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 Post subject: War of the Silmarils - Topic 4 - Battle scenarios
PostPosted: Tue Nov 17, 2015 8:47 pm 
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1. The Battle for Gondolin

The forces of Morgoth deployed for the storming of the city of Gondolin after four years preparation were overwhelming. Despite this, the opposition they met on the walls was beyond any forecast. Angband hosts eventually breached in, and are now spreading into the city. But they suffered tremendous losses, and still they are, fighting house by house against an irreducible foe. For the first time Urulòki and Balrogs have fallen, and in numbers, upon a battlefield; and the best among the Orc leaders have been killed in the head of their troops.
Gothmog, the supreme leader on the field, knows that the moment is decisive and victory might still escape from his hands, for his legions are now tired and frightened, whilst with dawn the great eagles might swoop down on them to turn the tide.
But he has perceived that the Elves are now rallying their last regiments and dispersed troops in the King's Square. By destroying these latter, the city must fall. So he has gathered together his reserves and is now driving them personally towards that square with a pincher maneuver on three columns, with the intent of crushing them utterly and put the battle to an end swiftly. But his doesn't know that his eastern echelon has been stopped by the valor of Glorfindel and will fail the appointment.

For the Gondolindrim, therefore, this is the endmost chance: if they can resist these last fresh forces of Angband, and at the same time they maintain an efficient host of regulars, there is still hope for driving back the invaders at daybreak, with the help of the great eagles.
Otherwise, the city is lost.


This is very though a scenario for the Elves. Magic may be decisive in keeping the Uruloki at bay, but the two Balrogs are hardly affected.
Buildings and roads proved to be appropriate. Deployment for Morgoth is not so easy, seen the size, but still allows for interesting options.

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:rofl: http://www.mediafire.com/download/132ys ... ndolin.pdf :rofl:[/quote]

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The Silmarillion has so many battles. The sad thing is, in the end, most of them do not go well for the good guys :(

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Dorthonion wrote:
The Silmarillion has so many battles. The sad thing is, in the end, most of them do not go well for the good guys :(

This is the very reason because we enjoy looking for a different end with play, don't you?

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PostPosted: Fri Dec 18, 2015 7:43 pm 
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Battle for Gondolin 1.1 released - link replaced in Post #1.

:yay: :twisted: :roll: :yay: :roll: :twisted: :yay: :roll: :twisted: :-X

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2. Esacape from Dor-Lòmin

After the battle of Nirnaeth Arnoediad, Morgoth has invaded the lands on Hithlum and Dor-Lómin. He has deported to Angband all the folk oh the High Elves that lived there, whilst the humans and the lands of the House of Hador he has given to his vassals Easterling people, leaded by Lorgan.

Small groups of elves, though – Teleri overall – still resist in the high grounds and in the wilderness, hiding themselves in secret woods or underground.
The forces of Lorgan have never ceased hunting them, because they are precious for the northern mines and because Morgoth hates deeply their kind. As time passes on, the situation has became ever more unbearable for these last free elves.
Thus one among their largest groups, that for a few years has lived in safety in the caves of Androth, has finally decided to leave forever Dor-Lómin and join what's left of Teleri people in the south. It is leaded by a Falas elf called Annael, and has the young Tuor along, the only son of Huor. Many other elves have jointed them, but high is also the number of wives and children they must now protect in the perilous journey.

If they succeed into reaching the secret way to Nevrast known as the Gate of the Noldor, though, they'll be safe.
But Lorgan has known from the orcish hunters that they are moving, and has deployed his trap.


This is a very challenging scenario. Beware the archers, they have a decisive weight in this game. Spare might for Heroic Move and Heroic Shoot actions.
Androth Elves side is the hardest to play, thus it is better to be chosen by the more experienced player.

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:rofl: http://www.mediafire.com/download/74f5j ... %B2min.pdf :rofl:[/quote]

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Battle for Gondolin 1.2 and Esacape from Dor-Lòmin 1.3 released - links replaced in their posts.

