Monday, April 20, 2009

Battle Campaign

1. Legion rules for SBG (this counts for terrain as well), 3rd age heroes only as your general. Your general can not change from game to game, if he is killed in a game then he is gone for good but you may replace his points. Everyone chooses a home base related to their army list. Bases are listed under the region, one player per base.

2. Military campaign: Eight battles for each player. At the end the side with the most wins in each region wins that region, the side with the most regions wins the campaign.

3. The point system: (see bottom) determines the overall winner. I will buy movement trays from WotR for the overall point winner; one infantry package and one cavalry package.

4. Bases (pick one that matches your army best you can)

a. Good: Ithilien, Minas Tirith, Arnor, Iron Hills, Lothlorien, Rivendell, Dol Amroth, Edoras, Grey Havens, Thranduil.

b. Evil: Minas Morgul, Harad, Isengaurd, Balchoth, Dol Guldur, Black Gate, Far Harad, Moria, Angmar

Regions followed by base list in that region


Minas Morgul, Ithilien, Harad, Minas Tirith


Arnor, Iron Hills, Isengaurd, Balchoth(easterlings), Lothlorien, Rivendell, Dol Guldur, Moria


Minis Tirith, Black Gate, Dol Amroth, Edoras, Minas Morgal, Far Harad


Harad, Far Harad, Dol Amroth, Ithillien


Balchoth(easterlings), Iron Hills, Black Gate, Thranduil, Lothlorian, Angmar


Dol Gulder, Moria, Arnor, Angmar, Rivendell, Edoras, Grey Havens, Isengaurd

5. Your battle company does not have to be related to your army for convenience sake. i.e. you can have a hobbit battle company and a gondor army or a harad BC and a dol guldur army.

6. For good players Saruman the white is playable if you are not vs Isengaurd, if you are he may be replaced with Radagast or whoever you see fit.

7. To start a game: good and evil roll off, whichever gets the higher roll then can choose a region to battle in.

a. Looking at the region base list, if both player bases are on that regions base list the roll off winner rolls a dice for a scenario in legions. Players fight with their 600pt army with battle company coming in as per page 17 of the battle companies rules(no extra points given for a win/loss/draw because the BC is with your 600pts, but they can gain experience etc). I don’t have legions(who has my copy anyway?) if someone could come up with a dice scheme for scenario’s that would be great.

b. If your two bases are not in the same region then you fight with your battle companies first (roll off winner roll for scenario in BC handbook, NOT legions). Whoever loses the BC fight picks a scenario in legions. This battle is fought with your 600pt armies and your remaining BC joins as per page 17 of the BC rules. A win with a battle company in this manner gives the opportunity for more points because you can win twice, once with the BC and once with your army+BC.

8. It would be great if everyone had two armies/BC’s to help balance good/evil but I understand if you can’t. Having two BC may be a bit much as well, so everyone please claim a side, be you good or be you evil, for you MUST choose……for now at least.

9. This should not preclude us from doing a mega style battle and incorporating it in somehow. A WotR battle to replace a SBG game is fine with me but you will have to fight with your BC’s separately.

10. In the event of a tie for regions and or points, mega battle to decide the winner.

11. You can play on the weekends as long as you tell me the result. I will be posting it on the website

Points Scale

Major Victory 20pts

Minor Victory 15pts

Draw 10pts (battle company win)

Minor Loss 5 pts (battle company draw)

Major Loss 0pts (battle company loss)


  1. 1. we should have a pot where every one put in a few bucks ($5?). winner takes 50%, 2nd takes 30%, 3rd takes 20% or something like that.

    2. 8 games is a lot. and the campaign may get bog down because of it being just a series of games. we should consider an over arching plot more than just conquest (which can gets old). Consider either character advancement or something like searching for the One Ring (as I previously proposed).

  2. 1. no way, no money. I offered the prize on my own and without input from anybody. I also don't want someone who is new to come in and feel shafted if this campaign does not work out well.
    2. We have character development with the battle companies. One reason I went this route was to incorporate the battle companies without a lot of complexity while also trying to be fair. A battle company can be very powerful alone, remember the BC is in addition to your 600pt army not inclusive. A player can get screwed if a lot of the members of his battle company are on the sideline with injuries(or dead) and he is forced to fight with his BC first. That is why the loser of the BC battle gets to pick the scenario in Legions vs rolling for it. It is probably not clear but the idea was to use your experience/influence between all battles, even between a BC scenario battle and a Legions scenario battle on the same night.

  3. 1. dude, it is a friendly series of games. Like poker night. no biggie. investment means vestment to play and have fun. awards are only secondary gain at best.

    2. ok. but i remember similar campaigns and even DnD. Personal character developments isn't the same as an over arching story.

  4. I don't want anyone to feel that it is pay to play or feel obligated to contribute anything because I offered something on my own and without asking anyone. I wanted to offer something that no one would probably have in any great quantity. Really I am just trying to con people into playing some WotR and telling me about it xD.
    This campaign is actually an offspring of another campaign I am working on that is more story driven. I wrote this one to satisfy the incorporation of battle companies which seemed to interest a lot of people at the time and it was less complicated than an overarching story.