Wednesday, November 7, 2018

Battle of the Pelennor Fields

Spurred on by a reinvigorated line from Games Workshop and breaking many vows to never give them any more of my money, I have decided to work towards my LOTR objectives/games.

I've always wanted to do the Battle of the Pelennor fields and strangely enough have found myself with all the miniatures necessary to do it (using the War of the Ring mass battle rules) and about 1/2 of the miniatures already painted!  So, I decided to get off my butt and work out what this game would look like ...

To start though ... some (phone camera) eye candy on several in progress and finish items ...





















Battlefield & Troop Dispositions

I did up a map ... and the talented David S. is already at work to make my fur mat for the tabletop.  I'll be scratch building the Minas Tirith walls using foamboard.

Battlefield Map & Troop Dispositions

An extensive order of battle is listed below.  As you can see this is a large undertaking.  If you are not familiar, a "company" of infantry is 8 figures while a "company" of cavalry is 2 figures (again, using the War of the Ring rules).

Garrison of Minas Tirith

(98 Figures + 6 War Machines – 720 points)

Main Gate (32 Figures – 150 points)
  • Citadel Guards – 2 Companies (16 Figures – 2 x 35 = 70 points)
  • Citadel Guards with Longbows – 1 Company (8 Figures – 1 x 40 = 40 points)
  • Citadel Guards with Longbows – 1 Company (8 Figures – 1 x 40 = 40 points)
Left Ramparts (33 Figures + 3 War Machines – 285 points)
  • Minas Tirith Archers – 1 Company (8 Figures – 1 x 30 = 30 points)
  • Minas Tirith Archers – 1 Company (8 Figures – 1 x 30 = 30 points)
  • Minas Tirith Warriors – 1 Company (8 Figures – 1 x 25 = 25 points)
  • Avenger Bolt Thrower – 1 Company (3 Figures + 1 War Machine – 1 x 50 = 50 points)
  • Avenger Bolt Thrower – 1 Company (3 Figures + 1 War Machine – 1 x 50 = 50 points)
  • Battlecry Trebuchet – 1 Company (3 Figures + 1 War Machine – 1 x 100 = 100 points)
Right Ramparts (33 Figures + 3 War Machines – 285 points)
  • Minas Tirith Archers – 1 Company (8 Figures – 1 x 30 = 30 points)
  • Minas Tirith Archers – 1 Company (8 Figures – 1 x 30 = 30 points)
  • Minas Tirith Warriors – 1 Company (8 Figures – 1 x 25 = 25 points)
  • Avenger Bolt Thrower – 1 Company (3 Figures + 1 War Machine – 1 x 50 = 50 points)
  • Avenger Bolt Thrower – 1 Company (3 Figures + 1 War Machine – 1 x 50 = 50 points)
  • Battlecry Trebuchet – 1 Company (3 Figures + 1 War Machine – 1 x 100 = 100 points)


Sally Forth, Men of Gondor!

(200 Figures – 1,535 points)

  • Knights of Dol Amroth – 6 Companies (12 Figures – 6 x 50 = 300 points)
    • Prince Imrahil of Dol Amroth (125 points)
    • Banner Bearer (35 points)
  • Minas Tirith Knights – 6 Companies (12 Figures – 6 x 25 = 150 points)
    • Captain of Minas Tirith (50 points)
    • Banner Bearer (35 points)
  • Warriors of Minas Tirith – 6 Companies (48 Figures – 6 x 25 = 150 points)
    • Captain of Minas Tirith (50 points)
    • Banner Bearer (35 points)
    • Hornblower (15 points)
  • Men-at-Arms of Dol Amroth – 4 Companies (32 Figures – 4 x 35 = 140 points)
  • The Axemen of Lossarnach – 6 Companies (48 Figures – 6 x 25 = 150 points)
    • Forlong the Fat (75 points)
  • Blackroot Vale Archers – 6 Companies (48 Figures – 100 + 5 x 25 = 225 points)
    • Banner Bearer (Included)
    • Duinhir (Included)

