Sunday, January 27, 2019

Big Jim's Middle Earth Birthday Bash

So we got together yesterday to celebrate my birthday and play some Middle Earth SBG. We had 6 players broke up into two teams of 3 one playing the forces of good and one playing the forces of evil. Each player controled 800 points of models, combined with their team to make both sides have 2400 points of Middle Earth hotness!

In the end the forces of good lead by Aragorn and the Grey Company won the day, although we called it before complete victory. My favorite point in the battle was when Aragorn entourage charged in a swept 3 Mordor Trolls from the table over two turns! Here are a selection of pictures from the day.

1600 points of Mordor forces

starting positions from the good side

starting positions from the evil side

Until next time, take care!

Wednesday, January 23, 2019

Going back to Middle Earth

I've dove head long back into Tolkien's Middle Earth, Lord of the Rings and the Hobbit were a huge piece of my Childhood. My Pop Jim Sr read the books to us when we were very young, to this day they are imprinted on who my siblings and I are.

So as you can imagine when Games Workshop released their strategy battle game for Lord of the Rings to accompany the movies my Father, brother and I were stoked beyond belief. For Christmas that year it was all Lord of the Rings related gifts for the male members of the family. It was glorious, we had so much fun building models together after Christmas dinner.

By February we were already play testing a scenario to run a Kublacon in that following May. We played this scenario 3 times before the convention, with scads of our gaming friends.

It was a magical time for us, many of us were gaming together for the first time in years.

It started off very basic terrain wise, but got much more elaborate with every play test.

I will be revisiting this scenario in the near future for a redo with the newly updated rules set. There will be many pictures and post to follow on this one going forward.

Until next time,