Fans of the Ares Games title War of the Ring will be interested to know a new mini expansion promotion is on the horizon introducing the Tolkien character Treebeard to the mix. The Ent won’t be on store shelves and there are only two ways to grab your copy of the expansion as detailed below.
A new character is soon going to appear in the War of the Ring board game: Treebeard, the eldest Ent, is the first promo item created for the game. Packaged as an individual character card together with the related plastic figure, Treebeard will be available free to customers through selected promotions.
The Treebeard character will be available to BoardGameGeek users through the BGG store by the end of October/early November, and it will also be distributed at Essen Spiel 2012 game show (October 18-21, in Germany), free of charge with any purchase of the Lords of Middle-earth expansion at the Ares Games booth (Hall 12-booth 42) and the Red Glove booth (Hall 9-b.56).
Treebeard is a very interesting addition to the game: he can be recruited in Fangorn by Gandalf, and he is then able to muster the Ents by himself, and raise them against the armies of the Shadow. He can also become involved in battles in the area around Fangorn and in Rohan.
The Treebeard promo figure can be used either together or separately from the Lords of Middle-earth expansion.