Hi. About thirty years ago I read the HOBBIT by J.R.Tolkein - it left a lasting impression on me.
I started re-reading the story again to refresh my memory as background to my 15mm Middle Earth Project. Basically I would like to play smallish games in 15mm to represent The Hobbits of the SHIRE holding out against the forces of Evil and Darkness - more anon.
My figure order according to my friend Nick (at EUREKA) Melbourne should be here by tomorrow afternoon (Thursday)- particularly looking forward to this- as my Partner is going away for the weekend with friends and I'd certainly would like to spend the time at home painting Hobbits this weekend uninterrupted.
Way back in 1989 I had many a fine Warhammer game and Campaign over several years with my friend Lt.Walter.D from Canberra - pitching my Dwarves and Hobbits against Walter's Skaven (Rat) Army - so, after all these years it only seems natural for me to choose IRREGULAR 15mm Ratmen as the main enemy of the Hobbits.
At this stage I plan to paint up a smallish contingent of Hobbits and a slightly larger force of Ratmen.
After basing the figures I'd like to turn my attention towards building my Hobbit's part of the SHIRE in 15mm. Once I'm satisfied that I have the various structures and terrain sorted I would like to write some simple Games Rules - so that I can play a series of SOLO Battles......I have no other intentions other than these simple steps to follow - I should imagine, now that I am retired- that the whole MIDDLE EARTH Project should not take that long to achieve.
My part of the Hobbit's SHIRE will be known at 'Tooksburrow' ....do not worry, you won't find it on any official Middle Earth map - I made up the name this morning....like doing things like this.