Post by Michael O'Brien on May 25, 2010 11:33:32 GMT
Due to the surprising tie for 1st AND 2nd place I have decided to post 6 finalists this month. This is an open vote so you will see the current status of the vote before voting.
I was sorry to see that the 'Beorn's animal servant (ram with crockery)' idea only got 2 votes as I thought it was a fun addition. But it is your club and your ideas that decide what is going to be released.
I see Chris's favourite ideas (from his last comment) got enough votes to make it to the 2nd round.
Michael O'Brien, webmaster, Mithril Miniatures, www.mithril.ie
Okay, I won´t throw my voice away! The Dunnish musician seems to be too fascinating this month. It really doesn´t matter if he is playing a frightening carnyx or some horrifying bagpipes . . . And there have been lots of dwarfs in the last months that were released or have won. I´ve got a dozen of them!
seems a dunnish man will make it (or will it be a dunnish woman??) and I would not worry about that. one day we will have a whole Middle Earth rockband with orc and troll drummers, elven harpists, hobbit singers and we need still some flutes and other instruments to blow- like a carynx.
I hope for the carynx as bagpipes are really pure horror ;D ;D ;D but to be more serious, a true celtic instrument of old would be more Middle-Earth like and more proper for the use in battle I think. Nice supplement to the Helms Deep figures.
Unfortunately none of the lighter suggestions did win
So Michael's great idea did not really work. Maybe such rules should be more strict as the idea was really really good.
As for hearing horryfing masses of bagpipes you should not forget that there are/were those "festivals interceltique" in Lorient (Bretagne) which are very much impressive and provide masses of pipe-bands from gaelic or celtic countries together with literature and other performances ... though I never witnessed any carynx there ... I think it's because the carynx never was meant to be an instrument as we think of instruments. Not to produce any kind of music ... just to horrify the enemy. That's why I support this idea very much, as it was Chris Tubb who first mentioned to add this "instrument" to a Dunlending musician ...