Another week, another battle report! It is kind of cliche for me to say this at this point but I was once again excited to play out this scenario and I was somewhat confident that it would be more fun the previous one. What makes Guard the Crossing exciting is that it is a bit … Continue reading Guard the Crossing – Hobbit SBG Battle Report
Since I performed so poorly in a tactical sense last game, I wanted to give this scenario a second try to see if it was me or the scenario that was the problem! Pre-Game Thoughts – Unlike the previous game, I was going to move aggressively with the dwarves to ensure they got to one … Continue reading Brothers In Arms – Second Attempt – Hobbit SBG Battle Report
This week’s scenario presents something very different. Instead of platforms limiting movement, there was an open board to play on. Knowing that my kitchen table wouldn’t realistically pass for the caves in the Misty Mountains, I decided to order a F.A.T. Mat that fits the Goblin Town aesthetics pretty well. So I’m certainly excited to … Continue reading Brothers In Arms – Hobbit SBG Battle Report
After last week’s game, I have to admit, I was really looking forward to playing the next scenario. I don’t think I’m spoiling much to say that this second scenario had moments of fun and excitement but also did not match the heights of the last scenario. My hope is that this is still a … Continue reading Rescue The Baggage – Hobbit SBG Battle Report
When I first started this site, I intended it to be a WIP blog but I quickly found that I was spreading myself too thin and that I can’t update the site as quickly as I can paint. I also didn’t seem to be getting as much interest as the other places I share my … Continue reading The Breakthrough – Hobbit SBG Battle Report
I have been painting several things recently and making good progress until disaster struck. I had half of the terrain in the Escape From Goblin Town Set painted up and ready to be varnished and when a relatively cool morning presented itself I jumped at the chance to do so. Unfortunately, I oversprayed the terrain … Continue reading Painting Delays and Gloin Joins the Fray!
Alright, it isn’t terribly impressive to go from one to two but I’m still pleased to present Oin to you! I am satisfied with how he came out even if I think I did a better job painting Fili overall. I couldn’t get his eyes right (though it is hard to tell in the picture … Continue reading Thorin’s Company Doubles in Size
As promised in my last update, I have some more painting progress to share with you. To my surprise, I found myself working on my first member of Thorin’s Company! To help me paint Fili, I found a great guide on the Tale of Painters Blog that I can recommend if you’re stumped as to … Continue reading Thorin’s Company Forms
I’ve had Escape From Goblin Town for about a week and so I thought it would be a good time to check in and see if it is living up to my high hopes! First off, the sculpts and design of the goblins have really grown on me. I remember not loving the goblins when … Continue reading Down In Goblin Town – Painting Progress
Battles in Middle Earth is a blog dedicated to the Hobbit and Lord of the Rings Strategy Battle Game. In my blog I will share painting and modeling progress, painting tips and suggestions, battle reports, and any other information that will help fellow gamers and hobbyists. The twist is that I will be doing all … Continue reading An Unexpected Journey – What is Battles in Middle Earth?