Sunday, 30 July 2017

A return to Middle Earth : Lion Rampant

Every now and then we get out some Lord of the Rings Figures. Friday was one such evening using Lion Rampant we had 32 points each. The Dark Lord had sent his minions (not the yellow ones from despicable me) orcs and wargs riders to ambush a force of men led by Boromir and Faramir. The bad guys would enter from the sides and the men of Gondor would attempt to break through !
The ambush is sprung, as the knights of Gondor gallop towards home orcs and a troll leap out to block the path
The infantry has the added challenge of negotiating some difficult marshy ground as well
The archers remain at the back providing cover, they may have been better running for their lives !
But never fear......Faramir a true knight of Gondor repeatedly charges the troll eventually killing it 
(he didn't have much choice with his Wild charge rule !)
Mid point in the battle, the cavalry and Faramir have cleared a path on the right ......but the infantry is lagging behind on the left and the path is now completely blocked they will have to fight their way through
The remaining cavalry and Faramir kill the orc leader...but there are too many........
Boromir blowing the horn of Gondor runs across to help his younger brother but it is too late and Faramir is out of the battle
The face off remains on the left each side looking for an advantage to break the enemy, 
eventually the orcs get the upper hand and the two infantry units flee
Boromir and the single remaining knight make a run for it, the horn of Gondor sounding the retreat
.....but the archers have been left behind, the last unit of men manage to see off the wargs but are eventually wiped out by the final orc unit. There will be crying and wailing in the white tower when the news gets back

A fun game a couple more lucky rolls might have done it for the men πŸ˜€

22 comments:

  1. I think Boromir should have taken the wrapper off his sword!

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  2. No shortage of meat for the evening meal, then!

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    1. Lobster back on the menu !πŸ˜€

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  3. Pesky orcs, nice battle though. Maybe a big lion rampant game on the horizon, or a dark ages fantasy KoW battle sometime, I could do picts (army is 2k points) plus allies

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  4. Lovely looking figures and terrain, Matt!

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    1. Thanks Phil...was hoping to get a Sealion game his weekend but it didn't happen so I was back to painting ACW !

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  6. A post for gnome botherers and fairy fiddlers, so I'll just pass quickly by...

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    1. What if I play Gondor vs Rohan? πŸ˜€

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    2. Still fairy fiddling and gnome bothering!

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  7. Nice looking game, tend to be close run things I find with this system.
    Best Iain

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    1. Thanks a fun game and yes close to the end πŸ™‚

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