Warriors of Middle-earth expansion for War of the Ring Announced

“Warriors of Middle-earth”, the second expansion for War of the Ring, to be released in Q4 2015

WarriorsofmiddleearthAres Games announces a new expansion for War of the Ringthe epic board game inspired by Tolkien’s “Lord of the Rings”: Warriors of Middle-earth. 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.

With the new expansion, these warriors and creatures of Middle-earth – previously featured only as special Event Cards – will become an essential part of the game, with unique figures and specific abilities.

Warriors of Middle-earth will also present new mechanics to enhance the game: Faction Dice and Faction Events, used together with the new figures, will open up new and exciting strategies and make the War of the Ring Second Edition even more challenging and fun. The expansion is fully illustrated by John Howe, one of the world’s foremost Tolkien illustrators, and the main artist of the War of the Ring line.

Warriors of Middle-earth is expected to release in November 2015.

Created by Italian game designers Roberto Di Meglio, Francesco Nepitello, and Marco Maggi, the strategy board game War of the Ring allows players to immerse themselves in J.R.R.Tolkien’s classic story, leading the Fellowship in its quest and the armies of the Free Peoples against the assault of the dreadful minions and armies of the Dark Lord, Sauron.

War of the Ring Second Edition was released by Ares Games in December 2011. The first expansion to the game, Lords of Middle-earth was published in 2012. Presently sold out, War of the Ring and Lords of Middle-earth are being reprinted and will be available again in August 2015.

For more information about the War of the Ring game line, visit www.aresgames.eu/games/war-of-the-ring-line.

The War of the Ring line, published by Ares Games under license from Sophisticated Games also includes The Battle of Five Armies, a stand WOTRalone, self-contained game that allows players to re-create the epic conclusion of The Hobbit, the world-renowned masterpiece by J.R.R. Tolkien.

Middle-earth, The Hobbit, The Lord of the Rings, The War of the Ring, and the characters, items, events, and places therein are trademarks or registered trademarks of The Saul Zaentz Company d/b/a Middle-earth Enterprises and are used under license by Sophisticated Games Ltd and their respective licensees.

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