I have been a fan of Tolkien for as long as I can remember. My dad was a big fan and he read me the Hobbit and lord of the rings when I was young. I loved the films and when the games workshop picked up the figure license I was made up as I was already a Fantasy battle wargamer so these were the perfect range for me. I picked up various sets and figures over the first few years but then I kind of moved away from the hobby as jobs, marriage, mortgages and kids took priority.
Fast forward a few years and I have 9 and 7 year old boys who love the lord of the rings and wargaming. What better time to pick up where I left off with the Lord of the Rings miniatures. The plan is to work through the Games Workshop journey books building the terrain and painting up the required figures.
I have a good number of the figures needed and a good chunk of them are already painted. There are a few things I need and the plan is to try and fill these as cheaply as possible via e-bay and funding purchases by selling off stuff I no longer use. I have already managed to plug a few gaps with some e-bay purchases so I currently need to following to have all that I need for the first journey books.
2 Ringwraiths on foot
3 Mounted Ringwraiths
6 wild wargs
The Warg Chieftain
6 uruk scouts with bows
1 goblin captain (Might convert him)
Gildor (He seems very hard to find so I will probably use a stand in for him)
Watcher in the water tentacles (I plan on sculpting these)
I currently have 9 rangers on the painting table that are almost finished and the hills for the first few scenarios are almost done. which means I will have everything done for the first couple of games very soon.