Finally; after what seems like an age (but is actually around 3 months) I have managed to finish off my second Lord of the Rings army and the Riders of Rohan are complete
This was another army I picked up from my 2 mates Ade and Jeff last year and my plan was to do a Cavalry heavy army so we can test out how mounted troops work in the game we are writing. (more on that later) But I also wanted to include some lighter troops acting in a militia role so went for big 12 man units of infantry to fulfill that role
so lets look at the army in a bit of detail
as I said earlier I went for big 12 man units of militia that will deploy in unformed units, my thinking is Rohan troops will be trained to fight from horseback so they won’t have the discipline to fight in formed units when on foot.
I’ve got 24 figures armed with Bows and 36 armed with a variety of hand weapons, which should be enough to defend any homesteads
onto the core of the army and I have 48 mounted figures armed with a selection of bows and hand weapons. the Idea for these is to field them in units of 8 as Formed Cavalry and they can act as mounted bowmen but also be hard hitting when they charge in. These are not meant to be knights, their job is to wear down the enemy with ranged fire and then charge in to finish them off, which is how Tolkien describes them in the Two Towers.
the other main units in the army are Royal Guard, I’ve got a 8 man mounted unit that can act as a retinue for a leader and a small 6 man infantry unit that I’m going to use as a skirmish group that’s trained to hunt down Monsters.
one of the great things about the Lord of Rings figures that GW produced are the character figures they produced, this gives me plenty of choice when it comes to adding in leaders, so I have 5 Mounted Leaders, Gandalf both Foot and Mounted and 8 Foot leaders, plus some standard bearers. so I have lots of choice when it comes to putting the army together.
ok it’s time for the photos