|'Burning down the house' - latest hit from the band Orc-ing Heads|
|'Wait for us! We brought marshmallows!'|
|'Quick - form square - it works in Napoleonics!'|
We then played another game which was all foot troops with Eowyn and Lurtz involved. I took no photos of this game because I was really getting into it. And I won. Evil triumphed - muwhahaha! Although Lurtz died, but you know, he was expendable because he's a baddie.
Playing LotR did two things for me. First it made me want to get some figures. If anyone out there in cyberspace has a couple of dozen orcs and some Rohan chaps that they don't want (Scott, I'm looking at you!), let me know. I'll make you an offer that you'll probably refuse. I certainly only want to acquire stuff second hand as I am a notorious cheapskate - although refusing to pay Games Workshop's ridiculously outrageous prices probably isn't the definition of being a cheapskate.
|Spare us an orc or two guv'nor?|
Second, it reminded me how much fun and how versatile the LotR games system is. I played a lot of Legends of the Old West with Dan, which is essentially the same game, and I had no problem picking up Lord of the Rings for these games. Recently Geoff sent me his mods of this game for Samurai, (although I'm thinking of sticking to Ronin to begin with as I only want to play small skirmish games in that era) and it reminded me that this is a robust system to tinker around with. The end result is that I am going to look for a Star Wars variant, and if I can't find it, make my own. I'm also going to use it for the next project to roll into my feverish mind - Legends of the Feathered Serpent - or something similar - 28mm Aztecs and Conquistadors. Someone's already done all the hard work for this in the LotR Variants Yahoo group.
|Latest in my never-ending list of potential projects|