Manufacturer: Ares Games
Estimated Release Date: November 2021.
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The Battle of Five Armies is back! The epic game that recreates the fierce struggle witnessed by Bilbo Baggins at the end of his quest to the Lonely Mountain is coming back in a revised edition. This first printing also includes a bonus scenario for the War of the Ring boardgame, The Fate of Erebor.
The Battle of Five Armies is a two-player game that allows you to re-create the epic conclusion of The Hobbit, the world-renowned masterpiece by J.R.R. Tolkien. The Shadow player commands the armies of Bolg, the King of the Goblins of Mount Gundabad, while the Free Peoples player is in control of Men, Dwarves, and Elves, led by Gandalf to fend off the goblin army.
Based on the acclaimed mechanics first used in the War of the Ring boardgame, The Battle of Five Armies merges action dice and event cards, to make each game a unique experience. The system has been further enhanced by the addition of the "Fate Track" mechanic, handling the arrival of the allies and the triggering of special events. The Battle of Five Armies includes 126 plastic figures, with all the main characters of the battle, and many more top-quality components.
What if the Battle of Five Armies was lost by the Free Peoples? The Fate of Erebor is a variant for War of the Ring which you can play to answer this question. The course of history changes drastically and you will play the game with a different setup. A real challenge and a must-have for all War of the Ring fans!
126 Plastic Figures (19 Different Sculpts)
13 Action Dice
10 Combat Dice
92 Cards (Fate, Story, Event)
11 Character & Special Units Reference Cards
160 Counters & Tokens
2 Player Aids
1 Game Rules
Fate of Erebor Scenario:
‣ 1 Booklet
‣ 4 Board Overlay Tiles
‣ 8 Alternate Cards
Game Length: 90+ minutes
A copy of War of the Ring is required to use the Fate of Erebor scenario.