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Offline Argonor

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« Reply #45 on: March 14, 2008, 06:46:30 PM »
Quote from: "Plynkes"

"But Gothmog the lieutenant of Morgul had flung them into the fray; Easterlings with axes, and Variags of Khand. Southrons in scarlet, and out of Far Harad black men like half-trolls with white eyes and red tongues."


I knew it! Those 'Mahd' (silly name) of Far Harad should be negroid. Been planning to paint them very dark all along (I'm still collecting and gaming in ME).
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Offline KeyanSark

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« Reply #46 on: March 14, 2008, 07:41:28 PM »
Quote from: "Plynkes"
Just had a look in the index and the Variags are only mentioned twice according to that.

"But Gothmog the lieutenant of Morgul had flung them into the fray; Easterlings with axes, and Variags of Khand. Southrons in scarlet, and out of Far Harad black men like half-trolls with white eyes and red tongues."


I always thought that Variags were another kind of creature, not a tribe of men... The approach of GW is not bad, maybe too risky to play that way with non-fully-written-ideas of Tolkien.

And I agree with all of you in that Mahud should be black men, but here GW has painted them according to the only one that can be seen leading one Mumakil in the films.
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Offline Argonor

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« Reply #47 on: March 17, 2008, 08:11:16 PM »
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Quote from: "Argonor"
And for bigger battles, I'm pretty sure you could adapt the LotOW-Alamo rules for fighting with units (to speed things up a bit). I'm definitely goiing to try that option in the near future!


There has been an unofficial "large-scale" adaptation called "War In Middle Earth" done by some of the chaps here:

http://games.groups.yahoo.com/group/GW_MiddleEarth/

You need to join the group, but if you are into LotR gaming, it's worth it.


How do I get that rule-set.. cannot find it on the group, only the cover...?

Offline Gluteus Maximus

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« Reply #48 on: March 18, 2008, 09:11:36 AM »
Quote from: "Argonor"
Quote from: "Gluteus Maximus"
Quote from: "Argonor"
And for bigger battles, I'm pretty sure you could adapt the LotOW-Alamo rules for fighting with units (to speed things up a bit). I'm definitely goiing to try that option in the near future!


There has been an unofficial "large-scale" adaptation called "War In Middle Earth" done by some of the chaps here:

http://games.groups.yahoo.com/group/GW_MiddleEarth/

You need to join the group, but if you are into LotR gaming, it's worth it.


How do I get that rule-set.. cannot find it on the group, only the cover...?



Hi Argonor,

sorry, I missed this yesterday.

Here is the message from the yahoogroup that contains the download info to the PDFs:

http://games.groups.yahoo.com/group/GW_MiddleEarth/message/12681

I think it's still active, but if you have any problems, PM me & I'll send you zips of the files.

Ian

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« Reply #49 on: March 18, 2008, 02:07:08 PM »
Got it! Thank you!  :mrgreen:  :)

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« Reply #50 on: March 22, 2008, 12:16:51 PM »
There's no selling Lord of the Rings here. The book is what got me hooked to fantasy in the first place (hey, it was my very first book I 've read in English when I was in 7th grade - took me half a year but I've never regretted that effort).

My hope (against all reason of course) is that GW actually goes back to the strong side of the game - skirmishes. I've been waiting for more figures in the way of people from Dale, maybe even something like "civilians" - I always dreamt of a scenario where orcs try to ambush fleeing elves from Rivendell or from Lorien. But, alas, not in this life I fear.
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« Reply #51 on: March 22, 2008, 08:39:49 PM »
Quote from: "Doomhippie"
There's no selling Lord of the Rings here. The book is what got me hooked to fantasy in the first place (hey, it was my very first book I 've read in English when I was in 7th grade - took me half a year but I've never regretted that effort).

My hope (against all reason of course) is that GW actually goes back to the strong side of the game - skirmishes. I've been waiting for more figures in the way of people from Dale, maybe even something like "civilians" - I always dreamt of a scenario where orcs try to ambush fleeing elves from Rivendell or from Lorien. But, alas, not in this life I fear.



Yes, lack of "civvies" is a real pain in a lot of ranges - LOTR is no exception.

Sadly they are not sexy enough for the perceived target gamers - ie the Munchkins.

That's one of the things that the Foundry does [or did] very well. Most of their ranges seem to have at least a few civvies in them. You may be able to find useful proxies in historical Medieval or Ancient ranges. Don't know about the Elves, though  :(

 

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