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Kroot hounds = Lord Of The Rings Warg riders
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Old 24 Apr 2009, 02:56   #1 (permalink)
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Default Kroot hounds = Lord Of The Rings Warg riders

I noticed in the back of the new White Dwarf that Lord Of The Rings Warg Riders would make a great stand in for Kroot hounds. They are plastic. They are cheaper. And they look better.

They are big dogs with little goblin guys riding on them. I bet if you use them without their little goblin riders then they would make a wonder alternative to the metal, expensive kroot hound.
I'm definately going to purchase a set soon to see if the scale is close enough. Definately like the look of the model. I'm not a big fan of the look of kroot hounds.

Looks like the retail price for 6 Warg Riders is 25$. That's 11$ cheaper than 6 kroot hounds.


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Old 24 Apr 2009, 03:08   #2 (permalink)
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Care to post a pic before this gets moved/deleted? :P
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Old 24 Apr 2009, 03:40   #3 (permalink)
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I noticed in the back of the new White Dwarf that Lord Of The Rings Warg Riders would make a great stand in for Kroot hounds. They are plastic. They are cheaper. And they look better.

They are big dogs with little goblin guys riding on them. I bet if you use them without their little goblin riders then they would make a wonder alternative to the metal, expensive kroot hound.
I'm definately going to purchase a set soon to see if the scale is close enough. Definately like the look of the model. I'm not a big fan of the look of kroot hounds.

Looks like the retail price for 6 Warg Riders is 25$. That's 11$ cheaper than 6 kroot hounds.


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sorry if this is in the wrong forum. mabye a mod can move it if that is the case.
I turned the wargs into Cavalry :3
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Old 24 Apr 2009, 03:44   #4 (permalink)
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I noticed in the back of the new White Dwarf that Lord Of The Rings Warg Riders would make a great stand in for Kroot hounds. They are plastic. They are cheaper. And they look better.

They are big dogs with little goblin guys riding on them. I bet if you use them without their little goblin riders then they would make a wonder alternative to the metal, expensive kroot hound.
I'm definately going to purchase a set soon to see if the scale is close enough. Definately like the look of the model. I'm not a big fan of the look of kroot hounds.

Looks like the retail price for 6 Warg Riders is 25$. That's 11$ cheaper than 6 kroot hounds.


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sorry if this is in the wrong forum. mabye a mod can move it if that is the case.
I turned the wargs into Cavalry :3
http://forums.tauonline.org/index.php?topic=82405.0
Good job! those are great conversions.

Only problem is that it looks like the Wargs are not on the right size base! DOH. I guess they are too big to be kroot hounds.
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Old 24 Apr 2009, 09:29   #5 (permalink)
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Default Re: Kroot hounds = Lord Of The Rings Warg riders

Chaos warhounds are possibly an even better fill in for kroot hounds. They are $35 for 10, plus $6 for 10 25mm bases since they come with square ones. However they are less kroot-like in appearance as they are a bit chunky and they have horns.
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Old 24 Apr 2009, 14:02   #6 (permalink)
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Due to legality reasons, any conversions with lord of the rings parts are not tournament legal for ones hosted by GW, or at least that was the case last I checked. So be careful with that.
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Old 24 Apr 2009, 14:41   #7 (permalink)
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Good job! those are great conversions.

Only problem is that it looks like the Wargs are not on the right size base! DOH. I guess they are too big to be kroot hounds.
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They have the same size base as crisis suits, but if I recall correctly, you're allowed to have larger bases for troops, but not smaller, so you should be fine with the warg bases.
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Old 29 Apr 2009, 00:46   #8 (permalink)
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Thats a great idea! Never even would have considered looking into the lord of the rings models. They do look pretty kroot-ish. If painted right, they can make killer kroot hound stand-ins. And if i plan on entering any Official GW tournaments ill take the monetary hit then, but for now and my friendly games they seem to be perfect.
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Old 29 Apr 2009, 17:05   #9 (permalink)
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This is awesome. I was planning to do my Kroot as Humans (Catachans looks right for +1S, +1WS, no armour humans) but I had no fancy ideas for Kroot Hounds. I never considered looking into the LoTR range for models.
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Due to legality reasons, any conversions with lord of the rings parts are not tournament legal for ones hosted by GW, or at least that was the case last I checked. So be careful with that.
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Does this rule apply to miniatures from the Warhammer Fantasy range as well? I've seen people do a lot of converting with Orks from Fantasy to 40k and bring it to tournaments. The reason I am asking is because I am considering turning these (with some converting) into Kroot Hounds:



These are plastic Vampire Counts Dire Wolves. They're plastic and come 10 to a box. I don't think it would be very difficult to modify them to fit on the same size base as the hounds fit on.
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