Yeah, life has been a little crazy, but that doesn't mean the pre-tournament hobbying flurry has been lacking. Due to scheduling, we had a very narrow window of availability for this year's GT and so the tournament got pushed up earlier - cramming the hobbying window to a fairly uncomfortable size. But there is nothing quite like a time crunch to amp up the motivation burner, so yet again I dove into the pile of plastic and metal to bring up a whole-new army for tournament from the halls of Erebor.
For any of our long-time readers, you know that Tiberius is a longtime lover of Dwarves, and has written multiple tactica posts on the civ. Centaur also had dabbled with the longbeards, but up till now I have shied away from the civ. They just don't really fit my playstyle - slow movement, no support, etc. However I do love Dwalin and have been sitting on all three versions of the model and been dying to field him. . . I've also picked up a few stray dwarves here and there due to the "really cool model" effect. So for GT15 I decided to put them off the project pile and throw together an army that Dwalin can take into battle.
|and how can you not want an army that looks like this?|
|Dwarf Warriors with Bow (and occasionally dwarven dagger)|
|Dwarf Warriors with Shield on the Left, actual Grim hammers on the Right.|
|Warriors of Erebor with Spears and Shields|
And just to round out the rest of the list...
|Balin, Son of Fundin and his younger brother Dwalin|
|Dwarf Shieldbearer conversion (from old metal Dwarf warrior)|
|Khazad Guard: Ready to give their lives in defense of the king!|
|Iron Guard - because what's not to like about twin attacks and throwing weapons?|
|and the other project on the table - a display board for the army. I don't think |
this one is going to make it in time for the GT, but it should look nice on the shelf, yes?
Back to the crafting tables we go...