Core Campaign Journey Along the Anduin 1 – February 12, 2022

Overview

Continuing with the new core set campaign, I haven’t made any changes to warlock000’s deck. My first attempt here, however, is very short. I’m going to call this a warm up game since I started it right after breakfast.

Warlock000’s strongest Core Set deck for solo play – revised for 2022

Hero (3)
Beravor (Core Set)
Éowyn (Core Set)
Glóin (Core Set)

Ally (20)
1x Beorn (Core Set)
2x Erebor Hammersmith (Core Set)
2x Faramir (Core Set)
3x Gandalf (Core Set)
1x Gléowine (Core Set)
2x Guard of the Citadel (Core Set)
1x Henamarth Riversong (Core Set)
1x Longbeard Orc Slayer (Core Set)
2x Miner of the Iron Hills (Core Set)
1x Northern Tracker (Core Set)
3x Snowbourn Scout (Core Set)
1x Son of Arnor (Core Set)

Attachment (14)
1x Celebrían’s Stone (Core Set)
1x Dark Knowledge (Core Set)
2x Forest Snare (Core Set)
2x Protector of Lórien (Core Set)
3x Self Preservation (Core Set)
3x Steward of Gondor (Core Set)
2x Unexpected Courage (Core Set)

Event (16)
3x A Test of Will (Core Set)
1x Ever Vigilant (Core Set)
2x For Gondor! (Core Set)
2x Hasty Stroke (Core Set)
2x Lore of Imladris (Core Set)
3x Sneak Attack (Core Set)
3x Stand and Fight (Core Set)

3 Heroes, 50 Cards

Deck built on RingsDB.

Play by Play

Starting Hand

  • Guard of the Citadel
  • Steward of Gondor x2
  • Gleowine
  • Son of Arnor
  • For Gondor!

Setup

  • Enchanted Stream and Hill Troll in the staging area
  • Mendor into play under my control
  • Threat – 28

Turn 1

1.3 Draw

  • Miner of the Iron Hills

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
  • Mendor
  • Total Quest Power = 5

3.2 Action(s)

  • none

3.3 Staging

  • The East Blight
  • Total Staging Area Threat = 4

3.3 Action(s)

  • none

3.4 Quest Resolution

  • +1 quest progress (1 / 8)

3.4 Action(s)

  • none

4.2 Travel

  • The East Blight

4.2 Action(s)

  • none

5.2 Optional Engagement

  • none

5.2 Action(s)

  • none

5.3 Engagement

  • none

5.3 Action(s)

  • none

6 Combat Phase

6.2 Action(s)

  • none

7 Refresh

  • 7.3 Threat – 29
  • 7.4 Action(s)
    • none

Turn 2

1.3 Draw

  • Lore of Imladris (I was really hoping for Forest Snare)

1.3 Action(s)

  • none

2.2 Planning

  • Steward of Gondor on Beravor
  • Exhaust Steward for resources
  • Gleowine
  • Miner of the Iron Hills

3.1 Quest Phase 3.1 Action(s)

  • none

3.2 Committed Characters vs Main Quest

  • Eowyn
  • Gloin
  • Mendor
  • Total Quest Power = 7

3.2 Action(s)

  • none

3.3 Staging

  • Wolf Rider
  • Banks of the Anduin
  • Total Staging Area Threat = 5

3.3 Action(s)

  • none

3.4 Quest Resolution

  • +2 The East Blight progress (2 / 6)

3.4 Action(s)

  • none

4.2 Travel

  • none

4.2 Action(s)

  • none

5.2 Optional Engagement

  • none

5.2 Action(s)

  • none

5.3 Engagement

  • Wolf Rider

5.3 Action(s)

  • none

6 Combat Phase

6.2 Action(s)

  • none

6.3 Enemy Attacks

6.4b Enemy – Wolf Rider

  • 6.4b Action(s)
    • none
  • 6.4.1 Defender – none
  • 6.4.1 Action(s)
    • none
  • 6.4.2 Shadow – +3 attack because it is undefended (Dol Guldur Orcs)

Postmortem

That’s a dead hero and I’m going to concede this one and reset. Next card was a Celebrian’s Stone anyway. I think I need to try to have Forest Snare in my opening hand for the Hill Troll. Sneak Attack plus Beorn or Gandalf might work too. Also I realized just now I left Beravor ready during turn 1 and didn’t draw 2 cards. I should try to be a good player and dig for the cards I need.

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