Massing at Osgiliath with 3 Unlikely Heroes – September 10, 2022

Introduction

I’ve been really disappointed that the Angmar Awakened campaign isn’t available as Print and Play yet. I’ve had some ideas about trying some more minimum purchase decks for it, but really I just want to get started on the campaign. I saw there were points you can switch without a threat penalty. I think that opens it up for me even with minimum purchase restriction in place. I’ll also try Easy Mode when I start since the minimum purchase card pool is lacking defense so much. I could also have started another core campaign to earn some boons that might help make things easier with such a restrictive card pool. I really wasn’t up for replaying it right now especially since the campaign has been out for almost a month and no sign of the PnP files. I’m pretty much resigned that it may be awhile before I can get some good card scans to print the campaign cards myself.

Good news is I still have all the Print on Demand scenarios and Nightmare I haven’t played solo yet. I decided it was better to switch and get away from being bummed about Angmar Awakened. To make it more exciting for me, I put in Tactics Bilbo because I like him a lot. Then Spirit Legolas since I haven’t played him at all and his built in readying ability will be good for this scenario. I also on Vision of the Palanitr that shadow cancelation is big and immediately thought of Erkenbrand. Originally I was going to double down on this with The One Ring and Inner Strength. By the time I got around to playing the deck, I forgot I had them in there. I had to make a sideboard change mid game when I realized my setup mistake.

Decklist

Main Deck

Hero (3)
Bilbo Baggins (Mount Gundabad)
Erkenbrand (The Antlered Crown)
Legolas (The Sands of Harad)

Contract (0)
1x Forth, The Three Hunters! (The City of Ulfast)

Attachment (37)
1x Ancestral Armor (Roam Across Rhovanion)
3x Armored Destrier (Temple of the Deceived)
2x Blade of Gondolin (Core Set)
2x Celebrían’s Stone (Core Set)
3x Dagger of Westernesse (The Black Riders)
3x Golden Belt (Challenge of the Wainriders)
3x Gondorian Shield (The Steward’s Fear)
2x Hauberk of Mail (The Wilds of Rhovanion)
3x Hobbit Pony (The Wastes of Eriador)
1x Magic Ring (The Crossings of Poros)
2x Mirkwood Long-knife (The Sands of Harad)
3x Raiment of War (The Thing in the Depths)
3x Round Shield (Mount Gundabad)
2x Silver Circlet (Wrath and Ruin)
2x Silver Harp (The Treachery of Rhudaur)
2x Unexpected Courage (Core Set)

Event (13)
3x Elven-light (The Dread Realm)
3x Feint (Core Set)
3x Hands Upon the Bow (Shadow and Flame)
1x Hasty Stroke (Core Set)
3x Sterner than Steel (The Flame of the West)

3 Heroes, 50 Cards
Cards up to Challenge of the Wainriders

Sideboard

Attachment (2)
1x Inner Strength (Wrath and Ruin)
1x The One Ring (A Shadow in the East)

Event (2)
2x Hasty Stroke (Core Set)

Deck built on RingsDB.

Play by Play

Starting Hand

  • Hobbit Pony
  • Armored Destrier
  • Mirkwood Long-knife
  • Dagger of Westernesse
  • Feint
  • Hands Upon the Bow

Setup

  • Witch King set aside
  • 3 Snaga Scouts added to the staging area
  • Threat – 28

Turn 1

1.3 Draw

  • Raiment of War

1.3 Action(s)

  • none

2.2 Planning

  • Dagger of Westernesse and Hobbit Pony attached to Bilbo
  • Armored Destrier on Erkenbrand
  • Mirkwood Long-knife on Legolas

3.1 Quest Phase 3.1 Action(s)

  • none

3.2 Committed Characters vs Main Quest

  • None. I’ve played this quest before multiplayer and getting enemies cleared out early makes a big difference for later turns.
  • Total Quest Power = 0

3.2 Action(s)

  • none

3.3 Staging

  • Cut Off
  • Threat – 29
  • I don’t have any ally cards to discard.
  • Total Staging Area Threat = 3

