Tuesday, August 21, 2012

The Assault on Cair Andros

Very soon now, it will be time for the last Strategicon Game Convention for this year, Gateway 2012. And I am running Lord of the Rings Strategy Battle Games on Saturday and Sunday. Saturday will be The First Assault on Cair Andros for the Seige of Gondor supplement and on Sunday, the Second Assault.  Here are som photos of what the baord will look like, the area is only 4' x 4'.

One corner of the board has the one remaining intact keep at Cair Andros. Instead of making a keep, a friend suggested just using part of the Minas Tirith set to make it. And it looks good and I believe it will look very good on the table. After all, it has that "Gondorian" look about it.

 Another view of the layout. I like to do a set-up before the Con in order to see have things look and if any corrections are needed. The wooden wall is a fortress I got at a earlier Strategicon Flea Market of all places! I can be set up as a wall or square fort.
 Another view showing the rocks shown in the Layout map. I don't have alot of these but I don't know how important they will be.
 This shot shows the intact and ruined keep (in the other corner) which has one of the objective markers in it (more about these in another bolg). Also visiable is a statue, which is another objective marker,
 Back of the wooden wall. They will be ladders up during the game for the defenders to use.
"Knock - Knock"! Who is it?
 Part of the ruined keep with objective marker. I plan to add more to the area when running the game, like rocks, etc. as this area is "difficult terrain".

The objective markers and the statues are going to be the subject of a "How I did it" bolg real-soon-now. I just have to get the photos, etc. together.



  1. That is an impressive layout, should be a great game.

    1. I hope so! It will look better in the photos from the con as it will be on a battlemat (my plains mat) and not my bare gaming table.