:yay: :twisted: :roll: :yay: :roll: :twisted: :yay: :roll: :twisted: :-X

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3. Withstanding the Great Worm

In the Fifth Battle, the Nirnaeth Arnoediad, the arrival on the battlefield of the Sons of Fëanor was an event both foreseen and feared by Morgoth, for he knew that they would have risen the morale of the Union of Maëdhros and at the same time clashed the flank of his hosts, putting them in panic.
For this reason he took not just one, but many countermeasures: he managed to delay as long as possible the arrival of Fëanor's Sons; he left aside a huge reserve to face them; he corrupted the Swarthy Men as to betray the Elves and to assault them at backs at the decisive moment. And he kept for wiping them away the most dreadful of his weapons: the Dragons.
The stronger of these latter, the Great Worm, Glaurung the Golden father of Dragons, was both to lead the assault and to crush the most harsh of the allies of the Sons of Fëanor, the dwarves of Belegost.


For the Union of Maëdhros, the Epic Crippling actions granted by Azaghâl and Curufin represent a dreadful weapon against Glaurung – but there is no magic on their side! For Angband, the combined action of the dragons on the front and the Swarthy Men in the backs of the enemy is very effective – remember the latter may enter the gameboard in a successive turn rather than being deployed at game start!

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:rofl: http://www.mediafire.com/download/9fdu3 ... t_worm.pdf :rofl:

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4. The Liberation of Dorthonion

In F.A. 455, the lands of Dorthonion were invaded by the hosts of Angband, who destroyed all settlements of the men of the House of Bëor and of the elves of Nargothrond in that region. Morgoth then populated the forests of Dorthonion with his fell creatures, turning that land in the dreadful Taur-Nu-Fuin.
When the sons of Fëanor formed the great allegiance known as the Union of Maedhros with the purpose of beating Morgoth once forever, the liberation of Dorthonion became a vital priority for having safe backs in the planned huge assault against the fortress of Angband.


This is intriguing a scenario with many ambushers on one side, and the anti-ambusher Tom Bombadil on the other one.

You'll find the (experimental) scenario here below:

:rofl: http://www.mediafire.com/download/neeev ... honion.pdf :rofl:

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5. The second kinslaying

After the Nirnaeth Arnoediad, the Son of Fëanor were dispersed and mingled with dark elves in Eastern Beleriand, having lost most pf their strength and proudness. But with the death o Beren they thought they finally had the occasion to rescue at least his Silmaril, the one he had taken from the crown of Morgoth and that king Thingol had set in the Nauglamir necklace. Thus they demanded the jewel to Dior Eluchìl, Beren's son and now king of Doriath. And receiving no answer, they regrouped together and invaded Doriath, pitilessly slaying those of their own kind, and spread in Menegroth, the elvish underground city of thousand caves, filled with madness in pursuing their oath.

Remember formations may move in any directions and not just forward – this may be very important when entering a cave occupied by the enemy.

You'll find the (experimental) scenario here below:

:rofl: http://www.mediafire.com/download/ba8co ... laying.pdf :rofl:

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6. Land of Bow and Helm

When Turin son of Hurin escaped from Doriath, he joined a band of outlaws south of Brethil, becoming soon their leader. Along with his elvish friend Beleg they raised an army of dispossessed but undaunted men and elves, and defeated the forces of Morgoth in that region. Thus they together created fast, but shortly, the vast and famous realm of Dor-Cúartol, the Land of Bow and Helm - so called from the dreadful weapons of the Two Captains: the bow Belthonding of Beleg, and the Dragon-Helm of Turin.
Morgoth was annoyed by the hurt they were causing him, so he turned his attention against them. He knew it was sufficient eliminating both Captains, and the whole rebel realm would disappear.


You'll find the (experimental) scenario here below:

:rofl: http://www.mediafire.com/download/28qc1 ... d_Helm.pdf :rofl:

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All scenarios updated to WotS 3.0 (links above).
In Battle for Gondolin also a few important changes were made.

I'm currently working upon scenario 7 "The fall of the Falas". This is a very peculiar one, for it represents the storming of the city of Eglarest and thus it introduces specific rules for siege combat (damaging towers, climbing city walls, etc.). The 1.0 version is ready but I'll not post it here for it is still strictly experimental and not yet tested. If someone is interested into getting a look and/or helping in the playtesting, please contact me.


Note that in Topic 1 (Scenario Rules) a short errata was added.

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all your links have expired man, I'm quite interested in this project as I'm trying to get my silmarilion projects into gear now

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Grungehog wrote:
all your links have expired man, I'm quite interested in this project as I'm trying to get my silmarilion projects into gear now



Thank you Raphael.

Links are updated now.

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All scenarios updated to WotS 3.1 (links above).

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