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The Hobbit Strategy Battle Game



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Next Issue Of The Hobbit SBG Magazine On The Way Soon


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At Throne of Skulls over the weekend it appears some news has dropped on the future of The Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit with Games Workshop.

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GBHL Pit Dunland Vs Rohan In An Epic 1000pt Battle


We don't normally feature battle reports in the news but this one is well worth checking out because it's not only from a neat Youtube channel keeping Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit alive but also it's bloomin' cool!

Weekender XLBS: The Ben-isode – Lord of the Rings, Age Of Sigmar & More


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Ridgeback Miniatures Sculpt Up Their Own Hog Riding Dwarf King


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The White Council & Eagles (+ Radagast) Are Coming!


The Eagles are coming and The White Council is kicking butt in Dol Guldur with this latest set of releases for The Hobbit Strategy Battle Game by Games Workshop.

The White Council & Radagast On Eagle Spotted For The Hobbit


The full previews/leaks have popped up for The Hobbit showing off Radagast the Brown on his Great Eagle and The White Council in their full on Dol Guldur garb.

New Necrons Spotted On The Horizon For Warhammer 40,000!


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Don’t Want To Buy Smaug? Make One Yourself!


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New Hobbit SBG Pre-Orders For Bard, Bolg & Azog


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Bard, Bolg & Azog + New Hobbit Book Leaked


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Mighty Smaug The Golden Awakens For The Hobbit!


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An Awesome Look At The Mighty Smaug For The Hobbit!


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Upcoming Smaug For Games Workshop’s Hobbit Line-Up Leaks!


See what you think of Smaug in this rather dark snapshot from the newest issue of White Dwarf. A rather stunning sculpt from what we can see.

Base Changes & Smaug Coming Soon For Games Workshop!


So the bases for all your powered armoured super soldiers are going to be changing it seems thanks to Games Workshop! Oh and that Smaug miniature we talked about a month or so ago, it's coming soon.

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Elves Take Over Games Workshop’s The Hobbit SBG!


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