The Charge of the Rohirrim

(108 Figures – 2,325 points)

Théoden’s Éored (36 Figures – 910 points)

  • The King’s Guard – 6 Companies (12 Figures – No Hama – 50 + 5 x 35 = 225 points)
    • Théoden, King of Rohan (125 points)
    • Royal Standard (50 points)
  • Riders of Rohan – 6 Companies (12 Figures – 6 x 30 = 180 points)
    • Meriadoc, Esquire of Rohan (75 points)
    • Éowyn, Shield-maiden of Rohan (75 points)
  • Riders of Rohan – 6 Companies (12 Figures – 6 x 30 = 180 points)

Erkenbrand’s Éored (36 Figures – 700 points)

  • Riders of Rohan – 9 Companies (18 Figures – 9 x 30 = 270 points)
    • Erkenbrand, Captain of the Westfold (75 points)
  • Riders of Rohan – 9 Companies (18 Figures – 9 x 30 = 270 points)
    • Captain of Riders (50 points)
    • Banner Bearer (35 points)

Éomer’s Éored (36 Figures – 715 points)
  • Riders of Rohan – 9 Companies (18 Figures – 9 x 30 = 270 points)
    • Éomer, Marshal of the Riddermark (90 points)
  • Riders of Rohan – 9 Companies (18 Figures – 9 x 30 = 270 points)
    • Captain of Riders (50 points)
    • Banner Bearer (35 points)

The Arrival of the Black Fleet

(147 Figures – 1,520 points)

  • Aragorn, Isildur’s Heir (1 Figure – 1 x 200 = 200 points)
  • Legolas, Prince of Mirkwood (1 Figure – 1 x 200 = 200 points)
  • Gimli, Son of Glóin (1 Figure – 1 x 175 = 175 points)
  • The Grey Company – 6 Companies (48 Figures – 75 + 5 x 40 = 275 points)
    • Halbarad (Included)
    • Banner of the King (50 points)
    • Elladan (35 points)
    • Elrohir (35 points)
  • Clansmen of Lamedon – 6 Companies (48 Figures – 6 x 30 = 180 points)
    • Angbor the Fearless (75 points)
  • Court of the Dead King – 6 Companies (48 Figures – 145 + 5 x 30 = 295 points)
    • King of the Dead (Included)
    • Banner of the Dead (Included)

The Besieging Force - Mordor & Angmar


(356 Figures + 1 Beasts + 5 War Machines – 2,495 points)

Command & Support (30 Figures + 1 Beasts + 3 War Machines – 585 points)

  • Winged Nazgûl (1 Figure + 1 Beast – 1 x 250 = 250 points)
    • The Witch-King of Angmar (75 points)
  • Gothmog, Castellan of Minas Morgul (1 Figure – 1 x 110 = 110 points)
  • Mordor Uruk-Hai Warband – 2 Companies (16 Figures – 2 x 25 = 50 points)
  • War Catapult Battery – 3 Companies (12 Figures + 3 War Machines – 3 x 100 = 100 points)

Left Column (147 Figures – 915 points)

  • Mordor Orc Warband with Shields – 9 Companies (72 Figures – 9 x 20 = 225 points)
    • Orc Captain (50 points)
    • Banner Bearer (35 points)
    • Orc Taskmaster (25 points)
  • Morannon Orc Warband with Shields – 9 Companies (72 Figures – 9 x 25 = 225 points)
    • Orc Captain (50 points)
    • Banner Bearer (35 points)
    • Orc Drummer (15 points)
  • Mordor Troll (1 Figure – 1 x 100 = 100 points)
  • Mordor Troll (1 Figure – 1 x 100 = 100 points)
  • Mordor Troll (1 Figure – 1 x 100 = 100 points)
  • Siege Tower (1 War Machine – 1 x 0 = 0 points)
Right Column (179 Figures – 995 points)
  • Mordor Orc Warband with Shields – 9 Companies (72 Figures – 9 x 20 = 225 points)
    • Orc Captain (50 points)
    • Banner Bearer (35 points)
    • Orc Taskmaster (25 points)
  • Morannon Orc Warband with Shields – 9 Companies (72 Figures – 9 x 25 = 225 points)
    • Orc Captain (50 points)
    • Banner Bearer (35 points)
    • Orc Drummer (15 points)
  • Mordor Orc Warband with Bows – 4 Companies (32 Figures – 4 x 20 = 80 points)
  • Mordor Troll (1 Figure – 1 x 100 = 100 points)
  • Mordor Troll (1 Figure – 1 x 100 = 100 points)
  • Mordor Troll (1 Figure – 1 x 100 = 100 points)
  • Siege Tower (1 War Machine – 1 x 0 = 0 points)