3.3 Action(s)

  • none

3.4 Quest Resolution

  • Threat – 32

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

  • Snaga Scouts x3

5.3 Action(s)

  • none

6 Combat Phase

6.2 Action(s)

  • none

6.3 Enemy Attacks

6.4b Enemy – Snaga Scout 1

  • 6.4b Action(s)
    • none
  • 6.4.1 Defender – Erkenbrand
  • 6.4.1 Action(s)
    • none
  • 6.4.2 Shadow – Deal 2 damage to defender (Wolves from Mordor) canceled with Erkenbrand’s ability (1 / 4)
  • 6.4.2 Action(s)
    • none
  • 6.4.3 Determine combat damage – 0
  • 6.4.3 Action(s)
    • none
  • Ready with Armored Destrier and discard shadow from Snaga Scout 2

6.4b Enemy – Snaga Scout 2

  • 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 – 1 assigned to Bilbo (1 / 2)
  • 6.4.3 Action(s)
    • none

6.4b Enemy – Snaga Scout 3

  • 6.4b Action(s)
    • none
  • 6.4.1 Defender – none
  • 6.4.1 Action(s)
    • none
  • 6.4.2 Shadow – Deal 2 damage to attacking enemy (2 / 2) and exhaust Bilbo to gain control of Ranger of Ithilien (Ranger of Ithilien)
  • Snaga Scout 3 destroyed.

6.7 Player Attacks

6.8b Target – Sanga Scout 1

  • 6.8b Attackers
    • Legolas
  • 6.8.1 Action(s)
    • none
  • 6.8.2 Total Attack – 4
  • 6.8.3 Damage Dealt – 4 (4 / 2)
  • 6.8.3 Action(s)
    • none
  • Target destroyed.

6.8b Target – Sanga Scout 2

  • 6.8b Attackers
    • Erkenbrand
  • 6.8.1 Action(s)
    • none
  • 6.8.2 Total Attack – 2
  • 6.8.3 Damage Dealt – 2 (2 / 2)
  • 6.8.3 Action(s)
    • none
  • Target destroyed.

7 Refresh

  • 7.3 Threat – 3
  • 7.4 Action(s)
    • none
  • That was a pretty awesome turn 1!

Turn 2

1.3 Draw

  • Hauberk of Mail

1.3 Action(s)

  • none

2.2 Planning

  • Raiment of War and Hauberk of Mail on Erkenbrand. Darn, no restricted attachment for Legolas, but Erkenbrand is now set up.

3.1 Quest Phase 3.1 Action(s)

  • none

3.2 Committed Characters vs Main Quest

  • Ranger of Ithilien
  • Total Quest Power =2

3.2 Action(s)

  • none

3.3 Staging

  • Uruk Vanguard
  • Total Staging Area Threat = 2

3.3 Action(s)

  • Bilbo quests thanks to Hobbit Pony targeting Uruk Vanguard
  • Quest power = 5

3.4 Quest Resolution

  • +3 quest progress
  • +1 damage to Uruk Vanguard (1 / 8)

3.4 Action(s)

  • none

4.2 Travel

  • none

4.2 Action(s)

  • none

5.2 Optional Engagement

  • None, I could but I’m one damage short of being able to kill the Vanguard. I have Feint and Hands Upon the Bow if another enemy comes out next round. I can leave him up there and most likely kill him next round.

5.2 Action(s)

  • none

5.3 Engagement

  • none

5.3 Action(s)

  • none

7 Refresh

  • 7.3 Threat – 34
  • 7.4 Action(s)
    • none

Turn 3

1.3 Draw

  • Feint 2, Not what I wanted at all.

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

  • Ranger of Ithilien
  • Total Quest Power = 2

3.2 Action(s)

  • none

3.3 Staging

  • Captured Watchtower
  • Total Staging Area Threat = 3

3.3 Action(s)

  • Bilbo rides in with 3 willpower on his Hobbit Pony
  • Quest power = 5

3.4 Quest Resolution

  • +2 quest progress (5 / 7)
  • +1 damage Uruk Vanguard (2 / 8)

3.4 Action(s)

  • none

4.2 Travel

  • None, I can’t because the quest prevents me from going to West Bank locations like the Captured Watchtower.

