Seige of Cair Andros with Mono-Tactics 1 – July 29, 2019

Introduction

The card review had to be delayed. In lieu of that here is the next installment of my 2019 Mono-Tactics playthrough of Against the Shadow.

Decklist

Legolas Shoots Locations aka Mono Tactics v5

Hero (3)
Aragorn (The Lost Realm)
Beregond (Heirs of Númenor)
Éowyn (The Flame of the West)

Ally (33)
2x Bofur (Over Hill and Under Hill)
3x Defender of Rammas (Heirs of Númenor)
3x Descendant of Thorondor (The Hills of Emyn Muil)
3x Eagles of the Misty Mountains (Return to Mirkwood)
2x Gandalf (Core Set)
2x Grimbold (The Flame of the West)
3x Honour Guard (The Wastes of Eriador)
3x Knight of Minas Tirith (Assault on Osgiliath)
3x Knights of the Swan (The Steward’s Fear)
3x Legolas (The Treason of Saruman)
3x Vassal of the Windlord (The Dead Marshes)
3x Winged Guardian (The Hunt for Gollum)

Attachment (11)
3x Dagger of Westernesse (The Black Riders)
2x Dwarven Axe (Core Set)
3x Favor of the Valar (The Battle of Carn Dûm)
3x Gondorian Shield (The Steward’s Fear)

Event (6)
3x Feint (Core Set)
3x Sterner than Steel (The Flame of the West)

3 Heroes, 50 Cards

Deck built on RingsDB.

Play by Play

Starting hand: Defender of RammasHonour GuardEagles of the Misty MountainsFeintDescendant of ThorondorSterner than Steel.

Turn 1: Another Honour Guard drawn. Defender of Rammas played. Eowyn quests for 1. Battering Ram added to the staging area raising threat to 30 and for 8 threat in the staging area. Threat raised to 37. Travel to The Citadel. Battering Ram engaged and feinted Orc Scramblers shadow card discarded. Aragorn, Beregond, and Defender of Rammas attack for 5 dealing 3 damage to the Battering Ram. Refresh and threat is 38.

Turn 2: Knights of the Swan drawn and played. Eowyn and Beregond quest for 5. Battering Ram number 2 added to the staging area, 3 damage dealt to The Citadel, and threat raised to 40. No progress made on the quest. Battering Ram 2 engaged. Knights of the Swan defends vs Battering Ram 1 and dies. Shadow card deals 2 damage to all battleground locations. Battering Ram 2 undefended, shadow cards add 2 more attack, and deals damage to The Banks removing it from the game. Defender of Rammas and Aragorn attack and kill Battering Ram 1. Refresh and threat is 41.

Turn 3: Favor of the Valar drawn. 2 Honour Guard played. Eowyn and Beregond quest for 5. Orc Vanguard added to the staging area. 1 progress added to The Citadel. Orc Vanguard engaged. Honour Guard 1 and 2 defend the attacks and die. Shadow card on Battering Ram adds 1 attack and The Power of Mordor discarded as a shadow. Aragorn and Defender deal 2 damage to Orc Vanguard. Refresh and threat is 42.

Turn 4: Knights of the Swan drawn. Eagles of the Misty Mountains played. Eowyn and Beregond quest for 5. Steel Raft added to the staging area and deals 2 damage to The Approach. Steel Raft engaged. Orc Vanguard attack undefended and shadow card destroys The Approach. Undefended damage destroys The Citadel. Defender and Eagles killed by next 2 attacks. I scoop.

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