A Visit to Farmer Maggot’s Farm

10 thoughts on “A Visit to Farmer Maggot’s Farm”

  1. Nice work on Mutton and the dogs! One day I’ll paint mine, though I’ve recently fished out my Neglected Samwise for a place on the painting desk – so no new Hobbits until the ones I’ve started are done. Besides, I got a reminder that only Pippin and Merry (and Aragorn) are still needed for the first bunch of Fellowship scenarios…

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    1. Thank you and very nice on getting Samwise on the painting desk! I am in a similar position where if I finally paint Merry and Frodo, I’ll have all of the Hobbits done and can play some scenarios with them in the Fellowship scenarios. I don’t want to get diverted from the projects I have going but those scenarios seem like they’d be an awful lot of fun! I’d certainly love to see you write up a battle report or two on your experiences playing the Fellowship scenarios as the consensus is that they are generally pretty fun.


  2. Oh, and did you ever play LotRO? They had a really nice rendition of Hobbiton in that game that may well be quite inspirational to you if you’re looking at making a board, or even just individual terrain pieces…

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    1. Its funny you mention that! I downloaded the game and made a new account just to run around Hobbiton again and see what it looked like. Their version is certainly more rugged (with lots more trees and bushes) than where it was shot in New Zealand but I’m of the opinion after making a bit of terrain that you can’t really model the set in New Zealand all that realistically and make it wargaming friendly (as lots of grass, especially tallish grass, just doesn’t work well). I think I will be using their version more as inspiration and I love the hedges they have in various places so I could see that making an appearance on my board too.

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      1. Yeah, the designs are obviously of the same place but with very different ends in mind – the movie being to be photogenic while the game is meant for traversal (and even locations for combat). The cobblestone paths around, the wells and water fountain, the inn, the river…. you could do a lot based off of LotRO.

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      2. Absolutely. I may talk a bit more about that here on the site whenever I get around to making the scatter terrain. Still trying to figure out what I’m going to do for the board portion first but once I get that, I’m sure I’ll throw myself into the making the rest of the terrain! 🙂

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      3. That’s a great suggestion mate. I’ll give it a look and I’ll figure out how I want to build the board itself too. Probably going to need to make some plywood or mdf for that part which will be a new thing for me to learn about too 😀

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    1. Thanks for the kind words! It was quite a while ago when I painted this so I don’t know how specific I can be in terms of paint colors. In looking at the pictures, I think what I did was paint the brown spots with Dryad Bark from GW. The main fur was done with Karak Stone and some kind of brown mixed in. I’d give Dryad Bark a try but it might be a different GW brown color. You’ll have to play around a bit and see what you like there. If you keep your paints thin with water or Lahmia Medium and try to layer the shadows and highlights in, you should be able to get pretty good results. That’s the best advice I can give I’m afraid and I hope it helps! 🙂


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