|Saruman looks on as the trees come alive|
|feel the earth shake!|
|make like a tree and leave|
|the evil ones concoct a plan|
|the Ents are surrounded, but not for long!|
|the unit with crossbows took out a few too many Ents|
|the caualties mount amongst the trees|
|another tree felled...|
|the dam is straight ahead|
|Orthanc in all its glory|
Mick and I took the role of the woody ones, whilst Dave and Steve led the defence of Isengard and Sam umpired. We had a little addition to the rules which was event cards, we use these in quite a lot of our games and they come from the "war tokens" idea in Steves AB one games system. This time each side got one event card a turn, plus they could earn extra by answering riddles from the Hobbit book. Its been a good 20 years since i read The Hobbit, but i did finally manage to solve one...
The game was great fun and it was good to see how much damage the Ents could do to the massive units of Orcs, which looked intimidating but were quite squishy underfoot.
After hours of squishing Orcs in between eating buns, sausage rolls and wine gums ably supplied by Mick, We ran out of time just as Treebeard reached the dam. As far as I'm concerned it was a victory for good over evil, but Saruman may disagree.
Of note was an Ent who single handedly killed to trolls, that was fun eh Dave ;0)