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Judge Doug Inactive Member07 Feb 2017 12:33 p.m. PST

Anyone know of a source listing, even if wholly invented, the orders of battle and battleplans/maps for the battles between Rohan and Isengard in the War of the Ring?

I've been building up my 10mm armies for each side and I want to fight over the Westfold but I'm wondering if some large scale scenarios have been crafted! (I have GW's Journeybooks which are a great start as they have the major battles, but obviously not at the scale I'm wanting to do, but wouldn't mind adapting them if there's nothing else)

thanks everyone!

LostPict Supporting Member of TMP07 Feb 2017 1:09 p.m. PST

How about these: link

Hafen von Schlockenberg Inactive Member07 Feb 2017 7:39 p.m. PST

I take it you've read the relevant sections in Unfinished Tales?

Crazyivanov Inactive Member07 Feb 2017 10:24 p.m. PST

A really cool one is the Battle of the Fords of Isen. Lots of diverse troops, staggered deployments, and the only time the Isengarders deployed pikemen (who were probably Dunlendings).

Hafen von Schlockenberg Inactive Member08 Feb 2017 9:09 a.m. PST

Although,IIRC, the pikemen were defending trenches about 20 miles north of the fords. Probably best as a separate scenario.

I agree they were likely Dunlendings.

evilgong Supporting Member of TMP08 Feb 2017 3:08 p.m. PST

I had an each-way bet that the pikemen were human or Uruk.


Kropotkin303 Supporting Member of TMP08 Feb 2017 3:53 p.m. PST

Fords of Isen seems to be the only time that both forces met in a classic engagement of battle proportions on an open battlefield and as such is a good looking game to fight.

I recall dimly seeing a game of it where the Rohirrim had stockades defending the fords.

It was a long ago game using Heritage figures from the animated film and it looked gorgeous. Alas I lost the link. Perhaps it was a scan of the battle as depicted in Wargames Illustrated from long ago.

Other than that in 10mm it's Helm's Deep unless you go speculative and ride out with Theoden to take Isengard before the assualt on Helm's Deep. Perhaps Eomer will return in time with Erkenbrand and Gandalf.

Happy gaming.

Hafen von Schlockenberg Inactive Member08 Feb 2017 8:51 p.m. PST

Another possible one: Theoden left at least 4,000 in Rohan when he left for Minas Tirith. IIRC the Eastfold was invaded from across the Anduin. These would be orcs of Mordor and/or Easterlings. A potential scenario.

And yes,forts at the Fords of Isen.
But the Heritage/Der Kreigspieler figures predated the Bakshi film.

nevinsrip09 Feb 2017 12:12 a.m. PST


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Judge Doug Inactive Member09 Feb 2017 9:06 a.m. PST

Thanks for all the tips guys!

Kropotkin303 Supporting Member of TMP09 Feb 2017 3:53 p.m. PST

True Hafen, Heritage/Der Kriegspieler were long before the Bakshi film, but the game I saw had the Heritage Bakshi figures in it,

For a great Helms Deep Game with the figures see Duke Seifried's photos



Enjoy folks

Hafen von Schlockenberg Inactive Member10 Feb 2017 12:32 p.m. PST

Kropotkin--Mea culpa, I had completely forgotten about those! My only excuse is that I was switching over to historical at the time,and never bought any,just the earlier ones.

Thanks for the links. I didn't play in the Historicon game,but I did talk with Uncle Duke briefly, just to say I always thought his figures were the most "accurate" to Tolkien.

Of course, he had a story about that. .

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