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    Taken from full post here: http://mars-miniatures.blogspot.com/...1-zombies.html

    Here is the first of 2 Undead armies converging on Bree.
    We have some old school Black Riders from Citadel and Grenadier.
    Along with a nice new Necromancer from Reaper.
    The zombies are Mantic plastics.
    But I will be adding auxilliary metal regiments from Rafm & Harlequin.
    I already have a decent chunk of Citadel metal skellies, so my painted Undead army is coming along quite nicely.



    The moaning battle cry of Brrraaaiiiinnnnsss can be heard along the eastern roads of Bree.
    Zombies are on the march!



    This Mounted Wraith is vintage 80s Citadel Lord of the Rings.
    His code is: ME-64 Black Rider - Ringwraith
    Its nice to have some respectable old metal figures to lead these new fangled plastics.


    This fellow is Domus the Necromancer.
    He is part of the 25th Anniversary of Reaper that is taking place this year.
    Lovely, lovely figure that just oozes old school charm!
    He reminds me of vintage Grenadier D&D wizards.


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  2. #92

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    Taken from full post here: http://mars-miniatures.blogspot.com/...ich-queen.html

    Oldhammer LOTR - The Lich Queen of Carn Dum

    Here is the 2nd Undead invasion force coming from the North.


    Again, the bulk of it is Mantic Skeletons.
    They are being led by various Lich lords... and a lady!


    She is a fancy one, the Queen.
    She likes to sit on her throne, reading her favorite novel, while waving a gold plated scepter around.
    The Queen is dead. Long live the Queen!

    Pass the pub that wrecks your body
    And the church, all they want is your money
    The Queen is dead, boys
    And it's so lonely on a limb
    Life is very long, when you're lonely


    This tall fellow is Vordekai the Cyclops Lich.
    He is the sworn servant of Lucrella, who took pity on the giant cyclops and showed him kindness after he was abandoned by his father for being a Chaosy freak of nature.
    It was Lucrella who gave him his name - Vordekai.
    Hmm... I wonder who his father is?
    All that is known is that the original name on Vordekai's birth certificate is Magnus...
    Vordekai does have vague memories of his brother primarchs teasing him and poking him in his eye.
    Oh those imperial bullies!


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  3. #93

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    Taken from full post here: http://mars-miniatures.blogspot.com/...ammer-box.html


    Citadel Box Set BC7: Heroic Fighters of Known World

    Blog's 2 Year Anniversary & Oldhammer Box Set: Heroic Fighters


    Hiya buddies!
    I just realized that as of yesterday this blog has reached its 2 year anniversary!

    Happy Anniversary Moria Reclamation Project!
    May your axes be ever sharp, and your Bugmans Brew always cold!


    So, better late than never, we shall celebrate with this post of freshly painted minis from the lovely 80s box set known as...
    BC7: Heroic Fighters of Known World
    Sculpted by the legendary Jes Goodwin.

    This was the very first Citadel box set I ever bought (errrr bought for me, thanks dad!)
    I spent too many years using these figures in both Warhammer and D&D.
    Sometimes afterwards they were supplemented with the early Empire plastic halberdiers and the Men at Arms from Advanced Heroquest.
    But they were at the forefront of all my gaming as a kid.
    Well, they are back again, this time to save Middle Earth...


    We are the champions - my friends
    And we'll keep on fighting
    Till the end


    Box cover
    Oh 80s art... how I love thee.
    Im guessing this is John Blanche?
    The colors and style sure feel like it.


    Left to Right: Ulrik Ulrikson, Sir Brut, Vlad Krakhed, The Moon Duke, Lord Aquila, Gladius, Harry the Hammer, Manfred


    Lord Aquila

    I remember in my 80s campaigns, he was the scourge of the Micronauts! (action figures & comic book)
    Sure, he was smaller than them, but he had the power of Golden Armor.
    Oh, and he was always on the quest for the "Golden Axe" (video game)
    Huh... I realized my game campaigns were already zany back then too!
    Can it be possible that Ive been playing the same campaign since the 80s!?!?!
    But more importantly... will the Micronauts save Minas Tirith? ;p


    Harry the Hammer.

    This mini is the 80s remake of the original Pre-Slotta Harry the Hammer, who is the poster boy of Warhammer and was on the cover of the 1st edition White Box.
    See my post here: http://mars-miniatures.blogspot.com/...x-set-has.html

    I do prefer the Pre-Slotta version, and if I can get one without selling a kidney, I would.


    Ulrik Ulrikson

    I just finished binge watching the UK TV show Utopia and this made me think of Wilson Wilson.
    (Spoiler ahead for those who havent watched that lovely lovely show)
    Ulrik is so dedicated to saving the Old World that he has carved the Nippon symbol for Rabbit into his stomach.

    Where is Jessica Hyde?

    ~~~

    For the rest of the post and a 2 year blog celebration: http://mars-miniatures.blogspot.com/...ammer-box.html
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