Wrath and Ruin with The Doom of Men – September 11, 2021

Overview

Bonds between the free peoples of Middle Earth are tested once again. I played this quest once before multiplayer during one of the League of Cooperative Gamings digital cons. I remembered the enemies being tough with all the Easterling attachments and the general location capturing mechanism. I figured after Temple of Doom, BoF should work well for this. 

Decklist

Hero (4)
Aragorn (The Watcher in the Water)
Beregond (The Flame of the West)
Éowyn (The Flame of the West)
Ingold (ALeP – Children of Eorl)

Contract (0)
1x Bond of Friendship (The Fortress of Nurn)

Ally (25)
1x Angbor the Fearless (The City of Ulfast)
1x Arwen Undómiel (The Watcher in the Water)
1x Beorn (Core Set)
2x Envoy of Pelargir (Heirs of Númenor)
1x Firyal (The Mûmakil)
2x Galadriel’s Handmaiden (Celebrimbor’s Secret)
2x Gandalf (Core Set)
1x Glorfindel (Flight of the Stormcaller)
1x Grimbold (The Flame of the West)
2x Honour Guard (The Wastes of Eriador)
2x Ioreth (A Storm on Cobas Haven)
1x Legolas (The Treason of Saruman)
1x Meneldor (Roam Across Rhovanion)
1x Pippin (A Shadow in the East)
1x Quickbeam (The Treason of Saruman)
1x Rhovanion Outrider (Temple of the Deceived)
1x Treebeard (The Antlered Crown)
1x Veteran of Osgiliath (Escape from Mount Gram)
2x Warden of Healing (The Long Dark)

Attachment (11)
2x Armored Destrier (Temple of the Deceived)
1x Blood of Númenor (Heirs of Númenor)
1x Favor of the Valar (The Battle of Carn Dûm)
2x Gondorian Shield (The Steward’s Fear)
2x Steward of Gondor (Core Set)
1x The Red Arrow (Beneath the Sands)
2x Unexpected Courage (Core Set)

Event (14)
2x A Good Harvest (The Steward’s Fear)
2x Daeron’s Runes (Foundations of Stone)
2x Deep Knowledge (The Voice of Isengard)
2x Legacy of Númenor (The Voice of Isengard)
2x The Galadhrim’s Greeting (Core Set)
2x The Seeing-stone (The Voice of Isengard)
2x Tighten Our Belts (The Nîn-in-Eilph)

4 Heroes, 50 Cards

Deck built on RingsDB.

Play by Play

Starting Hand

  • Galadriel’s Handmaiden
  • The Galadhrim’s Greeting
  • Armored Destrier
  • Veteran of Osgiliath
  • Honour Guard
  • Steward of Gondor

Setup

  • Thane Ulchor and The Gates of Dorwinion in the staging area
  • Makeshift Fortification is the active location
  • Contested Square selected for the staging area
  • Threat – 38

Turn 1

1.3 Draw

  • Gandalf

1.3 Action(s)

  • none

2.2 Planning

  • none

3.1 Quest Phase 3.1 Action(s)

  • none

3.2 Committed Characters vs Main Quest

  • Eowyn
  • Ingold
  • Total Quest Power = 7

3.2 Action(s)

  • none

3.3 Staging

  • Makeshift Fortification 2
  • Total Staging Area Threat = 6

3.3 Action(s)

  • none

3.4 Quest Resolution

  • +1 Makeshift Fortification progress (1 / 3)

3.4 Action(s)

  • none

6 Combat Phase

  • 2 archery dealt to Ingold
  • 1 archery dealt to Eowyn

7 Refresh

  • 7.3 Threat – 39
  • 7.4 Action(s)
    • none

Turn 2

1.3 Draw

  • Galadriel’s Handmaiden 2

1.3 Action(s)

  • none

2.2 Planning

  • Steward of Gondor on Beregond
  • Exhaust Steward for 2 resources
  • Galadriel’s Handmaiden 1 & 2
  • Threat – 37
  • Honour Guard
  • Draw Treebread with Ingold
  • Threat – 38

3.1 Quest Phase 3.1 Action(s)

  • none

3.2 Committed Characters vs Main Quest

  • Eowyn
  • Aragorn
  • Ingold
  • Galadriel’s Handmaidens x2
  • Total Quest Power = 13

3.2 Action(s)

  • none

3.3 Staging

  • Contested Square
  • Champion of Rhun
  • Total Staging Area Threat = 9

3.3 Action(s)

  • none

3.4 Quest Resolution

  • +2 Makeshift Fortification progress (3 / 3)
  • +2 quest progress (2 / 8)
  • Gain control of Makeshift Fortification
  • No enemies in the discard pile
  • Thane Ulchor adds City Forum to the staging area.

3.4 Action(s)

  • none

4.2 Travel

  • City Forum

4.2 Action(s)

  • none

5.3 Engagement

  • Champion of Rhun
  • Return Makeshift Fortification to the staging area

5.3 Action(s)

  • none

6 Combat Phase

6.2 Action(s)

  • none

6.3 Enemy Attacks

6.4b Enemy – Champion of Rhun

  • 6.4b Action(s)
    • none
  • 6.4.1 Defender – Beregond
  • 6.4.1 Action(s)
    • none
  • 6.4.2 Shadow – none (Seedy Tavern)
  • 6.4.2 Action(s)
    • none
  • 6.4.3 Determine combat damage – 1 but cancel it with Honour Guard
  • Threat – 37
  • 6.4.3 Action(s)
    • none

