I painted this Gondor Captain today to represent the lieutenant hero leader that you need for a battle company.
I am planning a Battle Companies game with my little boy (we only seem to play one game a year!) before the end of the holiday and rather than use our normal Rohan v Uruk Hai forces we are going to have a Gondor v Moria Goblins game (not very likely in Middle Earth I know!).
It should be interesting as the forces are very different. We will be using the starting forces for each company.
Gondor gets 7 heavily armoured troops (2 Warriors of Minas Tirith with bows, 3 Warriors of Minas Tirith with hand weapons and shields and 2 Warriors of Minas Tirith with spears and shields)
Goblin starting force
Moria gets more figures (12) but they are a lot weaker (4 Moria Goblins with bows, 4 Moria Goblins with spears and 4 Moria Goblins with hand weapons and shields).
I've not used a Goblin Battle company before but we did do a game at the club and John, who was playing Goblins did win his battle but I can't remember his opponents!
Guy wants to be Gondor so I think my tactics will be to surround each Minas Tirith soldier with the maximum number of Goblins possible giving me the best chance to win the combat. We'll see what happend on Sunday!