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Middle-Earth Strategy Battle Game

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08 Jun 2017 11:02 #249612 by Michael Barnes
Looks like GW is axing The Hobbit and turning it into Middle-Earth Strategy Battle Game...will be "more like" AOS/40k. Releasing later this year.

Hopefully it will make it easier to actually, you know, get into the game.

Sounds like it may move away from look/designs of The Hobbit films.

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08 Jun 2017 11:36 #249614 by Colorcrayons
Hobbit was already MESBG. Just some arguably minor tweaks and a new name.

The game needs a decent starter set, and one hasn't been made for it since the return of the king. Otherwise it may as well be a forgeworld only game, looking at the prices even ancient shitty plastic goblins command.

One of the best games GW produced plagued by GW mismanagement.

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08 Jun 2017 11:42 #249615 by stormseeker75
Maybe the new and improved GW can rectify this as they've done so much else right lately.

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02 Jan 2020 08:25 #305676 by fightcitymayor
Hey, I just bought this game! Is it any good? If it sucks I can at least use the minis for Dragon Rampant.

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02 Jan 2020 09:21 #305678 by charlest
It's an awesome game actually.
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02 Jan 2020 10:19 #305681 by fightcitymayor

charlest wrote: It's an awesome game actually.

Huzzah! A GW minis game I might actually play!

The box says there are 84 minis in this starter set, so plenty to assemble, but pleasantly most of them are one-piece with only an arm or a weapon to attach. I think I read these are the old sculpts (from the first time around, circa 2001, when it was just LOTR/Hobbit) but they still look pretty good for a larger skirmish game.

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02 Jan 2020 10:50 - 02 Jan 2020 10:51 #305682 by charlest
Yes, those are great sculpts. The leader dude on a horse is a new one, think the only one in the bunch.

The game is kind of in between a mass battle game and skirmish in scale. It plays very well and is pretty unique, at least in terms of a GW ruleset.

I almost went whole hog with it but ultimately moved on due to not having fantasy terrain and too many other games. Wish I could still play it.
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