The Besieging Force - The Fallen Realms

(140 Figures + 3 War Machines – 1,580 points)

Khand (56 Figures + 4 War Machines – 825 points)

  • Khandish Charioteer (1 Figure + 1 War Machine – 1 x 100 = 100 points)
    • Khandish King (50 points)
  • Khandish Charioteer (1 Figure + 1 War Machine – 1 x 100 = 100 points)
  • Khandish Charioteer (1 Figure + 1 War Machine – 1 x 100 = 100 points)
  • Khandish Mercenary Warband with Two-Handed Axes – 4 Companies (32 Figures – 4 x 25 = 100 points)
    • Khandish Chieftain (50 points)
  • Khandish Mercenary Warband with Bows – 2 Companies (16 Figures – 2 x 25 = 50 points)
  • Khandish Mercenary Raiders – 6 Companies (12 Figures – 6 x 25 = 150 points)
    • Khandish Chieftain (50 points)

Easterlings (77 Figures – 830 points)

  • Amdûr, Lord of Blades (1 Figure – 1 x 165 = 165 points)
  • Easterling Cohort – 6 Companies (48 Figures – 6 x 30 = 180 points)
    • Easterling Captain (50 points)
    • Banner Bearer (35 points)
    • Dragon Knight (35 points)
  • Easterling Archer Cohort – 2 Companies (16 Figures – 2 x 35 = 70 points)
  • Easterling Kataphrakt Cohort – 6 Companies (12 Figures – 6 x 35 = 210 points)
    • Easterling Captain (50 points)
    • Banner Bearer (35 points)

The Counterattack

(105 Figures + 3 Beasts – 1,465 points)

  • Haradrim Raider Warband – 6 Companies (12 Figures – 6 x 30 = 180 points)
    • Suladân, the Serpent Lord (150 points)
  • Serpent Rider Warband – 3 Companies (6 Figures – 3 x 30 = 90 points)
  • Mahûd Rider Warband – 3 Companies (6 Figures – 3 x 35 = 105 points)
  • Half Troll Warband – 2 Companies (16 Figures – 2 x 95 = 190 points)
  • War Mûmak of Harad (13 Figures + 1 Beast – 1 x 250 = 250 points)
  • War Mûmak of Harad (13 Figures + 1 Beast – 1 x 250 = 250 points)
  • War Mûmak of Harad (13 Figures + 1 Beast – 1 x 250 = 250 points)

10 comments:

  1. That's some force, used to have so many LOTR figures!

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    1. Indeed ... it is all coming back ... what's old is new again :-)

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  2. Oh my days!! Go big or go home is the motto at the casa de White lol! That looks incredible, can't wait to see the battle report 🙂

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    1. Thanks Ivor!! You money hard at work ;-) lol

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  3. A fine, grand project indeed! I see hobbits on the table, but not the OOB?

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    1. Ahh, yes. Got a couple of fellowships in the pics and pic of my Moria force ... unrelated ;-)

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  4. Wow! What a huge project. I also got back into GWs LOTR so we’re on the same wavelength; though you’re a whole different magnitude with the scale of this project. I’ll be really interested on how you make the walls of MT. Good luck! 😀

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    1. Thanks Stew ... I've always wanted to go full bore with this line ... there's np time like the present :-)

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  5. I am going to have to clone myself to even try to keep up with you, Jay! Also, Dibs on the Rohirrim!

    Cheers
    ths

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