View Full Version : Direction, please.

17-10-2008, 02:44
Hello fellow Warseers!

My group has just started Lord of the Rings, though we are veteran players of Warhammer 40,000 and Warhammer. I personally have stayed away from Lord of the Rings Strategy Battle game simply because when it first appeared, I saw a game that GW wouldn't be supporting for very long and then dumping into Specialist Games, which was called something else back then.

So it's like 8 years later. It's become a completely new arm of the GW family of games and I finally was goaded into taking a closer look. I was very surprised.

So, having become interested, I have collected a few models and have a new hardcover rulebook and the Legions of Middle-Earth supplement. But I am still confused.

I had an old copy of the Return of the King edition of the game handed to me, along with a copy of Battle for Pelennor fields. I didn't realize the game had gone into a completely new edition with the compilation into the Hardcover.

Anyway, I want Elladan and Elrohir, and I want them in armor. I understand I will need another book to get the profiles, but which book is it? Glorfindel, Lord of the West is found in Fall of the Necromancer, is this also where I can find an armored Erestor along with the twins?

Every High Elf in my Rivendell list will be in heavy armor. I just need to know where I can get the profiles, which book.

Should I just plot on buying every book in the range anyway?


17-10-2008, 03:01
The Elladan and Elrohir with armor are in the "Ruin of Arnor" Rulebook and might be in the Return of the King Journeybook (the one with Aragorn and the Witch King on the cover.)

Yes, Erestor will be in Fall of the Necromancer with Glorfindel, Lord of the West (armored Glorfindel) as well as unarmored Wood Elves and the White Council.

As far as buying every book, there are alot so you might want to either
A) Buy the ones concerning the armies you would like to play/will face often
B) Buy all the books so you know all the rules in case you face an opponent with an army you have never faced before.

When it comes to Lord of the Rings, it's pretty easy to know every models rules, pros, cons, etc, unlike 40K or Fantasy, as there's so much out there in the game.

17-10-2008, 04:02
So is it legal to use the Rivendell list? Can I use the profiles in the rulebook, even though they have no provision for armor? The equipment is available in the Legions book, but not in the entry in the rulebook. Do I simply pay the point cost and apply heavy armor instead of light armor, or am I bound to have the Ruin of Arnor book...simply to have the option for heavy armor?

Simon Sez
17-10-2008, 09:45
up the cost to 150 and plus 1 Defence, that's all you have to do, the profiles are otherwise identical.

You don't need to take all the books, the rules and a reference sheet of your armies profiles is all that is needed (perhaps some space on the back for new special rules like the Spectres, or Gulavhar etc.

Good luck, and have fun with stinking pointy-ears:)