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Subject: Are the Nazgûl now Minions? rss

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Atanasije Stojkovic
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The way we've played it so far, we've treated all Nazgûl as if they were Leaders, and not Minions. This had come up several times, due to some Combat Card effects.

However, here's the text from WoME:

"Move Minions. Move all Nazgûl (including the Witch-king) anywhere on the map (except into a region that contains a Stronghold controlled by the Free Peoples, unless a Shadow Army is besieging it). Move other Minions according to their Level."

Is this an error in the rulebook, or has there been some ruling that the Nazgûl (apart from the Witch-king) should for gameplay puproses be treated as Minions too?
 
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Kristofer Bengtsson
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Nazgûl are not Minions but the Action taken is called "Move Minions", you also get to move your Nazgûl when performing this action.
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Mattias Elfström
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That is really a badly worded paragraph that will serve to confuse players. It should be noted in future errata.
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David Williams
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It's worded mostly the same as in the original rule book (meaning, it was always called 'move minions' even though it was mostly to move Nazgul).

The difference is that it only referred to the Mouth of Sauron rather than 'other minions' because he was the only minion in the base game who was able to move but not a Nazgul. The wording was presumably changed to include the Balrog and Gothmog from LOME.

The word 'other' is the main thing that seems a bit misleading, removing it should avoid any possible confusion.
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Brian Schlichting
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I think it says "other" because of the Witch King, which is a minion and a nazgul.
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