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Chris Guenther
Canada
Manitoba
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10
Jan 2008*
This game is awesome! Slight learning curve, thus War of the Ring is still my favourite. But for War Hammer players this is the perfect game! Great value! Gaming just doesnt get better than this.
2008-01-22*
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Paul Bustamante
United States
Santa Fe
New Mexico
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10
Dec 2009*
Box open. Never played
2009-11-04
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Michael Salamida
United States
Concord
California
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9.5
Nov 2014
see Warmaster entries.

11/14 update: finally got around to playing this. the point made earlier about its value cannot be understated. frankly, if it weren't for the crazy amount of materiel packed into this game, i'd still be going back and forth on whether to give up on Warmaster altogether, and dedicate the minis i'd collected so far toward other games.

this game made actually playing Warmaster with miniatures possible. turns out it's one of my favorite games.

12/13: recently acquired from ebay for its 10mm figs. for years, i had coveted 10mm armies. even with OOP markup, this is a bargain.

an added plus is that i've been painting up MicroWorld's 6mm undead, and the 10mm figs in this box are a close-enough match. (MW's 6mm undead is about the size of the orcs in this game; taller than the dwarves, shorter than the elves and humans.)

the figures in this box are exceptionally detailed, probably better than any 10mm line, including GW's pewter Warmaster line.
2014-11-08
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H.J. Haapakoski
Finland
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9
Jun 2005*
High price, but pure high quality. I also bought all the expansion minis. This set is absolutely worth the money! Since only 8000 copies were made, be fast and get a copy while they're available. Now where's me ax...
2005-06-12*
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Tyler Provick
Canada
Ottawa
Ontario
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9
Oct 2005*
This has everything you need to play the battle titled. The only thing someone may want to play the battle is a unit of Bolg's Bodyguards, as there are rules for them in the scenario.

People that complained that Smaug isn't included should shut up as they obviously don't know what they're talking about.
2005-10-23*
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Matthew Mouras
United States
Durham
NC - North Carolina
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9
Mar 2011
Had a blast with this game after my first play recently. The rules are far superior to most GW products. The game didn't last long enough to suffer the same fate as Warhammer Fantasy Battles: Too many rules from too many suppliments designed to milk the product.

The "command" mechanic in the game is reminiscent of traditional wargames and works very well.
2011-04-28
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Gary Woods
United Kingdom
Portsmouth
Hampshire
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9
Jan 2012
Great wargame. Figures are stunning and easy to paint. Nice rules as well.
2012-05-02
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Warren Sistrom
Australia
Sydney
NSW
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8.5
Jan 2007*
It's WarMmaster in Middle Earth
2011-11-23
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Toco
Belgium
Vlaanderen
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8.5
Dec 2014
Warmaster rules rule!
2014-02-10
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Brian Sherry
United States
Great Falls
VA
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8
Feb 2006*
Beautiful, self-contained wargame. Loads of nice minis and terrain.
2006-02-22*
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Heng Wang
United States
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8
Jun 2007*
Very cool game, captures the feel of the battle very well; a must have for miniature gamers who are also Tolkien fans (surprisingly, very many!)
And its a GW product that doesn't make you spend $200 to have a big battle!
There are add-ons (the metal Smaug figure is very good mini! Heavy, detailed, and dragon-tastic!), but the base game is good for many sessions of play.
2007-06-06*
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Robert Mills
United Kingdom
Pontypridd
Rhondda Cynon Taff
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May 2009*
wm meets lotr...rock and roll.
2011-03-19
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Thomas Diener
United States
shenandoah
Texas
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8
Nov 2013
Using the 'Warmaster' engine, this is _THE_ Middle Earth miniatures game (mass combat)
Easily affordable when released, this is crazy hard to find now.

Why wasn't this re-released to coincide
with the Hobbit Movies...?!?
Pity.
2013-06-23
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Karl Deckard
United States
Seattle
Washington
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Jul 2008*
Lord of the Rings-themed version of Warmaster.
2008-02-21*
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Carmin Carotenuto
Canada
Vancouver
British Columbia
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8
Dec 2012
Good stand-alone miniatures game with great plastic models and artwork. A tidied-up set of Warmaster rules. The dryness of Warmaster is mitigated somewhat by the heavy scenario-driven gameplay.
2011-12-01
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roberto rodriguez baez
Spain
Valladolid
Valladolid
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8
Dec 2012


