The Scouring of the Shire (book)

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The Lord of the Rings Strategy Battle Game: The Scouring of the Shire
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AuthorMatthew Ward and Adam Troke
PublisherGames Workshop

The Lord of the Rings Strategy Battle Game: The Scouring of the Shire is a sourcebook supplement for Games Workshop's The Lord of the Rings Strategy Battle Game.

  • Conceptual design: Alessio Cavatore and Rick Priestly
  • Illustration: Alex Boyd
  • Graphic design: Nuala Kennedy

From the back[edit | edit source]

"Hobbits really are amazing creatures! You can learn all that there is to know about their ways in a month, and yet after a hundred years, they can still surprise you."
― Gandalf to Frodo: The Fellowship of the Ring

This supplement is an invaluable guide to collecting, painting and gaming with Games Workshop's detailed The Lord of The Rings miniatures. Within its colourfully illustrated pages you will find essential rules, information, and inspiration to bring the battles of Middle-earth to your own tabletop.


Full rules for new Good and Evil forces, including Hobbit Warriors and Heroes, Sharkey and his band of Ruffians and the likes of Golfimbul and the dreaded White Wargs.


A linked campaign of six scenarios tells the story of Sharkey's occupation of the Shire and the desperate plight of the Hobbits, from the first Ruffians sneaking through the Shire's bounds to the Battle of Bywater, the greatest battle ever fought in the Shire. An appendix details some of the more memorable events in the Shire's history through six additional scenarios, such as the Battle of Greenfields and the Fell Winter.


Detailed advice is given on creating the colourful scenery of the Shire, from Hobbit-holes to traps and snares, as well as painting guides for Hobbits, Sharkey's Ruffians and Warg Riders.