Sunday, March 15, 2009

And they call it a Mine!

The world is grey, the mountains old,

The forge's fire is ashen-cold;

No harp is wrung, no hammer falls,

The darkness dwells in Durin's halls;

In Moria, in Khazad-dum.

As noted in last post about Talisman, my terrain-building bug is back. However, with very little time on the weekends to work on terrain, and no driving force to get any done (as I don't actually play any wargames anymore), progress is slow. However, my first project to get me back into the swing of things is now complete. I had an extra piece of 2x2 plywood lying around, so I figured a general terrain board was in order. A Moria terrain board for my Lord of the Rings Mines of Moria guys, that is.

First, the boring shots:

I followed the tutorial on the games workshop site to get the little broken tiles and whatnot on there. It looks a lot better with terrain and minis though. Here's some Balin's Tomb attack action:

Aragorn defends the doorway...

Boromir and Gimli attack the Cave troll...

Nothing makes bad paint jobs on Gandalf stand out like a close-up shot...

Strangely, the flash causes the bases to look really light in the pictures, but they are virtually the same color as the table itself in real life as far as I can tell. Oh well, the trials of an amateur photographer.

Now my challenge is to convince Mary that she really wants to learn how to play the excessively-complex Lord of the Rings Strategy Battle Game!