7 Refresh

  • 7.3 Threat – 38
  • 7.4 Action(s)
    • none

Turn 3

1.3 Draw

  • Warden of Healing

1.3 Action(s)

  • Exhaust Steward for resources

2.2 Planning

  • Warden of Healing
  • Draw Ioreth with Ingold
  • Threat – 39
  • Ioreth
  • Gandalf and draw Legolas, The Seeing Stone, and The Red Arrow
  • The Seeing Stone to find Legacy of Numenor
  • Threat – 40
  • Legacy of Numenor
  • Threat – 44
  • The Red Arrow on Ingold
  • Armored Destrier on Beregond

3.1 Quest Phase 3.1 Action(s)

  • none

3.2 Committed Characters vs Main Quest

  • Eowyn
  • Ingold
  • Galadriel’s Handmaidens x2
  • Gandalf
  • Total Quest Power = 16

3.2 Action(s)

  • none

3.3 Staging

  • Treacherous Easterling
  • Total Staging Area Threat = 13

3.3 Action(s)

  • Add The Red Arrow to the victory display
  • Put Arwen into play
  • Willpower is 15

3.4 Quest Resolution

  • +2 City Forum progress (2 / 5)

3.4 Action(s)

  • none

5.3 Engagement

  • Treacherous Easterling

5.3 Action(s)

  • none

6 Combat Phase

6.2 Action(s)

  • none

6.3 Enemy Attacks

6.4b Enemy – Treacherous Easterling

  • 6.4b Action(s)
    • none
  • 6.4.1 Defender – Beregond
  • Ready with Armored Destrier and discard Champion of Rhun’s shadow
  • 6.4.1 Action(s)
    • none
  • 6.4.2 Shadow – none (Seedy Tavern)
  • 6.4.2 Action(s)
    • none
  • 6.4.3 Determine combat damage – 0
  • Threat – 43
  • 6.4.3 Action(s)
    • none

6.4b Enemy – Champion of Rhun

  • 6.4b Action(s)
    • none
  • 6.4.1 Defender – Beregond
  • 6.4.1 Action(s)
    • none
  • 6.4.2 Shadow – N/A
  • 6.4.2 Action(s)
    • none
  • 6.4.3 Determine combat damage – 1 but cancel it with Honour Guard
  • 6.4.3 Action(s)
    • none

6.7 Player Attacks

6.8b Target – Treacherous Easterling

  • 6.8b Attackers
    • Aragorn
  • 6.8.1 Action(s)
    • none
  • 6.8.2 Total Attack – 3
  • 6.8.3 Damage Dealt – 2
  • 6.8.3 Action(s)
    • Warden heals 1 damage on Eowyn and Ingold

7 Refresh

  • 7.3 Threat – 44
  • Treacherous Easterling +1 resource (1 / 3)
  • 7.4 Action(s)
    • none
  • Discard Gandalf

Turn 4

1.3 Draw

  • Glorfindel

1.3 Action(s)

  • Exhaust Steward of Gondor

2.2 Planning

  • Treebeard

3.1 Quest Phase 3.1 Action(s)

  • none

3.2 Committed Characters vs Main Quest

  • Eowyn
  • Ingold
  • Galadriel’s Handmaidens x2
  • Arwen and give +1 defense to Beregond
  • Total Quest Power = 13

3.2 Action(s)

  • none

3.3 Staging

  • Easterling Skirmisher
  • Ransacked House
  • Total Staging Area Threat = 13

3.3 Action(s)

  • none

3.4 Quest Resolution

  • no progress and no threat

3.4 Action(s)

  • none

5.3 Engagement

  • Easterling Skirmisher

5.3 Action(s)

  • none

6 Combat Phase

  • 1 archery dealt to Eowyn

6.2 Action(s)

  • none

6.3 Enemy Attacks

6.4b Enemy – Easterling Skirmisher

  • 6.4b Action(s)
    • none
  • 6.4.1 Defender – Aragorn
  • 6.4.1 Action(s)
    • none
  • 6.4.2 Shadow – attach Fury from discard pile to enemy (Warrior of Rhun)
  • 6.4.2 Action(s)
    • none
  • 6.4.3 Determine combat damage – 2 and cancel 1 with Honour Guard
  • 6.4.3 Action(s)
    • none

6.4b Enemy – Treacherous Easterling

  • 6.4b Action(s)
    • none
  • 6.4.1 Defender – Beregond
  • Ready with Armored Destrier and discard Champion of Rhun’s shadow
  • 6.4.1 Action(s)
    • none
  • 6.4.2 Shadow – none (Easterling Skirmisher)
  • 6.4.2 Action(s)
    • none
  • 6.4.3 Determine combat damage – 0
  • Threat – 43
  • 6.4.3 Action(s)
    • none

6.4b Enemy – Champion of Rhun

  • 6.4b Action(s)
    • none
  • 6.4.1 Defender – Beregond
  • 6.4.1 Action(s)
    • none
  • 6.4.2 Shadow – N/A
  • 6.4.2 Action(s)
    • none
  • 6.4.3 Determine combat damage – 0
  • 6.4.3 Action(s)
    • Warden of Healing heals 1 damage on Eowyn and Aragorn

7 Refresh

  • 7.3 Threat – 44
  • +1 resource on Treacherous Easterling (2 / 3)
  • 7.4 Action(s)
    • none

Turn 5

1.3 Draw

  • The Seeing Stone

1.3 Action(s)

  • Exhaust Steward for resources

2.2 Planning

  • Glorfindel

3.1 Quest Phase 3.1 Action(s)

  • none

3.2 Committed Characters vs Main Quest

  • Eowyn
  • Ingold
  • Galadriel’s Handmaidens x2
  • Arwen and give +1 defense to Beregond
  • Glorfindel
  • Total Quest Power = 16

