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    A few LOTR questions answered...

    Some of the most asked questions here pertain to the content of the various books and their formats. Let me explain what the differences are in content.

    The Mines of Moria boxed set.
    This is the basic start set. In addition to the figures and all the stuff, there is the rule book. This rule book is a handy A5 format, that fits easily into a back pocket when you go off to a tournament.

    The Hard Cover book.
    This is a large format Hard cover rule book. It is good for hitting your opponent around the head with when he claims that Boromir has 6 attacks.

    What is the difference between the two rule books?
    There are a few differences between the two books, apart from size and wieldability.
    * Both the books contain all the game rules. The books are exactly the same in this respect, right down to the page numbers.
    * The Hard cover book includes 4 scenarios, lots of hobby material. The "Mines" book doesn't.
    * The "Mines" book does not include a few of the profiles for the heroes. These are included in the Hard cover book.
    * The Army of the Dead is not included in the Hard Cover book. They are included in the "Mines" book. They are also available as a download from GW.
    * The "Mines" book has the figures sorted as "Good" and "Evil". The Hard Cover book lists things in general regions. This is to aid the construction of themed armies.

    The list of the figures lacking from the "Mines" book, but are in the Hardcover book is such (this is a bit shakey, and has to be checked):
    Glorfindel
    Radaghast the Brown
    Dain Ironfoot
    Balin
    Elladan and Elrohir
    Dwarf Khazad Guard
    Barrow Wights
    Wild Warg chieftain
    Wild Warg
    Hobbits (not characters)



    Does that clear up a few things? It better!

    What with Legions of Middle Earth?

    Legions is a book that presents army listings for the whole range of LOTR.
    * It lists heroes and warriors per region, with a points cost and equipment options.
    * It lists which regions, or army lists, can ally with each other.
    * It presents lots of varied scenarios.
    * In Legions, there are no profiles. Only points costs.

    In Legions, there are listings and points for many figures that are not released. These will be released in due course. They are listed to provide completeness and full figure listings. They also provide a taste for things to come, and to look forward to.

    Profiles for figures listed in Legions can be found either in the Journey Books, or the Sourcebooks, in addition to the basic rule books.

    What's a Journey Book?
    Journey books are collections of scenarios and hobby tips based on the three LOTR books/films. They provide the chance to play narrative adventures, and try to kill Merry or Pippin with an Oliphant. There are a few extra profiles in the Journey Books.

    And Sourcebooks?
    Sourcebooks are just that. They take a specific area and look at the armies from that area. As from the "Fall of Arnor" book, they have started including all the rules for the figures in the army lists that they contain, irrespective is they are printed a dozen other places. The earlier sourcebooks, e.g. "Shadows in the East" contain neither lists, or profiles for everything that they name.

    Where is my "Army of the Dead"?

    Here they are! Note that this PDF only includes the King of the Dead, and the Warriors of the Dead. Riders of the Dead are not included in this, and can be found inthe Gondor in Flames book.

    GW Official FAQs.
    These can be found here.
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    Re: A few LOTR questions answered...

    Having trouble finding the profiles for some of the figures?


    Here is a list of what profiles that are not in the rule books can be found, and that have been released per 4th August, 2007.

    Armies of Good:

    Arnor:

