Wednesday, December 10, 2014

Scenarios for The Hobbit and The Lord of The Rings

I wrote up some scenarios  for a small tournament we were running involving the use of a mercenary and the ability to buy mercenary troops.  Thought I would post them up just in case anyone wanted to get some variety in their games.  The Gandalf one needs some tweeking but is still a fun one to play, just remember to roll for his sorcerous blast and other stuff.  On another note, FTW games where we play has been taken over by a new owner and is now called Battlegrounds  We still play every thursday.  Scenarios after the jump.....

Wednesday, February 5, 2014

Kickstarter-for those unique offerings

So I have become a big fan of Kickstarter, I understand that in my case and many others it is really just a "pre-release" discount starter in some cases, but in other cases there are some real unique things that can be found in its offerings.  I have participated in a Red Box Games, a Cool mini or Not,  and a mercs minis kickstarter.  Some I have already received and others not so much.  One I have received and begun to assemble was one posted by renaissance miniatures.  In this case their east asian terrain.  I have assembled my first two and wanted to share.  Really looking forward to putting this on the table when it is all assembled.  So far I have done the potters house and the ronin house.

The pictures are not great, I lost my " picture booth" during our move, but they are quite attractive and easy to assemble.  I have run into a few snags with the width of certain gaps but all in all an amazing product that really showcases the talent of the husband and wife team ( and the laser) that run the company.  They will be doing a ship kickstarter later in the year and I look forward to seeing what they have to offer.

Sunday, January 12, 2014

Lord of The Rings Discontinued Metal or OOP miniatures

Here is a list courtesy of The One Ring
A time after the mini is the current wait-usually anything greater than 2 weeks means it will soon be OOP.



Arvedui & Malbeth oop
Halbarad of Grey Company oop
Halbarad Captain of Dunedain 4week
Grey Company oop
Duinhir oop
Arvedui & Malbeth 4week
Arnor command oop
Knight of Dol Amroth banner Mounted oop
Captain of Dol Amroth Mounted oop
Knights of Dol Amroth (metal) oop
Faramirs Rangers oop
Minas Tirith Command 1 oop
Minas Tirith Command 2 oop
Minas Tirith Citadel Guard 2 4week
Knights of Minas Tirith (metal) oop
Knight of Minas Tirith Standard 4week
Beregond oop
Denethor oop
Kings of Men 2&3 oop
Kings of Men 1&4 4week
Elendil oop
Numenor Archers oop
Isildur F&M oop
Hama oop
Theodred F&M oop
Gamling on foot 4week
Grimbold's Helmingas Command oop
Meriadoc Esquire of Rohan oop
Peregrin Took guard of the citadel 4week
Theoden F&M (wearing Helm) oop
Theodred F&M 4week
Captured by Gondor oop


Dwarf Command 2 oop
Dwarf Warriors (metal) 4week
Dwarf Bowmen 4week
Gimli 4week
Arwen mounted with Frodo oop
Original Arwen on foot oop
Elrond, Master of Rivendell 4week

Sunday, January 5, 2014

DW Campaign Season 1 Game Turn 3

Casey's Prussian battled Huan's American.

  • Prussian's objective was to
  • American's objective was to capture the objective
Results: minor victory for the Americans

Prussian casualties:
  • Sunk: 1 robot, 2 gunships, 3 destroyers, 2 escorts, 2 bombers
  • Damaged: 1 dreadnought, 1 bomber
Americans casualties:
  • Sunk:  3 cruisers, 8 frigates
  • Damaged: 1 battleship, 1 scoutship

Mecca's British battled Tripp's Ottoman

  • British's objective was to 
  • Ottoman's objective was to sink the opposing fleet
Results: major victory for the Ottomans

British casualties:
  • Sunk: 
  • Damaged: 
Ottomans casualties:
  • Sunk: 2 cruisers, 6 frigates
  • Damaged: battleship

Brian's Prussian battled Tripp's Ottoman

  • Prussian's objective was to sink the opposing fleet
  • Ottoman's objective was to target the commodore
Results: tie

Prussian casualties:
  • Sunk: 1 carrier, 4 frigates, 5 corvettes
  • Damaged: 1 submarine, 1 support cruiser, 1 scoutship, 1 corvette
Ottomans casualties:
  • Sunk: 2 cruisers, 8 frigates, 3 zuhafs
  • Damaged: