Tuesday, November 24, 2015

Emissaries From Tradgardland

Last week, in the midst of a busy and tiring week, I was buoyed to come home and find an unexpected parcel from my favourite imaginary place, the Duchy of Tradgardland.

 Good Duke Alan like me is a longtime fan of JRR Tolkien’s Lord of the Rings and has been very encouraging in my own gaming efforts in Middle Earth.  The package, pleasantly heavy and not cheap to post, I am sure, spilled out this alarming bunch of Games Workshop Isengard orcs and half-orcs, very nice metal castings with an interesting variety of shields, swords and boys.

Three stalwart elves ready to defend the woodlands against muddy iron-shod orc boots and bad breath.


Bilbo Baggins, ready to record these adventures!


And finally, this quite terrifying Nazgul Dark Rider, who will be quite lovely, though I don’t think I could hold him upright like this for an entire game.  Going to have to do something about that. 

 A very kind gift and sign of friendship, milord Duke.   Many thanks from your Duchy’s most loyal Canadian friend.




  1. Oh very nice!
    Might need to pin that nazgul to his base tho'

  2. Nice loot.

    BTW, "Trädgårdsland" in Swedish means garden patch :)

  3. How splendid! What a generous chap.

  4. Excellent! More figures for battles across Middle Earth!

  5. Great additions to your collection! What a lovely gift. :)

  6. I'd love to have so generous friends as you have
    Looking forward now to see you behind the brushes

  7. Better get painting, Padre. Looking forward to seeing how Bilbo turns out.


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