Istari & Hobbits Herald A Bright Future For Games Workshop’s Middle-earth SBG

October 12, 2018 by brennon

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Games Workshop has been absolutely bowled over by the response from the community to the new version of their Middle-earth Strategy Battle Game, and rightly so! This means new models and many old miniatures coming back to the fore in the coming months.

Gandalf On Foot - Games Workshop

The first of these is a new on-foot version of Gandalf The White. This is the version of him that will come alongside Armoured Pippin when you snap up the mounted set that we showed off a few months ago.

I'm not a massive fan of the paint job here but I can certainly see the awesome model beneath it. I have a thing for the Istari from Middle-earth and own many versions of Gandalf, Saruman and Radgast, but it would be great to have another in my collection to show off Gandalf at his mightiest.

As mentioned above the releases will also include a new version of Pippin dressed as a Guard Of The Citadel.

Armoured Pippin - Games Workshop

I think we're going to see them expand on more of the characters who took part in the fight for Gondor and the defence of Minas Tirith. Imagine if we get a new version of Aragorn, Gimli and Legolas from that bit in the movie where they leap off the ship!

Old Favourites

As well as these new models we'll also see some older models coming back to the webstore in the coming months. For example, the Uruk Hai will see Lurtz come back to lead their Scouts.

Lurtz - Games Workshop

One of the most powerful Elves of his age, Glorfindel, is also going to be coming back in his armoured form.

Glorfindel - Games Workshop

I have recently been playing the Living Card Game from Fantasy Flight Games again recently and Glorfindel really is an awesome character. He's very cool in the expanded story of Middle-earth and of course in the books, it is he who saves Frodo from the Ringwraiths in Fellowship Of The Ring.

Last but not least we're going to be seeing Games Workshop dig too deep once more with the models for the mighty Durin & Mardin being released too.

Durin & Mardin - Games Workshop

This mighty king of the Dwarves and his loyal retainer will help you tell some of the old stories from Middle-earth as the Dwarves fight against the Goblin hordes and the darker things that dwell down in the roots of the mountain.

All of this is great news and I can't wait to see what else Games Workshop do to help build on Middle-earth in the coming months.

What do you think?

"I can't wait to see what else Games Workshop do to help build on Middle-earth in the coming months..."

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