|Rhys, prior to deployment. He set up the terrain.|
We started the year playing Lion Rampant with Lord of the Rings models. While he enjoyed that he really wants to play "Real Lord of the Rings", like he's seen me play at the shop.
Over the last year Rhys has collected a very respectably sized Gondor army. Between e-Bay purchases and an army a friend was selling off he has all of the basic troop types in large numbers.
|Gondor advancing through the trees of Ithilien.|
Since Rhys is still learning the finer points of miniature games we kept the rules simple. We did not play with Might. He concentrated on measuring his moves, counting the dice and simple tactics. He still gets excited and just wants to pick guys up and move them. He's gotten good at reading the dice, but often forgets if he is supposed to add the results up or just use the face value. It's still a lot of improvement from a year ago, which is how we measure things with Rhys.
|The two armies closing.|
|The end is near.|