"Come my friends the Ents are going to war..."
Treebeard, The Two Towers, The Lord of the Rings
|The Hobbit Strategy Battle Game Rule Book|
Below is the battle (doubles again) - using the new Hobbit rules by Games Workshop.
|Morannon and Hunter Orcs deployed on the field...|
they need to make it across the battlefield and try to get off of the board to score points
|The Orc Warbands deployed|
|More filthy little orcs|
|Treebeard, Bullroarer Took and Ghan-Bhuri-Ghan and 3 warbands of woses...|
how many blow pipes!
|Arnor Warriors, led by Arathorn, Malbeth |
and Halberad with the Banner of Arwen
|Malbeth deploys with the Arnor Rangers on the left flank,|
their mission is to get across the board and score points taking out
any orcs that stand in the way
|Sam and Craig win priority and promptly move all the orcs forward|
|Treedbeard and the woses next|
|Sam is concerned by the blowpipes and sends his trackers to the ruins|
|Arnor warriors flood the woods, the flank is kept clear and|
so the rangers press forward
|The Morannon Orcs hold the middle and the hunter orcs rush to|
take the flank, spotting the woses
|Tracker orcs take the ruins and prepare to pepper arrows onto the|
|Arnor warriors shuffle sideways to provide a shield wall for the woses,|
who in turn provide spear and blowpipe support
|The Arnor and Woses battle line now looks formidable|
|Treebeard joins the fight|
|Arathorn shouts "HOLD THE LINE" as the orcs move forward|
|Sam rushes his hunter orcs into the Woses flank, no Arnor there |
and they should mean that they are a softer target, ho hum.
|The orcs charge and Arnor fight back|
|Arathorn refuses to use double might against the Morannon Captain,|
The Dwimmerlaik is proving valuable
|The Arnor flank pushes forward into the orc flank in a battle to secure the woods|
|Rangers of Arnor had great success picking off random orcs with some great rolling, |
this led to Sam effectively hiding his main heroes out of view of the rangers,
who enjoyed keeping them pinned down - brilliant!
|Woses and Treebeard get the upper hand and start to kill off the hunter orcs, |
Sam is considering sending in the trackers
|The orcs in the middle, don't fair much better and are forced back|
|Arnor rangers forget about running off the field and enjoy their success in picking off the orcs,|
time to target the ringwraiths...
|The evil army is looking thin now and Treebeard move in for the kill|
on the two ringwriaths
|Holding out to the last, with the orc army smashed there isn't much the wraiths can do, |
other than try to kill Treebeard
|The game finished with a clear victory for Arnor and Woses, what a force they were together.|