I already have the big rulebook and understand the basic rules (it'll take a couple of play throughs to really get them down cold).I decided not to get MoM because I, personally, had no use for it.
As far as models go... I already have 36 Uruk Hai Scouts and 40 Uruk Hai Warriors also Lurtz, Mauhur, Vrasku and Ugluk. Through random giveaways and GW trading days, I wound up with some LOTR stuff I didn't need so I handed them out to my buddies who also wanted to start.
1st buddy: about 30 Warriors of Minas Tireth, 3 rangers, Faramir and Damrod, and a Knight of Minas Tireth Standard Bearer.
2nd buddy: Rohan Outrider on ft. and mounted, and Gamling mounted.
3rd buddy: Sulladin or Serpent King (not sure) mounted and on foot and 1 Serpent Knight mounted.
I also have 3 Ruffians, 3 Morannon Orcs and a Mordor Catapult.
Is this enough to start messing around with them and getting their feet wet? We are going to the local Rogue Trader but their selection is very limited so I don't really count on them having many basic warrior boxes.
Go look for some basic warriors on ebay. there are a lot of minas tirith, elfs and uruk hai mainly, but there is a lot of stuff there...take a look yourself http://www.ebay.co.uk/sch/Lord-of-the-R ... p=10&_sc=1
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