3.2 Action(s)

  • none

3.3 Staging

  • Warrior of Rhun
  • Total Staging Area Threat = 16

3.3 Action(s)

  • none

3.4 Quest Resolution

  • no progress and no threat

3.4 Action(s)

  • none

5.3 Engagement

  • Warrior of Rhun

5.3 Action(s)

  • none

6 Combat Phase

  • 1 archery dealt to Eowyn

6.2 Action(s)

  • none

6.3 Enemy Attacks

6.4b Enemy – Champion of Rhun

  • 6.4b Action(s)
    • none
  • 6.4.1 Defender – Beregond
  • Ready with Armored Destrier and discard Easterling Raider’s shadow
  • 6.4.1 Action(s)
    • none
  • 6.4.2 Shadow – none (Makeshift Fortification)
  • 6.4.2 Action(s)
    • none
  • 6.4.3 Determine combat damage – 0
  • 6.4.3 Action(s)
    • none

6.4b Enemy – Warrior of Rhun

  • 6.4b Action(s)
    • none
  • 6.4.1 Defender – Beregond
  • 6.4.1 Action(s)
    • none
  • 6.4.2 Shadow – none (Recurve Bow)
  • 6.4.2 Action(s)
    • none
  • 6.4.3 Determine combat damage – 0
  • threat – 43
  • 6.4.3 Action(s)
    • none

6.4b Enemy – Treacherous Easterling

  • 6.4b Action(s)
    • none
  • 6.4.1 Defender – Treebeard
  • 6.4.1 Action(s)
    • none
  • 6.4.2 Shadow – +1 attack (Under Siege)
  • 6.4.2 Action(s)
    • none
  • 6.4.3 Determine combat damage – 3
  • 6.4.3 Action(s)
    • none

6.4b Enemy – Easterling Skirmisher

  • 6.4b Action(s)
    • none
  • 6.4.1 Defender – none
  • 6.4.1 Action(s)
    • none
  • 6.4.2 Shadow – N/A
  • 6.4.2 Action(s)
    • none
  • 6.4.3 Determine combat damage – 4 damage assigned to Aragorn, but cancel 1 with Honour Guard
  • 6.4.3 Action(s)
    • Ioreth heals 3 damage on Aragorn
    • Warden of Healing heals a damage on Treebeard and Eowyn
    • Discard The Seeing Stone to ready Glorfindel

6.7 Player Attacks

6.8b Target – Treacherous Easterling

  • 6.8b Attackers
    • Glorfindel and Aragorn
  • 6.8.1 Action(s)
    • none
  • 6.8.2 Total Attack – 6
  • 6.8.3 Damage Dealt – 3 (5 / 5)
  • Target destroyed
  • +1 Contested Square 1 & 2 progress (1 / 3)
  • 6.8.3 Action(s)
    • Ready Eowyn and give her +9 attack
    • Threat – 46

6.8b Target – Warrior of Rhun

  • 6.8b Attackers
    • Eowyn
  • 6.8.1 Action(s)
    • none
  • 6.8.2 Total Attack – 10
  • 6.8.3 Damage Dealt – 7
  • 6.8.3 Action(s)
    • none
  • Target destroyed
  • +1 Contested Square 1 & 2 progress (2 / 3)

7 Refresh

  • 7.3 Threat – 47
  • 7.4 Action(s)
    • none

Turn 6

1.3 Draw

  • Unexpected Courage

1.3 Action(s)

  • Exhaust Steward for resources

2.2 Planning

  • Unexpected Courage on Beregond
  • Galadhrim’s Greeting
  • Threat – 41

3.1 Quest Phase 3.1 Action(s)

  • none

3.2 Committed Characters vs Main Quest

  • Eowyn
  • Ingold
  • Galadriel’s Handmaidens x2
  • Arwen and give +1 defense to Beregond
  • Glorfindel
  • Total Quest Power = 16

3.2 Action(s)

  • none

3.3 Staging

  • Champion of Rhun 2
  • Total Staging Area Threat = 14

3.3 Action(s)

  • none

3.4 Quest Resolution

  • +2 City Forum progress (4 / 5)

3.4 Action(s)

  • none

5.3 Engagement

  • Champion of Rhun 2 and he attacks
  • 6.4b Action(s)
    • none
  • 6.4.1 Defender – Beregond
  • 6.4.1 Action(s)
    • Ready with Unexpected Courage
  • 6.4.2 Shadow – +0 attack (Ulchor’s Revenge)
  • 6.4.2 Action(s)
    • none
  • 6.4.3 Determine combat damage – 0
  • Threat – 40
  • 6.4.3 Action(s)
    • none

5.3 Action(s)

  • none

6 Combat Phase

  • 1 archery dealt to Eowyn

6.2 Action(s)

  • none

6.3 Enemy Attacks

6.4b Enemy – Champion of Rhun 1

  • 6.4b Action(s)
    • none
  • 6.4.1 Defender – Beregond
  • Ready with Destrier and discard Skirmisher’s shadow
  • 6.4.1 Action(s)
    • none
  • 6.4.2 Shadow – none (Easterling Skirmisher)
  • 6.4.2 Action(s)
    • none
  • 6.4.3 Determine combat damage – 0
  • 6.4.3 Action(s)
    • none

6.4b Enemy – Champion of Rhun 2

  • 6.4b Action(s)
    • none
  • 6.4.1 Defender – Beregond
  • 6.4.1 Action(s)
    • none
  • 6.4.2 Shadow – none (Recurve Bow)
  • 6.4.2 Action(s)
    • none
  • 6.4.3 Determine combat damage – 0
  • 6.4.3 Action(s)
    • none

