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War Of The Ring: Isengard Troll Speed Painting With The Army Painter


So we’ve played a few games now, and here’s a chap who seldom disappoints on the battlefield – my Isengard Troll Captain. I found him languishing at the bottom of my eBay bargain box I purchased a few weeks ago, and decided to do a speed paint job with The Army Painter system. It’s a system I have grown to love over the past few months. Yes, I know the results are not earth shattering but you do get a decent gaming standard model with minimal effort. Enjoy!

We Be Playing War Of The Ring, And I Be Painting Uruk Hai With The Army Painter


As ZombiePirateXXX has already mentioned we played our inaugral battle of ‘War Of The Ring’ last Thursday at Castle Carabus.

It was pretty entertaining, and it seems like a smooth, flowing system. Magic and heroes seem important but do not appear to be game breaking as I feel they are in Warhammer Fantasy.

Some things I have learned are – put you troops in long lines, so you have maximum frontage available to fight if required. We still have some outstanding queries regarding the rules, for example, in an ongoing fight do the forces seperate and leave the fight at the end of a turn, only to have to re-charge next turn, or do they stay in the fight until it’s over? I am sure we will find out soon enough.

As for my deal with ZombiePirateXXX – that I wouldn’t buy anything until he has his army painted and based, well that went out the window when I saw and bought the Isengard army deal of the year on eBay. Anyway, in one swoop I picked up pretty much everything I need. Bargains! As for ZombiePirateXXX getting his stuff finished – he has assured me he will. He has already finished seven models at my last count, hopefully that tally will steadily increase!

So with renewed vigour and second hand models to paint I set about doing a bit of Army Painter dippage over the weekend. Here are the results:

Uruk Hai Speed Painting

At gaming distances these look pretty presentable, and I feel I am getting the hang of The Army Painter techniques. In all I finished 24 Uruk Hai in one session.

The technique:

1) Assemble and grit bases as required
2) Black spray undercoat
3) Heavy drybrush mithril silver
3) Paint bases and flesh Burnt Umber
4) Retouch black areas appropriately
5) Paint details on shields and drybrush bases in Bleached Bone
6) Army Painter strong tone dip and shake

I will probably add some patchy static grass long term to finish these off. Next up I will do a few testers for the millions of wargs I now own!

War of The Ring – First Unit Finished – Isengard Warg Riders


These have been sitting around on Mrs Servitob’s kitchen table for the past week and I have been gradually adding bits of paint here and there to get them to a gaming standard. I don’t think they look too bad.

I am particularily happy with the basing in which I tried some new techniques and relatively rapid pace of painting, which is something I am becoming infamous for!

I don’t think the gloss varnish does much for the photo. I am also not too sure on the colour of the orc skin. Having never read LOTR, and only seen the films at the movies years ago I cannot be too sure. The Sherriff always lead me to believe orcs were green, but various people have informed me that orcs from The Midlands or Midworld were brown. But as always with my paintwork, it’s been a learning experience. Enjoy!

Isengard Warg Riders