Friday, 21 November 2014

Lord of the Rings Balin and a Female Orc Shaman Healer released by Mithril Miniatures.

Mithril has just released, on the 20th of November 2014, two more highly detailed Lord of the Rings Fellowship metal figures.
Balin the Lord of Moria helped Thorin against the mighty dragon Smaug at the Lonely Mountain. This 32mm figure is very detailed, possibly the most detailed Dwarf Mithril has ever made.
This figure was suggested by a Fellowship member way back in March 2014.
Balin, Lord of Moria Mithril Miniature

The second figure is a unique one, the first time ever that Mithril has released a female Orc. It is uncommon for female Orcs to leave their caves, but some do accompany the male Orcs on campaigns against the other races. This one has taken up the crafts of Shamanism and Healing. She knows enough about herblore to help keep Orcs healthy and can also use special herbs to enter shamanistic states. This figure was suggested by a Fellowship member way back in February 2014.

Female Orc Shaman Healer Mithril Miniature

Friday, 14 November 2014

New Hungarian moulds support Austria in the Seven Years War

On November 14th 2014 Prince August has extended the current range of their Seven Years War moulds. These three Hungarian moulds can cast fusilier and grenadier infantry, NCO, Drummer, Standard Bearer and Officer.

Seven Years War Hungarian moulds

As with the last two releases, these include interchangeable heads so you can be more flexible with a smaller amount of moulds than ever before.
These Hungarians fought in the Austrian army but have their own colour scheme and uniform. There are assembly instructions and a painting guide included with the moulds, but also made available as pdfs on the product pages if needed. There is also a pdf of flags available for printing.
Prices are the same as last time at 12.15 Euro (Ex. V.A.T) per mould.

It is important to remember that each mould can cast hundreds of times and each mould has two figures in it so you can, with care, get about 1000 cast soldiers from a single mould. All you need to do is keep melting metal.

Here is some historical information from Prince August about the Hungarians in the Austrian army:

The Holy Roman (Austrian) emperor was also the king of Hungary and the Austrian army comprised 10 Hungarian regiments as well as the 39 Imperial or German regiments. The Hungarian  regiments incorporated some elements of their national dress in their uniforms, notably their distinctive trousers.
Each regiment comprised 16 fusilier and 2 Grenadier units. The grenadier companies would, in the field, be detached from their parent regiment and merged with grenadier companies from other regiments to form a grenadier corps.

All 10 Hungarian regiments wore  a white coat (the traditional colour of the Holy Roman empire) and the distinctive Hungarian trousers. The hair of the rank and file was tied into side-plaits and only the officers had the side curls in the style of the German infantry. Standards were carried by officers.

Friday, 7 November 2014

MS608: Bandobras Took kills Golfimbul - 'The invention of golf' Mithril miniatures

The invention of golf - Bandobras Took

Mithril Miniatures has released another great Fellowship set of two figures this November. This depicts the moment that Bandobras Bullroarer Took, the largest Hobbit ever recorded, struck the head off the Goblin leader Golfimbul, with a club, and it landed in a rabbit hole. This event is credited, by Hobbits, as being the inspiration for the game of golf.
These miniatures are 32mm scale, primed in grey primer and will require assembly.
This is a limited edition of 150 and was December 2013's winning idea from the Fellowship club.
It was sculpted, as usual, by Chris Tubb.
Buy it today before it sells out.

The invention of golf - Bandobras Took