Last week I had a chance to play the new Hobbit: SGB rules against my friend Aaron. For those that may not know, this is Games Workshop's update of the Lord of the Rings: SBG to tie in with the new movies - its basically just a new edition of the game. So that explains why we are using LotR armies when playing the "Hobbit" game.
Anyway I brought my Gondor force and Aaron represented the dark side by bringing his Harad army. Aaron also has a blog called Dulce et Decorum Est and you can read his battle report for this game here. He also has some nice pictures (better than mine) from his side of the table.
|Initial Deployment - the Harad are hold up in a ruined building.|
Here is a quick recap of what our forces consisted of:
Faramir was my leader, with a Captain of Minas Tirith, Cirion and Damrod. Faramir led a mix of Osgilliath Veterans and Warriors of Minas Tirith. The Captain lead a group of Warriors of Minas Tirith with a banner. Damrod led a troop of Rangers of Gondor. Cirion led a small band (8) of Warriors of Minas Tirith.
Lead by the King of Harad, a Captain, a Taskmaster and one of Nine Ringwraiths, the Harad force contained about 6 or 8 Abrakan Guards and the rest Warriors of Harad about half of which had bows with poisoned arrows.
I had a modest advantage of numbers with 47 models to Aaron's 40.
|Beset by the Nazgul's foul Magic, Faramir is hard pressed to defend himself.|
|This looks grim, but to the left Cirion and Damrod have smashed the Harad's flank in the ruins.|
|Endgame- The Harad force is broken, but not before mortally wounding Faramir.|
This was a fun game and a chance to try out the new rules. I think everyone in our local group is in agreement that they are an improvement over the previous edition. I have played two more games since this one, both using my Mordor army, and they have been lots of fun as well. I am really a big fan of the new Heroic March action added in this edition. I hope that is not because I am always out of position with my models!