Monday, 12 March 2012

WAR OF THE RING game

the horde fords the river

the defenders take up positions

the withc king directs his horde

tower with bolt thrower set up to snipe at the enemy

another view of the tower now lacking bolt thrower crew

troll tramples through the ruins

Pat wipes a bogey on the table as Sam watches in disgust
I played my first game of "War of the Ring" last Friday and I have to say it is a good fun game. Obviously having Daves great scenery and figures helps.
We played the Osgiliath scenario, where a massive evil horde led by Gothmog and a winged Nasgul attempt to take the ruins which are bravely defended by Faramir, Prince Imrahil and Gandalf the white. The first couple of turns the evil horde streamed across the er stream, whilst showering the defenders with very effective artillery fire which took out our bolt thrower and lots of archers hiding in the tower. A unit of orc scouts were found creeping through the ruins at the rear of the Gondorian army, Gandalf and his knights of Gondor charged and crushed them. Then a counter attack was lead by Prince Imrahil leading his knights of Dol Amroth, smashing into a huge mob of orcs and inflicting many casualties. The small unit of knights began to be swamped by sheer weight of numbers. So the brave? Prince decided to leave them to die and join a unit of spearmen preparing to defend against the Easterling warriors attempting to take the extreme left flank.
On the other flank my rangers began firing at a unit of warg riders, slaughtering them then turning their attention on another large unit of orcs. The rest of  the army tried taking out the trolls who are near enough unstoppable!
The winged Nasgul hit Gandalf with a black dart almost killing him. If it had of succeeded then there would of been little hope for the defenders, but luckily he survived and Dave/Gothmog decided that he had no chance of taking the field and elected to break out the whisky and lament his loss.

Gothmog,Castellan of Minas Morgul before and after make up
  Players of the match have to go to the rangers who were extremely effective when they let loose a volley.
  On the evil side it must go to the trolls who steam rolled up, taking anything thrown at them and kept on coming, just like England against France at Stade de France Paris yesterday!! 22-24 ooh yeah!