The Fellowship of the Ring Scenario Project Pt4: The Black Riders – Mounted Nazgûl completed (June-It ’18)

Citadel Miniatures Mounted Nazgûl

“Nine Lords there were, and after the return of their Master, which they aided and prepared in secret, they grew strong again. Then the Nine Riders issued forth from the gates of horror, and we could not withstand them. Do not approach their citadel. You will be espied. It is a place of sleepless malice, full of lidless eyes. Do not go that way!” – Faramir, The Forbidden Pool, The Two Towers

In a case almost exactly like the previous post, this one is a rehash of another super-recent post about Nazgûl. A few days ago I finished seven of The Nine, and then managed to find two more mounted models. In the last couple of days, I’ve raced against time to complete the final pair, so I’m showing them here alongside their dark brethren as a completed set of Nine mounted Nazgûl, which have use in a variety of games, but I’ve been working on specifically for The Fellowship of the Ring Scenario Project.

Citadel Miniatures Mounted Nazgûl

The final pair.

With only 3+1 sculpts for “standard” mounted Nazgûl from GW, these last two were always going to be duplicate sculpts. Unfortunately, they’re both the same sculpt – so now I have four of the same base rider in a set of Nine, which is a little unfortunate. I mean, it is my favourite of the non-Witch King sculpts, but I’d still much rather have had 3-3-2-1 than 4-2-2-1. Even with some arm variation, it’s become quite repetitive.

Citadel Miniatures Mounted Nazgûl

Finally, here they all are – multibased for Kings of War. In their present form of “basic” Nazgûl, I’ll likely use the Vampiric Cavalry rules for them. When I next get around to playing. Ha!

16 thoughts on “The Fellowship of the Ring Scenario Project Pt4: The Black Riders – Mounted Nazgûl completed (June-It ’18)

  1. Well done, they look awesome together. And well done completing your challenge, I missed my deadline by one day! Completed my unit today after a mega effort last night.

    I better start planning July’s effort!

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  2. They look great Az! With them having the same colors, and all being Wraiths, I don’t think I would worry too much about similar sculpts. It adds to the homogeneity, and not in a bad way.

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    • Thanks mate – you’re right but I still would have preferred some more unique sculpts. That’s something that was a problem across the entire metal LotR range, let alone the later days of GW’s metal ranges.

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  3. Hi man, I love your black riders. I think they are one of the best painted that can be found online. Would you mind sharing what colours you used for their black robes? I think it is just perfect – not too sharp, not too muted. Just perfect.

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    • Hey mate – thanks for the kind words!
      They were done with careful successive drybrushing.
      Started with black spray for the base coat, then the paints were Vallejo Model Colour Black Grey, Dark Grey and (I think) Neutral Grey.
      The brown dust was Dark Brown weathering powder (not sure which brand, but a chocolate brownish)..
      Hope this helps!


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