Helms Deep

Making a Helms Deep is something I have wanted to do for ages. We had a lazy weekend planned so me and the boys decided we would make a start on the build. I am using the instructions from the Lord of the Rings Two Towers journey book with the odd modification. The instructions are very straight forward and the foam board structure makes the sections light and strong. The modular way it’s constructed will mean that it can be used for the multiple small scenarios in the journey book or it can be all linked together to be used for the full battle. It also means it’s going to be much easier to store. pics 274

The wall with the culvert

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The causeway

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The breached wall

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The gatehouse. Due to the lack of 10mm foam board I had to alter some of the measurements a bit.

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  Still on the list of things to do to complete the set up are – A rocky raised section to put the gatehouse on Two curved wall sections Another standard wall section It will be a little while before I have the finished sections to show off but I am planning on working on it over the next couple of weeks. I also now need to crack on and paint a few bits needed for the relevant scenarios so I have started base coating a Uruk battering ram, a siege ballista, some demo teams and a few ladders. I am also planning on getting my Haldier’s elves done so we can do book and film versions of the scenarios.



I thought I would get a quick picture of my Grima up to get the blog posts going. I need to work on my photos but hopefully it will give you a good idea of what he looks like. This is not a figure I need for any of the journey books but it’s one I have had for ages so it was good to get him painted.


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Grima Wormtongue

I have also finished painting the nine rangers and Tom Bombadil. I just need to do the bases and they are ready to go. On top of thatI have finished the base coat and wash on 8 Moria goblins (which will give me all the gobIins I need for the Moria games) and a mounted Wraith. So they just need highlights and basing now. What I do need to do is crack on with some of the scenic bits.

I have had a good couple of days with e-bay and I have managed to fill some of the gaps I had. I now have 9 ringwraiths on foot and I managed to get 3 mounted wraiths for a good price as well. Just two more mounted wraiths to go. I also got Arwen and Frodo on horse and a couple of bits I need for the two towers book. Pretty much all of these were funded by selling off some of my old bits as well so that’s good.