Over the past few months I’ve been getting into Games Workshop’s Lord of the Rings miniatures game. The rules are flexible enough to allow everything from small character-driven skirmishes all the way up to sieges. I’ve only played a few times, but I’ve got quite a pile of figures waiting to be painted. (It never entered my head, until a random comment from my brother’s girlfriend, that I could play with unpainted minis!)
I picked up the new Fellowship of the Ring supplement this weekend, and it’s very very good.
It has 18 scenarios to take you through the whole book/movie. It also notes where the two diverge, which is nice – for example you can use Arwen or Glorfindel in the “Flight to the Ford” scenario.
GW’s site has a list of the scenarios and some battle reports.
The terrain-building section alone makes it worthwhile to me, and helps you create good re-usable terrain. The modular Moria terrain is outstanding; you create scenery that can be used for Balin’s tomb, the Dwarrowdelf, and the bridge of Khazad Dum.
Now I’m all fired up, working on my Moria Goblin army.