Saturday, May 26, 2012

Lord of the Rings - Goblin Village Raid

As part of a future project I wanted to give Lord of the Rings rules a try, despite being a gamer for over 20 years I had never played them and was looking for a set of skirmish rules that could accommodate plenty of figures, with heroes and leaders - more of that in future posts.

The scenario was a simple one, a homestead in the hinterland was attacked by a Goblin and Orc war band with a view to stealing the sheep herd..... the valiant defenders had to hold on and protect their live stock.

The farm and surrounding countryside before the Goblin horde descend.

The defenders rush to the southern tree line as the Green mass attack, archery fire proved to be in effective, resulting in very few casualties on both sides, the troll can be seen at the bottom right, which was to cause so many problems.

 To the North Orc's skirt the walled compound looking to gain entry to the farm.

The good guy's are no match for the size and bulk of the troll.

In the center of the village the Rohan engage the Orc's. The Captain of the guard killed several of the Orc attackers but they were unable to stem the tide and stop the Orc's breaking into the village.

With the defenders pinned by Goblins to the South and Orc's to the North the troll was free to pick up the flock and wander off unmolested.

The rules flowed really well, but will need a few tweaks to fit with the project I have in mind, all in all a good evenings entertainment. 


  1. Great to see the Lord of the Rings games on the table. I really did love the books and films and these miniatures were what got me interested in this hobby to begin with.

  2. Ditto what Michael said. My son and Implayed these a lot when they first came out and Imstill like them. Your village looks convincing for this period. A hero or two forbRohan might have offset that troll.

  3. They are a great set of rules and work well for historical skirmish games. Look forward to seeing how you get on with your future games.

  4. Looks great but if I was the rohan commander I would run for the hills as they have a cave troll! Great to see some lord of the rings AAR's, mine will follow as soon as I finished my mordor force!

  5. My first outing so I knew no better... :-)

  6. Nice job, good to see some LOTR action :-)