Saturday 4 February 2012

One Ring to Tempt Them All

Seems GW is resurrecting their Lord of the Rings Strategy Battle Game, what with the Hobbit movie due out in December and all. I've been on a bit of a LotR resurrection myself for the last year or so – rewatching all the extended movies and testing out the new RPG The One Ring from Cubicle 7 – so it's surely tempting to jump aboard at this time.

Now, I've never actually played the game but I have read the rules. To me they feel very streamlined and seem to offer a surprising amount of tactical depth, at least compared to the usual, old and somewhat tired-feeling GW rules engine ("roll to hit, roll to wound, roll to save").

I have some Rohan miniatures painted up for a Basic Impetus Fantasy project but I have long considered rebasing them on individual bases to make them more flexible. I also have a small Isengard force, still in their boxes/blisters, and forty or so badly painted uruk-hais that I bought cheap from and online auction site. Getting it all ready for some test games should be a fairly easy thing.

Hm, need to think about this some more ...