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Lord of the Rings Rampant

I played a game of Dark Ages  Lion Rampant at the club the other week and enjoyed it a lot.    It all seemed a bit generic and not particularly attuned to any period of history but the game plays  very quickly, involves a lot of decision making and, above all, it was great fun.

I’ve decided to give it a shot as a fantasy game using the load of pre-painted 40mm figures for Lord of the Rings Combat Hex Game that have sat unused in boxes since I bought them for my son back in 2008 or thereabouts.    That means lots of rebasing, cutting the figures off their plastic hexes and putting them on mdf bases (30mm squares or circles).   I rebased some of these models  back in 2010, intending to use the models for Song of Blades and Heroes, but need many more for Lion Rampant.

First up a force of elves.


And a force of Uruk Hai


I’m waiting  for delivery of a copy of the Lion Rampant rules before deciding how exactly I’ll use the models and I eagerly await the release of Dragon Rampant, the fantasy variant, later in the year.

Rules author Dan Mersey,  has made a posting on his merseybooks blog saying that there’s an article discussing fantasy Lion rampant in the next issue of Wargames, Soldiers and Strategy (issue 79), so I’m looking forward to that.

In the meantime I’ve got a lot of rebasing to get done – more Uruks, then Orcs and Rohirrim.

More on this project soon.


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