Posted by: davflamerock | November 23, 2012

Spoiler Season: The Hobbit

So in case you didn’t follow cinema or Tolkein news, you should know that Peter Jackson’s film adaptation of The Hobbit is coming out on December 14. It’s also film one of three, so be prepared for two more years of exciting Middle-Earth filmography. And with a new film (after 10 years), everybody who holds a license to produce derivative material is going nuts… which includes Games Workshop! So it’ll soon be time to welcome in the Hobbit Strategy Battle Game (which I think, and hope, will be largely identical to the Lord of the Rings SBG).

But for today, that means spoilers. December 1 is the release of the first line of Hobbit miniatures, and in the White Dwarf preceding it, which comes out tomorrow, the new line is being shown off. Of course I shouldn’t be able to share this, since I don’t get Games Workshop’s magazine and it’s not even out yet… but through the wonders of the internet, I can show you the upcoming Hobbit spoilers!

The Hobbit Strategy Battle Game: Now with More Dwarves!

With the White Council…

And Three Trolls…

The enormous Goblin King…

And hunting Warg Riders (interesting new creature design for the wargs!)

And then the Dwarves! We’ll start with Oin, Bifur, Bofur, and Bombur…

With Fili and Kili, Dwalin and Balin…

…Dori, Nori, Ori, and Gloin…

Which leaves us with Thorin Oakenshield, Gandalf the Grey, Bilbo Baggins, and a guest appearance by Radagast the Brown, who will be in the limited edition of the “Escape from Goblin Town” boxed set.

This is the first of a slew of blog posts, so hang on for more Dungeons & Dragons, Lord of the Rings, and Warhammer 40k!

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