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darclegion01 Dec 2014 7:31 p.m. PST

Here is my Battle of Helms Deep game I am about to start playing this weekend….ssssssssssss.

Another Lord of the Rings campaign…next is Osgilith.



seldonH01 Dec 2014 7:58 p.m. PST

I'm speechless… that is fantastic!


Personal logo Condotta Supporting Member of TMP01 Dec 2014 8:26 p.m. PST

Tom, fantastic scale. Massed armies and excellent terrain are a visual feast. Do you have a gaming group or do you play most of your games solo?

WarWizard01 Dec 2014 8:28 p.m. PST

Now that is a wargame!

Chortle Fezian01 Dec 2014 8:48 p.m. PST

Great work.


Great War Ace01 Dec 2014 9:38 p.m. PST

Ambitious, colorful, atmospheric and nicely detailed!….

Mad Guru Supporting Member of TMP01 Dec 2014 11:32 p.m. PST

Wow. A stupendous looking epic siege game. Thanks for posting! What a magnificent fortress -- is it your own custom-built job?

Citizen Kenau02 Dec 2014 12:44 a.m. PST


HammerHead02 Dec 2014 3:13 a.m. PST

Wow fantastic set up!

Vosper02 Dec 2014 7:49 a.m. PST

Amazing look to the game, and excellent work on the terrain.

darclegion02 Dec 2014 7:51 a.m. PST

Thanks to all. I mostly game solo, except on Friday nights with my wife and we game on another table. This is the Epic table.

The Helms Deep was made by the Castle Works Company, but I warn you, see the consumer affairs page on this company, long story. I am lucky I got this lovely built Helms Deep.
I painted all the minis, most are the old Harlequin LOTR minis, along with a few Mithril minis, and a few Thunderbolt Mountain minis.

I put together a Scenario using the GW LOTR rule book, so its a scenario game. There will be 3 battles going on. And I use Mass combat rules, home made rules, since I play solo. But I pull from various rule books all over. I have like a storage of rules in my head to use.

No Elves in this game. I used the movie battle idea, because it allowed me to use my Rohan Cavalry. I have about 150 Rohan foot, but not enough to play the game based on the book, on this large table. But I plan on playing a smaller scaled game on a small table to do the book battle with Infantry on foot coming from the opposite direction (with Erkenbrand)
Erkenbrand is in the cavalry charge, not Eomer, Eomer is at the breach in this game. The only thing different from the book is the Cavarly charge and from the opposite direction (as far as positions of troops).

Thanks again!

TeknoMerk02 Dec 2014 8:41 a.m. PST

Nicely done wargaming terrain and setup! Please do post pictures of your Osgiliath table.

Thank you for the inspiration.

Shadyt02 Dec 2014 9:45 a.m. PST

Are the mounted Rohan troops from Harlequin?

mashrewba02 Dec 2014 2:52 p.m. PST

Well in case they are Grendel have got them -pretty sure these are the old Harliquins.
I use Foundry Arthurians myself.

darclegion02 Dec 2014 8:00 p.m. PST

Hello, yes the Rohan cav is the old Harlequin LOTR and Grendel I do believe have the molds. They do not have them posted, but I emailed them up and asked about some of the half orcs, if they had the molds and they did and they poured some for me, I am sure emailing them wouldnt hurt. I had good luck. That how I increased my orcs by 500 in the last few months. Cost me about $800 USD, but worth it once painted. I am a big LOTR Harlequin fan. They are still in production. I think they said a long time ago, (Grendel) that they were re working the molds.

darclegion02 Dec 2014 8:01 p.m. PST

Actually they do have some of the Rohan foot up on their website.


darclegion02 Dec 2014 8:04 p.m. PST

Correction, they do have the rohan cavalry posted up, along with the half orcs, great orcs, dwarves, southrons, and barbarians, etc.



A few months ago, they only had a small amount posted on their website. These are by far some of the best minis out there, IMO. Obviously i have a few thousand of them.

Oddball03 Dec 2014 9:26 a.m. PST

Well done. I'm very impressed.

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