my east round submission I umm'd and ahh'd for a good long while as to
what to paint. I have a WW2 Japanese force, for use in Bolt Action or
Chain of Command, that needs painting but I am still undecided has to
how I want to go about painting them. I have some confederate infantry
for the American Civil War that I thought may fit the theme if I
stretched it. But I just wasn't comfortable with either of these. Sure I
could have just done up some more of my Arabs, "they're from the middle
east, too easy right?". I thought that wasn't in the spirit of a 'bonus
round' so went back to thinking.
Again sorry for bad photos :/
I remembered that I had one of the assassin models from the Games
Workshop Lord of the Rings range, the one that was meant to be from
Harad. Brilliant! Yes I know the Haradrim are also called Southrons and
an Easterling would be more appropriate but this model will be more
useful and can be used, as of recent year, as a typical 'Eastern
Assassin'. (Perhaps one with a creed or too?)
Hasharin (pl. Hasharii) were a Harad Order founded in Sauron's name.
The despotic lords who ruled Harad exercised their will through them. To
question or contradict the will of a Hasharin led to death, whether by
public execution or through the quiet application of their murderous
skills. On the battlefield, the Hasharii acted as assassins, seeking out
enemy leaders and slaying them with poisoned blades. A Hasharin
wore many layers of clothing, concealing all of his body and most of
his head - only his eyes could be seen. Many weapons were tied to his
waist with a fabric belt.
- Games Workshop, The Lord of the Rings: Strategy Battle Game.
plan to use him in all manner of ways. He'll serve well as a target in
some skirmish scenarios or as a scout model for others. Or maybe just to
place near my opponent's general to make them feel nervous. No matter
what I use him for I am happy to have him painted after having him in a
box for oh so very long.