War of the Ring: Battles of the Third Age (boardgame)
Published by Nexus/Fantasy Flight Games, Due April 2006.
Designed by Marco Maggi, Francesco Nepitello, and Roberto di Meglio
This is an Expansion game to the very great War of the Ring by Nexus. It has been in beta testing for a while and was originally due out last fall. Due to unknown reasons to me, it was delayed. It is now due out in April 2006. It looks like the cost will be around $40US. It might retail for a little more, but that is the price I've seen for pre-orders.
There will be new characters like Galadrial, and new war machines like Siege Towers. I think you will be able to play games from the Third Age (obviously) that will probably include Battle of the Five Armies. I think I read that sometime ago. There are some pictures of the game on BoardGameGeek.com and I'll see if I can borrow a few. When I get the game, I'll be able to post my own original pictures (its always funny to see where my pictures end up on the internet, along with some of my reviews of the games - as long as I get credit, I'm okay with that - I don't get paid for any of this, I only do it to provide you with the information you want). DW
The box front:
And a picture of a painted Balrog and Catapult (pieces were hand painted, they don't come like this in the game):