The Ringwraiths Gather

I’ve been carrying on with painting some individual models for The Lord of The Rings, currently concentrating on the forces of Mordor. As with the previous orcs, the models are from the Citadel Miniatures and Mithril Miniatures ranges.

I prefer the Mithril sculpt (on the right) as it gives a nicer and more realistic impression of flowing robes. I also want to get away from just following the movie portrayal of the characters, so I was glad I found this model in my possession.

Two black cloaked figures with swords amongst medieval buildings

The Nazgûl are stalking the streets of Bree

Two figures with black flowing robes from behind

The Ringwraiths have sensed their prey

Servants of Mordor

Not least inspired by Azazel’s forces of Mordor, I had a rummage through my stash of dormant projects to find the Mordor Orcs which I painted when The Fellowship of the Ring was released. Some work on the bases later, and they are now an active faction in my roster of armies. The party is lead by the Great Goblin from Mithril Miniatures which stems from my even more remote days of playing MERP.

Group of five orcs amongst broken pillars with a river in the background

Foul orcs are desecrating the ruins of Gondor

Two orcs in front of a barrow mound

Plundering ancient barrows

Two orcs with spears in front of broken columns

Toppling the empires of men

There’s been a lot of talk in wargaming circles about using the Oathmark goblins as orcs for Lord of the Rings, so I thought I’d take a comparison picture between the three ranges I own.

Three orc miniatures from different manufacturers lined up

From left to right: Mithril, Oathmark, Citadel