Tuesday, October 16, 2012

So What's the Plan for Osgiliath in 2013?

   My plan is to do Osgiliath. But which one? There is a small scenario in the "Siege of Gondor" (SoG)book, which is part of the Siege of Gondor. This can be played as a "one off" game or as part of a campaign. But in going back through older LOTR Books, in the "Return of the King" (RotK) there is a scenario based on the movie, where the Ringerbearer and friends must get to a entrance to the sewers with the help of Faramir, Damrod, etc. The scenario from the SoG is done on a 4' x 4' table and objects must be taken & held. The scenario from RotK, is on what appears to be a 4' x 6' table. HHHmm...

                                              "So which scenario are we doing Mr. Frodo??"

   Well, I came up with the idea of combining the two to a degree. So my plan, for the moment is....

  "Faramir and his men have been summoned to help reinforce the defenders of Osgiliath. However, the forces of Mordor have moved against Osgiliath quicker than expected. Gothmog and strong force of Orcs and Uruk-Hai (and rumor has it, a troll) have crossed the river and are on the attack. This makes Faramir plan to get Frodo, Sam and Gollum to a secret entrance to the sewers and continue their journey to Mordor much more difficult".

   So I will use forces based more on the SoG and the table will be like the scenario from RotK. I am working on the numbers of Good/Evil troops on the table and I have to start getting the ruined buildings I will need, mostly from Gale Force 9.

   Stay Tuned!