Massing at Osgiliath with 4 Unlikely Heroes – December 1st, 2022

Introduction

I got in a quick game for my birthday after I tweaked the events in the deck for more card draw and threat reduction. It should have helped my late game. Unfortunately, I had the worst start so far in playing this scenario.

Decklist

Massing at Osgiliath 3 Unlikely Hunters

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 (40)
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)
2x Favor of the Valar (The Battle of Carn Dûm)
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)

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)
1x Strength and Courage (The City of Ulfast)
1x The One Ring (A Shadow in the East)
2x Unexpected Courage (Core Set)

Event (11)
3x Elven-light (The Dread Realm)
3x Feint (Core Set)
3x Foe-hammer (Over Hill and Under Hill)
2x The Galadhrim’s Greeting (Core Set)

3 Heroes, 51 Cards

Deck built on RingsDB.

Play by Play

Starting Hand after mulligan

  • Elven-light
  • Raiment of War
  • Round Shield
  • Silver Harp
  • The Galadhrim’s Greeting
  • Foe-hammer

Setup

  • Witch King set aside
  • Snaga Scout, Wolves from Mordor, and Wainriders added to the staging area
  • The One Ring attached to Legolas
  • Strength and Courage added to hand.
  • Threat – 28

Turn 1

1.3 Draw

  • Gondorian Shield

1.3 Action(s)

  • none

2.2 Planning

  • Silver Harp and Strength and Courage on Legolas
  • Gondorian Shield on Erkenbrand.

3.1 Quest Phase 3.1 Action(s)

  • none

3.2 Committed Characters vs Main Quest

  • Bilbo targeting Wainriders for +2 willpower
  • Total Quest Power = 5

3.2 Action(s)

  • none

3.3 Staging

  • Wainrider Captain
  • When revealed whiffs because no Scouts in the staging area
  • Total Staging Area Threat = 7

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 Scout
  • Wolves from Mordor

5.3 Action(s)

  • none

6 Combat Phase

6.2 Action(s)

  • none

6.3 Enemy Attacks

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 – +3 attack (Cut off) canceled with Erkenbrand taking 1 damage.
  • 6.4.2 Action(s)
    • none
  • 6.4.3 Determine combat damage – 0
  • 6.4.3 Action(s)
    • none

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 – none (Wainriders)
  • 6.4.2 Action(s)
    • none
  • 6.4.3 Determine combat damage – 1 assigned to Bilbo
  • 6.4.3 Action(s)
    • none

6.7 Player Attacks

6.8b Target – Wolves from Mordor

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

7 Refresh

  • 7.3 Threat – 33
  • 7.4 Action(s)
    • none

Turn 2

1.3 Draw

  • Hobbit Pony

1.3 Action(s)

  • none

2.2 Planning

  • Hobbit Pony and Round Shield on Bilbo
  • Raiment of War on Erkenbrand

3.1 Quest Phase 3.1 Action(s)

  • none

3.2 Committed Characters vs Main Quest

  • none
  • Total Quest Power = 0

3.2 Action(s)

  • none

3.3 Staging

  • Emyn Arnen Overlook
  • Total Staging Area Threat = 7

3.3 Action(s)

  • Bilbo quests for 4 targeting Wainrider Captain

3.4 Quest Resolution

  • Threat – 36

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

  • Wainriders

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 – Return the active location to the staging area and put Morgulduin as the active location (Morgulduin) canceled by Erkenbrand.
  • 6.4.2 Action(s)
    • none
  • 6.4.3 Determine combat damage – 0
  • 6.4.3 Action(s)
    • none

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 – Attack considered undefended (Captured Watchtower)
  • 6.4.2 Action(s)
    • none
  • 6.4.3 Determine combat damage – 1 assigned to Legolas
  • 6.4.3 Action(s)
    • none

6.7 Player Attacks

6.8b Target – Wainriders

  • 6.8b Attackers
    • Legolas
  • 6.8.1 Action(s)
    • Exhaust The One Ring for +3 attack
    • Threat – 37
  • 6.8.2 Total Attack – 7
  • 6.8.3 Damage Dealt – 6 (6 / 4)
  • 6.8.3 Action(s)
    • none
  • Target destroyed.

7 Refresh

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

Turn 3

1.3 Draw

  • Favor of the Valar

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

  • Bilbo targeting Wainrider Captain
  • Legolas then discard Elven-light to ready Bilbo
  • Total Quest Power = 5

3.2 Action(s)

  • none

3.3 Staging

  • Wainrider Captain 2
  • Wainriders
  • Total Staging Area Threat = 8

3.3 Action(s)

  • none

3.4 Quest Resolution

  • Threat – 41

Postmortem

I concede since I can’t handle 4 enemies at once. That was the roughest start I’ve had I think. Very few restricted attachments and no weapon for Legolas to get card draw from Foe-hammer.

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