This is a figure not to be missing in the Mithril range:
Mounted Dunlending Chieftain
What the Dunlendings still need, is a mounted Chieftain to lead them to Rohan. Or to Cardolan, in order to come to the aid in the war against Angmar (or to support Angmar, choice is yours)! So please don't give him a white hand mark, as it would limit its use.
As usual with chiefs, he has more money to spend for his equipment and so he may have more goodlooking furniture than the common Dunlending warriors (chainmail, coat, helmet...)
Post by stephenjcorcoran on Nov 13, 2019 15:33:47 GMT
Haradrim mounted standard bearer
A Haradrim rider bearing the a standard of a black serpent on a red field.Théoden of Rohan. He wears a scarlet tunic, a gold collar and armed with a scimitar and garbed with a corslet of brazen scale. His hair is worn as long black plaits braded with gold.
Southward beyond the road lay the main force of the Haradrim, and there their horsemen were gathered about the standard of their chieftain. And he looked out, and in the growing light he saw the banner of the king, and that it was far ahead of the battle with few men about it. Then he was filled with a red wrath and shouted aloud, and displaying his standard, black serpent upon scarlet, he came against the white horse and the green with great press of men; and the drawing of the scimitars of the Southrons was like a glitter of stars.
Then Théoden was aware of him, and would not wait for his onset, but crying to Snowmane he charged headlong to greet him. Great was the clash of their meeting. But the white fury of the Northmen burned the hotter, and more skilled was their knighthood with long spears and bitter. Fewer were they but they clove through the Southrons like a fire-bolt in a forest. Right through the press drove Théoden Thengel’s son, and his spear was shivered as he threw down their chieftain. Out swept his sword, and he spurred to the standard, hewed staff and bearer; and the black serpent foundered. Then all that was left unslain of their cavalry turned and fled far away.
I know the idea has been denied (Sauron enthroned) but I like it a lot for a next possibility... I understand it could not match a "mounted month" because in the "Mithril canon"/Chris style.. Sauron is oversized (almost 54mm, in a 32mm scale world)... this can be seen in the two Sauron miniatures that exists. So having him on a throne would require a 54mm size throne in addition to Sauron himself. that would make a really big figure... but I am surprised that Chris did not dismiss the idea as he has always said he would never represent Sauron this way in the past...
as for the Angus Mc Bride , it is Sauron indeed, but as the Necromancer, not in Barad Dûr, as far as I remember , so this is not reallly a throne, but a Necromancer seat
"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)
Now look here, Master O'Brien. How are we supposed to be able to pick just one figure from all these superb suggestions? I want them all, and I'm not getting any younger! I genuinely don't care too much which one wins (I have plans for them all.) Just let Chris choose the order in which they appear and let him get on with it. Basically this is the very best list of choices ever, and shows just how many worthwhile figures are still needed.
Perhaps we should introduce suggestions for mounted characters that can use an existing horse. No need to take up scultping time this way, and we can neatly fit these into "single" slots until the good ideas run dry a bit - a year or four at max...