At our Local Wargaming club we have just started (1st of March) a Tale of Middle Earth that is a variation of the White Dwarf’s Tale of Warlords, in that we are going to start by painting a 200 point Middle Earth SBG army in month 1 and then adding 200 points per month.
I have decided that I am going to do a 2nd Age Last Alliance Army and so for month 1 so I have gone for Gil-galad leading 5 High Elf warriors with a mix of weapons.
My intention is to follow the events that took place in the 2nd age as best I can, this will be done by starting with Gil-galad as above and then month 2 I will be adding Elendil with some warriors of Númenor, the idea being that Gil-Galad and Elendil meet at Weathertop, for this reason I will then add Isildir and some more warriors of Númenor for month 3 and they will then set off to Rivendell to meet with Elrond, that will then form my month 4: Elrond with as many high elf warriors as I can, then like in the story they will spend time in Rivendell preparing for the battle and so I will then add Warriors of Númenor and High Elf Warriors until I have the army to a point where I am Happy.
Below are some working progress photos for my first month
my method for these was:
step 1: Spray them with Games Workshops Retributor Armour.
step 2: Wash them with Reikland Fleshshade Gloss.
step 3: Base the blue areas with Macragge Blue.
Step 4: Paint the flesh with Flayed one flesh.
step 5: Paint chain mail and blade with Leadbelcher.
I am hoping to be able to paint a few armies at the same time as 200 points is not too taxing, though at the moment I want to get as much of my Mirkwood Army as possible painted.