|Cirion leads his men against Isengard raiders.|
Over Christmas Owyn, my youngest, discovered the joys of Lord of the Rings. He got himself into a cycle where he would watch one of the movies, then he would play the Lego PS3 game, then he would play with some LotR Legos. Wash, rinse, repeat. When I offered him a chance to wargame LotR he jumped at it. Rhys already wanted to play so this was an easy sell.
|Owyn, marshaling his dirty orc raiders, and loving it.|
|The Isengard raiders, preparing for an attack in the White Mountains.|
|Rhys, thrilled to be getting LotR on the table, FINALLY!|
|Cirion leads a force of Warriors of Minas Tirith and Rangers of Ithilien.|
|Foot Sergeants flanked by archers.|
|This is a duel. The two units stand by and watch their champions fight to the death.|
|After a second duel the Uruks have been pushed back, leaderless.|
|Owyn working on his trash talking. He's explaining how he's going to eat the Gondor soldiers after he wins.|
|These guys right here are going Down, Daddy.|
|You've fallen right into my trap. They don't set traps but they sure do love to say that.|
|Rolls like this may explain Rhys' ascendancy.|
|There is a lot of tactical maneuvering going on here.|
Lion Rampant is a great, fast skirmish set for medieval gaming. The rules are really easy to port to other eras, I think they'd work out of the box for dark ages, for instance. They are also simple enough that my boys were able to pick them up quickly but with full 24 point armies will not be boring or too simple for adults.