Making Mallorn Trees

The Last Alliance has an article on making Mallorn Trees — those huge trees amongst which the elves live in The Lord of The Rings. The idea is that the trees are so large — and their branches so high that only the trunks come into play in a game.

Now, I don’t have much use for Mallorn Trees, but it occurs to me that the same technique also could be used to make the trunks of trees in, say, the Brazilian rain forest. You could use some of those Copplestone pygmies and Amazon explorers.

Savage Worlds Lord Of The Rings Skirmish

The Savage Worlds role playing system has attracted the attention of a lot of miniature wargamers becuase it is so easily usable as a miniatures game. There’s even a free subset of the role playing rules called Savage Worlds Showdown, designed specifically for miniatures skirmish.

Here’s a free expansion for Savage Worlds for playing Lord of the Rings Skirmish Games.

Making Buildings For Gondor

Dagorlad has a great article on the architecture of Gondor, along with instructions for building models for your Games Workshop Lord of the Rings battlegames. It’s simply amazing how he breaks down still photos from teh movies and then translates them into miniature.

Builidng Edoras

Dagorlad has a series of articles on building a model of Edoras for your Games Workshop Lord of the Rings battle games. It is simply an amazing work.

Part 1

Part 2

Part 3

Lord of The Rings Playsheet

Here’s a downloadable playsheet for Games Workshop’s Lord of the Rings game.