4.2 Action(s)

  • none

5.2 Optional Engagement

  • Uruk Vanguard

5.2 Action(s)

  • none

5.3 Engagement

  • none

5.3 Action(s)

  • none

6 Combat Phase

6.2 Action(s)

  • none

6.3 Enemy Attacks

6.4b Enemy – Uruk Vanguard

  • 6.4b Action(s)
    • none
  • 6.4.1 Defender – Erkenbrand
  • 6.4.1 Action(s)
    • none
  • 6.4.2 Shadow – Remove defender from combat (Captured Watchtower) canceled with Erkenbrand’s ability (2 / 7).
  • 6.4.2 Action(s)
    • none
  • 6.4.3 Determine combat damage – 0
  • 6.4.3 Action(s)
    • none
  • Armored Destrier readies Erkenbrand.

6.7 Player Attacks

6.8b Target – Uruk Vanguard

  • 6.8b Attackers
    • Erkenbrand
    • Legolas
  • 6.8.1 Action(s)
    • none
  • 6.8.2 Total Attack – 7
  • 6.8.3 Damage Dealt – 6 (8 / 8)
  • 6.8.3 Action(s)
    • none
  • Target destroyed.

7 Refresh

  • 7.3 Threat – 34
  • 7.4 Action(s)
    • none

Turn 4

1.3 Draw

  • Unexpected Courage, Still not a restricted attachment but it will help me quest better.

1.3 Action(s)

  • none

2.2 Planning

  • Unexpected Courage on Legolas

3.1 Quest Phase 3.1 Action(s)

  • none

3.2 Committed Characters vs Main Quest

  • Ranger of Ithilien
  • Legolas
  • Total Quest Power = 4

3.2 Action(s)

  • Ready Legolas with Unexpected Courage. I think at this point in the game it’s better to have characters unexhausted.

3.3 Staging

  • Wainrider Captain
  • Snaga Scout returned to the staging area.
  • Total Staging Area Threat = 5

3.3 Action(s)

  • +4 willpower from Bilbo and his Hobbit Pony targeting Wainrider Captain.

3.4 Quest Resolution

  • +3 quest progress (8 / 7)
  • +1 Wainrider Captain damage (1 / 4)
  • Advance to Stage 2

3.4 Action(s)

  • none

4.2 Travel

  • None

4.2 Action(s)

  • none

5.2 Optional Engagement

  • Wainrider Captain

5.2 Action(s)

  • none

5.3 Engagement

  • Snaga Scout

5.3 Action(s)

  • none

6 Combat Phase

6.2 Action(s)

  • none

6.3 Enemy Attacks

6.4b Enemy – Wainrider Captain

  • 6.4b Action(s)
    • none
  • 6.4.1 Defender – Erkenbrand
  • 6.4.1 Action(s)
    • none
  • 6.4.2 Shadow – +3 attack (Cut Off)
  • 6.4.2 Action(s)
    • none
  • 6.4.3 Determine combat damage – 1 (3 / 7)
  • 6.4.3 Action(s)
    • none
  • Ready with Armored Destrier and discard Snaga Scout’s shadow

6.4b Enemy – Snaga Scout

  • 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 – 1 assigned to Legolas (1 / 4)
  • 6.4.3 Action(s)
    • none

6.7 Player Attacks

6.8b Target – Wainrider Captain

  • 6.8b Attackers
    • Erkenbrand
    • Legolas
  • 6.8.1 Action(s)
    • none
  • 6.8.2 Total Attack – 7
  • 6.8.3 Damage Dealt – 4 (5 / 4)
  • 6.8.3 Action(s)
    • none
  • Target destroyed.

7 Refresh

  • 7.3 Threat – 35
  • 7.4 Action(s)
    • none

Turn 5

1.3 Draw

  • Feint 3, Wow, I really didn’t expect to draw so many cards that aren’t restricted. I just checked my decklist about how many restricted cards I have and realized I had The One Ring and should have had that in play. To keep going without impacting the game state I took out The One Ring and Inner Strength and sideboarded in a Hasty Stroke.

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

  • Legolas
  • Ranger of Ithilien
  • Total Quest Power = 4

3.2 Action(s)

  • Ready Legolas with Unexpected Courage.

