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Francisco Bustos
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Six months ago, Francesco Nepitello published in his blog a snapshot of a game about Battle of Five armies he was developing.

Today I have read in an spanish fundation website that this game is in playtesting, and actually it will be an expansion for War of the Ring.

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Francesco Nepitello needs your help to give last tweaks to the expansion that will be released next year for War of the Ring: Battle of the Five Armies, and Devir will publish in Spain.


Despite the above, I'm not sure if it's really an expansion or a stand alone-game based in War of the Ring.

Do you know something about it?
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They had been talking about separating out the Rohan & Gondor scenarios from War of the Ring: Battles of the Third Age, and publishing them together as a stand alone game. Perhaps the Battle of Five Armies will be included or released as an expansion.
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Thanks for posting this!
This is the first confirmation I have seen that this is happening and it looks like it is already at an advanced stage
The artwork on the link looks fantastic.
From what I can see on the prototype photo it looks like it will be using a similar system to the Rohan and Gondor battles games, which in my opinion is no bad thing. Very much looking forward to this.

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There was a confusion. "Battles of Five Armies" isn't a War of the Ring expansion. It is a new game that Fran Nepitello is developing based on the final part of The Hobbit. whistle
This is all I know for now. (I've red this information in www.labsk.net)

I'm sorry for mi poor english.blush
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inaky wrote:
This is all I know for now. (I've red this information in www.labsk.net)


Inaky, do you have a direct link to the information?
Saludos.
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The information is very little, but... http://www.labsk.net/index.php?topic=82187.msg999280#msg9992...

La información es muy escasa. Ha sido una aclaración sobre lo que se dijo de la feria de jugarxjugar. Habrá que esperar.



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I was hoping for something more like "The Battle of Wilderland", set in the north east of Middle Earth during the War of the Ring.

Would contain this map, but have a wider area.
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https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=10151141938931776&se...
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Francesco (if you are reading this), does this use the same operational combat rules as Rohan and Gondor from Battles of the Third Age, or is the system different?
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We'll have an official announcement about this game, very soon! Then we can answer questions.
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Thanks so much!
We look forward expecting.

 
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I hated the combat rules from Battles of the Third Age, I found them way too confusing to get my head around. :(

I much prefer the main War of the ring game! :)
 
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We'll try to explain the game better, so that you'll like them :-)
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madquest8 wrote:
I hated the combat rules from Battles of the Third Age, I found them way too confusing to get my head around.

I much prefer the main War of the ring game!


The battles games are at a finer detail level then the main game, so I think it makes sense that the combat reflects this. I think your view is shared by others, but once you get into it the combat is extremely good and tactical.

Personally I hope it does not change too much, but I also want to see it get a wider audience then the original games. Hope to see some details soon to find out
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Looks like it has finally been announced. More info here http://www.aresgames.eu/6576
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A few details more here... http://www.icv2.com/articles/news/24621.html
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