Thursday, 2 June 2016

Helm's Deep 3 | The fire of Orthanc released June 2nd.

Helm's Deep Part 3 - The fire of Orthanc
Mithril Miniatures has released five new 32mm scale metal miniatures based on J.R.R. Tolkien's Lord of the Rings trilogy. This is the third part themed around the siege of Helm's Deep. All five figures are primed and will require a little assembly. Duplicate discounts exist, up to 30% off, when purchasing these figures.

In his attempt to seize Helm’s deep, the strategically vital stronghold which lay at Rohan’s western end, Saruman launched all of his strength. His forces were far superior  numerically to those of his foes, but the Rohirrim had the  protection of the great fortress of the Hornburg, and the mighty Deeping wall which ran north-east from the fortress, and which protected the Aglarond caves, in which the peoples of the Westfold had taken shelter.

Many assaults were launched upon the wall by the forces of Saruman: forces which included Half-orcs, Dunlendings and Uruks. Finally when all else had failed, the forces of Isengard sent a party of Orcs into a small blocked culvert with a terrible new substance that the wizard had created.  There was a great explosion  of light and heat and a great breach was made in the wall enabling the hosts of Isengard to pour through and forcing the defenders back to the Hornburg. The “Devilry of Saruman” as Aragorn described it, had done its work.

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Orcish fire-squad captain

Orcish powder keg bearer

Orcish fuse setter

Snaga with torch

Orcish sapper