Tuesday, 6 May 2014

Sauron's Blue-Eyed Boy

After a bit of a lull, I'm back in the Umbar frame of mind, and polished off the crew's troll over the Bank Holiday weekend.

Inevitably, he's waiting for a coat of varnish, and will continue to do so until it stops raining, but apart from that, he's pretty much done.

Maugor ('tough warrior' in the Black Speech – thanks to those who suggested alternatives, but this one was used as a placeholder for so long that it stuck!) is intended to represent one of Tolkien's mysterious denizens of Far Harad:

"...and out of Far Harad black men like half-trolls with white eyes and red tongues."

Now, as Maugor comes in far too tall to really represent a half-troll or a man who resembles one, I'm using him as a full troll.

As mentioned in a previous blog, in Lion Rampant Maugor is going to count as a full unit of Fierce Foot on his own. This makes him a suitably fearsome and somewhat tricky-to-control element, and one that should compliment nicely the (slightly) more reliable Umbar Marines and Corsairs.

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