Post by Michael O'Brien on Nov 14, 2014 11:40:29 GMT
Great selection of ideas this month. Thanks to all members who took part and a future thanks to all those that vote in this round.
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Well, he failed by the narrowest of margins last time, so I shall make my usual suggestion for a mounted figure month:
Elfhelm on horseback
As I've said many times before (stop me if I'm boring you), Elfhelm was the only Rohirrim commander to fight at - and survive - both battles at the Fords of Isen and the battle of Pelennor Fields, and was commander of the Rohirrim detachment that drove the Orcs out of Anorien as Aragorn led the rest of the host to the Black Gates. He was also very kind to kittens and small children, if that helps earn him some more votes this time...
well once again ... King Elessar mounted at the Dark Gate (Morannon)
This would be the final assault of the armies of Good , led by Aragorn in his king of Gondor armor , supreme leader of all the free people armies, facing the last assault on Cirith Gorgor (the dark Gate of Mordor) As far as I remember, there are not many representations of Aragorn mounted...
(third or fourth time I suggest it , if I remember well...)
All my favorite Characters are suggested already, so I'd like to throw in a Figure that is also missing so far:
"Where Will wants not, a Way opens" Éowyn "Dernhelm" mounted hiding Merry the Halfling at Theodens Ride to the Pellenor Fields
There is a standing "Dermhelm" figure already, but no one riding in "action" togehter with the Hobbit, two famous characters who played no little part in the destruction of the Witch-King. LotR The Return of the King, Chapter III The Muster of Rohan
...Unnoticed a Rider came up and spoke softly in the Hobbits ear. 'Where will wants not, a way opens, so we say,' he whispered;' and so I have found myself.' Merry looked up and saw it was the young Rider whom he had noticed in the morning. 'You wish to go whither the Lord of the Mark goes: I see it in your face.' 'I do,' said Merry. 'Then you shall go with me,' said the Rider. 'I will bear you before me, under my cloak until we are far afield, and this darkness is yet darker. Such good will should not be denied. Say no more to any man, but come!' 'Thank you indeed!' said Merry. 'thank you, sir, though I do not know your name.' 'Do you not?' said the Rider softly. 'Then call me Dernhelm.'
Thus it came to pass that when the King set out, before Dernhelm sat Meiadoc the Hobbit, and the great grey steed Windfola made little of the burden, for Dernhelm was less in weight than many men, though lithe and well knit in frame.
I suggest Boromir on horse, on his way to the Council of Elrond, passing by the ruins of Tharbad. He should be wearing his cloak and carrying his horn of course. His horse also carries his shield and other packages. Not really a Boromir in fighting action, but more a travelling figure.
Not wishing to divert from Gildor's suggestion (I would love to see Aragorn on Hasufel to accompany Legolas and Gimli mounted on Arod) I will suggest a Nazgul in flight. At the moment we only have the Death of Théoden boxed set to depict the Fell Beast.
I would see the Nazgul more as a figure 'revealed' rather than another black cloaked figure (if possible) while the Fell Beast has wings outstretched - possibly speeding back to the Cracks of Doom in the final moments of Sauron's reign.
If this is too big for a suggestion, if I can do a Gollum and have 'two guesses' I would opt for Aragorn on Hasufel
Post by luthien4tinuvielle on Nov 21, 2014 19:07:49 GMT
Earnur, Gondor's last king at the Battle of Fornost in armor mounted
Eärnur was the thirty-third and last King of Gondor until the restoration of the monarchy with Aragorn II Elessar.
Eärnur was the son of Eärnil II. He was a great warrior and became a great leader of armies before he became King. His greatest victory was against Angmar in TA 1975 in the Battle of Fornost, in which he defeated the Witch-king, whom he intended to slay had his steed not panicked in terror of the Witch-king's darkness
the idea of a fell-beast mounted nazgul in "battlegear" is great, if we could suggest such a figure but it would require a Boxed set.... I cannot imagine having a "small" fell beast the same way we got a small balrog...
"Elves seldom give unguarded advice, for advice is a dangerous gift, even from the wise to the wise, and all courses may run ill."(Gildor Inglorion, LOTR1)
I won't be giving anything away by saying that it's Elfhelm for me - how could I vote for anyone else? Problem is, I want to see nearly all of the other figures produced as well..... Obviously what we really need is more mounted / double-figure months - we have far too few of them.