Battle Companies was the game I didn’t know I was waiting for. It is perfection. It is everything I love in a tabletop war game. Small scale skirmish action with character customisation and rewards for every model. Lose an arm, gain heroic abilities, find rare equipment, or even death can await your plucky band of adventurers.
The local LOTR community here is in love with this release and have been going at the game furiously. I myself have started this off with a Goblin BC as those just happen to be the models I have on hand and painted!
I present to you, Moria Trek: The Next Goblination!
This starting war band (a custom one totalling 50 points instead of the default they present in the book) is a mix of regular Moria goblins led by a Gundabad Blackshield and accompanied by a Warg.
From left to right:
Whorf (Sgt), Dhatta, Rhyker(Sgt), Spot, Pikhard(Leader), Whez-lei, Oh’-bryhan, and Gheordhi. 🙂
I did my best to…Goblinize the classic bridge crew names…
I have played 1 test game (the first scenario from the Quest to Fornost campaign) with them and they performed pretty well! I won’t go into detail on that test game me and my friend didn’t play it quite properly! I did however play it again this week and will do up a battle report on that.
So stay tuned and I hope you enjoy their quest to cross Middle Earth, starting from Lake Town in the shadow of Erebor all the way over to Fornost, North of Bree. Will they make it? Who will be left from the original part? What new members (crew) will they find a long the way? Being Goblins, I think you should prepare for a rough ride!