6.4b Enemy – Easterling Skirmisher

  • 6.4b Action(s)
    • none
  • 6.4.1 Defender – Treebeard
  • 6.4.1 Action(s)
    • none
  • 6.4.2 Shadow – N/A
  • 6.4.2 Action(s)
    • none
  • 6.4.3 Determine combat damage – 1 but cancel it with Honour Guard
  • 6.4.3 Action(s)
    • Treebeard spends 2 of his resources to ready
    • Warden of Healing heals 1 damage on Treebeard and Eowyn

6.7 Player Attacks

6.8b Target – Champion of Rhun 2

  • 6.8b Attackers
    • Aragorn and Treebeard
  • 6.8.1 Action(s)
    • none
  • 6.8.2 Total Attack – 7
  • 6.8.3 Damage Dealt – 5
  • 6.8.3 Action(s)
    • none
  • +1 Contested Square 1 & 2 progress (3 / 3)
  • Gain control of Contested Square 1 & 2

7 Refresh

  • 7.3 Threat – 41
  • 7.4 Action(s)
    • none

Turn 7

1.3 Draw

  • Angbor the Fearless

1.3 Action(s)

  • Exhaust Steward for resources

2.2 Planning

  • Angbor the Fearless
  • Draw Unexpected Courage 2 with Ingold
  • Threat – 42
  • Unexpected Courage 2 on Beregond

3.1 Quest Phase 3.1 Action(s)

  • none

3.2 Committed Characters vs Main Quest

  • Eowyn
  • Ingold
  • Galadriel’s Handmaidens x2
  • Arwen and give +1 defense to Beregond
  • Glorfindel
  • Angbor the Fearless
  • Total Quest Power = 18

3.2 Action(s)

  • none

3.3 Staging

  • Fury attached to Champion of Rhun
  • Surge into Caught Off-Guard
  • Return a Contested Square to the staging area
  • Total Staging Area Threat = 12

3.3 Action(s)

  • none

3.4 Quest Resolution

  • +1 City Forum progress (5 / 5)
  • +5 main quest progress (7 / 8)
  • Gain control of City Forum and Thane Ulchor attacks
  • 6.4b Action(s)
    • none
  • 6.4.1 Defender – Beregond
  • 6.4.1 Action(s)
    • Ready with Unexpected Courage
  • 6.4.2 Shadow – Deal 3 damage among Honour Guard, Arwen, and Glorfindel (Street Fighting)
  • 6.4.2 Action(s)
    • none
  • 6.4.3 Determine combat damage – 1 but cancel it with Honour Guard
  • Threat – 41
  • 6.4.3 Action(s)
    • none

3.4 Action(s)

  • none

4.2 Travel

  • Makeshift Fortification 1

4.2 Action(s)

  • none

6 Combat Phase

  • 1 archery deal to Eowyn and 3 to Aragorn

6.2 Action(s)

  • Warden of Healing heals 1 damage on Eowyn and Arwen
  • Ioreth heals 3 damage on Aragorn

6.3 Enemy Attacks

6.4b Enemy – Easterling Skirmisher

  • 6.4b Action(s)
    • none
  • 6.4.1 Defender – Beregond
  • Ready with Armored Destrier and discard Champion of Rhun’s shadow
  • 6.4.1 Action(s)
    • none
  • 6.4.2 Shadow – none (Contested Square)
  • 6.4.2 Action(s)
    • none
  • 6.4.3 Determine combat damage – 0
  • 6.4.3 Action(s)
    • none

6.4b Enemy – Champion of Rhun

  • 6.4b Action(s)
    • none
  • 6.4.1 Defender – Beregond
  • 6.4.1 Action(s)
    • Ready Beregond with Unexpected Courage
  • 6.4.2 Shadow – N/A
  • 6.4.2 Action(s)
    • none
  • 6.4.3 Determine combat damage – 0
  • 6.4.3 Action(s)
    • none

6.7 Player Attacks

6.8b Target – Easterling Skirmisher

  • 6.8b Attackers
    • Treebeard
  • 6.8.1 Action(s)
    • none
  • 6.8.2 Total Attack – 4
  • 6.8.3 Damage Dealt – 3
  • Target would be destroyed, but discard Fury and heal all damage instead.
  • 6.8.3 Action(s)
    • none

6.8b Target – Champion of Rhun

  • 6.8b Attackers
    • Aragorn and Angbor
  • 6.8.1 Action(s)
    • none
  • 6.8.2 Total Attack – 6
  • 6.8.3 Damage Dealt – 4
  • 6.8.3 Action(s)
    • none

7 Refresh

  • 7.3 Threat – 42
  • 7.4 Action(s)
    • none

Turn 8

1.3 Draw

  • Envoy of Pelargir

1.3 Action(s)

  • Exhaust Steward for resources

2.2 Planning

  • Legolas
  • Draw The Galadhrim’s Greeting with Ingold’s ability paying a resource
  • Envoy of Pelargir and give Ingold a resource

3.1 Quest Phase 3.1 Action(s)

  • none

3.2 Committed Characters vs Main Quest

  • Eowyn
  • Ingold
  • Galadriel’s Handmaidens x2
  • Arwen and give +1 defense to Beregond
  • Angbor the Fearless
  • Envoy of Pelargir
  • Total Quest Power = 16

3.2 Action(s)

  • none

3.3 Staging

  • Captured Tower
  • Total Staging Area Threat = 14

3.3 Action(s)

  • none

3.4 Quest Resolution

  • +2 Makeshift Fortification progress (2 / 3)

