Dáin Ironfoot & Son Battle The Dark Lord In Middle-earth SBG

March 30, 2021 by brennon

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Games Workshop continues to explore the Fantasy realm of Middle-earth with a couple of new previews this week. Dáin Ironfoot and Thorin III Stonehelm, his son, were shown off in an article new miniatures joining the Middle-earth Strategy Battle Game.

Dain Ironfoot & Thorin III Stonehelm - Middle-earth Strategy Battle Game

Dáin Ironfoot & Thorin III Stonehelm // Middle-earth Strategy Battle Game

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Whilst the look of these two mighty Dwarves puts you in mind of the era of The Hobbit, this actually represents the venerable Ironfoot and his son during The Third Age of Middle-earth. At the old age of 252, Ironfoot is now leading the forces of Erebor against The Dark Lord and armies of Easterlings which are threatening the reclaimed mountain and the lands of Men, Elves and Dwarves.

He is able to keep the forces of Erebor going even against the most dangerous of foes thanks to his Fearless and Stand Fast! rules. In addition, he finally has his actual weapon, the mighty red axe called Barazantathûl. This was originally planned for The Hobbit movie but alas, they changed this iconic weapon!

Dain Ironfoot - Middle-earth Strategy Battle Game

Dáin Ironfoot // Middle-earth Strategy Battle Game

As well as the aged Dáin Ironfoot, we also have his son Thorin III Stonehelm who is heir to the kingdom of Erebor. Maybe you can turn the tide of battle but in the histories of Middle-earth, Ironfoot is tragically slain and leadership fell to Thorin to take command.

Thorin III Stonehelm - Middle-earth Strategy Battle Game

Thorin III Stonehelm // Middle-earth Strategy Battle Game

He takes after his father in many ways. In the main, he is a brutal warrior who can hold his own against the serried ranks of the enemy. He also comes with a whopping three Fate Points meaning that it is very tough to bring him down in the midst of battle.

With Balin and his company having headed to reclaim Moria and met a terrible fate, perhaps you could turn your attention to The Lonely Mountain and Erebor? I'm not sure how these Dwarves would measure up style and scale-wise against the older metal Dwarves from the Strategy Battle Game, but they should work well next to the Dwarves released for The Hobbit.

It's neat to see that the attention of the studio is still on The Third Age though and following the battles that sat alongside the main events of The Lord Of The Rings.

Plus, it's Dwarves. What's not to like?

"With Balin and his company having headed to reclaim Moria and met a terrible fate, perhaps you could turn your attention to The Lonely Mountain and Erebor?"

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