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Seizing on news of Smaug’s death to reclaim lost heirlooms and return past wrongs, King Thranduil marched his vast army of Elves out of Mirkwood to climb the slopes of the Lonely Mountain. There he found Thorin Oakenshield holed up behind a fortress of rock, bellicose and proud as ever, even as rank upon rank of perfectly arranged Elven warriors poured into the valley before his gate, their mail, helms and spearpoints shining in the sun like an ocean of silver.
Wise though his years had made him, Thranduil was also proud and as stubborn as any Dwarf. It was not in his nature to back down before Thorin’s bluster, and he would spill blood if need be to achieve that which he craved. Armed with long, curved swords, tall shields and mighty bows, the soldiers of the Woodland Realm were a formidable force. Unnumbered years of training, innate Elven grace, and the keen sight of immortals made them deadly warriors.
But on this day the enemy would not be Dwarves, for while they traded insults with the defenders of Erebor a new army snuck upon them. Erupting from the ground, a vast horde of Orcs and other fell things spewed onto the field of battle. Elves and Dwarves cast aside their quarrel, and reforming their lines as a united force the warriors of Mirkwood stood alongside their bearded former rivals. Together they fought as one against the terrors of Azog the Defiler.
The latest in our 1:6 scale line, the Mirkwood Elf Soldier is designed to accompany the Dwarf Soldiers of the Iron Hills. Although available as standalone statues, we recommend displaying them as one dynamic scene, straight out of The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies.
Simply detach your Mirkwood Elf carefully from his base, connecting his back foot to the epaulette of your lead Dwarf Soldier. In an instant, these warriors of Middle-earth are poised to attack!
What’s more, the Mirkwood Elf Soldier & Iron Hill Dwarves make an ideal companion to the rest of your Battle of the Five Armies characters.