Oldhammer: Citadel Barrow Wights, LOTR ME


                                                                          image courtesy of Stuff of Legends

In 1985 Citadel acquired the rights to produce Lord of the Rings miniatures for a Middle Earth Role Playing game. They produced a whole bunch of (now) classics, that are hard to find, unless you spend some big bucks on Ebay. I have been collecting them for a bit and have about 25-30 of them. One of the sets in the range is this one: three Barrow Wights. On the catalog picture you can find them bottom middle. 

I have had this set for ages, but one of them had his weapon removed, so I was never able to complete them, until now.. I finally found a complete one and painted him up. 


I painted them in a standard blue/green/white hue to make them look spectral. The armor I kept dull and dark and the weapons are rusty - remember this stuff has been buried for ages.

The extra one I will keep around as a possibly candidate for an undead war band for Mordheim, which sounds like a really fun idea. 

The Lord of the Rings range lasted from 85-88 and is a wonderful set of minis to collect, but also paint. There is something very special about bringing to life some of the characters I grew up with and have loved all my life. Here are a few more of my painted LOTR ME models. 

Tom Bombadil


Sauron on the throne

Boromir / Witch King of Angmar

SC Mike


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