Deagostini The Lord Of The Rings Battle Games Magazine
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Battle Games in Middle-earth (BGiME) was a fortnightly magazine published by De Agostini in conjunction with British games manufacturer Games Workshop. Unlike White Dwarf, which is dedicated to the three core systems of miniature wargaming produced by Games Workshop, BGiME was exclusively about The Lord of the Rings Strategy Battle Game.
The magazine became more popular than the publishers had anticipated, and the deadline was extended several times. Having completed the series of magazines relating to the films, it then went on to explore the rest of the Lord of the Rings universe, includes miniatures that were featured in The Lord of the Rings book but not the films. The last issue was Pack 91, featuring Sharkey from the Scouring of the Shire.
Each pack came with a free Lord of the Rings Strategy Battle Game miniature, including some exclusive to the publication at the time. Exclusive miniatures were much sought after in countries where the magazine was not sold, and included Háma, Théodred and a much sought after conversion kit. However, these have become available as separate components on the Games Workshop website or as miniatures released with new supplements. The magazine itself featured five consistent parts:
Guide to Middle-earth, introducing the theme of the magazine from the works of Tolkien.
Playing the Game, introducing the full rules (including some exclusive ones) in installments.
Battle Game, featuring a themed battle that can be played using armies built up from previous packs.
Painting Workshop, a step-by-step guide to converting and painting the free miniature featured in the pack
Modelling Workshop, a full guide to building terrain and scenery for playing battle games on.
The content grew knowledge and skill over time, building on previous articles