Escape The Mines Of Moria In GW’s Upcoming Board Game

November 22, 2021 by fcostin

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It has finally happened, a perfect opportunity to exclaim “THEY HAVE A CAVE TROLL!” on my own terms in an unforgettable battle, avoiding the incoming goblin onslaught in Moria.

Given the exciting theme, this year is the 20th Anniversary of the release of Peter Jackson’s Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring. I was sure this Christmas was going to be filled with Elvish joy and Halfling merriment! However, an unexpected publisher has ignited a Lord of the Rings board game, taking players off of the wide map of Middle Earth Strategy Battle Game and onto the board this festive season. As Games Workshop previews Lord of the Rings: Battle in Balin’s Tomb.

Before the Fellowship gets wrecked by the Balrog waiting in the wings, players will be able to reenact the iconic movie scene caused by the Rougish halfling, Pippin, being nothing short of Tookish!

Battle In Balin's Tomb // Games Workshop

Announced on the Warhammer Community, players will need to fight off the incoming horde of Sauron’s forces as they make their way through the twists and turns of the iconic mine.

Entering with the words of ‘Mellon’, 2+ players will take the role of the Fellowship, with the hopes of escaping the ruins of Moria taking on waves of many an enemy.

Fellowship Miniature Previews // Battle In Balin's Tomb

The box includes 22 multi-part plastic miniatures to help recreate the scene, and pay respects to the rotting tomb of Balin. Forcing out the forces of darkness, players will be provided with all nine members of the fellowship, twelve goblins and of course, they have a Cave Troll.

Utilising cards, dice and a gameboard, players will traverse into cavernous depths dwarven stronghold. In hopes of finding the exit before crossing the Bridge of Khazad-dûm.

There is no price announced just yet, but we can expect to see the new board game really soon according to Games Workshop. Right in time for Christmas, and in the midst of the Fellowship of the Ring anniversary.

It is interesting for Games Workshop to be releasing this particular battle in a board game format. I wonder if we can expect to see any more board-game battle recreations. What would you like to see? Is Weathertop out of the question?!

"It has finally happened, a perfect opportunity to exclaim “THEY HAVE A CAVE TROLL!” on my own terms in an unforgettable battle, avoiding the incoming goblin onslaught in Moria..."

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