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Postby Eldarion Telcontar » Wed Jan 27, 2010 4:47 pm

Updated with new and old. From now on, all photo's will be added to the 1st post.

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Captain of Minas Tirith

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Captain of the Royal Guard

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King Earnur, son of Earnill II

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Earnur's Knights

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Shade of Angmar

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Barrow Wights of Angmar

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Wargs of Angmar

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Dunedan of Arnor

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Scouts of Arthedain

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Arvedui, Last King of Arnor.

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Re: True to Tolkien Arnor colour schemes

Postby Fëanor » Wed Jan 27, 2010 8:48 pm

I'm not too fond on the green either. It just doesn't seem right to me.
But, unfortunately, there's no mention of their colours, no. The term "Warriors of Arnor" is not even used, although they must have had both Militia and actual standing Soldiers.
I think black, grey, brown and maybe red are more likely and, not less important, also much better looking.
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Re: True to Tolkien Arnor colour schemes

Postby Eldarion Telcontar » Wed Jan 27, 2010 8:53 pm

@Feanor.

I mean whatever name Tolkien might have used for them.
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Re: True to Tolkien Arnor colour schemes

Postby GandalfMz » Thu Jan 28, 2010 2:48 pm

lol I don't recall any mention of arnor warriors either....

Well in my opinion gw has made a right mess of the basic arnor militia (seriously turbans ??!!!??! and only spear ?!?!??!?!?)

Anyway, in my opinion I would resemble them to the FAR better numenrians ( just like those of tla box set) ........

I myself am converting some numenorians to arnorians simply by giving them a spear each and painting paint a bit more greyish with some red clothing here and there...
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Re: True to Tolkien Arnor colour schemes

Postby Fëanor » Thu Jan 28, 2010 4:37 pm

Eldarion Telcontar wrote:@Feanor.

I mean whatever name Tolkien might have used for them.

Yes, I know what you mean. ;) I just meant that we are not even 100% sure they Arnor actually had Warriors. It's most likely, surely, but we have no specific quote on it. They must have had some Warriors at least, for how else is a Realm going to defend itself against continuing attacks from Angmar?


I agree with you, GandalfMz, that Numenoreans would be much better to represent them. It is also not really logical that a warrior has a heavy plate armour in which he has to run around whole day long fighting with spear and shield (this does not, of course, only apply to WoA, but to all full plate armoured warriors). That's just exhausting. That is also one reason why Numenoreans are much better te represent them, in my opinion.
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Re: True to Tolkien Arnor colour schemes

Postby Eldarion Telcontar » Thu Jan 28, 2010 5:09 pm

well If Numenorians were easily available in a decent plastic set, rather than just as an afterthought in the High Elf TLA box, then I'd probably do that too. But most Numenorian figures are also in metal :(
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Re: True to Tolkien Arnor colour schemes

Postby Fëanor » Thu Jan 28, 2010 8:23 pm

Yes, that's true, unfortunately. The second best thing then is, I think, WoMT. They are plastic and already have plate (if you want them to look a bit like the metal WoA).
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Re: True to Tolkien Arnor colour schemes

Postby Eldarion Telcontar » Thu Jan 28, 2010 9:26 pm

Yes, and I have already discussed that with others in different topics.

But I like the GW models. I have the command blister with me now, and looking at them now, the turbans don't look half as bad in person, and they help to distinguish Arnorians from Gondorians. They don't look like the walking tanks of Gondor with FULL plate armour. They just have a rather small looking breastplate over a coat of chainmail and no pauldrons (shoulders) or the segmented plates that protect the thighs of WoMT (Idk what they are called).

They are metal, so they are very expensive. But, for the time being, I am an SBG player only, so I will not be needing a huge number of them. I'm thinking of getting 5 blisters over several months (about £40 in total). If I do start WoTR, and I require large numbers of Warriors of Arnor then I will probably convert WoMT to represent them.


I WILL however be clipping off that ridiculous peacock feather on the Captains helmet.
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Re: True to Tolkien Arnor colour schemes

Postby Osgiliath Veteran » Fri Jan 29, 2010 6:12 pm

By the way, I thougth, if wariors of Arnor belong to more ancient times than described in LOTR, you may paint their armour in bronze instead of metal like Romans or Greek compared to Mideival knights. In this case you don't mix them with WoMT :)
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Re: True to Tolkien Arnor colour schemes

Postby Eldarion Telcontar » Fri Jan 29, 2010 10:43 pm

No...I've tried a bronze-ish effect for armour (on Khazad Dwarves) and didn't like it. :roll: Interesting suggestion though. If I ever collect Easterlings I might try out Bronze rather than gold.

Besides, Arnor still existed in the Third Age I beleive.
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