3.3 Staging

  • Snaga Scout 2
  • Total Staging Area Threat = 2

3.3 Action(s)

  • +2 Willpower from Bilbo on his Hobbit Pony targeting Snaga Scout

3.4 Quest Resolution

  • +4 quest progress (4 / 5)
  • 1 damage to Snaga Scout 2 (1 / 2)

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

  • Snaga Scout

5.3 Action(s)

  • none

6 Combat Phase

6.2 Action(s)

  • none

6.3 Enemy Attacks

6.4b Enemy – Snaga Scout 1

  • 6.4b Action(s)
    • none
  • 6.4.1 Defender – Erkenbrand
  • 6.4.1 Action(s)
    • none
  • 6.4.2 Shadow – no effect because not undefended (Wainrider Captain)
  • 6.4.2 Action(s)
    • none
  • 6.4.3 Determine combat damage – 0
  • 6.4.3 Action(s)
    • none
  • Ready Erkenbrand with Armored Destrier and discard Snaga Scout 2’s shadow

6.4b Enemy – Snaga Scout 2

  • 6.4b Action(s)
    • none
  • 6.4.1 Defender – Erkenbrand
  • 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 – Snaga Scout 1

  • 6.8b Attackers
    • Legolas
  • 6.8.1 Action(s)
    • none
  • 6.8.2 Total Attack – 4
  • 6.8.3 Damage Dealt – 4 (4 / 2)
  • 6.8.3 Action(s)
    • none
  • Target destroyed.

7 Refresh

  • 7.3 Threat – 36
  • 7.4 Action(s)
    • none

Turn 6

1.3 Draw

  • Magic Ring, Helpful, but still not 1 of the 24 restricted attachments left in my deck.

1.3 Action(s)

  • none

2.2 Planning

  • Magic Ring on Erkenbrand.

3.1 Quest Phase 3.1 Action(s)

  • none

3.2 Committed Characters vs Main Quest

  • Ranger of Ithilien
  • Legolas
  • Total Quest Power = 4

3.2 Action(s)

  • Ready Legolas with Unexpected Courage.

3.3 Staging

  • Wainriders
  • Total Staging Area Threat = 3

3.3 Action(s)

  • +3 willpower from Bilbo targeting Wainriders

3.4 Quest Resolution

  • +4 quest progress (8 / 5)
  • 1 damage to Wainriders (1 / 4)
  • Advance to Stage 3. I guess I should have read the quest cards. Good thing I have a Ranger of Ithilien to discard next round.

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

  • Wainriders

5.3 Action(s)

  • None

6 Combat Phase

6.2 Action(s)

  • none

6.3 Enemy Attacks

6.4b Enemy – Snaga Scout

  • 6.4b Action(s)
    • none
  • 6.4.1 Defender – Erkenbrand
  • 6.4.1 Action(s)
    • none
  • 6.4.2 Shadow – +1 attack (Uruk Vanguard)
  • 6.4.2 Action(s)
    • none
  • 6.4.3 Determine combat damage – 0
  • 6.4.3 Action(s)
    • none
  • Ready with Armored Destrier and discard Wainriders’ shadow.

6.4b Enemy – Wainriders

  • 6.4b Action(s)
    • none
  • 6.4.1 Defender – Erkenbrand
  • 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 – Wainriders

  • 6.8b Attackers
    • Legolas
  • 6.8.1 Action(s)
    • none
  • 6.8.2 Total Attack – 4
  • 6.8.3 Damage Dealt – 3 (4 / 4)
  • 6.8.3 Action(s)
    • Ready Erkenbrand with Magic Ring
    • Threat – 37
  • Target destroyed.

6.8b Target – Snaga Scout

  • 6.8b Attackers
    • Erkenbrand
  • 6.8.1 Action(s)
    • none
  • 6.8.2 Total Attack – 3
  • 6.8.3 Damage Dealt – 3 (4 /2)
  • 6.8.3 Action(s)
    • none
  • Target destroyed.

7 Refresh

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

Turn 7

1.3 Draw

  • Round Shield, At last!

1.3 Action(s)

  • none

2.2 Planning

  • Round Shield on Legolas

3.1 Quest Phase

  • Ranger of Ithilien discarded 3.1 Action(s)
  • none

3.2 Committed Characters vs Main Quest

  • Erkenbrand
  • Legolas and discard Feint to ready Erkenbrand
  • Total Quest Power = 3

3.2 Action(s)

  • Ready Legolas with Unexpected Courage.

