First up is an Uruk Hai captain from Games Workshops's LOTR range. A great figure in 28mm and a good depiction of the Uruk Hai at Helm's Deep in the Two Towers film.
The clash between the robes and cloak sets the figure off well, drawing the eye to what will be the central figure of the warband when used.
Next is a tribute to another Moorcock character, this time, Rackhir the Red or as he was sold Buoophut Bane-Arrow - Devotee of Alaman from the Warrior Knights of Chaos set.
The next three figures are all from the Chaos Warrior range as shown in Compendium 2 and are the core of this warband.
Character, strong armour and realistically sized weapons set these figures apart from their later successors.
There may be a couple more from this range before the end of the challenge, only time will tell.
Lastly for this entry is the start of something very small; Hoplite and Macedonian armies in 6mm. Shown here are eight stands of archers and four of javelin armed light infantry. All of the 6mm figures that are planned to be painted this year will be based on 40mm frontages to allow use in a variety of systems including ADG, Impetus and Command and Colours.
The twenty four javelin armed troops above and below are from Rapier Miniatures as will all the Macedonians be. These are slightly larger than their Hoplite counter parts; although on the table it would be hard to really notice given the scale of them.
The twenty four Greek Archers below are from Baccus and are slightly smaller and finer than their Rapier counter parts shown further down the post.
Below are the four stands of Rapier Miniature archers, there are twenty four here as well.