Warriors of Middle-Earth

Aw Yeah! The second expansion for Ares Games’ grand strategy game of fantasy warfare War of the Ring is scheduled to release in November!

Warriors of Middle-Earth expands the role of many of the minor powers described in J.R.R. Tolkien’s masterpiece, which up until now had been represented only through various event cards.  Rules for the Ents, the Dead Men of Dunharrow, the Great Eagles, the Corsairs of Umbar, the Wild Hillmen, and the Giant Spiders are all included in the expansion set.

Each group is represented by their own plastic figures, and new game mechanics built around the new “Faction Dice” and “Faction Events” are introduced to control the new units.

As an expansion, Warriors of Middle-Earth requires the War of the Ring 2nd Edition base game in order to play.  The expansion features artwork from renowned Tolkien illustrator John Howe.  MSRP has not been announced.