3.3 Staging

  • Massing at Osgiliath
  • Ranger of Ithilien
    • Exhausted and committed to the quest
    • Quest power = 5
  • Ruins of Osgiliath
  • Threat – 39
  • Total Staging Area Threat = 2

3.3 Action(s)

  • none

3.4 Quest Resolution

  • +1 quest progress (1 / 1)
  • Advance to Stage 4
  • Witch-King added to the staging area.

3.4 Action(s)

  • none

4.2 Travel

  • Captured Watchtower

4.2 Action(s)

  • none

5.2 Optional Engagement

  • None

5.2 Action(s)

  • none

5.3 Engagement

  • None

5.3 Action(s)

  • None

7 Refresh

  • 7.3 Threat – 40
  • 7.4 Action(s)
    • none
  • Flip the contract.

Turn 8

1.3 Draw

  • Armored Destier 2

1.3 Action(s)

  • none

2.2 Planning

  • None

3.1 Quest Phase 3.1 Action(s)

  • Heal 1 damage on the heroes with the contract.

3.2 Committed Characters vs Main Quest

  • Bilbo targeting the Witch-king
  • Erkenbrand
  • Legolas discarding Armored Destrier to ready Erkenbrand
  • Ranger of Ithilien
  • Total Quest Power = 12

3.2 Action(s)

  • none

3.3 Staging

  • Emyn Arnen Overlook
  • Total Staging Area Threat = 12

3.3 Action(s)

  • none

3.4 Quest Resolution

  • No threat gained but no progress.

3.4 Action(s)

  • none

4.2 Travel

  • Emyn Arnen Overlook

4.2 Action(s)

  • none

5.2 Optional Engagement

  • None

5.2 Action(s)

  • None

5.3 Engagement

  • The Witch-king

5.3 Action(s)

  • None

6 Combat Phase

6.2 Action(s)

  • Feint, This way I won’t need to spend 3 threat to keep engaged and I might be able to get Captured Watchtower explored.

6.7 Player Attacks

6.8b Target – The Witch-king

  • 6.8b Attackers
    • Erkenbrand
    • Legolas
  • 6.8.1 Action(s)
    • none
  • 6.8.2 Total Attack – 7
  • 6.8.3 Damage Dealt – 1 (2 / 11)
  • 6.8.3 Action(s)
    • none

7 Refresh

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

Turn 9

1.3 Draw

  • Elven-light

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

  • Erkenbrand
  • Legolas discarding Elven-light to ready Erkenbrand
  • Ranger of Ithilien
  • Total Quest Power = 10

3.2 Action(s)

  • Ready Legolas with Unexpected Courage
  • Elven-light draws Elven-light 2

3.3 Staging

  • Morgulduin
  • Total Staging Area Threat = 7

3.3 Action(s)

  • none

3.4 Quest Resolution

  • +2 Captured Watchtower progress (2 / 2) and explored it.
  • +1 quest progress (1 / 15)

3.4 Action(s)

  • none

4.2 Travel

  • None. All locations are East bank ones I can’t travel to.

4.2 Action(s)

  • none

6 Combat Phase

6.2 Action(s)

  • Feint on The Witch-king
  • Heal 1 damage on Erkenbrand with the contract.

6.7 Player Attacks

6.8b Target – The Witch-king

  • 6.8b Attackers
    • Bilbo
    • Erkenbrand
    • Legolas
  • 6.8.1 Action(s)
    • none
  • 6.8.2 Total Attack – 9
  • 6.8.3 Damage Dealt – 3 (5 / 11)
  • 6.8.3 Action(s)
    • none

7 Refresh

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

Turn 10

1.3 Draw

  • Mirkwood Long-knife

1.3 Action(s)

  • none

2.2 Planning

  • Mirkwood Long-knife on Legolas

3.1 Quest Phase 3.1 Action(s)

  • none

3.2 Committed Characters vs Main Quest

  • Erkenbrand
  • Legolas discarding Elven-light to ready Erkenbrand
  • Total Quest Power = 10

