Battle Companies has a new home!

Greetings, everyone.

I have spoken with Dagorlad over at the One Ring website (my favorite SBG community!) and the Battle Companies Expansion will be hosted on that site from here on out.  Click here to find the latest updated rules.  I will be leaving this site active, since it has a good search engine presence and many people have bookmarked the link.

The latest update includes all of the Desolation of Smaug releases, as well as new factions and gaming aids.  I hope that you enjoy it!

Happy gaming!

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Posted by on February 24, 2014 in Uncategorized


Battle Companies, December 2013

Greetings, everyone!

I have some exciting news.  I have completed an entirely new and updated version of the Battle Companies rules in a slick little .pdf file.  I look forward to any comments, suggestions, or contributions for the next edition!  Click the link below to download the file.

Merry Christmas!

Battle Companies, Dec 2013


Posted by on December 23, 2013 in Core Rules



A Word From The Author

A few years ago, Games Workshop introduced an entirely new way of playing their popular wargame, The Lord of the Rings Strategy Battle Game. Published and later updated in the White Dwarf, the Battle Companies rules presented players with the opportunity to build a small warband and then watch that group of warriors grow and improve as fate and the tides of battle allowed. Written as a scenario-driven, skirmish-based game, the SBG rules were perfect for this type of gaming. At one time, rumors of a Battle Companies Expansion were being thrown about. I wrote to Jervis Johnson to inquire about this project and he seemed to indicate that something like this might be in the works. However, months have stretched into years and still there has been no movement on this front, especially with the shift towards larger scale games as indicated in the primacy of the War of the Ring ruleset. To compound matters, the Battle Companies rules are no longer available for download, making it very difficult for players to obtain a copy and even if they could, the rules have not been updated in quite some time. Therefore, the intent of this blog is to create, playtest and distribute an entirely new and updated version of Battle Companies to players around the globe. The idea is that this will be a living rulebook, open to expansion and revision as needed. Watch this space for developments, and I look forward to receiving your feedback on the project!

Jonathan R. Baker


Posted by on December 17, 2010 in Blog Maintenance


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