Thursday, March 1, 2012

What's up?

Ok -I have been out of touch for awhile (had a sinus attack for over a week) but I am almost back to normal and have been getting back to painting. Since my last post we have started a new project "Tanga 1914" playing skirmish level WWI in German East Africa. I have the figures and have started to prime & paint (blog to follow)......

  In February on 17th-20th was Orccon Wargaming Convention presented by Strategicon. On both Saturday and Sunday I ran Lord of the Rings Strategy Battle game "The Siege of Minas Tirith".

  In the above photo the wall is shown as the forces of Mordor (2 siege towers, orcs and the Witch King on Fell Beast) advance toward the wall under fire from the Gondorian trebuchet and siege bolt thrower. The game had a 12 turn limit and the Evil forces had to get 2 of 3 objectives to win, one of which was to kill Gandalf.

In this photo the Witch King has gone after Gandalf ("I am your death old Man...") and the trebuchet in the left of the picture has taken 2 points of damage.

  Now the forces of Mordor are storming the wall trying to get a foothold....

  The siege towers are at the wall and the orcs have gotten on to it but time runs out for Mordor. All these pictures are from Saturday and Gandalf ended the game with 1 Might, 1 Fate and 1 Wound left. Mordor lost as well on Sunday but Gandalf limped away with nothing but 1 Wound left. He spent most of the game running away from the Witch King after he got to the wall and kept trying to get the Fell Beast to eat Gandalf for lunch!

  To see all the photos I took go to:

  I had 8 players on Saturday and 7 on Sunday, which was a good turnout. Now what LOTR game to run for the May Con....



  1. Looks like a great game, with wonderfully painted miniatures.

    1. Thanks! Not much terrain this time tho, just the city wall.