February is here, and for fans of the Middle-earth Strategy Battle Game that can only mean one thing – the next batch of FAQs have landed. We caught up with rules writers Jay Clare and Dan Entwisle to talk us through some of the more notable changes that you’ll find in February’s update.
Jay: Ever since we switched to releasing updates twice a year (in February and August), fans of the Strategy Battle Game have been eagerly awaiting to see what has changed since our last update six months ago. With gaming events back on the agenda, Dan and I have taken this opportunity to make a few small tweaks and to clarify a number of things within the various Designer’s Commentaries, and we thought we would spend a bit of time talking about some of the more significant changes within this update.
The Vanquishers of the Necromancer
Perhaps the most significant changes in this update are to the Vanquishers of the Necromancer Legendary Legion. The force represents the scene in which the White Council comes to Dol Guldur to rescue Gandalf from the clutches of the Necromancer.
However, many players were deciding to omit Gandalf from their list at lower points values, which didn’t exactly feel right considering the Grey Wizard is the reason for them being there in the first place. As a result, we have decided to make Gandalf mandatory in this Legendary Legion.