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Taran_Wanderer
Nov 4, 2013




War of the Ring, first published in 2004, is a two player wargame that attempts to recreate the Lord of the Rings. Players will struggle over the One Ring and the Strongholds of Middle-Earth using their Armies and Characters. This is the most epic, thematic game Ive ever played, and I wish I could play it more. Hence this thread.

For this game, we'll be using the 2012 expansion Lords of Middle-Earth. The biggest thing it adds are Keeper and Lesser Minion dice, which function like regular action dice but aren't as powerful. Ill be using the War of the Ring Java App to run the game.

Rulebook
Lords of Middle-Earth Rulebook
Summary and Reference

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Taran_Wanderer
Nov 4, 2013


Game Board
Card List

Companions:

Gimli Son of Gloin
Boromir Son of Denethor
Legolas Son of Thranduil
Gandalf the Grey The Grey Wanderer
Strider Ranger of the North
Peregrin Took Hobbit Companion
Meriadoc Brandybuck Hobbit Companion
Gandalf the White Emissary from the West
Aragorn Heir to Isildur
Gollum Slave of the Ring
The Ring-Bearers Frodo & Samwise
Lord Elrond Keeper of Vilya
Lady Galadriel Keeper of Nenya
Gandalf the Grey Keeper of Narya
Smagol Tamed Wretch

Minions

Saruman Corrupted Wizard
The Mouth of Sauron Lieutenant of Barad-dr
The Witch-King The Black Captain
The Balrog of Moria Evil of the Ancient World
Gothmog Lieutenant of Morgul
The Mouth of Sauron Black Nmenrean
The Witch-King Chief of the Ringwraiths
We Shall Get It

Reinforcements

x2 x2 x2
x5 x4 x2
x4 x4 x2
x3 x2

x2 x4 x6
x16 x3
x6 x4

Hunt Pool




Tiles to be added on reaching Mordor

Taran_Wanderer fucked around with this message at Oct 8, 2014 around 18:51

Taran_Wanderer
Nov 4, 2013


Toshimo and Gutter Owl will be our players this game!

Toshimo has requested to be the Shadow Player(SP), so Gutter Owl will be our Free People Player(FP).

I'll be sending out opening hands shortly. I also won't be using the Council of Rivendell variant this game, so Gandalf: Keeper of Narya will be the only alternate Companion in play.

FP, would you like Gandalf: Keeper of Narya or Strider to start as the Guide?

SP, how many dice would you like to allocate to the Hunt?

Gutter Owl
Oct 21, 2010

keep yr head up, problem girl


Gandalf

Toshimo
Aug 23, 2012

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One hunt die

Taran_Wanderer
Nov 4, 2013


FP Action Roll:
SP Action Roll:



FP, Action?

Istvun
Apr 20, 2007



Soiled Meat

drat that's a lot of character dice.

Gutter Owl
Oct 21, 2010

keep yr head up, problem girl


Uh. Dang. That's...a hard row to hoe right out the gate.

Pass Nevermind, I have more dice, one minute...

Use Narya Die to move the Fellowship.

Gutter Owl fucked around with this message at Sep 21, 2014 around 01:34

Taran_Wanderer
Nov 4, 2013


FP uses a Character die to move the Fellowship.

SP rolls for the Hunt: 1 1 5
The Hunt is unsuccessful!

FP Action Roll:
SP Action Roll:



SP, Action?

Toshimo
Aug 23, 2012

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These dice...

Army die to move Elite+Regular from Near Harad to West Harondor.

Belay that, if possible. Forgot it's two armies, not two units.

Toshimo fucked around with this message at Sep 21, 2014 around 04:29

Taran_Wanderer
Nov 4, 2013


Toshimo posted:

These dice...

Army die to move Elite+Regular from Near Harad to West Harondor.

Belay that, if possible. Forgot it's two armies, not two units.

Sure. What would you like to do instead?

Toshimo
Aug 23, 2012

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Army die to move all units from Barad-Dur and Nurn into Gorgoroth.

Taran_Wanderer
Nov 4, 2013


SP uses an Army die to move the Armies in Nurn and Barad-dr to Gorgoroth.

FP Action Dice:
SP Action Dice:



FP, Action?

Gutter Owl
Oct 21, 2010

keep yr head up, problem girl


Hell with it, let's be dangerous.

Move the Fellowship.

Taran_Wanderer
Nov 4, 2013


FP uses a Character die to move the Fellowship.

SP rolls for the Hunt: 3 4 3
The Hunt is unsuccessful.

Per PM, SP uses an Army die to move the army in Far Harad to Near Harad and the army in Minas Morgul to North Ithilien.

FP Action Dice:
SP Action Dice:



FP, Action?

