Tuesday, July 5, 2016

Lord of the Rings Mini-Campaign

  After a couple of fits and false starts, something I wanted to do final got underway....a Lord of the Rings Mini-Campaign! Using the "Siege of Gondor" book, I planned to run a game a month, using the linked battles in the book starting with "Act One: First Assault on Cair Andros" and ending with "Act Four: The Siege of Minas Tirith". To keep things simple and small, I skipped the "Prologue: Osgiliath" and "Epilogue: The Pyre of Denethor" battles.

  The battle took place at Aero Hobbies in Santa Monica, CA on June 25th. There were 5 objectives and if one side held 4 out of the 5 they would a and advantage in the next battle. The battle ended when the Evil forces were reduced to 50% or less or he Force of Good were reduced to a point they couldn't contest any of the objectives.

  The forces of Gondor decided to hold the wooden palisade against the Orcs in the opening part of the battle. The Gondorian Warriors and handful of Rangers along with Faramir and Damrod held the Orcs back for a while but were unable to stop the from getting over the wall, but at cost.

The Orcs send up their 2 handed axemen to chop the gate open

The gate is open...SURPRISE!!!!

  Finally, after much battle the Orcs are reduced to under 50% and a tally is made. The Orcs have 2 and the Gondorians have 3 of the objectives, thus a draw. No advantage to either side in the next battle, Act 2: 2nd Assault on Cair Andros.

  To see all the photos of the battle and the players, I have the link below to Photobucket: