Friday, 18 October 2019

Journeys in Middle Earth: Villains of Eriador

I picked up a pack of evil characters for FFG's Journeys in Middle Earth. I painted them the same as their minions.
Villains of Eriador

Gulgotar is an orc chieftain.
Gulgotar

Coalfang is a warg pack leader. I like her arrows and scarred eye. I rebased her on a 40mm base. I literally gave her black fangs; does it work?
Coalfang

Atarin is an evil wight or wraith or some such. My colour scheme of metal and ghostly cloth is not a resounding triumph, being a bit bland.
Atarin
I've now played through two different campaigns of about a dozen scenarios each. I really appreciate the different scenarios; they are quite varied and interesting (certainly when compared to the repetitive grind of Blackstone Fortress). The underlying mechanic of card-based skills and tests is quite nifty.

I'm not a fan of playing 'as' Aragorn, Legolas etc. When you whiff an attack it doesn't ring true, unlike if you were playing as, say, a generic ranger or dwarf. I think Imperial Assault handled this better, when named characters could turn up and ask for your assistance.

I do look forwards to more campaigns, more heroes, and more villains.

14 comments:

  1. Coal fang is a "yes it does."

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    1. Thanks! I was worried I was overthinking things.

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  2. Hi Barks:

    I am stunned by how good these minis look. Cracking job, mate. I'm also stunned that I know NOTHING about this game. You make it sound like it's good.
    Best,
    Michael

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    1. Cheers, Padre! There’s some playthroughs on YouTube you can check out. I’ll have a bit more JiME content soonish if my computer is fixed. It is a good cooperative app-mediated game.

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  3. Nice work they are really good sculpts as well.

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    1. Cheers, Simon. FFG has come so far during this blog’s existence!

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  4. These are lovely Barks, well done Sir.

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  5. These minis are nice, but your paintjob makes them stand out, they look really great :)

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