Lord of the Rings Strategy Battle Game A Shadow in the East Sourcebook
A Shadow in the East has the rules for the Khandish and Easterling forces, as well as those for select heroes such as Eorl the Young.
The rules for the Khandish King and Easterling Kataphracts are not printed elsewhere.
The book also provides a brief description of the background of each force.
Almost a third of the book is devoted to hobbying.
There are painting guides for both the Easterlings and Khand.
Numerous full page color photos of battles are also useful as painting guides.
The book also has instructions and templates for building palisades, watch towers, tents, and an Easterling temple.
The tents and the palisades are rather simple and no real guide was needed.
However, the Easterling temple is a great piece of scenery and the templates are very useful.
The book also contains eight scenarios.
They include a four game campaign of the invasion of Ithilien by the Easterlings and Khandish forces.
Other scenarios include classic matchups like Dwarves versus Easterlings and Khand versus Rohan.
Two full page maps are included.
One shows a large portion of Middle Earth and is centered on Mordor.
The second shows the areas around Osgiliath.
The following is a list of figures needed to recreate all of the scenarios in the book.