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ordinarybass Supporting Member of TMP11 May 2015 3:13 p.m. PST

So I finally convinced the club to give LoTR SBG a try.
4 of us played out the "Long Night" Scenario from the RoTK rulebook, which was also the rulebook we used. We don't have enough LoTR figs for the game, but the club only fields painted minis so it was really no surprise that in the deep collection of one our members we found a bunch of Celts to stand in for Men of Rohan and a horde of Celtos orcs that had already been painted in a LoTR white-hand paint scheme. For our first run at the rules we played just Men of Rohan and Uruk Hai with no heroes.

Reaction to the game was mixed, but I quite enjoyed it. I hope to play again soon with heroes and perhaps slightly fewer miniatures per side.

The full battle report and my impressions of the game here:
A few pics from the report to whet your appetite.

tancred Supporting Member of TMP12 May 2015 3:22 a.m. PST


Codsticker12 May 2015 7:59 a.m. PST

LoTR is definitely benefits from the use of heros; the game is really designed around them.I really like the way the game moves along with alternating moves and the opportunities for the heroes to use their Fate, Might and Heroic Moves.

Barcephus Inactive Member19 Jun 2017 12:54 p.m. PST

Where does your group usually play?

what time periods?

ordinarybass Supporting Member of TMP01 Aug 2017 10:20 a.m. PST

Late reply but we usually game in the city or near suburbs. Lately we've been meeting at Greenfire in Oak Lawn.

Mostly various flavors of Fantasy and Sci-Fi such as Shadow War, Song of Blades, Bushido, Dragon Rampant, etc. Recently we've taken to the Wierd World War 2 game Konflikt '47.

Our new blog and forum is here:
Hope you can make it out sometime.

firstvarty1979 Inactive Member23 Oct 2017 2:19 p.m. PST

If you're still trying out SBG, and you use Facebook, there is a group for US SBG gamers that you may want to try out. I know that there are a few Chicago area players you can contact. link

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