Other sources are chiming in, and there seems to be a lot that correlates between the sources. So check out the latest on the Hobbit for your some casual Saturday reading.


Please remember that these are rumors

via BramGaunt from Warseer
So, here is what I heard on The Hobbit release in december. Take with salt, allthough my source was pretty confident, and he should know. 

Release of The Hobbit game is scheduled for december 1st, with preorders starting November 24th. New WD should hold all the information, so I'd expect pictures around the 20th. 

The LotR tabletop game will be renamed "The Hobbit". War of the Rings stays the same (for now). This is to emphasize on the difference inbetween the two systems. I've heard rumours of a "Battle of the five armies" supplement for War of the Ring, but I would not expect this anytime sooner then the 3rd movie. Probably more an educated guess then a rumour. 

The one product for the Hobbit in december (as far as I know we really only get one) is a boxed game in the lines of Dark Vengence and Island of Blood. It contains more miniatures then Dark Vengance. No definite info on the contents, but 13 dwarves, a hobbit and a wizard should be a safe bet. No words on the opponents. I'm guessing goblins and wargs, with something big the dwarves can steamroll. 

The box is supposed to contain scenery. 

The box also comes with a brand new rule book. It's a complete new set of rules, though they are probably based on the current rules. Though I am very excited about this, hold your horses. It's still just rumours. 

For the time being, the only way to obtain the book ist the boxed set. No hardcover, allthough I'd expect that to change in the future. 

Now the downside is the price is located somewhere around 100€. That would roughly put it in the same category as the current Space Marine battalion (check your regional website for price comparison) 

There were hints on a limited edition of the boxed set. Worked pretty well for Dark Vengance. 

Enjoy, and take it with salt, as always.

31 Comments:

  1. Not excited. Not excited at all. I liked the original trilogy, but my god I couldn't wait for the last movie to end. Get on the freaking boat already, damn. :) Just another month that takes away from 40k releases.

    Is it selfish of me to hope for this side project to fall on it's imaginary face?

    Bellumvinco

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    1. I actually love lord of the rings and it is incredibly selfish for you to think gw only wants to release 40k and fantasy. 40k has had its fun this year and now it is time for some lotr.

      so stuff your 40k missing a month - next month is are month.

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    2. I really dont get what you guys are on about. Im sad about not getting my DA codex this month but why all the hate for SBG? There are 3 posts on the Hobbit on this blog and i see so many ppl going off about it, as if they dont get enough of 40k already.

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    3. Agreed. It's really sad how GW more or less dropped its previous line of games (Epic, Space Hulk, WFRP, Blood Bowl, etcetc) to focus on only three of them- and some people apparently only want two or even one. Even if you don't think you'd enjoy any of those, it's hardly impossible that GW will produce something you do like.

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    4. Yeah. By that logic i would get upset about GW coming out with Dark Eldar or Chaos (since i just dont like those) but, in that case, i would just be a short sighted rage-kid who gets upset when he doesnt get what he wants (But i guess thats why i would be playing DE in that cas ;-).

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  2. People need to quit complaining about LotR. There was a period of time when it actually prevented Gamesworkshop from going under.

    Be thankful they've got the licence - its going to increase GWs presense and profits, letting them do more of the stuff you *do* like.

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  3. Lies!!! ;) I wanna play my Marines vs some Hobbits. Hobbits are just girly drawrves.

    Bellumvinc aka Smog

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    1. And squats live in the Tau Empire. Hmmm..... (conversion time methinks)

      They'd also make interesting "ratling" snipers

      Never upset about new terrain.

      But seriously, if it helps keep GW afloat financially, it's good. Besides, if it brings more warm bodies into the stores, they might just look at the funny sci-fi mini's and start wanting to play with those instead.

      Hownowbrowntau

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  4. 40k has actually not had much love this year at all. There were more wfb books!!!

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    1. http://www.games-workshop.com/gws/catalog/productDetail.jsp?catId=cat440162a&prodId=prod1620012a

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    2. Same thing happened for WFB, the next year was great for it though. I bet we see 3 codex in 2013

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    3. BUT 40K got a new edition, starter set, flyer month, etc. 40K players have nothing to complain about.

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  5. Fuck yes!!!!!!!!!!!

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  6. If the models of the dwarves look the same as the dwarves seen in the movie's promos then I'm not interested.

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  7. No care at all. Ever.
    Cypher.

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  8. What is up with tht pic?? Not very badass now is it

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    1. It's from The Hobbit cartoon movie.

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    2. For reasons discussed some time ago on this site, I am avoiding movie pics. NLC is not a very gracious company.

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    3. Au contraire, Rankin/Bass was a pretty badass animation studio in my opinion before they closed down and became part of studio Ghibli.
      Loved their films, especially Beagle's Last Unicorn.

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  9. This rumour has already been posted here, word for word. Was it really worth posting it again? It is clearly from the same place. One person repeating what another has said isn't news.

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    1. And wasn't there another post saying only half of this is correct. I think its the one right be for this one.

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  10. Isn't GW gonna get penalised severely by New Line Cinema if pics get leaked?

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    1. Pics get "leaked" from the movie set all the time. Peter Jackson himself has a YT blog kinda thing with behind the scenes of the Hobbit afaik.
      And its not like there will be anything drastically changed. Elves will be Elves, Dwarfs will still look like Dwarfs and even Smaug is just a red Dragon like seen countless times in other artwork.

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    2. Hmm maybe I took the premature release date rumours out of context.

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  11. Fantastic news!
    I love lotr:sbg, so new releases are welcome.

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  12. Lotr waste of time and shelf space.

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