From the Core Rules:

"Welcome to Games Workshop's The Lord of the Rings strategy battle game - the game of adventure and battles in the world of Middle-Earth."

Core Rules include sections detailing:

  • Basic Rules - Movement, Shooting, and Fighting Phases
  • Advanced Rules - Courage, Magical Powers, Wargear, Cavalry
  • The Fortress - Fighting in the Fortress, Besieging a Fortress, Siege Engines and Towers
  • Scenarios
  • Forces - Collecting, Painting & Modelling

Core Rules are 240 pages, and combine all previous editions with updated information from the previous system.

A complete line of plastic and metal miniatures which showcase the heroes and armies of Middle-Earth are sold separately.