Gutter Owl
Oct 21, 2010

keep yr head up, problem girl


Muster Die to advance Gondor 1 step on Politics

Taran_Wanderer
Nov 4, 2013


FP uses an Army/Muster die to advance Gondor one step on the Political track.

FP Action Dice:
SP Action Dice:



SP, Action?

Toshimo
Aug 23, 2012

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Join me
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Army die to move all units from Gorgoroth to Minas Morgul and all units from South Rhun to East Rhun.

Gutter Owl
Oct 21, 2010

keep yr head up, problem girl


Move the Fellowship

Toshimo
Aug 23, 2012

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poo poo's about to get real.

Taran_Wanderer
Nov 4, 2013


SP uses an Army die to move the army in Gorgoroth to Minas Morgul and the army in South Rhn to East Rhn.

FP uses a Character die to move the Fellowship.

SP rolls for the Hunt: 2 4 5
The Hunt is successful!

A is drawn for two Hunt Damage.
The Fellowship is revealed!



FP, would you like to take a casualty or use the Ring? Where would you like to reveal the Fellowship?

Gutter Owl
Oct 21, 2010

keep yr head up, problem girl


Take corruption.
Reveal in North Dunland.

Taran_Wanderer
Nov 4, 2013


Corruption is increased to two, and the Fellowship is revealed in North Dunland.

Per PM, SP uses a Muster die to play Threats and Promises to the table.

FP Action Dice:



FP, Action?

Gutter Owl
Oct 21, 2010

keep yr head up, problem girl


Hide Fellowship

Taran_Wanderer
Nov 4, 2013


FP uses a Character die to hide the Fellowship.



Recover Action Dice & Draw Cards: Gandalf is the Guide of the Fellowship and one FP die is recovered from the Hunt Box, so the Narya die remains in the Action Die Pool. FP now has four cards in hand; SP has three cards.

FP, would you like to change the Guide of the Fellowship?

SP, how many dice would you like to allocate to the Hunt?

Gutter Owl
Oct 21, 2010

keep yr head up, problem girl


Gandalf will remain the guide

Toshimo
Aug 23, 2012

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One Hunt Die

Taran_Wanderer
Nov 4, 2013


FP Action Roll:
SP Action Roll:



FP, Action?

Gutter Owl
Oct 21, 2010

keep yr head up, problem girl


Move the Fellowship

Toshimo
Aug 23, 2012

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Taran_Wanderer
Nov 4, 2013


FP uses a Character die to move the Fellowship.

SP rolls for the Hunt: 1 3 4
Hunt re-roll: 6
The Hunt is successful!

A is drawn.

FP, would you like to take a casualty?

Gutter Owl
Oct 21, 2010

keep yr head up, problem girl


Take corruption.

Taran_Wanderer
Nov 4, 2013


FP uses the Ring and corruption is increased to four.

Per PM, SP uses an Army/Muster die to recruit the The Witch-King Chief of the Ringwraiths in North Dunland.

FP Action Roll:
SP Action Roll:



FP, Action?

silvergoose
Mar 18, 2006

IT IS SAID THE TEARS OF THE BWEENIX CAN HEAL ALL WOUNDS



HE SEES. HE KNOWS.

Literally every time I play that character, I start saying that over and over.

He sees...he knows...

Gutter Owl
Oct 21, 2010

keep yr head up, problem girl


Character Die: Separate Gandalf and Strider into Helm's Deep. Boromir is the new Guide.

Taran_Wanderer
Nov 4, 2013


FP uses a Character die to separate Strider and Gandalf from the Fellowship, placing them in Helm's Deep. Boromir becomes the Guide of the Fellowship. Gandalf Activates Rohan.

FP Action Roll:
SP Action Roll:



SP, Action?

Toshimo
Aug 23, 2012

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Army die to move the army from Near Harad to West Harondor and the army from Minas Morgul to South Ithilien.

Taran_Wanderer
Nov 4, 2013


SP uses an Army die to move the army in Minas Morgul to South Ithilien and the army in Near Harad to West Harandor.

FP Action Roll:
SP Action Roll:



FP, Action?

Gutter Owl
Oct 21, 2010

keep yr head up, problem girl


Use "Narya the Great" (spending Narya Die and Ring) to immediately move Rohan to At War

Arise, arise Riders of Theoden!
Fell deeds awake: fire and slaughter!
Spear shall be shaken, shield be splintered,
A sword-day,
A red day,
Ere the sun rises!
Ride now, ride now!
Ride for ruin.. and the worlds ending!
Death! Death!
Forth Eorlingas!

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Toshimo
Aug 23, 2012

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I'm traveling at the moment, so the map is very small, but:
Army die to move all Easterlings into North Vale

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