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#26 Tue, Aug20 2019 4:07pm

Gerold
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Registered: Mon, Jan6 2014
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Re: Mystery case

Well dear fellows

here it is: the Angmar warband set! The box is a postal box, because the mounted figures and the Trolls didn't fit in the Mithril plastic cases.

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And here are the figures in the box:

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Here are the two latest Warband sets together:

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It would have been nice to see officially released warbands like these, wouldn't it. Or if Mithril would release a range of figures again like they used to do in the early years.

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#27 Tue, Aug20 2019 4:28pm

hsf62
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From: Australia Germany
Registered: Tue, Jan29 2008
Posts: 2921

Re: Mystery case

Master Gerold you are doing a great job with your warbands! A+A+A+110% wink


Where there is a will there is a way, just as there are no problems, only solutions! Guess it depends on ones own perspective of the matter at that time big_smile

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#28 Wed, Aug21 2019 12:19am

ddaines
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Re: Mystery case

These really are brilliant concepts, better than the real thing in fact wink

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#29 Thu, Aug22 2019 11:28am

Milo
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Registered: Tue, Mar30 2010
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Re: Mystery case

Magnifique ! cool


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#30 Thu, Aug22 2019 11:33pm

Thingol
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From: Republic of Croatia
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Re: Mystery case

Dear Gerold... I really like your great boxes... keep doing  such a things... !


.... Farewell to Middle-earth at last. I see the Star above my mast!

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#31 Fri, Aug23 2019 10:17am

Gerold
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Re: Mystery case

So much enthousiasm will make me keep going ! Thanks!

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#32 Mon, Jun29 2020 11:11pm

Gerold
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Re: Mystery case

Time for a new Warband box: a second dwarf army called 'Dwarves of Moria'. The first was 'Dwarves of the Iron Hills'.
For this second dwarves warband I used M164a Dain Ironfoot, M363-365 (Thorin, Balin and Gloin), M367 (standardbearer), M368 (drummer), 13 warriors (M19, M157 and M159) and 11 'rangers' (M111, M127, M282b).
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#33 Mon, Jun29 2020 11:56pm

ddaines
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Re: Mystery case

Nice one Gerold wink

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#34 Tue, Jun30 2020 9:37am

Sam Wise
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From: Chatellerault-Poitou-France
Registered: Sun, Sep16 2012
Posts: 325
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Re: Mystery case

Master Gerold, your imagination and skill for doing those boxes is absolutely stunning ! yikes
I really like them.
Congratulations for all your work smile


"no fear to fight, no fear to loose, just want to have fun!" (anonymous)
feel free to visit my blog Sam's Minis World

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#35 Tue, Jun30 2020 2:53pm

Fabrice JACOB
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Registered: Mon, Sep30 2019
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Re: Mystery case

You're right Master Sam Wise,  it's a beautiful project that has just taken shape here.
Congratulations Master Gerold.

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#36 Wed, Jul1 2020 2:37pm

Gerold
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Re: Mystery case

Thanks guys, the next one is upcoming!

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#37 Tue, Aug25 2020 3:34pm

Gerold
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Re: Mystery case

Dear fellow collectors

It has been a quiet summer. So let's take a new start with this new Warband of Hithaeglir and Gundabad orcs!
For this warband I used Zalg, the Goblin King of Gundabad (M93), his Royal Guard (M94), 12 Gundabad soldiers (M94b en M98), Azog (M164b), the Great Goblin (M231) (I read that also the Great Goblin recognized Zalg as overlord), 4 sergeants (M20 en M231) en 6 Hithaeglir warriors (M21 en M22). With some conversions.
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The two latest warbands together:
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#38 Thu, Aug27 2020 11:59am

Milo
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From: Toulouse, France
Registered: Tue, Mar30 2010
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Re: Mystery case

Magnifique ! I love the miniatures you chose also, back in 80's.


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#39 Thu, Aug27 2020 3:39pm

Thingol
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From: Republic of Croatia
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Re: Mystery case

Great achievement Gerold.... you need to become marketing consultant for factory in Cork ... ;-)


.... Farewell to Middle-earth at last. I see the Star above my mast!

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#40 Fri, Aug28 2020 12:10pm

Fabrice JACOB
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Registered: Mon, Sep30 2019
Posts: 129

Re: Mystery case

Great job Gerold !

Thank you for sharing with us once again such an interesting project.
I agree with Milo on the choice of the post 80 figurines, my favorite of the heart, not the most beautiful but those after we ran so much to acquire them. Another era !
Just one last word : Is there a new project in the making ?

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#41 Fri, Aug28 2020 3:48pm

Gerold
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Re: Mystery case

Thanks for your comments, fellows.

Personally I think it is a shame that Mithril does not sell a range of Hithaeglir orcs anymore in a range we were used to. The last new ones were those included in the MZ673 'Ori in the Chamber of Mazarbul' vignette. I was excited to see two orcs included in a release that originally was supposed to be just Ori.  But when I had the orcs on my table, I was rather disapointed with the poses. They are supposed to be attacking, so why do they look like if they are doing some kind of dance ? Why is one almost falling forward and the other is running with both arms stretched, not looking where he is going to? I don't understand. Not to mention Ori himself, who is looking so far to his left in a way that is anatomical impossible. I would like to hear your thoughts about this one.

That's why I still prefer the old Mithril orc figures, that are in my eyes very nice, even now that there are so many choices from other brands!


Oh yes there is a new project in the making. It is announced on the back of the last box, but maybe to small on the pictures to be read.
The next boxes will be: Army of Minas Tirith and Army of Harad!

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#42 Fri, Aug28 2020 6:33pm

Fabrice JACOB
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Registered: Mon, Sep30 2019
Posts: 129

Re: Mystery case

Great news !

One of the reasons that made me stop collecting Mithril is indeed in your words, Master Gerold.
I did not find myself there in the proposed characters and their attitudes, not to mention the anatomical errors. Today, it seems to me that some of the criticisms made have been partially erased. Is not it ?

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#43 Mon, Aug31 2020 3:41pm

Gerold
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Posts: 186

Re: Mystery case

It depends...
I liked some of the recent releases: the Harad camel, the Elven flautist, the 3 wargs, the half-orc on the ladder, Tom Bombadil and Merry.
I did not like the Cardolan ragger (poor pose), Frodo at Amon Hen (too much furniture), Gollum (in his boat, just sitting there), Elladan & Aragorn (sorry, no interest), but it all depends on personal taste and interest.

I also was surprised by the remake of 'The Hobbit' box. But did anyone need exactly the same characters, again, with the exception of  the Master of Laketown ? The old ones were perfect to me. I would have preferred the release of the numbers M546-550, still missing... We shall have to wait and see... Being a Mithril collector, I am used to be patient cool

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