I finally got the chance to play some 'Lord of the Rings: Strategy Battle Game'. I bought a copy of the GW 'Fellowship of the Ring' boxed set at the Milleniumcon swap meet. The game has been sitting on my shelf collecting dust ever since. Little did I know there was a local contingent of players meeting at Ted's house.
I had no idea what an awesome game this is!
We setup a 'King of the Hill' type scenario with Rohan forces vs. Uruk-Hai. Tony and I took the combined Uruk-Hai/Worg force setup the defense of the hill setup in the middle of the table. Ted and Brett took a combined warband of Rohan Riders and archers. A great time was had by all but for some odd reason Ted insisted on calling me 'Bob'?
Ted wrote up an excellent After Action Report. I have posted it with permission.
Well here goes and honesty first.
|Rohan cavalry crashed into Warg riders|
So here goes the honesty, I read and even reread the rules before hand but in the heat of battle I really messed them up. We made a few big mistakes early on but thankfully I think it affected both sides equally.
The scenario was to "take the high ground" which consisted of a large hill in the center of the table. There was an interesting twist to the deployment in that if you rolled a 1-3 for your warband you deployed that force much closer to the center line. A 4-6 allowed you to deploy anywhere. This ensured we were in the scrum pretty quickly. True to form Mike's big unit of cavalry clashed with Mark's Warg Riders. Tony and I exchanged fire as I tried to soften him up before we tried to take the hill. The body count was slow to add up and after a quick check of the rules we corrected a big error and things started dying much quicker. My Royal Guard Cav made a flanking move to engage his forces from the rear and without hesitation Tony brought up the Troll to secure the hill.
Thanks again to Mike for bringing a really nice painted Rohan force. I'm eager to get some stuff painted as the game really was blast. Looking forward to the next game.