3.2 Action(s)

  • Ready with Unexpected Courage
  • Elven-light draws Hauberk of Mail

3.3 Staging

  • Captured Watchtower
  • Total Staging Area Threat = 11

3.3 Action(s)

  • none

3.4 Quest Resolution

  • Threat – 43

3.4 Action(s)

  • none

4.2 Travel

  • Captured Watchtower

4.2 Action(s)

  • none

6 Combat Phase

6.2 Action(s)

  • none

6.3 Enemy Attacks

6.4b Enemy – The Witch-king

  • 6.4b Action(s)
    • none
  • 6.4.1 Defender – Erkenbrand
  • 6.4.1 Action(s)
    • none
  • 6.4.2 Shadow – none (Ruins of Osgiliath)
  • 6.4.2 Action(s)
    • none
  • 6.4.3 Determine combat damage – 1 (2 / 7)
  • 6.4.3 Action(s)
    • Heal 1 damage with the contract (1 / 7)

6.7 Player Attacks

6.8b Target – The Witch-king

  • 6.8b Attackers
    • Bilbo
    • Erkenbrand
    • Legolas
    • Ranger of Ithilien
  • 6.8.1 Action(s)
    • none
  • 6.8.2 Total Attack – 12
  • 6.8.3 Damage Dealt – 6 (11 / 11)
  • 6.8.3 Action(s)
    • none
  • Target destroyed.

7 Refresh

  • 7.3 Threat – 46
  • 7.4 Action(s)
    • none

Turn 11

1.3 Draw

  • Steerner than Steel

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

  • Erkenbrand
  • Legolas discarding Elven-light to ready Erkenbrand
  • Ranger of Ithilien
  • Total Quest Power = 12

3.2 Action(s)

  • Ready Legolas with Unexpected Courage
  • Elven-light draws Raiment of War

3.3 Staging

  • Dark Pursuit just surges.
  • Wolves from Mordor
  • Threat – 48
  • Wainriders
  • Total Staging Area Threat = 10

3.3 Action(s)

  • Bibo target Wainriders for +5 willpower

3.4 Quest Resolution

  • +2 Captured Watchtower progress (2 / 2) and explore it.
  • +5 quest progress (6 / 15)
  • 1 damage to Wainriders (1 / 4)

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

  • Wainriders
  • Wolves from Mordor

5.3 Action(s)

  • none

6 Combat Phase

6.2 Action(s)

  • none

6.3 Enemy Attacks

6.4b Enemy – Wainriders

  • 6.4b Action(s)
    • none
  • 6.4.1 Defender – Erkenbrand
  • 6.4.1 Action(s)
    • none
  • 6.4.2 Shadow – none (Massing at Osgiliath)
  • 6.4.2 Action(s)
    • none
  • 6.4.3 Determine combat damage – 0
  • 6.4.3 Action(s)
    • none
  • Ready with Armored Destrier and discard Wolves’ shadow.

6.4b Enemy – Wolves from Mordor

  • 6.4b Action(s)
    • none
  • 6.4.1 Defender – Erkenbrand
  • 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 – Wainriders

  • 6.8b Attackers
    • Legolas
  • 6.8.1 Action(s)
    • none
  • 6.8.2 Total Attack – 5
  • 6.8.3 Damage Dealt – 4 (5 / 4)
  • 6.8.3 Action(s)
    • none
  • Target destroyed.

7 Refresh

  • 7.3 Threat – 49 Ok, if I get any doomed or Scout enemies next staging I’m done for.
  • 7.4 Action(s)
    • none

Turn 12

1.3 Draw

  • Unexpected Courage Not the Spirit card I hoped for.

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

  • Erkenbrand
  • Legolas discarding Elven-light to ready Erkenbrand
  • Ranger of Ithilien
  • Total Quest Power = 12

3.2 Action(s)

  • Elven-light draws Hobbit Pony
  • Ready Legolas with Unexpected Courage.

3.3 Staging

  • Cut off
  • Threat – 50

Postmortem

That was so close! I wonder what would have happened if I had played my deck as originally designed with The One Ring. Erkenbrand got set up easily so I can probably just tweak this to use Strength and Courage instead. Although Legolas was my main source of questing power. Bilbo was nice especially when The Witch-king was in staging but the -3 willpower otherwise hurt so much. Arod would have been really helpful near the end when all the East Bank locations showed up.Feint was nice near the end but not so good early on. I might just drop them down to 2. Tactics Legolas I’m sure would be better in this quest with all the attacking and then I could run things like War Axe to kill The Witch-king right away. It was interesting to try the Spirit Legolas though. He also made it so Erkenbrand could quest. With it being such a close game, I might just make some minor tweaks and try it again with the same line up.

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