Monday, February 6, 2012

Gondor Warriors: Converted Osgilliath Veterans

Osgilliath Veterans are a nice choice for a Gondor army that uses either Faramir or Boromir. They have a special rule called Loyal to the Captains, that gives them a +1 to their fight value if they are within 6 inches of either Faramir or Boromir. Since my Rangers of Ithillain army is led by Faramir, I wanted to include some Osgilliath Veterans in my army.

Osgilliath Veterans Converted from Warriors of Minas Tirith
[edit: above picture added 2/6/12]

Now Games Workshop makes some perfect good metal models of the Osgilliath Veterans. The only problem is that they sell them three to a blister pack, 1 with sword, 1 with spear and 1 with bow. Since shooting a bow or supporting another model with a spear does not allow them to take advantage of their increased fight value when near Faramir, these are kind of lame choices.  I was only interested in fielding the veterans with swords.


Since Osgilliath Veterans are basically just Minas Tirath warriors that have been on an extended deployment, that was the obivous place to start for the conversion.  I have used plastic Minas Tirath warriors and added the tattered cloaks of the veterans. This is actually a pretty easy conversion if you want to try your had at using green stuff for the first time.

Converted Osgilliath Veterans

Converted Osgilliath Veterans


I just added leather sashes and tattered cloaks to the plastic warriors with "green stuff"- two part epoxy modeling putty.

Converted Osgilliath Veterans

Converted Osgilliath Veterans


The warriors primed silver and ready to be painted. I converted eight veterans in all.

Converted Osgilliath Veterans


One of the Osgilliath Veterans painted up.


Coming soon:  Converted Citadel Guard, more Gondor units.

~R
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