The Battle of Five Armies

€74.37
The Battle of Five Armies – based on the climax of JRR Tolkien’s novel The Hobbit – pits the hosts of the Elvenking, the Dwarves of Dain Ironfoot, and the Men of the Lake led by Bard the Bowman against a horde of Wolves, Goblins and Bats led by Bolg, son of Azog.
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The Battle of Five Armies – based on the climax of JRR Tolkien’s novel The Hobbit – pits the hosts of the Elvenking, the Dwarves of Dain Ironfoot, and the Men of the Lake led by Bard the Bowman against a horde of Wolves, Goblins and Bats led by Bolg, son of Azog. Will Gandalf turn the tide for the Free Peoples? Will the Eagles arrive, or Beorn come to the rescue? Or will Bilbo the Hobbit perish in a last stand on Ravenhill?

The Battle of Five Armies features a game board representing the Eastern and Southern spurs of the Lonely Mountain and the valley they encircle, and a number of plastic figures representing troops, heroes and monsters.

The Battle of Five Armies is a standalone game based on the rules for War of the Ring, which is from the same designers, but with the rules modified to function on a tactical level as they describe a smaller battle rather than the entire war. Ares Games plans to expand the Battles game system in the future, releasing expansions depicting other battles from the Third Age of Middle-earth narrated in The Lord of the Rings, such as the Siege of Gondor and the assault of Saruman against Rohan.

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Data sheet

Minimum number of players
2
Maximum number of players
2
Age
14+
Playing time
4 hours or longer
Language
English
Language dependent
Extensive use of text
Designer
Roberto Di Meglio
Designer
Marco Maggi
Designer
Francesco Nepitello
How many players?
Exactly for 2
How many players?
For 2
Game mechanism
Dice rolling
Theme
Adventure
Artist
Jon Hodgson
Artist
Fabio Maiorana
Artist
Lucas Graciano
Artist
Francesco Mattioli
Artist
Ben Wootten
Type of game
Dice game