Games Workshop Previews New Middle-earth Strategy Battle Game Releases at Ardacon

ArdaCon is the largest annual gathering for fans of the Middle-earth Strategy Battle Game in the world. As a treat for the faithful fans who attend, the Middle-earth team joins the devoted throng every year to present a special seminar revealing some of the awesome new supplements and miniatures that are on their way.

ArdaCon 2021 was no exception, and the Middle-earth team have just finished their presentation. Luckily, we’ve had a sneak peek at what they revealed in the seminar, so we can share all the news with you now!

First up is a brand new resin scenery kit – Amon Hen, coming soon…

This incredible kit will bring new life to your battlefields. It will be available later this year.

Like the other multipart plastic Hero kits before him, the new Witch-king miniature can be assembled with a number of different wargear options. If, for example, you want to represent him as the supreme commander of Sauron’s armies, rather than in his guise as one of the Black Riders, you can build him with his iconic Morgul Crown both on foot and on horseback.

The model on foot can also be assembled with the massive flail.

Next up is a supplement for the Strategy Battle Game that sees the rise and eventual fall of the Necromancer.

During the Third Age of Middle-earth, the Necromancer established the stronghold of Dol Guldur in southern Greenwood, intent on spreading his evil influence over the lands of the north in secret by disguising his true identity. As his power grew, the forest itself grew sick with corruption, eventually becoming known as Mirkwood, and even the Wood Elves of Thranduil rarely ventured far from their halls in the north.

Sauron was eventually banished by the White Council, and fled back to Mordor to recover his strength, though not before he had wrought much ruin on the world.

As with all the narrative-driven supplements we’ve seen so far, such as the Scouring of the Shire and Gondor at War, you can expect to be taken on a journey through some of the key events that took place during that period. Over the course of 13 Narrative Play scenarios (which can be linked together into a linear campaign), you can relive pivotal moments, from the Founding of Dol Guldur all the way through to the Fall of the Necromancer.

There are also four new Legendary Legions inspired by the narrative that will enable you to field specific armies based upon the mighty heroes and dread villains that took part in the fighting – including the Vanquishers of the Necromancer and the Pits of Dol Guldur.

This fully modular plastic kit can be assembled in any number of ways, and even combined together to create large, imposing structures.