|Long view of the battle|
|The city walls|
We had 17 players involved! I think the odd player ended up on the evil side but I'm not sure. The forces were broken up into individual commands of each faction. Each player handled one faction. As a result, the whole battle was played out in several smaller battles occurring across the whole map.
I managed a host of Rohan cavalry led by King Theodin. I approached from the flank. However, my progress was hindered by a stand of trees and large farmhouse. Don't remember the farmhouse and trees being part of the Pelennor 'fields' but they were present anyway. Rather than crashing into the flank of the enemy formations in grand Hollywood-style, I was confronted with a large force of warg riders led by a troll captain! They kept the Rohirrim occupied for most of the game. My group never got close enough to see the gates of the Minas Tirith.
|The Rohirrim combats the Troll captain and Warg riders|
|An inconvenient stand of trees|
|Any game including a Nazgul riding a fell beast is worth the effort|
|Unbelievable that Charlie provided all these figures!|
|The Nazgul approached the walls but pulled back for reasons unknown|
Next month will be another general LotR game day. In October, there will be another Lord of the Rings tournament!