3.4 Action(s)

  • none

6 Combat Phase

  • 3 archery dealt to Aragorn
  • 1 archery dealt to Eowyn but cancel it with Honour Guard

6.2 Action(s)

  • Ioreth heals 3 damage on Aragorn

6.3 Enemy Attacks

6.4b Enemy – Easterling Skirmisher

  • 6.4b Action(s)
    • none
  • 6.4.1 Defender – Beregond
  • Ready with Armored Destrier and discard Champion of Rhun’s shadow
  • 6.4.1 Action(s)
    • none
  • 6.4.2 Shadow – +1 attack (Easterling Raider)
  • 6.4.2 Action(s)
    • none
  • 6.4.3 Determine combat damage – 0
  • Threat – 41
  • 6.4.3 Action(s)
    • none

6.4b Enemy – Champion of Rhun

  • 6.4b Action(s)
    • none
  • 6.4.1 Defender – Beregond
  • 6.4.1 Action(s)
    • Beregond readies with Unexpected Courage
  • 6.4.2 Shadow – N/A
  • 6.4.2 Action(s)
    • none
  • 6.4.3 Determine combat damage – 0
  • 6.4.3 Action(s)
    • none

6.7 Player Attacks

6.8b Target – Easterling Skirmisher

  • 6.8b Attackers
    • Aragorn and Legolas
  • 6.8.1 Action(s)
    • none
  • 6.8.2 Total Attack – 6
  • 6.8.3 Damage Dealt – 5
  • Target Destroyed
  • Legolas draws Envoy of Pelargir
  • +1 Contest Square progress (1 / 3)
  • 6.8.3 Action(s)
    • none

6.8b Target – Champion of Rhun

  • 6.8b Attackers
    • Treebeard and Angbor
  • 6.8.1 Action(s)
    • none
  • 6.8.2 Total Attack – 7
  • 6.8.3 Damage Dealt – 5
  • Discard Fury and heal all damage on the Champion of Rhun
  • 6.8.3 Action(s)
    • Warden of Healing heals 1 damage on Eowyn and Treebeard

7 Refresh

  • 7.3 Threat – 42
  • 7.4 Action(s)
    • none

Turn 9

1.3 Draw

  • Daeron’s Runes

1.3 Action(s)

  • Exhaust Steward for resources

2.2 Planning

  • Envoy of Pelargir and give a resource to Ingold
  • Ingold spends a resource to draw Deep Knowledge
  • Deep Knowledge draws Firyal and Armored Destrier
  • Threat – 44
  • Daeron’s Runes draws Rohvanion Outrider and Meneldor
  • Discard Armored Destrier
  • Rhovanion Outrider

3.1 Quest Phase 3.1 Action(s)

  • none

3.2 Committed Characters vs Main Quest

  • Eowyn
  • Ingold
  • Galadriel’s Handmaidens x2
  • Arwen and give +1 defense to Beregond
  • Angbor the Fearless
  • Envoys of Pelargir
  • Treebeard
  • Glorfindel
  • Total Quest Power = 22

3.2 Action(s)

  • none

3.3 Staging

  • Ransacked House
  • Total Staging Area Threat = 16

3.3 Action(s)

  • none

3.4 Quest Resolution

  • +1 Makeshift Fortification progress (3 / 3)
  • +5 quest progress (12 / 8)
  • Easterling Raider added to the staging area
  • Thane Ulchor attacks
  • 6.4b Action(s)
    • none
  • 6.4.1 Defender – Beregond
  • 6.4.1 Action(s)
    • Ready with Unexpected Courage
  • 6.4.2 Shadow – none (Sword of Rhun)
  • Encounter deck is empty, reshuffle into new encounter deck (damn, can’t get a Ransacked House)
  • 6.4.2 Action(s)
    • none
  • 6.4.3 Determine combat damage – 1 but cancel with Honour Guard
  • Threat – 43
  • 6.4.3 Action(s)
    • none

3.4 Action(s)

  • none

4.2 Travel

  • Captured Tower

4.2 Action(s)

  • none

5.3 Engagement

  • Easterling Raider

5.3 Action(s)

  • none

6 Combat Phase

  • 1 archery assigned to Eowyn

6.2 Action(s)

  • none

6.3 Enemy Attacks

6.4b Enemy – Easterling Raider

  • 6.4b Action(s)
    • none
  • 6.4.1 Defender – Beregond
  • Ready with Armored Destrier and discard Champion of Rhun’s shadow
  • 6.4.1 Action(s)
    • none
  • 6.4.2 Shadow – deal 1 damage to Beregond (Champion of Rhun)
  • 6.4.2 Action(s)
    • none
  • 6.4.3 Determine combat damage – 0
  • 6.4.3 Action(s)
    • Warden of Healing heals 1 damage on Eowyn and Beregond

6.4b Enemy – Champion of Rhun

  • 6.4b Action(s)
    • none
  • 6.4.1 Defender – Beregond
  • 6.4.1 Action(s)
    • Ready with Unexpected Courage
  • 6.4.2 Shadow – N/A
  • 6.4.2 Action(s)
    • none
  • 6.4.3 Determine combat damage – 0
  • 6.4.3 Action(s)
    • none

6.7 Player Attacks

6.8b Target – Champion of Rhun

  • 6.8b Attackers
    • Beregond, Aragorn, and Legolas
  • 6.8.1 Action(s)
    • none
  • 6.8.2 Total Attack – 7
  • 6.8.3 Damage Dealt – 5
  • Target destroyed
  • Legolas draws Steward of Gondor 2
  • +1 Contested Square progress (2 / 3)
  • 6.8.3 Action(s)
    • none

