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Armies of the past: Mordor

Welcome to the final entry in my ‘armies of the past’ series. There were many more, but they are no longer with me, except for maybe a stray model here or there.

Here’s my Mordor force

This force started as a way of adding more variety to my Easterling army.

I am sure there’s another 7 or 8 black numenoreans awaiting the paint brush. These made good elite infantry for the easterlings.

I picked up a box of Morannon Orcs (they used to come in boxes of 24, history fans!) as a way of adding orcs to my Mordor force. The cavalry next to them are metal, though there’s a great plastic box available these days.

The characters are Nazgul, plus a troll chieftain at the back and an orc shaman off to the side. Again I think there are some missing models here. Grishnakh should be here too, but he’s busy being on a tray right now.

Remaining models

What is the point of a troll chieftain without trolls to lead. I have two plastic Mordor trolls waiting to be painted, along with a fourth metal knight, and another Nazgul. At the back the plastic sprues are for the Witch King on his fell beast. I think I may have up to a dozen additional Mordor models that I couldn’t locate for these pictures. As I paint through my collection, I’ll find them eventually.

I hope you’ve enjoyed this series looking at my four Middle Earth armies, and those remaining models will feature on trays at some point. I have other models in the Middle Earth range, but they aren’t attached to any army.

11 comments on “Armies of the past: Mordor

  1. maenoferren22
    October 24, 2020

    Looking good

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  2. Pete S/ SP
    October 25, 2020

    Nice work- the units look great on their movement trays.



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    • davekay
      October 25, 2020

      I am a big fan of those movement trays, one of GW’s best and most practical products.


  3. Steve
    October 25, 2020

    Very cool, always good to see some of the LOTR miniatures again

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    • davekay
      October 25, 2020

      Yes I enjoyed getting these guys out, and I will try and paint some of the outstanding models sooner now that I’ve seen them again.

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  4. Kuribo
    October 25, 2020

    This has been a really fun series to read. It looks like you have some of the most powerful characters left to paint which would make your army even stronger I imagine. The army looks great and the terrain/board you have them on is perfect for Morder too!

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  6. backtothehammer
    October 28, 2020

    Thoroughly enjoyed seeing them. I also came across a YouTube channel called Battle Games in Middle Earth where the chap interviews both the Perry Twins and Rick Priestly about the game and miniatures. Both worth a watch.

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