I had the hard decision last night of playing Firestorm Armada or Lord Of the Rings. I do not regret choosing Lord of the Rings at all. I played as the Easterlings last night with some amazing models and scenery that some avid LOTR players brought down for a demo game. 4 games where being played featuring many races and the veil side took a clear sweeping victory on all the games!
Some nice pictures of my game and a few of the games beside me.
My favorite bit of the battle I had was when my Cavalry charged his huge block of infantry and managed to create a gap in the formation after a few turns of fighting. The surviving members used this opportunity to rush right through the gap and start slaying his pesky archers. The infantry caught up at this stage and stopped his infantry from saving his archers giving me a temporary advantage on the field.
I am very surprised this game isnt popular. It (in my opinion) is vastly superior to GW other games. The rules as I saw it where very forgiving. This meant that if you rolled for the advantage to start the turn, you could completely change the last turn of events by making the enemy player react to you. The rules where fairly easy to pick up, allowing us to start doing the basics on our own from turn 2 onward with some help on certain things.
The demo games resulted in a few of us planning to buy armies. Although we are finishing Firestorm Armada and Planetfall first. I have yet to decide between the Easterlings or the sickly looking Goblins as my force.
Im pretty excited about continuing on with Lord of the Rings. In the last few weeks I have picked up Bolt Action, Firestorm Armada, Planetfall and now Lord of the Rings. My bank account isnt pleased, but I surely am!
So thanks Scott, Andrew and Pete for the awesome set up and I hope you guys will have more opponents to fight here at the club soon. Oh... also thanks to Games Workshop Wellington for giving us some Rohan(I think?) infantry and 1 High Elf Spearman haha. I know a few people are using those to make a warband. You can check out some of Scotts terrain and hobby projects (you really should!) here, and that link has his info on the event too.
So if you have yet to play this game, seriously consider giving it a go. Its well worth it.
Also, another fellow blog has some awesome Guardsmen coming along and I felt the need to share it.
Check out Spunkybass Place post to see more of these awesome guys!