Wednesday, March 5, 2014

From TimB: 28mm Hobbitses (55 points)


From Tim:
And now for something completely different... 
I've been taken with the Song of Blades and Heroes rules lately and have been playing it with the kids a bit. I thought I'd finish up a few halflings I've had kicking around for a while to form up a warband of them. 
These lads, I'm pretty sure are from Games Workshop. I've probably had them... oh... a while and I'd pretty sure I had them painted before and a few years back stripped all the paint off to repaint... but then didn't get around to it until now... The tall square shield Is actually a spare I had left over from a batch of Foundry Picts I painted up a while back. 
I think these guys are also from Games Workshop - but I'm not 100% sure. I picked them up a few years back off ebay when we were playing a lot of Hordes of the Things. Actually I have another eight of these that are earmarked for a couple of stands of Halfling Shooters. 
Also Games Workshop...? Maybe...? I think I got them at the same time as the batch above. 
The fellow on the left is from Prince August/Mithril Miniatures, which I got in some trade. The other fellow is one of the oldest miniatures I have. I have no idea who manufactured it. I bought it back when I was playing Dungeons & Dragons in the mid-late 80s and as with some of the others above, stripped all the old paint off a few years back - all that awful testors enamel paint I used when I first started... 
I have a half dozen other halflings already painted I can add these to to make a fun little warband... 
Next I have a batch of old elves that have been sitting around for a while awaiting paint...
These are a cute bunch. I like the archer, who's having 'Second Lunch', chomping on a turkey leg and I like that you resurrected an old mini from your first days playing D&D. Very cool.

These Men of the Shire will give Tim 55 points. Time for tea and a pipe of Old Toby...

21 comments:

  1. Very nice Tim. A second vote for the 'noshing archer - very Shire-like!

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    1. Cheers!

      Actually I have to admit I've not been a huge fan of the GW halflings with food bits tucked everywhere and falling out of pockets - the guy who's eating, for example, has another drumstick tucked into his belt!? Ew! So... so... unsanitary!?

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  2. Nice work, but not so sure about them being of GW origin.

    John

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    1. It think Tim is referring to these being from the 'old' GW, waaay before LotR the licensing...

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    2. Yeah, they may have even been "Citadel" or "Marauder" - all owned by GW back in the day. They would have been part of an Empire Army.

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    3. Hmm I wonder if they were a part of the 'Dogs of War' army list. It had a few fun hobbit units in it.

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    4. Could be...

      Some of them are here:

      http://www.solegends.com/citcat9x3/c92362emphalflings-01.htm

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    5. Here's a few more of them. I guess all I had to do was look them up....

      http://www.solegends.com/citcat1986jour86spr/cj86ap26c11halflings-01.htm

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    6. I think you'r referring to Lumpkin Croop's Curt. These guys were the precursors to them. The Halfling Hotpot and Croop's are very popular Dogs of War units but a few people field other units of Halfling archers as well, often using these figs.

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    7. And while I'm at it, lovely stuff Tim. Your lead pile must be even deeper than mine if you have gems like these hidden in there.

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  3. Nice little figures with loads of charm. Well done!

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  4. Very nice painting, Tim. You really did these old but characterful minis justice.

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  5. These are great, some of these I also owned once

    Ian

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  6. Fatlings! Everyone loves a well cooked fatling. Nom nom nom . Nice to see these old figures once more.

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  7. Yes these are all GW Halflings pre 1990. The Hot Pot Catapult was released after WFB 3rd edition came out.

    The best Halflings I have seen recently come from here
    http://www.thebattleforge.co.uk/

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