6.8b Target – Easterling Raider

  • 6.8b Attackers
    • Angbor and Rhovanion Outrider
  • 6.8.1 Action(s)
    • none
  • 6.8.2 Total Attack – 5
  • 6.8.3 Damage Dealt – 3
  • Target destroyed
  • +1 Contested Square progress (3 / 3) and gain control of it. (I have 4 locations and 4 in the staging area)
  • 6.8.3 Action(s)
    • none

7 Refresh

  • 7.3 Threat – 44
  • 7.4 Action(s)
    • none

Turn 10

1.3 Draw

  • Legacy of Numenor

1.3 Action(s)

  • Exhaust Steward for resources

2.2 Planning

  • Veteran of Osgiliath
  • Ingold pays a resource to draws Gandalf

3.1 Quest Phase 3.1 Action(s)

  • none

3.2 Committed Characters vs Main Quest

  • Eowyn
  • Ingold
  • Galadriel’s Handmaidens x2
  • Arwen and give +1 defense to Beregond
  • Angbor the Fearless
  • Envoys of Pelargir x2
  • Veteran of Osgiliath
  • Glorfindel
  • Total Quest Power = 22

3.2 Action(s)

  • none

3.3 Staging

  • Sword of Rhun just surges
  • Street Fighting assign 5 damage as follows
    • 4 to Aragorn and cancel 1 with Honour Guard
    • 1 to Legolas
  • Total Staging Area Threat = 13

3.3 Action(s)

  • none

3.4 Quest Resolution

  • +4 Captured Tower progress (4 / 4)
  • +5 quest progress (17 / 8)
  • Thane Ulchor attacks
  • 6.4b Action(s)
    • none
  • 6.4.1 Defender – Beregond
  • 6.4.1 Action(s)
    • Ready Beregond with Unexpected Courage
  • 6.4.2 Shadow – +1 attack (Under Siege)
  • 6.4.2 Action(s)
    • none
  • 6.4.3 Determine combat damage – 2
  • 6.4.3 Action(s)
    • none
  • Gain control of Captured Tower
  • Advance to stage 2
  • Captured Tower returned to the staging area
  • Champion of Rhun and Easterling Raider put into play engaged (for quest when revealed and Capture Tower Forced trigger)
  • Return a Contested Square to the staging area

3.4 Action(s)

  • none

4.2 Travel

  • Captured Tower

4.2 Action(s)

  • none

6 Combat Phase

  • 1 archery dealt to Eowyn

6.2 Action(s)

  • none

6.3 Enemy Attacks

6.4b Enemy – Easterling Raider

  • 6.4b Action(s)
    • none
  • 6.4.1 Defender – Beregond
  • Ready with Armored Destrier and discard Champion of Rhun’s shadow
  • 6.4.1 Action(s)
    • none
  • 6.4.2 Shadow – none (Makeshift Fortification)
  • 6.4.2 Action(s)
    • none
  • 6.4.3 Determine combat damage – 0
  • Threat – 43
  • 6.4.3 Action(s)
    • none

6.4b Enemy – Champion of Rhun

  • 6.4b Action(s)
    • none
  • 6.4.1 Defender – Beregond
  • 6.4.1 Action(s)
    • Ready with Unexpected Courage
  • 6.4.2 Shadow – N/A
  • 6.4.2 Action(s)
    • none
  • 6.4.3 Determine combat damage – 0
  • 6.4.3 Action(s)
    • none

6.7 Player Attacks

6.8b Target – Champion of Rhun

  • 6.8b Attackers
    • Treebeard and Legolas
  • 6.8.1 Action(s)
    • none
  • 6.8.2 Total Attack – 7
  • 6.8.3 Damage Dealt – 5
  • Target destroyed
  • +1 Contested Square progress (1 / 3)
  • Legolas draws Warden of Healing 2
  • 6.8.3 Action(s)
    • none

6.8b Target – Easterling Raider

  • 6.8b Attackers
    • Rhovanion Outrider and Angbor the Fearless
  • 6.8.1 Action(s)
    • none
  • 6.8.2 Total Attack – 5
  • 6.8.3 Damage Dealt – 3
  • Target destroyed
  • +1 Contested Square progress (2 / 3)
  • 6.8.3 Action(s)
    • Warden of Healing heals 1 damage on Eowyn and Beregond
    • Ioreth heals 3 damage on Aragorn
    • Legacy of Numenor
    • Threat – 47

7 Refresh

  • 7.3 Threat – 48
  • 7.4 Action(s)
    • Galadhrim’s Greeting to lower threat to 42

Turn 11

1.3 Draw

  • Daeron’s Runes

1.3 Action(s)

  • Exhaust Steward of Gondor for resources
  • Daeron’s Runes draws Deep Knowledge and Grimbold
  • Discard Steward of Gondor 2
  • Deep Knowledge draws Gondorian Shield and Tighten Our Belts *Threat – 44

2.2 Planning

  • Gondorian Shield on Beregond
  • Warden of Healing 2
  • Ingold pays a resource to draw A Good Harvest
  • A Good Harvest naming Lore
  • Firyal

3.1 Quest Phase 3.1 Action(s)

  • none

3.2 Committed Characters vs Main Quest

  • Eowyn
  • Ingold
  • Galadriel’s Handmaidens x2
  • Arwen and give +1 defense to Beregond
  • Angbor the Fearless
  • Envoys of Pelargir x2
  • Veteran of Osgiliath
  • Glorfindel
  • Firyal
  • Total Quest Power = 25

