Toy Soldiers and Dining Room Battles

Toy Soldiers and Dining Room Battles

Tuesday, December 17, 2013

Since the new Hobbit movie is out . . .

With the release of the second Hobbit movie, Honorable Son #5 thought it would be a good idea to play Games Workshop's The Battle of Five Armies againWhen the GW first released the game, it quickly sold out.  Using their Warmaster set of rules, the boxed game comes with everything you need for the battle including the heroes, armies and terrain.

With our refight, Honorable Son #5 led the Forces of Good and decided to be more aggressive instead of waiting for the evil hordes to overwhelm him on Lonely Mountain.

Honorable Son #5 moves the Dwarves into action

The Goblins Advance

Wood Elves with the Elf King and Thorin Oakenshield

The Wargs outflank the men of Rivertown.

Time to charge the Elves
 After some initial moves, the battle started to become a slug fest as the Forces of Evil (BWAH HAH HAH!) started to slowly overcome the valiant forces under Gandalf.

The Goblins start to force back the Elves

The Eagles Arrive
Just when victory was in my grasp, Bolg (the army general) and the Goblin Guard were reduced to one stand.  Knowing that I would lose the game if Bolg was killed, I moved him and and the guard back behind a line of goblins.

Unfortunately there was a small gap and Gandalf the wizard cast a
fire ball spell that caused 3 shooting hits - just enough to eliminate the last stand and Bolg with it!


Well, you can't win them all.  In the next post, I will show the forces that come with the game.



  1. Looks like a good game was had. My goal for 2014 is to build up and paint the boxed set (and some extras) before the 3rd hobbit movie comes out and spoils the whole damn thing.

  2. I really enjoyed painting the 10mm figures for the game. It was also my first stab at painting terrain. The scenario is the best balanced game I have ever played.