Qué pocas miniaturas trae esto, coño
2012-12-14
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David Carter
Australia
wollongong
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7.2
Jan 2011
have not played it yet.but gw that made this made warmaster.i own i played and say it gets a 7.2 damme it.
2011-03-20
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Jake Rose
United States
Linden
North Carolina
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7
Mar 2005*
I don't generally play GW games but really liked the idea of the "Battle in a box" concept for this game. It is FULL of detailed pieces and the rules seem as if they will be easy o figure out. Outstanding production value of all the components.
2005-03-13*
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Tim Oliver
New Zealand
Christchurch
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7
Sep 2005*
Very pretty bits, and I like warmaster - haven't played this yet tho.
2005-09-08*
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Grace Whelan
United States
Tipp City
Ohio
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7
Jan 2009*
This is a great stand alone game based off of the Warmaster rules set. THe minitures that come in the box are excellent (although very tiny and a pain to paint). Game play is straightforward and fast.
2006-02-07*
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Edward Rodhouse
Switzerland
Geneva
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7
Jan 2007*
This has proved to be much better than I expected. The 50+ pages of rules can be boiled down to just 1 and they give a fun and very quick game. The flyer units are devastating as the enemy cannot retreat through them but a house rule will take care of that. Though I will probably end up using the figures with home-grown rules I do at least now understand why War Master is popular.
The actual scenario is however flawed as the hints section suggests doing things which are not in the book (as far as I remember).
2007-01-31*
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David Winter
United Kingdom
Hawarden
Deeside
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7
Feb 2012
Warmaster variant with lots of tolkien inspired scenarios, if you play or plan to play warmaster this may be worth picking up for the minis.
2007-08-10*
Axel Toelke
Germany
Bielefeld
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7
Nov 2007*
Basically Warhammer Epic LotR style. Nice components for the price, but not a very compelling game. Warhammer's rules and mechanics now seem seriously outdated in comparison to newer titles.
2007-11-21*
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Geoff Squire
Australia
Canberra
ACT
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7
Aug 2008*
Warmaster goes to Middle Earth. Great minis, and a fun ruleset.
2008-06-13*
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Alessio Serafini
United Kingdom
London
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7
Aug 2011
Cheap way of getting great minis and try an interesting, miniature system stemming from the WH tradition. No colours nor proper terrain somewhat reduce the enjoyment (even had troubles in making minis stand on slopes...).
2014-07-14
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Australia
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May 2009*
This is a great self contained game by GW. I know it was just pumped out to fulfill a licencing contract, but you get a butt load of stuff and a cool scenario. Great for everyone.
2009-05-18
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Electrik Studios
United States
Athens
Georgia
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Dec 2009*
This is going to be a good one. Half painted, but I've been doing N-scale scenery for it.
2009-12-21
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Stephen Hill
United Kingdom
Unspecified
Unspecified
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7
Jan 2010
Warmaster for the Hobbit.
2010-01-25
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L. SCHMITT
France
Alsace
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7
Dec 2011
Warmaster in Middle Earth ! Good theme but a shame that it didn't go farther in allowing us to explore this universe.
2011-12-16
Robert Kuster
Canada
Calgary
Alberta
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6
Oct 2008*
This game is Warmaster but with Lord of the Rings armies and minis. Love Warmaster so give this one a good rating too since the rules are basically identical. Great plastic minis, lots of stuff in the box.
2010-09-29
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Craig Blackmore
Canada
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5.5
May 2014
I've played this game and will pass on buying it because I have Warmaster and Warmaster Ancients already. I'm starting to cool on the Warmaster clones, as I look for cleaner, simpler systems of wargames.
2012-12-29
John Paul Messerly
United States
Sherman Oaks
California
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5
Nov 2011
Had this shipped from Canada because GW refused to release this in the US. I was really excited about this game but because it wasn't released here it was impossible to find opponents. I learned my lesson about importing miniature games. Its alright to import card games and boardgames but not miniature games.
2011-05-18
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Pedro Dominguez
Spain
Rivas-Vaciamadrid
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2
Nov 2009*
GW dont respect his fan base, I cant give a positive rating.
2009-11-26
Eduardo Martinez Herrera
Spain
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1
Dec 2009*
The reason my rating is 1 -> http://www.boardgamegeek.com/geeklist/48933
2009-12-13
Barry Kendall
United States
Lebanon
Pennsylvania
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Remarkable! GW has produced a self-contained product that offers solid value for the money without add-ons (well, there is that metal Smaug . . . ) Surely they will pull this from circulation immediately when they realize their blunder.
2005-04-13*
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Yegor Sadoshenko
Ukraine
Dniepropetrovsk
Dniepropetrovsk region
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Super. Excellent details, although really tiny minis.
After all these years I'm still painting the minis. Haven't played - so can't rate.
2010-10-21
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Jens Hoppe
Denmark
Frederiksberg
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Miniature wargame, not surprisingly covering the battle of Five Armies, as described in Tolkien's The Hobbit. Looks cool.
2008-03-12*
Scott Henshaw
United States
East Bridgewater
Massachusetts
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Ordered it May 10th, arrived May 16th
2007-09-16*
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Warren Sistrom
Australia
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This is a self contained miniatures battle game based on the Battle of the Five Armies in J.R.R Tolkien's book "The Hobbit". It uses 10mm miniature figure blocks for each of the forces present. The game system is based on Warmaster also by Games Workshop.

2007-10-30*
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Aljoscha S. Nett
Germany
Duisburg
NRW
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Almost fully painted...

The "updated" Warmaster-Rules are great and the Scenario is cool!
2010-07-01
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Bwian, just
United States
Longmont
Colorado
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A retheme of Warmaster. I picked it up because I'm more interested in real Tolkien rather than faux-Tolkien, but haven't gotten it on the table yet.
2014-11-10
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Henry Rodriguez
United States
Long Prairie
Minnesota
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Own one each of these blisters: Smaug, Giant, Bolg's Bodyguard & Elven Cavalry.
2009-03-23
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Stephan Rasmussen
Denmark
Odense C
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Condition: Half painted.. have plenty of the extra figures as well.. All in great condition..
2010-02-14
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Walter Morison
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I am hoping this will feed my tabletop passion without having to drop another 1000 dollars on top.
2008-06-19*
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Gordon Watson
United Kingdom
Banstead
Surrey - United Kingdom
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Only hanging on to this to see if GW take it anywhere new in terms of expansions when the Hobbit movie comes out. If they don't then will be up for trade/sale. SOLD
2012-06-22
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Richard Jacobs
United States
Ontario
California
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Tolkien
2012-09-23
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Klub Twierdza
Poland
Warszawa
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2012-10-15
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skippen
United States
Greeley
Colorado
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Received in trade for Dust: Deluxe Starter set.
2013-07-24
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Donald Acker
China
Suzhou
Jiangsu
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In Suzhou.

I am using Kings of War (at 40% scale) for these miniatures.
2013-09-22
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James McHugh
United States
Chicago
Illinois
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have a second copy nib.
2013-01-20
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