"...Through the blood of our people, are your lands kept safe!"
- Boromir, The Fellowship of the Ring
Lord of the Rings battle report - Gondor vs Mordor
So, this was my second Lord of the Rings Strategy Battle Game and as usual I took loads of photos for the battle report. Craig wanted to field pretty much the same army although this time he took some Minas Tirith Knights. I decided to drop the Witch King in favour of a whole additional Mordor War Band - numbers (I hope) will win the day.
We used the clubs desert board with some desert scenery, just so that it was something different and adds to the variety of grass and snow we currently use. Craig was determind to get a win in and brought knights of Minas Tirith in his army to fight the threat of my Warg riders.
Apologies for the lack of my usual write up - I will add some commentary soon!
Scenario 4 - Pitched Battle
LOTR SBG - Mordor Army
LOTR SBG - Mordor War band 1
LOTR SBG - Mordor War band 2
LOTR SBG - Mordor War band 3 with Shaman
LOTR SBG - Mordor War band 4 Warg Riders
LOTR SBG - Gondor Army
LOTR SBG - GOndor, Knights of Minas Tirith
LOTR SBG - Warriors of Minas Tirith
LOTR SBG - Waste Land Board, Armies to deploy
LOTR SBG - GOndor Command (Farimir used as Boromir)
LOTR SBG - Pitched Battle Scenario
LOTR SBG - Mordor Army Deploy
LOTR SBG - Mordor Army Deploy
LOTR SBG - Both Armies Deployed
LOTR SBG - Gondor Army Deploy
LOTR SBG - Gondor Knights ready to fight
LOTR SBG - Gondor win Priority and advance
LOTR SBG - Mordor Orcs rush forward
LOTR SBG - Mordor Warg riders head for the ruins
LOTR SBG - Mordor advance over the water whole
LOTR SBG - Gondor Knights change direction to head off the warg
LOTR SBG - Warg prepare to lure the knights in to the ruins...
LOTR SBG - Warg Riders seem to take the ruins
LOTR SBG - Mordor Captain calls the advance
LOTR SBG - Mordor Shaman and Orcs advance
LOTR SBG - Gondor hold and await the advancing Horde
LOTR SBG - Gondor take the bait and commit their cavalry to the ruins
LOTR SBG - Mordor Archers
LOTR SBG - Mordor numbers get close
LOTR SBG - Wargs leave the ruins and trap Boromir and the Knights
LOTR SBG - The Battle so far...
LOTR SBG - Gondor Knights advance halted by single warg rider
LOTR SBG - Warg Riders charge at Gondor lines
LOTR SBG - Mordor archers fail to leave enough room and are both engaged
LOTR SBG - Gondor pull back
LOTR SBG - Gondor knights stuck in ruins
LOTR SBG - Mordor charge Gondor infantry
LOTR SBG - Gondor take casualties
LOTR SBG - Gondor flank surrounded
LOTR SBG - Gondor Knights break through ruins
LOTR SBG - Gondor pull back again
LOTR SBG - Gondor flank falls
LOTR SBG - Boromir and the Gondor Knights desperate to get stuck in
LOTR SBG - Boromir charges the rear of the orcs
LOTR SBG - Boromir hacks at orcs
LOTR SBG - Gondor suffer as the Mordor Orcs prepare to engage
LOTR SBG - Gondor try to pull back but are heavily outnumbered
LOTR SBG - Gondor look set to lose
LOTR SBG - Boromir attacks again
LOTR SBG - Mordor sensing victory advance again
LOTR SBG - Gondor numbers dwindle and are about to break
LOTR SBG - Mordor number overwhelm Gondor
LOTR SBG - Gondor surrounded
LOTR SBG - Gondor desperately hold on
LOTR SBG - Boromir and the knights still unable to get to main Mordor Force
LOTR SBG - Gondor left flank still stuck in ruins
LOTR SBG - Mordor Archers are spread out to stop Boromir
LOTR SBG - Gondor Knight charges single archer
LOTR SBG - Gondor are broken...
LOTR SBG - Gondor now have to roll courage tests
LOTR SBG - Gondor loose heart and warriors flee the battle field
LOTR SBG - Gondor troops who remain are smashed
LOTR SBG - Boromir's last action to attack the Shaman (who ended up being an expensive Orc)
LOTR SBG - Gondor finally leave the ruins
LOTR SBG - Gondor drop like flies (especially when archers are shooting)
LOTR SBG - Mordor Shaman about to die
LOTR SBG - Gondor last few are killed
LOTR SBG - Gondor again have to courage test
LOTR SBG - Gondor looses the last few warriors
LOTR SBG - Mordor wins, although Boromir survived to fight another day!
LOTR SBG - Gondor dead/Loses
LOTR SBG - Mordor dead/loses
Man of the Match
LOTR: Man of the Match: Boromir
For me, yet again it has to be Boromir - he
managed to kill plenty of orcs, I purposefully kept my army from engaging him, but I just need to work on my measuring and ensure that only one orc at time attacks or is attacked!
I still have to get to grip with the rules so it will be interesting to pit a decent Evil hero against him and see how he likes it! And learn the rules for magic as my shaman literally did nothing!
To see my fully Painted Armies please visit this blog:
are about to start playing LOTR SBG - both skirmish battles and walk
through the books/films each Monday night and WotR on club nights.
welcome anyone interested in playing Lotr SBG, WotR or any
warhammer/40K battle - why not let us know so that we can arrange some
starter battles, like the one above, or if you/your club want to
challenge us. We have all the LOTR SBG figures and LOTR scenery from the
Mines of Moria to the siege of Helms Deep ready and waiting.
Feel free to email us to come along or arrange a game.
Next Week we are going to do the 'surrounded' scenerio with a group of elves and a few heros defending a ruined castle from the onslught of orcs and goblins (2 vs 1). This should be interesting and will show case three armies in one - Elves, Mordor and Misty Mountains. Lookl out for the report in due course!