Mike has some Uruk-hai from Isengard and Riders of Rohan, from when his kids were keen on playing. Due to youthful impatience and enthusiasm the armies were rushed to the table with minimum paint and he's been slowly finishing up a few figures at time over the past year.
We threw some trees on the table, the Padre and I took the Rohirrim (adding my one and only official LOTR figure to the Riders) and Patrick and Wierdy-Beardy took the forces of a Morally Alternative Lifestyle.
|Our Doom approaches.|
|Eowyn tries to get a new hanging for the Great Hall. She would have succeeded too if somebody hadn't forgotten the 'Charge' rule!|
|Gah! It's getting closer!|
|Riders make a cinematic charge across the screen to Theoden's aid|
|Crappy picture towards the end of the big, complicated, multi-turn dust up in the middle that all GW games seem to result in|
|Gamling goes for the Troll|
|My one LOTR figure (rider on the white horse) posing with some of Mike's rather nicely finished figures|
I had never tried LOTR before but wasn't terribly surprised. It is a GW game after all and there's a horrendous amount of dice rolling to remove a figure or two. Plus an awful lot of rules for what boils down to a high roll wins sort of combat system. I was always drawn to the LOTR minis and almost bought more than the single rider many times, but always held back thinking "they're expensive, the rules probably blow and what would I do with them?"
But my "Green Knight" did finally hit the table and charged about quite a bit. Plus the baklava was very good.