The classic fantasy epic Lord of the Rings by J.R.R. Tolkien can be experienced in a very immersive way in Ares Games’ War of the Ring, an epic board game in which players can play through Tolkien’s grand saga as they take on the roles of either the Free People of Middle Earth or The Shadow (forces of Sauron). To date, War of the Ring has had only one smaller expansion, Lords of Middle Earth, but now Ares Games has announced a second expansion for the game, Warriors of Middle Earth.
In the core game, many additional characters appear other than the Free Peoples and the armies of the Shadow, but have not been “playable.” Now, this new expansion will include Ents, Dead Men of Dunharrow, Great Eagles of the Misty Mountains, Corsairs of Umbar, Wild Hilmen from Dunland, and Giant Spiders. Each of these character and creature groups will feature miniatures and special abilities.
In Warriors of Middle Earth, new game mechanisms will be introduced to the game, including Faction Dice and Faction Events. As in the core game and first expansion, Warriors of Middle Earth will be illustrated by John Howe. This new expansion is set for release in the Q4 of 2015, in or around November.
For more information on this new expansion for War of the Ring, please visit Ares Games’ website here.