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Saturday, March 14, 2009

War of the Last Alliance

The following are some shots of my Last Alliance Army. I am really looking forward to the release of War of the Ring in April! I will finally be able to field the entire army on the table and finish the game in less than a whole weekend!

These are some shots using the Movement Trays I have. I have 12 Infantry and 12 cavalry trays, and already all will be used. Since I want to run demos of the WotR once it is released in April I ordered another 18 Infantry and 6 Cavalry Trays from my local Hobby Shop this weekend! After all, the Forces of Sauron the Deceiver will need movement trays as well. :)

Above is a shot of my Elven Cavalry conversions. They will be using the Stats of Galadhrim Knights since it looks like the High Elf Knights will not be included in the War of the Ring Expansion's initial release. (Damnit, my High Elves have been nerfed again! ARRRGHHHH! Sorry, tension breaker. Had to be done. :) )

This is a view of part of the whole army. High King Elendil and the men of Numenor are on the right. High King Gil-Galad and the High Elves form the center. King Oropher and the Elves of Greenwood the Great are barely visible on the left. Durin VI and the Dwarves of Khazad Dum (Moria) are out of the picture to the right.

Here is a closer view of Elendil and the Warriors of Numenor.

The High Elf Army of Lindon. Led by Ereinion Gil-Galad, High King of the Noldor.

Another shot of the High Elves. I have quite a few more of these guys, but could barely fit these in the picture. Might be time for a better Digital Camera.

Elendil, High King of the Realms in Exile (Arnor and Gondor) and his men.

Durin VI and the Dwarves of Khazad Dum. I have another 2 1/2 companies of these guys, but no trays to put them on. Can't wait for the ones I ordered to get here...

Another view of Gil-Galad and the High Elves (Noldor).

The Wood Elves. These represent the Elves of King Oropher of Greenwood, and Amdir of Lorinand (Lorien). Oropher is the grandfather of Legolas. He and his son Thranduil were present during the War of the Last Alliance, though sadly Oropher perished after the Battle of Dagorlad in the assault on the Morannon (The Black Gate).

I have another 3 Companys of Wood Elves but no trays for them yet...

The Companies of Armegil have rejoined the Army of Lindon after the battles fought at the Gathering in the Desert!

Another shot of the Elves of Armegil's Company of Rivendell. They are known as "The Guardians of Imladris" (Varnos i Imladris).

War of the Ring

I am really looking forward to the new GW "War of the Ring" Expansion for LOTR SBG. This is the first of some pictures I have taken of my Last Alliance themed WotR Army. Since I don't have access to a demo copy to peruse (no GW Store in AZ anymore...) I am basing the Army on rumors and tidbits gleaned from the WotR Threads on WWW.TheLastAlliance.COM

I already know I will not be able to do a "legal" Last Alliance Army that incorporates all races involved, because only 25% of your armies points can be an allied force. These rules are in place to limit the options of "power gamers" who like to exploit rules in the game, but to do the Last Alliance justice would require units from the Elves, Numenor, and Dwarves...

The allies rule has it's purpose, but it does eliminate the full "Last Alliance" and "Battle of Five Armies" Lists from being legal armies. Which is kind of sad since these iconic battles of Tolkien's Middle-earth really scream for a "War of the Ring" treatment...