Sunday, 16 March 2014

The fight for the Relic

Hello guys, this is my first war game blog post. The first battle in my made up story is with Legolas the elf, trying to regain a sacred relic in his homeland, while the Orcs attack in massive numbers. But fortunately, in the meantime Gorfindel, Elladan and Elrohir are sent from Rivendell, meet up with the Galadhrim and go help Legolas out! But are they too late? . . . Mission: to get at least five Mirkwood elves (including Legolas) off the table edge the elves came from. A Galadhrim trooper must stay in base contact with a Mirkwood elf for a turn before they can retreat. Mordor wins if they kill Legolas or the three Rivendell heroes.

Two forces meet.

Legolas force deployed  in rocks, while small Ringwraith battalion with first surviving wave of Mordor Orcs very close.

Forces advance, Ringwraith battalion hide behind rocks

Arrow casualties, first blood to me!

Wargs clash into Galadhrim knights, Troll coming up behind

Orcs push in to the front, elves try to get to the front to meet them.

Three Wargs try to cut off Legolas' retreat.

Galadhrim knights die on right side.

(Close up of battle) Galadhrim elves reinforce riders.

First turn casualties. Looking grim for me!!!

Elves battle line breaks!!! Troll moves in, Troll Chieftain charging into cavalry with Glorfindel. 

Mirkwood elves continue to retreat, Galadhrim elves form stronger battle line!

Wargs at back block elves exit through wood, Glofindel and Troll Chieftain face off, both of them using a lot of might and fate points.

Troll picks up one of the twins and throws him down the battle line killing some Galadhrim elves. Cavalry banner dies!!!

Things looking grim for the elves, that had had massive casualties.

Glorfindel surrounded  and transfixed, fortunately survives! 

Twins with a company of Galadhrim elves, desperately forming a circle around the twins 

Mirkwood elves take the risk and move into the open, Wargs charge in!

Troll runs in picks up another elf and tosses him at the twins, knocking them both over, and killing one! Troll chieftain picks up Glorfindel and does a rend, fortunately he only pulled a finger off  (rolled 1,2 and 3) but get to have another go because Glorfindel was trapped. This time ripping him in half! :(

Objectives neck and neck, Legolas troops manage to break free of Wargs, using a might point, Legolas uses a heroic move, because of evils priority, and manages to get off the board!!! :) 

Elves finally get off the board, and thus win the game!
Final casualties!!!
Elves win in the end, but at a great cost.


  1. Nice batrep. looks like y'all had fun. Always great to find another LOTR blogger. Keep up the good work!

  2. Nice to see a LOTR battle again.

  3. Great battle report! And welcome to the world of wargames blogging.

  4. Nice game report. A hard fought battle!

  5. Great report and game. Looks like you devised a good scenario there.

  6. Excellent report !
    It was a very closed fight it seems ! I enjoy the victory of the Elves !

  7. I quite enjoy that type of battle report, it keeps it punchy! looks like a good game, I liked the scenario:-)
    No kidding it was a high cost - very dramatic.

  8. Great report Chris. Looks like you had a pile of fun.

  9. It was a great game Chris, a win for the elves but at brutal cost! A Pyrrhic victory perhaps? Looking forward to our next game. Dad.

  10. Certainly a great scenario that I will have to try out at some point, Nice work Chris :)

  11. So many dead elves.... lamentations will be heard tonight in Rivendell and Lothlorien.

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