    The entire Arnor list can be found in the “Fall of Arnor” supplement.
    Grey Company:
    The entire Grey Company list can be found in the “Fall of Arnor” supplement.
    The Shire:
    Dunadain can be found in the “Scouring of the Shire” supplement.
    Rivendell:
    Glorfindel, Lord of the West can be found in the “Fall of the necromancer” supplement.
    Rivendell/Eregion:
    Erestor can be found in the “Fall of the necromancer” supplement.
    Grey Havens:
    Cirdan can be found in the “Fall of the necromancer” supplement.
    Lothlorien:
    Galadriel, Lady of the Galadhirm can be found in the “Fall of the necromancer” supplement.
    Thranduil’s Halls:
    Thranduil can be found in the “Fall of the necromancer” supplement.
    Fangorn:
    Ent warriors can be found in the “The Two Towers” Journey book.
    All Rohan lists:
    The Rohan Outrider can be found in the “The Two Towers” Journey book.
    Riders of Eorl:
    Eorl the Young can be found in the “Shadow in the East” supplement.
    Theodan’s Host:
    Erkenbrand, Thodred, and Hma can all be found in the “The Two Towers” Journey book.
    The Tower of Ecthelion
    Everything is in the "Gondor in Flames" supplement.
    Minas Tirith
    Everything is in the "Gondor in Flames" supplement.
    The Feifdoms
    Everything is in the "Gondor in Flames" supplement.
    Rangers of Ithilien:
    Madril and Cirion can be found in the “Shadow in the East” supplement.
    Osgiliath Veterans can be found in the “The Two Towers” Journey book.
    Everything can otherwise be found in the "Gondor in Flames" supplement.
    Dead of Dunharrow:
    Everything can be found in the "Gondor in Flames" supplement.
    King of the Dead, and Warrior of the dead can be found in the MoM book, or here.
    Army of the High King
    Everything can be found in the "Gondor in Flames" supplement.
    Khazad Dum
    Everything can be found in the “Khazad Dm” supplement.
    Erebor
    Everything can be found in the “Khazad Dm” supplement.
    Durin's Folk
    Everything can be found in the “Khazad Dm” supplement.
    Wanderers in the Wild:
    Gildor Inglorion can be found in the “Fellowship of the Ring” supplement.
    Glorfindel can be found in the Hard Cover rulebook.
    Mrin and Drr can be found in the “Shadow in the East” and the “Khazad Dm” supplements.
    Smagol can be found in the “The Two Towers” journey book.
    Wizards:
    Saruman the White can be found in the “Fall of the Necromancer” Supplement.

    Armies of Evil
    Moria:

    Everything can be found in the "Khazad Dm” supplement.
    Bat Swarms can also be found in the “Fall of the Necromancer” supplement.
    Angmar:
    All the rules for the Angmar list are to be found in the “Ruin of Arnor” supplement
    Dwellers Below:
    Everything can be found in the "Khazad Dum" supplement.
    Wild Warg Chieftain and Wild Wargs can be found in the Hard Cover rulebook, the “Khazad Dm” supplement, the “Scouring of the Shire” supplement, and here.
    Giant Spiders can be found in the “Fall of the Necromancer” supplement.
    Isenguard Raiders:
    Uglk,Vrask and the Feral Uruk Hai can be found in the “The Two Towers” journey book.
    Legions of the White Hand:
    Isenguard Troll can be found in the “The Two Towers” journey book.
    Dunland:
    Dunlending Chieftain and Dunlending warriors can be found in the “The Two Towers” journey book.
    Dol Guldur:
    The Necromancer, Spider Queen, Catellan of Dol Guldur, Wild Warg Chieftain, Giant Spider, Bat Swarm and Wild Wargs can all be found in the “Fall of the Necromancer” supplement.
    Minas Morgul:
    Spectres can be found in the “The Two Towers” journey book.
    Easterlings:
    Khaml the Easterling and Easterling Kataphrakts can be found in the “Shadow in the East” supplement.
    Varaigs of Khand:
    Khandish King, Khandish Chieftain, Khandish Chariot, Khandish Warriors and Khandish horsemen can all be found in the “Shadow in the East” Supplement.
    Khandish Mercenaries:
    All Khandish mercenaries can be found in the “Shadow in the East” supplement.
    Monsters of Middle Earth:
    Dragon can be found in the “Khazad Dm” supplement.
    Glavhar, the Terror of Arnor can be found in the “Ruin of Arnor” supplement.
    The Nazgl:
    Khaml the Easterling can be found in the “Shadow in the East” supplement.

    All the profiles printed in the supplements that came out before the “Mines of Moria” are otherwise included in the versions of the rule books. This includes “Shadow and Flame”, “Battle of Pelanor Fields”, “Siege of Gondor”, and “Scouring of the Shire”.
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    Re: A few LOTR questions answered...

    Battle Companies
    So what are Battle Companies?
    They are just that. They are small scale, non army based games. If you have played a game like Necromunda, or Mordheim, then you will know exactly what they are.

    Battle companies revolve around putting together a small, chosen force of figures and playing games. Then, as you play games, the figures gain experience, gain abilities, and develop as you play. In the end, they can become quite individual.

    All in all, they are a lot of fun. You can play lots of games quickly, and you can link the games together to make small story driven campaigns.

    They also are very good for players wishing to start the LOTR:SBG, since they do not require large collections of armies. You make a small force to start with, and this can be collected quite simply and quickly.

    Where do I find this wonderful toy?
    Right here!
    http://uk.games-workshop.com/thelord...e-companies/1/
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