I have now completed* my Rohan army. Much of the hard work was done over a year ago, but true to form I had not quite finished it off. The last few weeks have seen me get out the heroes and paint them up, complete the Royal Banner and finish a few troops needed to fill out the ranks.
*subject to one more banner bearer
There is still one more piece I need though, and that is a banner bearer to accompany Erkenbrand. I had originally made this formation with Gandalf beside Erkenbrand, with an eye on a Helms Deep scenario. But that only goes so far, and also magic in WOTR is a bit of a pain in my view. Thus a space beside Erkenbrand for a banner bearer. In the photos Erkenbrand has Eomer's banner bearer and Eomer has Gamling with Royal Banner (even though he is also in the Royal Guard formation).
When I get around to a new painted banner bearer it will go to Erkenbrand's riders and Eomer will get his back.
The army is made up of:
- Two companies of Royal Guard on foot, with banner, Hama, Gamling and Theoden. See link and here.
- Six companies of Erkenbrand's riders with banner. See link here.
- Four copanies of Grimbold's Helmingas
- Two companies of archers.
- Four companies of Riders led by Eomer.
- On the subs bench: Theoden mounted, Erkenbrand and Eomer on foot.
Grimbold's Helmingas I often put in the center with the Royal Guard to hold the middle:
|Close up of Grimbold (center) Banner and Hornblower|
|The Captain of the Archers, who forgot his bow but brough his pet orc|
|Eomer and his Rohirrim|
Treebeard roams around making a mess:
|Treebeard in mid battle contemplation pose|
A couple more army shots:
|Theres 80 foot and 20 mounted models + Treebeard there|