|Outriders of Rohan in 28mm, figures from GW|
Each blister pack contained one mounted and one dismounted outrider, so you see two packs' worth of painting here.
|That one leg on the bottom is holding the whole thing up...yikes...|
|Beautiful sculpting, as always, by the Perrys|
|Love this fellow drawing the bow while riding to battle, a great pose.|
|This pose really screams "Rohan" to me!|
Anyway, I stumbled on these figures in the hoard, and resolved to get them painted up. I couldn't tell you what an "outrider" does, as these seem more contrived for the game as opposed to matching a specific character from the books or movies. But the GW website portrays them as scouts, and as such I thought they fit this theme round very well. They are little more armoured, and seem a little tougher, than the standard Rohan warrior, but are not as armoured as the Royal Guardsmen are.
|I opted for fairly muted brown colours, although the green of the cloak and the metal bits of the armour do "pop" a bit.|
|A distinctive green on the cloaks is a big part of the Rohan look, in my opinion at least :)|
These Outriders were a treat to paint. It has been great to visit the LOTR setting on the painting table again, and I'm hopeful that more LOTR stuff will be done this winter.