3.2 Action(s)

  • none

3.3 Staging

  • Easterling Raider
  • Total Staging Area Threat = 15

3.3 Action(s)

  • none

3.4 Quest Resolution

  • +4 Captured Tower progress (4 / 4)
  • +6 quest progress (6 / 6)
  • Gain control of Captured Tower
  • Easterling Skirmisher put into play engaged
  • Thane Ulchor attacks
  • 6.4b Action(s)
    • none
  • 6.4.1 Defender – Beregond
  • 6.4.1 Action(s)
    • Ready with Unexpected Courage
  • 6.4.2 Shadow – threat raised by 1 to 45 (Rhun Backstabber)
  • 6.4.2 Action(s)
    • none
  • 6.4.3 Determine combat damage – 0
  • Threat – 44
  • 6.4.3 Action(s)
    • none

3.4 Action(s)

  • none

4.2 Travel

  • Makeshift Fortification

4.2 Action(s)

  • none

5.3 Engagement

  • Easterling Raider

5.3 Action(s)

  • Engage Rhun Backstabber and gain control of a Ransacked House

6 Combat Phase

  • 1 archery dealt to Eowyn
  • 3 archery dealt to Aragorn
  • 1 archery deal to Firyal

6.2 Action(s)

  • none

6.3 Enemy Attacks

6.4b Enemy – Easterling Raider

  • 6.4b Action(s)
    • none
  • 6.4.1 Defender – Beregond
  • Ready with Armored Destrier and discard Easterling Skirmisher’s shadow
  • 6.4.1 Action(s)
    • none
  • 6.4.2 Shadow – none (Treacherous Easterling)
  • 6.4.2 Action(s)
    • none
  • 6.4.3 Determine combat damage – 0
  • 6.4.3 Action(s)
    • none

6.4b Enemy – Rhun Backstabber

  • 6.4b Action(s)
    • Ready with Unexpected Courage
  • 6.4.1 Defender – Beregond
  • 6.4.1 Action(s)
    • none
  • 6.4.2 Shadow – whiff because no Easterling attachments in discard (Warrior of Rhun)
  • 6.4.2 Action(s)
    • none
  • 6.4.3 Determine combat damage – 0
  • 6.4.3 Action(s)
    • none

6.4b Enemy – Easterling Skirmisher

  • 6.4b Action(s)
    • none
  • 6.4.1 Defender – Beregond
  • 6.4.1 Action(s)
    • none
  • 6.4.2 Shadow – N/A
  • 6.4.2 Action(s)
    • none
  • 6.4.3 Determine combat damage – 0
  • 6.4.3 Action(s)
    • Ioreth heals 3 damage from Aragorn
    • Warden of Healing 1 heals a damage on Eowyn and Firyal
    • Warden of Healing 2 heals a damage on Legolas and Beregond

6.7 Player Attacks

6.8b Target – Rhun Backstabber

  • 6.8b Attackers
    • Legolas and Rhovanion Outrider
  • 6.8.1 Action(s)
    • none
  • 6.8.2 Total Attack – 5
  • 6.8.3 Damage Dealt – 3
  • Target destroyed
  • +1 Contested Square progress (3 / 3) (I control 6 locations now)
  • Legolas draws Tighten Our Belts 2
  • 6.8.3 Action(s)
    • none

6.8b Target – Easterling Skirmisher

  • 6.8b Attackers
    • Treebeard
  • 6.8.1 Action(s)
    • none
  • 6.8.2 Total Attack – 4
  • 6.8.3 Damage Dealt – 3
  • Target destroyed.
  • 6.8.3 Action(s)
    • none

6.8b Target – Easterling Raider

  • 6.8b Attackers
    • Aragorn and Angbor
  • 6.8.1 Action(s)
    • none
  • 6.8.2 Total Attack – 6
  • 6.8.3 Damage Dealt – 4
  • Target destroyed
  • 6.8.3 Action(s)
    • none

7 Refresh

  • 7.3 Threat – 45
  • 7.4 Action(s)
    • none

Turn 12

1.3 Draw

  • Favor of the Valar

1.3 Action(s)

  • Exhaust Steward for resources

2.2 Planning

  • Favor of the Valar

3.1 Quest Phase 3.1 Action(s)

  • none

3.2 Committed Characters vs Main Quest

  • Eowyn
  • Ingold
  • Galadriel’s Handmaidens x2
  • Arwen and give +1 defense to Beregond
  • Angbor the Fearless
  • Envoys of Pelargir x2
  • Veteran of Osgiliath
  • Glorfindel
  • Firyal
  • Total Quest Power = 25

3.2 Action(s)

  • none

3.3 Staging

  • Rhun Backstabber
  • Total Staging Area Threat = 12

3.3 Action(s)

  • none

3.4 Quest Resolution

  • +3 Makeshift Fortification progress (3 / 3)
  • +10 quest progress (16 / 12)
  • Gain control of Makeshift Fortification
  • Return Easterling Raider to the staging area
  • Thane Ulchor attacks
  • 6.4b Action(s)
    • none
  • 6.4.1 Defender – Beregond
  • 6.4.1 Action(s)
    • Ready with Unexpected Courage
  • 6.4.2 Shadow – none (Ransacked House)
  • 6.4.2 Action(s)
    • none
  • 6.4.3 Determine combat damage – 0
  • Threat – 44
  • 6.4.3 Action(s)
    • none

