As part of this year, Challenge CORE series the GMD VIP Members requested a series of games from their favourite settings.
The latest of these is Lord of the Rings. So following on from a Middle Earth adventure I ran for them a few years back the party returned as members of the Company of Culthain a band of rangers who hunt the enemy across the North Western Middle Earth.
This is a Campaign Playtest series with the following cast:
Ranged (Actor: Silvereagle)
Who longs to be reunited with her lover Nina another member of the company who set off with Culthain ahead of the group.
Ranged (Actor: DDMUSICGEEK)
Tracker, archer, and skilled warrior
Related to Culthain the head of the company.
Agitator (Actor: Rich)
Wilderness Survivalist and Falconer
foul-tempered loner, the lost bastard son of Lord Mirendel.
Scrapper (Actor: Eusi)
Dual axe-wielding warrior.
Who lost his family to Morg the Dwarf Killer.
Scrapper (Actor: Waracolyte)
Skilled Herbalist, and warrior.
Good friends of Lofar who also is a tracker for the company, but has travelled ahead of the party with Culthaines band.
Defender (Actor: Woadan)
A mighty great axe-wielding warrior.
Cousin of Eanfled Amrodan
With a host at their gates, the defenders of the Tirthon took to the snowy field to hold them off!
This whole session was toplay test 1 of the three ways to do warfare, and the players had opted for the Wargames option. So the Forces were laid out and the rules explained.
At first, it appeared that the enemy forces would reach the walls unhindered, but the Riders of Tirthoin led by Ranger, charged from the fortress accompanied by several units of footsoldiers in a desperate attempt to open a way through for the party to head out and cut the head of the snake!
The battle went well, and it was exciting. The units rules played out pretty well, and some minor notes were taken for improvement. The players were victorious and only minor damage taken, luckily!
The enemy rounded one final time, scattered across the land defenders started to hunt them down…
Corvus led the Company of Culthain to seek out the enemy and destroy it once and for all! Into the Yfelwood they went…
What player won MVP? Read on…