December 22, 2017 by brennon
A product that slipped under the radar for me over the last week or has been Battle Companies for The Hobbit & Lord of the Rings line by Games Workshop. This book has you taking a warband of brave warriors or insidiously evil minions and taking through a legacy-style campaign.
Inside the book, you’ll find all warband rosters and expansion tables for a myriad of different forces from both The Hobbit and Lord of the Rings collections. This means you can pick up a small warband of models numbering between twelve and twenty models (by the end) and get gaming in one of the best systems Games Workshop has produced.
The warbands for the game can usually be made out of the very cheap plastic kits for each of the different factions which is great, although I’m sure a lot of people will want to branch out into their Finecast and metal ranges for some more characterful models to represent their leader models.
You will find a plethora of scenarios in the book to play through as well as a proper narrative campaign set in Fornost for a group to get into. I think this is a great idea and provides a nice avenue of entry for people wanting to play using these Lord of the Rings and Hobbit miniatures that might have accrued in their collection over the years.
You will need the appropriate force book and the main rulebook in order to play as a reminder though!
Will you be giving this a look?
"This means you can pick up a small warband of models numbering between twelve and twenty models (by the end) and get gaming in one of the best systems Games Workshop has produced..."