Coming down with the flu means a few evenings of self-quarantine at home, so I decided to dig up the old LOTR figures I bought years ago for Dark Age skimish and finally give them a spin (I know, a normal person would use historical Dark Age figures for a Dark Age set of rules, or use fantasy figures with a fantasy set of rules...).
The rules I have settled for are the Strandhogg rules, but what I plan to use the rules with are...
Dwarves. I commissioned a whole lot of these off ebay when a painter was offering them on a massive discount. I got the rangers, the regular armoured guys, both in plastics, and a few elite warriors and command figures plus a ballista and crew in metal.
I didn't specify the colour scheme, but serendipitously the rangers come painted in three different flavours: blue sleeves, green sleeves, and brown sleeves, which makes it easy for me to tell between different warbands. I use 3 armoured dwarves as the warband leaders, and the king figure as the Noble.
Their oponents are Moria goblins, here taking an overland trip to raid a dwarven village (wait till you see the resin village buildings and 25mm farm animals I've bought for this project...). The goblins are from a few separate ebay purchases, and once again it just so happens they come in the right size for Strandhogg warbands. In this case I can distinguish the 3 warbands by their basing style, and each warband comes with one helmeted sword-and-shield figure, who will serve as the warband leaders - perfect!
I do lack a goblin king figure, so an orc stands in here.
Rather than to set the game up on my dining table, I have decided to use my coffee table for this trial game.
Let's see how it plays then...