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Lord of the Rings Strategy Battle Game

The Lord of the Rings Strategy Battle Game

The Lord of the Rings Strategy Battle Game

Hey everyone, just touching base, Ill have more info and likely just add to this post as an edit, but this Saturday (tomorrow) we are going to be playing the Lord of the Rings Strategy Battle Game.

I am a big time fan of the War of the Ring by Games Workshop, and found a couple new recruits for minature war gaming in my area, one being my 10 year old son LOL.  He likes video games, but the scope of the SBG being more of a skirmish level game seems to have him interested.  A new gamer I just recently met, Nathan, has played some of the Star Wars mini game, but would like to try WOTR and LOTR SBG as well.

Ill post some pictures and a small after action report, and see if I can get both of the captains to chime in with their point of view after the game as well.  Here is the post on The Lord of the Rings Strategy Battle Game.

This will be a fairly small game with only one advanced rule; the Might points for the captains, to keep it simple and help them learn the game, but not all at once.

Here is what each side will have (seen in the teaser picture up top)  Ill be using Warriors of Minas Tirith since that is what I have for War of the Ring, but using the Gondor stats in the Fellowship of the Ring book.   We are using the older version of the game since Nate already  had a copy, and if we like it, move toward the newer books.

Here are the forces for their first game.

1 Gondor Captain w/shield & armor
8 Warriors w/shields
4 Warriors w/bows

1 Orc Captain w/shield
11 Orc’s Warriors with Shields
3 Orc’s Warriors
4 Orc Warriors w/bows