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LOTR Dwarf Goblin encounter

Posted by PaulRPetri on 01 Sep 2021, 22:17

Greetings all!
Another quick battle report. Last week I used the Two Hour Game system to have a fight with Vikings and Saxons. After the game I realized I did almost all of the rules wrong!! Damn the bad luck! My very understanding gaming partner Brian decided he would come back this week and have another go with the rules but this time a Goblin host would be bearing down on the stalwart dwarfs defending Moria. I have made several adjustment to the THW rules including expanding the use of Possible Enemy Location, (PEL), to allow for the attacking force to be controlled by the rules. Each side rolls 1d6 high roll goes first. Each unit including the cards move 8". Once the card and units are within 12" of each other cards are revealed either as a real unit or a dummy unit. Reactions are then taken for encountering real units.

The first few images capture the dummy cards advancing on the dwarf positions.
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These blank cards are a bit disconcerting to see what you might be facing.
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The Goblin force consisted of Wargs and foot troops. I placed the two warg rider units in the first row but I mixed up the cards so we were unsure where they would turn up.
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The card on the hill contained a troll and some Goblin Grunts.
Wargs!!! Damn!!
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King of the hill!
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Gathering our courage to charge the hill with a big old troll!
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Giving the nasty wargs a good thumping!
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We gathered our courage so long that the troll and his pals decided to come down and give us a good butt kicking!
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Brian fighting off his wargs.
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Another troll and his pals are wandering our way.
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These trolls are very impatient! Here he comes! His pals are a bit slower and couldnt close the distance.
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Brian's wargs are not going away.
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A big scrum in the middle of the field of battle.
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The dwarfs prevail in the middle. Down goes the troll!!!
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Brian's two dwarf units gang up on the hapless Goblins!! Another one bits the dust!
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It turned out that the dwarf forces are pretty kick butt. We killed both trolls and all of the wargs without too much trouble. Trying to balance forces when you first start out in a new system can be hard. So we set up the game and added some extra Goblins. Report part II to follow shortly!

Thanks again for having a look.
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Posted by Peter on 02 Sep 2021, 21:31

Thank you, for sharing! Excellent pictures and game report! :thumbup:
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Posted by blacksmith on 31 Oct 2021, 10:59

Great set up and battle report. This is exactly what I want to do with the same set of rules but first I need to paint all the Orc rabble!
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Posted by PaulRPetri on 01 Nov 2021, 00:28

Thank you very much Javier!! I have buckets of orcs painted.
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Posted by Susofrick on 01 Nov 2021, 10:17

Stupid, but I shouted HOORAY! when I saw the first troll down. :-D
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Posted by PaulRPetri on 01 Nov 2021, 19:43

Stupid, but I shouted HOORAY! when I saw the first troll down. :-D
My face split into an ear to ear grin and I actually laughed out loud when I read your comment!!!

THANK YOU!!!!
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Posted by Beano Boy on 02 Nov 2021, 01:59

This visit was a real pleasure to read and view. :thumbup:
Trolls are not well liked i think unless they are oddly free
falling over, as directed from that square rattle of a place.

Well done Paul,nice report. :thumbup: BB
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Posted by PaulRPetri on 02 Nov 2021, 13:00

Thanks BB!!
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