Okay, last Friday I just got my annual bonus from work, so for the next week or so I probably have more money than sense. Having said that, I just ordered a 600 point all Eagle army for Lord of the Rings SBG. Why I did this when I am about cross-eyed from painting so much Gondor stuff recently I have no good answer for.
I already have one eagle that I painted up for use with my Rangers of Ithillian (Gondor) army. Unfortunately due to the allies rules I have to use him as Gwaihir, the King of Eagles. This is not such a great choice for the Rangers List, so I have not used him much.
|My Giant Eagle Figure|
Above is a pic of my eagle figure that I have painted up. Below is a shot of the same figure from the Games Workshop website (shhh!) that shows the whole figure.
|Games Workshop Giant Eagle, photo copyright Games Workshop|
600 Pts - The Eagles of the Misty Mountains Roster
Hero (1#, 125 pts)
1 Gwaihir, 125 pts (Fly; Lord of The Eagles; Terror)
Giant Eagle (5#, 450 pts)
5 Giant Eagle, 450 pts (Fly; Terror)
Total Roster Cost: 575
So I didn't want an army made up of the same six models. Especially when that model costs $30 USD. So I put my google-fu to the test and went looking for some alternatives. I found some nice alternatives. Unfortunately they are still in the same price range, but at least I will get some variety in the army.
Here is what I found. I placed some online orders so the eagles really are coming! Once I have all the models in hand, I will have to see which is the most impressive and that one will be Gwaihir.
|Giant Eagle by Reaper Miniatures, photo copyright Reaper Miniatures|
|Great Eagle I by Gamezone Miniatures, photo copyright by Gamezone Miniatures|
The above pose is my favorite one from Gamezone, possibly of all of the figures I found.
|Great Eagle II by Gamezone Miniatures, photo copyright Gamezone Miniatures|
This is another great pose, with one wingtip just brushing the ground.
|Great Eagle III by Gamezone, photo copyright by Gamezone Miniatures|
The third of the Gamezone Eagles, this one is nice too. I am glad that I found these minis.
|Giant Eagle by Ebob Miniatures, photo copyright by Ebob Miniatures|
This last miniature is from Ebob Miniatures. This one is interesting because it is a landed pose. Since it does not include the base I am interested in see how much of that rock outcropping may or may not come attached to the Eagle.
Well I will post more on the eagles once they are all in hand. I guess that means there will be more Lord of the Rings stuff coming down the blog pipe. However I have Eldar in the works as well.
Read more on the eagles here. - update 10/15/11