The game we setup was the movie version. Mike painted 99% of the models. I provided the terrain.
The Battle of the Hornburg, also known as Battle of Helm's Deep, was the first grand-scale battle of the War of the Ring where the Rohirrim under King Théoden defended the Hornburg from Saruman's army of Uruk-hai.
Mike decided to have three players on both sides. The following pictures are the initial setup.
The first turn saw the Uruk-hai advance on the Keep and the wall
Bow shots were exchanged but not very effective. The enemy battering ram had the option of flinging a ladder on the wall with an Uruk-hai attached to it.
The next turn saw the enemy make it to the gate at the Keep and setup some ladders on the wall.
The following 9 turns the battering ram was hitting the gate and some Uruk-hai entered the keep using the ladders. The Uruk-hai managed to explode the wall using a bomb.
The battle went on several turns with the Uruk-hai trying to break the gate and breach the wall. The tide started turning when the Trolls made it in the breach.
Gandalf comes to the rescue. When the enemy sees this they converge towards Gandalf and the Rohirrim.
The trolls can take a lot of damaged. When the horses win the fight they knock down the opponent. Pretty hard to win a fight against a troll, but Gandalf and the Rohirrim manage it a couple of times. Unfortunately they were not able to kill them.
In the end the Trolls and Uruk-hai manage to kill most of the Rohirrim reinforcements and the Gate at the Keep is finally breached.
So this was a 4 to 3 win for Saruman's Army. They took the Keep, breached the wall and killed some Heros.
Overall I thought that the Lord of the Rings game mechanics workout pretty well.