My SBG rulebook has been sitting idly on the shelf almost since day one; with the new sourcebooks coming out, I have been scheming and planning my return to Middle-Earth.I already have some abused gondorian minis, last alliance numenorians and elves, and a couple of heroes, but now I want to take things seriously and start something from scratch.
I am torn between the lists of "Arnor" and "Lothlorien & Mirkwood".
My idea for Arnor is to use my Amon Hen Aragorn, buy a couple of boxes of Rangers of Middle Earth to use as Dunedain, and look for some fancy metal blisters for captains and Bannerbearer.
My idea for Lothlorien is, buy Haldir, a Ghaladrim Command and Ghaladrim Warriors. Maybe even a box of Knights.
Since I haven't read the new Sourcebooks, my questions are these:
Which of the two purchases make for a sound list? Do they get me enough points for a 500 pts game?
How do "allies" work? (I've always wanted to bring Gandalf on the table somehow)