Wednesday, 30 July 2008

Another Wargaming Post

Tonight I've posted up three new posts as I'm probably not going to be able to post anything for almost a week.

On Sunday I went to my first wargames tournament in ages at Games Workshop Wakefields Events Centre. It was a doubles Lord of the Rings tournament. In typical fashion for me, I painted my army in the week before the competition, and thus hadn't ever played with it before as a whole. I came ninth overall, which considering I hadn't played a full on battle of Lord of the Rings for a long time, and the person I was playing with hadn't for a year wasn't bad really. Also I chose the whole army, and looking back I think the Gondorian cavalry was a mistake as it was so small that a decent group of archers could wipe it out in the first few turns of a game. Plus I had the most atrocious luck with my archers. But it was fairly fun though. Below are some pictures (the cavalry pictures don't want to come from my camera to my computer for some reason?) and my army list - including a bit of background text nonsense to attempt to justify the army.

Various Rangers of Arnor

Various Warriors of Gondor

Faramir on Horse (note Orc being trampled)
The Alliance of the Kingdoms of Men

An unexpected meeting of two bands of fighters from the kingdom of Gondor and the former kingdom of Arnor brought this force into being towards the end of the third age. For days Halbarad and his band of rangers had been tracking a party of Orcs drawn by the call of their master, the Dark Lord Sauron himself who was reassembling his forces in Mordor. Faramir, on the other hand, was on his way to inspect a garrison in North Ithilien, when he came across Halbarad and his men. The two joined forces and set off in pursuit of the Orcs.

Faramir’s Escort – (300pts)

Faramir, Captain of Gondor – In heavy armour on horseback – 85pts
Captain of Minas Tirith – Shield – 55pts

4 Knights of Minas Tirith – Shield – 56pts
8 Warriors of Minas Tirith – Spear and shield – 72pts
4 Warriors of Minas Tirith – Shield – 32pts

Halbarad’s Hunters (298pts)

Halbarad Dunádan – 65pts
3 Rangers of the North – 75pts
Dúnedain – 24pts

6 Rangers of Arnor – Spear – 54pts
10 Rangers of Arnor – 80 pts

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