The Blood of Gondor with Mono-Tactics – November 2, 2019

Introduction

Eowyn’s ability comes in handy for more than just combat.

Decklist

Hero (3)
Beregond (Heirs of Númenor)
Éowyn (The Flame of the West)
Legolas (Core Set)

Ally (24)
2x Beechbone (The Battle of Carn Dûm)
2x Bofur (Over Hill and Under Hill)
3x Defender of Rammas (Heirs of Númenor)
3x Derndingle Warrior (Escape from Mount Gram)
3x Dúnedain Hunter (The Lost Realm)
3x Eagles of the Misty Mountains (Return to Mirkwood)
2x Gandalf (Core Set)
3x Honour Guard (The Wastes of Eriador)
3x Knights of the Swan (The Steward’s Fear)

Attachment (17)
2x Arod (The Treason of Saruman)
3x Dagger of Westernesse (The Black Riders)
3x Favor of the Valar (The Battle of Carn Dûm)
3x Gondorian Shield (The Steward’s Fear)
3x Rivendell Blade (Road to Rivendell)
3x Secret Vigil (The Lost Realm)

Event (9)
3x Feint (Core Set)
3x Foe-hammer (Over Hill and Under Hill)
3x Hands Upon the Bow (Shadow and Flame)

3 Heroes, 50 Cards
Cards up to The Flame of the West

Play by Play 1

Starting hand: Derndingle WarriorHonour GuardFoe-hammerArodFeintDefender of Rammas.

Turn 1: draw Defender of Rammas and play it. Take hidden card and no one sent to quest. Lying in wait treachery revealed adding Western Road to the staging area. Threat raised by 4 for questing unsuccessfully to 32. Take 1 hidden card to travel to the crossroads. Optionally engage the Black Numenorean. Begin combat and reveal hidden card that is a treachery which is discarded. Play Feint on the Black Numenorean to keep him from attacking. Legolas, Faramir, and Lord Alcaron attack and kill the enemy. Legolas’s ability explores the active location. Refresh and thread is 31.

Turn 2: Draw Honour Guard. Play Arod on Legolas and Derndingle Warrior. Eowyn quests for 4 and take a hidden card. Orc Arsonist revealed and threat increased to 32 for unsuccessfully questing. Travel to Western Road taking a second hidden card. Orc Arsonist engages. Reveal first hidden card and it is a treachery that is discarded. Use Faramir’s combat action to reveal second hidden card that is also a treachery and discarded. Defender of Rammas defends the arsonist’s attack. Shadow cards add one attack but no damage is dealt. Legolas and Lord Alcaron attack and kill the arsonist. Legolas and Arod add 3 progress to Western Road. Refresh and threat is 33.

Turn 3: Hands Upon the Bow drawn. Play Honour Guard. Take a hidden card and Derndingle Warrior and Eowyn quest for 5. Scourge of Mordor discards Beechbone from my deck adding 3 threat to the staging area. Western Road is explored and 1 progress added to the quest. Orc rabble revealed at the beginning of combat from hidden card. Defender of Rammas defends against the attack and no shadow effect results in no damage. Legolas and Beregond attack and kill the rabble. Legolas adds 2 progress to the quest for a total of 3. Refresh and threat ls 34.

Turn 4: Favor of the Valar drawn. Play Honour Guard. Take a hidden card and quest for 5 with Eowyn and Derndingle Warrior. Eastern Road added to the staging area resulting in one progress placed on the quest. Travel to Eastern Road taking 2 hidden cards. Reveal first hidden card for start of combat which is a location and discarded. Faramir exhausted to reveal second hidden card which is a treachery and discarded. Refresh and threat is 35.

Turn 5: Gandalf drawn. Play Favor of the Valar. Take a hidden card and Eowyn and Derndingle Warrior quest for 5. Scourge of Mordor discards Dúnedain Hunter from top of my deck adding no threat to the staging area. Eastern Road explored and 3 progress places on the quest for a total or five. Reveal first hidden card and Brutual Uruk engaged. Beregond defends the attack. Uruk gains 3 shadow cards and 1 attack from all 4 of them. Beregond would take a damage but prevented with Honour Guard. Legolas and Faramir attack and kill the Uruk. Two progress added to the quest for a total of 7. Refresh and threat is 36.

Turn 6: Knights of the Swan drawn and played. Take a hidden card and quest for 5 with Eowyn and Derndingle. Southern Road added to the staging area resulting in 3 progress on the quest for a total of 10. Travel to Southern Road taking a third hidden card. Reveal first hidden card for an Evil Crow that adds a new third hidden card. Exhaust Faramir to reveal a second hidden card that is a location and discarded. Beregond defends versus the crow. Shadow adds 1 attack and no damage is dealt. Legolas kills the crow adding 3 progress to the active location. Refresh and threat is 37.

Turn 7: Eagles of the Misty Mountains drawn and played. Take a new 3rd hidden card and quest for 7 with Eowyn, Derndingle and Eagles. Evil Crow revealed. Questing explores the active location and completes stage 1b. Orc Arsonist and Ambusher revealed from hidden cards along with a treachery that is discarded. Knights of the Swan discarded to Ambusher forced effect. Evil Crow engages and gain a hidden card. Use Hands Upon the Bow to kill Ambusher before combat with Legolas adding 2 progress to the quest. Beregond defends against the arsonist. Both shadow cards are locations and no damage dealt. Evil crow attack defended by Defender of Rammas. Shadow has no effect. Refresh and threat is 38.

Turn 8: Hands Upon the Bow drawn. Play Gandalf reducing threat by 5 to 33. Shuffle the encounter deck and take a hidden card. Quest with everyone but the Honour Guards for 12. Conflict at the Crossroads treachery adds Orc Arsonist threat of 3 to the staging area. Use Eowyn’s ability to add 9 attack for 21 towards questing and 18 progress completing stage 2b and win.

Score 116 = 36 + 8*10 – 6 victory + 0 dead heroes + 0 hero damage.

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