Hey there from occasionally sunny Lithuania...
Finally got on line...
I'll be able to pick up Sukhe's castle and accoutrement in my van a couple of days before the event and get it there on the Friday night, along with everything else...
I have a large selection of TSS 2' x 2' scenic tiles including rivers and I have bridges etc and we can have a long table with plenty of room for siege looking stuff and plenty of room for a good old scrum away from the walls of the castle as well.
I'll speak to Adam when I get back to blighty on Tuesday about organising the table for our extravaganza at Salute.
I'll have a look through the painted troops and see what I have to offer the melee...
Would a small force of Pigmies fulfil an Old men of the Forest role like Ghan Buri Ghan from the Return of the King?
I wish they could have found a place for him in the movies but C'est la vie.
I would also like to find a spot somewhere to showcase some of the new Battleforge Halflings, which are remarkably characterful and quite lovely. The scouring of the shire doesn't need to be an after thought in our tabletop demonstration game and a small presence of Halflings rarely if ever goes amiss.
I have a lot of nice looking trees nowadays so there need not be an unadorned are of the table top excepting where we want some space for a knock 'em down drag 'em out brawl... errr... I mean a highly tactical strategic encounter with thrust vs parry followed by riposte etc.
I do have a lot of Men of Harad painted up as well as a decent number of LotR Orcs (which I am designing as the mainstay for an AoA Goblin army) a few Mordor trolls (they are such lovely models after all) and a lot more.
I want to paint up some siege engines and the like especially for the table, as much for show and 'feel' as anything 'solid' for the game.
Sure would be nice to fling a few boulders at those impressive towering walls, and run some Uruk Hai berserkers with gun powder at any breach in the wall.
Ooooooooh ... isn't it exciting !!!
As for being at the table on the day ... not that much I can do in that respect until the painting competition dies down and that takes a fair old while. It's all hands to the pumps when those main doors open and Commandant Flawrence needs all the help he can get. I may also be helping Uncle Roger with the photographing of the miniatures which could mean even less time available.
Either way the warlords duties come first.
Best I can do is an afternoon appearance and of course I'll get the van back for loading out and delivery of said items to set places.
So sadly I won't get to be part of the fun very much but I'm happy to contribute whatever I can.
This means it will be up to others to run the table, but I'm sure with the likes of those folks who are interested it will be a simple matter.