South Farthing Hobbit Ale Cart finished!
Time for a drink in celebration!
It comes in pints?
I based it up on a DIY 60mm round base from 3mm MDF and DAS clay...
Painting was fairly straight forward, the only tricky bit being the freehand 'Southfarthing' front and back of the barrel top header board. I glued the hobbits into place after I had done the front of the sign...The larger round circular base used in LOTR SBG, made for a rather nice little scenic base depicting a simple wagon way with grassy bushy boarders either side...
And the real Southfarthing Ale... as enjoyed at the Hobbiton Filmset at Matamata, indeed even at the Green Dragon pub!
Then bought afterwards and brought home with us too. Sadly the above is now empty but the bottle is charming and is rinsed and displayed :-)
In the game
This really was just a self indulgent build, as it has no stats in the game!
Really I made it as a scenic piece for my proposed Hobbiton build.
But I guess it could quickly be used as a scenario objective; to capture or rescue the wagon. No doubt Saruman's roving forces would be out looking to loot supplies for their growing army. Or maybe brigands around the borders from the Shire, or a raiding orc warband? There are many possibilities...
Or perhaps it could have a talismanic effect for Hobbit forces it is deployed alongside, giving them perhaps a boost to courage, and/or a bonus Standfast effect?
Looking forward to seeing it on the tabletop one way or another :-)
OK, back to the trolls and Warriors of Minas Tirith! ;-) ....