Tuesday, 3 February 2015

Hobbit SBG - Dwarves n Wizards vs Umbar and Mordor

"Long has my father, the Steward of Gondor, kept the forces of Mordor at bay. By the blood of our people your lands are kept safe."
Boromir at the Council of Elrond, The Fellowship of the Ring, The Lord of The Rings

With Christmas and the New year out of the way Rick, Sam, Tom and I met for a doubles match - 750 points each.

Rick took his trusted Harad led by The Knight of Umbar, I took a morannon army led by Gothmog and Fellbeast.

Sam took his infamous Dwarves led by Thorin and Galadriel (and Alfrid), Tom a mix of wizards (Gandalf the White mounted and Radagast on Sledge), boromir and even some eagles.

Tom rolled to see what we would play... Lords of Battle.

The Battle field for our Hobbit SBG 2 v2 battle

Hobbit terrain, the village

My Mordor deployment view

Deployment - Harad and Mordor, looking at the forces of Gandalf the White and Thorin Oakenshield

Sam depolyment of Dwarves, with Alfrid and Galadriel Lady of Light

Dwarf army with Thorin and banner

Dale archers line up with Eagle and Radagast, Boromir mounted is near by

Tom's Hero strong army of Gandalf the white, Boromir, Eagles and Radagast on sledge

I deploy Knight of Umbar with some Morannon orcs along side a shade

THe rest of my Morannon army lines up with Gothmog, banner and Shaman

Ricks Harad army depolys on the left of the field, facing the dwarves

Sams dwarven army edge forward

And they are supported by an eagle

Tom, holds back and waits for Mordor to move

The shade jumps the hedge and heads towards the centre, he will be needed in battle there, the orcs follow

The Dale archers eye the defence 8 shade

While the rest of the Morannon orcs move behind cover away form the archers

Rick withdraws half his force and prepares the rest to charge

The dwarves are on both sides of the Harad army

Galadriel casts strengthen will and Alfrid dishes out might to Sam's hero's

The wraith casts back and the armies look on

Gandalf casts a blast on the orc, knocking Gothmog off of his warg

Gandalf rides back behind the archers and hides

Radagast has to expend might to jump the wall, having just rolled a 1

Harad spread out to prevent the eagle from landing in the middle

While the rest of his army, and my fell beast charge in to the dwarves

Both sides edge forward

Now the eagle moves in, finding a space to land

and the dwarves charge the Harad line

The Dale Captain, bravely jumps the hedge straight in to the two morannon orcs, he is now cornered

My orcs charge the second eagle!

And promptly kill it!

Harad and the Dwarves are fighting intensly with everything they have

The shade moves in to support harad

The Dale archers move up... slowly

Again the lines clash

And my fell beast takes a wound!

Radagast charged an orc, so the rest decide to trap and swamp his sled

meanwhile the fighting is intense

but, the dwarves just dont want to die

the eagle against harad

but the orcs are no match for Radagast and he knocks them all to the floor

The shade moves up, she is now in range of Thorin

BUT... Galadriel casts dispell and kills of the spirit, the shade is removed

more Dale jump the hedge and join the fight

Rick re-charges the eagle... this thing just wont die!

Things aren't looking good for Harad

Morannon Orcs join in the fight against Thorin

The fellbeast strikes from behind

But Dale gain the upper hand on the orcs

Orcs charge in everywhere, but just can't win a fight!

Gandalf blasts the Shaman, intent on removing my fury, but the orc is just knocked over

Boromir is swamped by orcs, but his fight value is winning the day

The eagle still fights back the Harad horde

And the Dale Captain eyes up Gothmog

DIE EAGLE... or not, Harad struggle to win the fight and wound the eagle

The eagle hurls a warrior into the Hasharin anf task Master

And the fellbeast follows suit, knocking dwarves over

The Harad are stretched thin

The dwarves push forward

Boromir wins again and slays orcs all around

Now the orcs are running low

The fellbeast has a last ditched effort to kill Thorin

The dwarves flank is in tatters as Harad start to gain

The eagle continues to hold

The Orcs reform centre and brace for the onslaught

Everything the evill army has is now trying desperately to pull the battle back

But it seems too little too late, as even Galadriel dishes out death

My fell beast is charged by Thorin

Gothmog is charged by Dale Captain

There is a stale mate between Thorin and the Fellbeast

But Galadriel clears the Harad helps tip the balance

The eagle, seemingly bored, leaves this side of the battle and moves to take on the orcs

Dwalin stand firm

And kills Harad with ease

My orcs sneakily kill Alfrid, who was hiding behind a hedge

Gothmog jumps head first into Boromir

The eagle takes on the shaman, still trying to rid the fury

This time he is successful and kills the orc, gone is my courage and saves!

Gandalf now rides in to help Boromir clear up the orcs

Now Dawlin is surrounded and is slain by Harad, too light too late

Harad finally take the Dwarf flank

But the armies of evil are broken and run too fast to catch.
Final Thoughts
This was a tough battle, against a tough army.  But it was a well deserved win for Sam and Tom.

Man of the match or WOMAN of the match has to go to Galadriel Lady of Light, She was awsome. Her spells allowed extra rolls to save against the wraith attacks and she was able to blast the shade straight off of the field.  Her high fight value, meant she could stand up to everything we threw at her, and she deserves the accolade of Woman of the Match.

We welcome anyone interested in playing The Hobbit SBG, Lotr SBG, WotR or any warhammer/40K battle - why not let us know so that we can arrange some starter battles, like the one above, or if you/your club want to challenge us. We have all the LOTR/Hobbit SBG figures and LOTR scenery from the Mines of Moria to the siege of Helms Deep, snow fields to desert boards ready and waiting.

Why not join our watch list for updates and look out for Easters weekend battle event... two days of fighting in the ruins of Osgiliath, Helms Deep and Far Harad, you cannot afford to miss it.

Feel free to come along to Midsussexwargaming or arrange a game.


  1. Great game. The new blog doesnt appear to have a following widget enabled?

  2. Thanks Scott! I have now added this function.