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16-12-2014, 21:04
What size games do you play for War of the Ring? Pts and rough model count please.

17-12-2014, 14:28
If you go here: http://www.lonelyknight.0fees.net/
you can download his version of The War of The Ring army building spreadsheet. Works well.
but a good place to start is at 1000 points, which will take roughly 70-100 models depending on which army you choose.
ex Rohan: 1000 pts 98 models

common formations 14
Riders of Rohan Éored 4 companies with captain 8 models
Oathsworn militia 4 companies with captain 32 models
Oatsworn bowman 3 companies 24 models
Rohan Royal Guard 3 companies 24 models

rare formations 3
Riders of Eorl 3 companies 9 models

Epic hero 1

Fortune 1

We always house ruled that the first resist to a spell roll was free ( usually costs might ) since magics are pretty powerful, and we limited it to one epic hero per game since you can make epic hero combos with them that are stupid strong.

20-12-2014, 06:35
Check out Xelee's battle reports (all WoTR I believe ); that will give you a good idea of various size games

20-12-2014, 07:29
1000-2000 points seems to be a decent size.

One thing I want to mention though, my experience playing WotR was that it played a lot better with a lot more space than a typical wargame. I wouldn't really want to play a 2000 point game on less than a 6x8 table. WotR formations can cover a lot of ground and the maneuvering really makes the game fun, so if you only have a regular wargame table to play on I would recomend keeping the armies small (around 1000).

07-01-2015, 09:30
1000 to 1500pts - because typically we only have a 6 by 4 gaming table.

Larger games get buried in models.

But I've only gotten in like 2-3 games per year for last little while