3.4 Action(s)

  • none

4.2 Travel

  • Gate of Dorwinion
  • Thane Ulchor attacks
  • 6.4b Action(s)
    • none
  • 6.4.1 Defender – Beregond
  • 6.4.1 Action(s)
    • Ready with Unexpected Courage
  • 6.4.2 Shadow – none (Recurve Bow)
  • 6.4.2 Action(s)
    • none
  • 6.4.3 Determine combat damage – 0
  • 6.4.3 Action(s)
    • none

4.2 Action(s)

  • none

5.3 Engagement

  • Rhun Backstabber
  • Threat – 46
  • Easterling Raider

5.3 Action(s)

  • none

6 Combat Phase

  • 1 archery canceled with Honour Guard

6.2 Action(s)

  • none

6.3 Enemy Attacks

6.4b Enemy – Rhun Backstabber

  • 6.4b Action(s)
    • none
  • 6.4.1 Defender – Beregond
  • Ready with Armored Destrier and discard Eastering Raider’s shadow
  • 6.4.1 Action(s)
    • none
  • 6.4.2 Shadow –
  • 6.4.2 Action(s)
    • none
  • 6.4.3 Determine combat damage – 0
  • 6.4.3 Action(s)
    • none

6.4b Enemy – Easterling Raider

  • 6.4b Action(s)
    • none
  • 6.4.1 Defender – Bergond
  • 6.4.1 Action(s)
    • none
  • 6.4.2 Shadow – N/A
  • 6.4.2 Action(s)
    • none
  • 6.4.3 Determine combat damage – 0
  • 6.4.3 Action(s)
    • none

6.7 Player Attacks

6.8b Target – Rhun Backstabber

  • 6.8b Attackers
    • Legolas and Rhovanion Outrider
  • 6.8.1 Action(s)
    • none
  • 6.8.2 Total Attack – 5
  • 6.8.3 Damage Dealt – 3
  • Target destroyed
  • Legolas draws Pippin
  • 6.8.3 Action(s)
    • none

6.8b Target – Easterling Raider

  • 6.8b Attackers
    • Treebeard and Aragorn
  • 6.8.1 Action(s)
    • none
  • 6.8.2 Total Attack – 7
  • 6.8.3 Damage Dealt – 5
  • Target destroyed
  • 6.8.3 Action(s)
    • Warden of Healing 1 heals a damage on Honour Guard and Glorfindel
    • Warden of Healing 2 heals a damage on Ingold

7 Refresh

  • 7.3 Threat – 47
  • 7.4 Action(s)
    • Tighten Our Belts adds a resource to Eowyn, Aragorn, and Ingold.

Turn 13

1.3 Draw

  • Quickbeam

1.3 Action(s)

  • Exhaust Steward for resources

2.2 Planning

  • Grimbold
  • Ingold pays a resource to draw A Good Harvest
  • Quickbeam and deal a damage to him to ready him.
  • Gandalf and lower threat to 42
  • A Good Harvest naming Tactics
  • Pippin

3.1 Quest Phase 3.1 Action(s)

  • none

3.2 Committed Characters vs Main Quest

  • Eowyn
  • Ingold
  • Galadriel’s Handmaidens x2
  • Arwen and give +1 defense to Beregond
  • Angbor the Fearless
  • Envoys of Pelargir x2
  • Veteran of Osgiliath
  • Glorfindel
  • Firyal
  • Grimbold
  • Pippin
  • Total Quest Power = 29

3.2 Action(s)

  • none

3.3 Staging

  • Treacherous Easterling
  • Total Staging Area Threat = 6

3.3 Action(s)

  • none

3.4 Quest Resolution

  • +5 Gate of Dorwinion progress (5 / 5)
  • +18 quest progress (34 / 12)
  • Gain control of Gate of Dorwinion
  • 6.4b Action(s)
    • none
  • 6.4.1 Defender – Beregond
  • Ready with Armored Destrier
  • 6.4.1 Action(s)
    • none
  • 6.4.2 Shadow – +1 attack (Under Siege)
  • 6.4.2 Action(s)
    • none
  • 6.4.3 Determine combat damage – 0
  • 6.4.3 Action(s)
    • none

3.4 Action(s)

  • none

5.3 Engagement

  • Treacherous Easterling

5.3 Action(s)

  • none

6 Combat Phase

6.2 Action(s)

  • none

6.3 Enemy Attacks

6.4b Enemy – Treacherous Easterling

  • 6.4b Action(s)
    • none
  • 6.4.1 Defender – Beregond
  • Ready with Armored Destrier
  • 6.4.1 Action(s)
    • none
  • 6.4.2 Shadow – none (Easterling Skirmisher)
  • 6.4.2 Action(s)
    • none
  • 6.4.3 Determine combat damage – 0
  • 6.4.3 Action(s)
    • none

6.7 Player Attacks

6.8b Target – Treacherous Easterling

  • 6.8b Attackers
    • Legolas and Treebeard
  • 6.8.1 Action(s)
    • none
  • 6.8.2 Total Attack – 7
  • 6.8.3 Damage Dealt – 6
  • Target destroyed
  • Legolas draws Honour Guard
  • 6.8.3 Action(s)
    • none

7 Refresh

  • 7.3 Threat – 43
  • 7.4 Action(s)
    • none

I survived and still control the Gate to win!

Postmortem

I was worried for a bit there for a few turns. I just couldn’t do much to the enemies early on and scrambling for attack power. Locations were also building up. Getting Treebeard and Legolas out when I did turned the tide. Once I could start killing some enemies, then I didn’t have to commit so much to defense. Contested Squares getting progress from that as well gave me locations I didn’t mind returning to staging to avoid Thane Ulchor’s attacks. Bond of Friendship certainly gives you a lot to hang in there until enough resources are built up to play some really big allies.

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