First Battle - (The First Great battle)
In the first battle in the war, Morgoth sent forth two great hordes of Orcs to attack the lands of Beleriand. One host roamed through the west while the eastern host assaulted Denethor and surrounded his elves on Amon Ereb. However, Denethor and his kin as they were no match for the more heavily armed Orcs, and were killed before help could arrive. Thingol and his forces after attacking other Orc bands came to help Denethor but arrived too late. They avenged his death but Orc bands continued to roam the lands of West Beleriand afterwards.
This scenario has been adapted for Fantasy Rules! 3 by Chipco.
Scenario Map and files
500pts from the Laiquendi List
with Denethor as General
Doraith Elves 1200pts from the Doriath
with Thingol (Elwe) as General
Forces of Morgoth
1500pts from the Morgoth List
with an Orc Chieftain as General
No dragons or balrogs. Only Orc characters.
Major feature for this battle is the hill Amon Ereb, which should be situated in the middle of the table.
Units on higher ground than their opponents get a +1 to combat
This should be played on a 6x4 table in 15mm scale.
The Laiquendi Elves start on Amon Ereb. The Orcs start up to 30cm in from the north edge.
The Doraith Elves can roll to arrive from turn 3 onwards at the beginning of the Elfish players turn. A score of 5-6 is required on a D6. Each turn after the third; add one to the dice roll. They will enter from the north western edge of the table.
Both sides must reduce their opponents morale clock to zero
The forces and special rules are designed to try and make the game follow the books as closely as possible. You may add, change or remove any special rules if you feel they are not appropriate.