It's time for some new Middle-earth Releases over at Forge World. They've been pushing it pretty hard lately. So, if you're looking to bulk up your Lord of the Rings figure collection, you can grab a 2-pack of the Defenders of Helm's Deep or a whole group of Nazgul.
As the armies of Isengard bear down upon Helm's Deep, all those who can wield a sword are called to its defence – even those who would normally be deemed too young to fight. Amongst these is Haleth, the young son of Hama. Haleth has never seen combat, yet he possesses the makings of a true warrior, one who could rise through the ranks of the Rohirrim should he survive the battle of the Hornburg. Even as he fights, Haleth remembers the words of encouragement spoken to him by Aragorn, spurring him on to deeds far beyond expectation.
An aging man of Rohan, Aldor has lived within the safety of Edoras since before the crowning of Théoden as king. When the fires of Isengard began to spread and threatened those within Edoras, Aldor had no choice but to join his people and journey to the sanctuary of Helm's Deep. However, as the armies of Isengard bear down upon the Hornburg, Aldor must take up a bow in defence of his people. His aging frame cannot hold a bow steady for long, and it often means he will end up losing his bow before called upon – whether intentionally or not!
Haleth and Aldor are two of the unlikeliest Heroes of the Rohan army list, yet the inspirational effect of Haleth's valour in battle and Aldor's skill (or some might say luck) with a bow is not to be underestimated!
The set contains two resin miniatures, each supplied with a Citadel 25mm Round Base. Their rules can be found in Rohan at War, though you can download their experimental rules from the Downloads tab below.
Appearing at Dol Guldur in a very different form to that of the Black Riders, at this point in their existence the Nazgûl are much swifter with a blade than the robed figures that appear many years later. Summoned into being by the Necromancer of Dol Guldur, the Nazgûl engage the White Council in a grim ballet of whirling blades and darting movement. Able to constantly return to battle once banished, the servants of the Dark Lord are a deadly foe unlike any the White Council has faced before.
The Nazgûl of Dol Guldur represent nine Heroes from the Dark Powers of Dol Guldur army list – each a fell lieutenant of the Dark Lord Sauron in his guise as the Necromancer. The set comprises the following models:
- The Witch-King of Angmar
- Khamûl the Easterling
- The Dark Headsman
- The Forsaken
- The Lingering Shadow
- 2 Abyssal Knights
- 2 Slayers of Men
The set contains nine resin miniatures, each supplied with a Citadel 25mm Round Base. Their rules can be found in Armies of The Hobbit™.