 Jun 2013 4:28 a.m. PST

Had no interest in gaming fantasy again, then you go do this…

Personal logo Landorl Supporting Member of TMP20 Jun 2013 4:50 a.m. PST

I love this range! The orcs look like the ones Angus McBride did for LOTR. I already have a good number of the previous releases. I will be getting some of these also!

I can't say that I love the wolf riders though. They don't look like they quite fit onto the wolves right.

John Treadaway20 Jun 2013 5:12 a.m. PST

I can't say that I love the wolf riders though. They don't look like they quite fit onto the wolves right.

If I read the picture correctly, it looks like the figures are not stuck on (look at the wolf far right in both the mounted and unmounted pictures: the very same model/paint job surely?)

I expect that when the figures are properly fixed in position they'll look fine.

I'm very pleased by this. I've always liked Tom's LotR sculpting (in larger sizes) and these look spot on.

Well done.

John T

PS – It goes without saying that the black orcs look far nicer than the bright green, non Tolkien orc.

khurasanminiatures20 Jun 2013 5:17 a.m. PST

Hey Landorl, glad you like the releases. By the way to respond to your comment on the pit-wolf riders, they fit fine, but as you can see the same mounts were used for both photos, so the painters just dry-fitted the riders on for the Orc pitwolf rider pic.

By the way, for those with interest in this range, check out this thread for another upcoming release:

TMP link

darthfozzywig Supporting Member of TMP20 Jun 2013 5:48 a.m. PST

Nice touch with the three jewels on the crown/helm.

(I make fun of others) Inactive Member20 Jun 2013 5:50 a.m. PST

I like the comparison picture of Morgoth next to an Orc, but if an Orc were actually that close to Morgoth, he'd probably be Bleeped textting himself rather than aggressively advancing.

Can we see a comparison of the dragon to an Orc?

CATenWolde20 Jun 2013 6:01 a.m. PST

Fantastic line! I really appreciate the old school take on the classic themes, and also the fact that it looks like it will be a comprehensive line spanning the various archetypical realms. Hmm … wonder how much I could off-load my GW LotR figures for …

Admiral Yi Sun Sin is my Homie20 Jun 2013 6:32 a.m. PST

CATenWolde, I was thinking the same thing in regards to selling my GW LotR figures. I may have to add to my HMGS Historicon flea market offerings.

willthepiper20 Jun 2013 6:59 a.m. PST

My first thought on seeing that 'Great Enemy' figure is that he should have a big sword, and say (with John Cleese's voice) "NONE SHALL PASS"

(followed some time later with 'it's only a flesh wound', 'I've had worse' and 'the Black Knight ALWAYS triumphs!!')

(I make fun of others) Inactive Member20 Jun 2013 7:17 a.m. PST

Fantastic line! I really appreciate the old school take on the classic themes,

Yes, and in particular I prefer these bent over, smaller Orcs to the lantern-jawed mini-ogres that GW and their imitators make.

I love the sneering lip on Glaurung -- it gives a great sense of the cunning manipulation of this dragon in the book.

John M W20 Jun 2013 9:31 a.m. PST

Oooooo, missed the troll post. Those look awesome. Definitely picking up several.

Personal logo Landorl Supporting Member of TMP20 Jun 2013 10:15 a.m. PST

Can't wait for those trolls! I haven't seen any trolls in 15mm that I have liked until those!

Ping Pong20 Jun 2013 10:45 a.m. PST

Who makes comparable quality halfling s?

John M W20 Jun 2013 10:58 a.m. PST

Splintered Light Miniatures has the best 15mm halflings. (IMHO)

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The militia especially have a lot of character for such tiny models and the proprietor David McBride is a great guy to deal with.
JMW

SCAdian20 Jun 2013 10:59 a.m. PST

I don't know about size-wise, but Splintered Light has some decent Halflings.

Wish Khurasan would make some. (hint, hint)

khurasanminiatures20 Jun 2013 11:06 a.m. PST

We actually have some halflings as part of an adventurer set which will be released soon.

John M W20 Jun 2013 11:53 a.m. PST

Oooo even better!!!!!

Personal logo Landorl Supporting Member of TMP20 Jun 2013 12:50 p.m. PST

Chariot miniatures also have some good halflings. They look a little more "hobbitish" than the ones produced by Splintered Light (Which are also good)

khurasanminiatures20 Jun 2013 1:11 p.m. PST

Oooo even better!!!!!

Yes John it's a mix of classic fantasy adventurers including dwarves, gnomes, elves, etc. They are very fun models.

Personal logo The Nigerian Lead Minister Supporting Member of TMP20 Jun 2013 3:36 p.m. PST

Oh my. Those are excellent. Thanks for constantly tempting me with stuff.

BlackWidowPilot Supporting Member of TMP Fezian20 Jun 2013 6:20 p.m. PST

Jon, you've outdone yourself.evil grin

Leland R. Erickson
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khurasanminiatures21 Jun 2013 4:47 a.m. PST

Because I've had a few inquiries about the dragon compared to a 15mm model:

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Logain21 Jun 2013 10:02 a.m. PST

I'm a big fan of this range, and I'm sure that the upcoming adventurers will be a must have. However I'd also second Splintered Light as having excellent figures for Dwarves, Humans, Elves, and Halflings to oppose the great enemy. Both Jon from Khurasan and David from Splintered Light are great to order from.

khurasanminiatures21 Jun 2013 11:06 a.m. PST

Thanks logain!

GurKhan22 Jun 2013 1:49 p.m. PST

Ooooh, fantasy Hittites!

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