Post by Michael O'Brien on Apr 26, 2016 14:07:39 GMT
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I understand your point master archer, but please consider those numbers :
actually, concerning Easterlings, apart from 54mm LO27, there are 7 "Easterling" single references. Indeed they are specific, and not useful for an army... M17 & M18 Sagath men (but Sagath is Easterling) M241 Brodda and M242 Hithlum Easterling (from Turin series) M322 Shamaness MS580 Emissary Christmas 2011 Chieftain and well... ahem... there is Khamul the Easterling (ok just joking )
It is true that in the Hobbit... no mention of Easterling, and in LOTR, they are indeed mentionned but only present as seen from afar in the last battle. Haradrim are far much more depicted than Easterlings (Mumak are from Harad). I suppose it's the reason why there are so few in the Mithril range.
Actually, Easterlings are a race of men that is mostly present in the Silmarillion and the Unfinished Tales... and we all know those books are not covered by the licence....
If you look carefully, apart from Galadriel, Glorfindel, Gildor and Celebrimbor there is almost no Noldor either in the whole mithril range...because Noldor have their "time" in the Silm. There is quite exclusively Sindar or wood elves in mithril... and not a single Teleri! (except maybe Cirdan or Galdor but it's up to debate)
Saying there are more elves than easterlings in the mithril range is a bit meaningless, as easterlings are men... and there are far more men than elves in the mithril range and I definitly would like to see more "high elves" and Noldor in the range, instead of always sindar or wood elves.... the same way you'd like easterlings
Still I agree with you it would be a GREAT addition, and Mithril has always taken liberties at releasing "MERP created" Haradrim or peoples from Far Harad more than what we see in the books, so they could do the same with Easterlings...
...but i'm just trying to be factual with numbers and races
" . . . there is also "Brodda, the Easterling" and the "Eastreling warrior" from the "Black Sword"-range (M241 and 242!) And there is also a "hidden" Easterling holding the shield of Wulf of Edoras. What about those "Sagath" people? M17, M18 and another christmas figure from 2011!
WHAT A CROWD!!!!! So- there are more Easterlings as everybody would have expected. Including myself . . .
that still makes a lot of "leaders", "champions", "chieftain" ... usually an army has less leaders and warlords and more infantry & horsemen Indeed submitting infantry or cavalry ideas one by one would take years to achieve a regular army set...
Come on Mithril, you have had an Easterling Cavalry taking dust on your shelves, unreleased for more than 4 years. It would be more than time to release them...... and cease this frustration that forces Easterling fans to submit Easterling on a per character basis... Gold Fellowship was not meant to be a substitution for whole army sets...
"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)