Monday, 6 February 2012

Lord of the Rings Club Game

Tonight at the Oxford Wargames Society we had a couple of games of GW's Lord of the Rings strategy battle game. It was the first time I've played the system so we picked a couple of scenarios from the Fellowship of the Ring journey book and got stuck in.

Game 1 saw Aragorn and Frodo escaping from a horde of Uruk-Hai, with Legolas and Gimli appearing at a random turn.

The Good side found themselves using up their might and fate early on waiting for reinforcements, only for them to arrive and not have much effect!

Frodo ended up popping on the ring to escape being swamped, only for Aragorn to die after a losing a combat to 4 Uruk-Hai. Game 1 to the Evil players! 

Game 2 saw Boromir defending Merry and Pippin against a similar number of Uruk-Hai 

Unfortunately, the Hobbits appeared to be better at killing Uruk-Hai than he was! Merry was captured around turn 8 or 9, with Boromir falling shortly after, Pippin valiantly fought off the Uruk-Hai for a couple of turns until he was also captured on turn 11. This meant the Evil side had to avoid a drawn priority roll for 2 turns while they ran off the board before the rest of the fellowship arrived. Sadly (for me!) turn 13 saw a 3-3 roll and the Good side just pinched it!

I was very impressed by the rules, they appear to have more depth than at first read. I shall definitely be playing them again


  1. Fantastic game, really enjoyed reading that!

    I think I'll pop out and grab the FOTR sourcebook tomorrow...

  2. Its got some really good scenarios in it, both these games came down to the wire, I dare say we'll play a few more before long.