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LTC Reinwald Supporting Member of TMP26 Nov 2014 10:39 a.m. PST

Recently played a very fun scenario with Honorable Son #5 using the Lord of the Rings rules and the first gaming debut of our Gripping Beast Vikings.



Grignotage26 Nov 2014 11:00 a.m. PST

Nice figures and terrain. I like the use of the fabric (burlap?).

Thanks for posting!

ordinarybass26 Nov 2014 11:29 a.m. PST

Great pictures and layout. The Gripping Beast figs do make very good warriors of Rohan.

Out of curiosity, what edition of the rules did you use? I've been acquiring various LOTR books and minis recently, but haven't decided what tack to take yet.

Terrement Inactive Member26 Nov 2014 12:20 p.m. PST


Frederick Supporting Member of TMP26 Nov 2014 1:14 p.m. PST

Great looking game

LTC Reinwald Supporting Member of TMP26 Nov 2014 3:17 p.m. PST

Grignotage – Yes it is burlap from a local hobby store.

Ordinarybass – We use the rule book that came out when the Return of the King was released in theaters.

dragon626 Nov 2014 4:21 p.m. PST

Who makes the buildings?

LTC Reinwald Supporting Member of TMP26 Nov 2014 5:53 p.m. PST

The buildings were from various Warhammer boxes and expansion sets.

ordinarybass26 Nov 2014 6:05 p.m. PST

Thanks LTC,
I have that book as well. It seems to have all the necessary rules and army lists accumulated from the three movies that you need for a good game. I have a copy of the hobbit mini-rulebook, but I like RotK book better.

That it's almost free used helps too!

nevinsrip28 Nov 2014 3:18 a.m. PST

Just curious, but why didn't you use the GW Rohan shields on the GB Vikings? They would look so much more like Rohan troops rather than standard GB Vikings.

ordinarybass28 Nov 2014 3:09 p.m. PST

I can't answer for him, but do you mean the type of shields or the design on them? The type looks to be the same as Rohan though I think he painted them as vikings rather than Riders of Rohan.

LTC Reinwald Supporting Member of TMP29 Nov 2014 5:39 p.m. PST

I used Viking shields because I painted them as Vikings to use in historical games. We decided to use them for the scenario and try them out since we only had Minis Tirith troops and did not want to use them.

fouraminiatures Inactive Member30 Dec 2014 3:32 a.m. PST

Great looking game and battle report too.
I have some of the Gripping Beast Vikings.Very nice little miniatures.

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