Having played the Rohan scenario only twice with the correct rules, I've been fortunate enough to win both times. I wonder if any good strategy exists as the FP player. Please post if you've found one (or several).
As SP my strategy is basically to follow Tolkien's plot scene for scene almost. For the first several turns I place Saruman on position 1, drawing Grima cards and putting them to use. During this time I focus on blitzing the ford, taking the settlement directly in front of Helm's Deep and its companion settlement to get myself an extra die, also I build up my armies and march them forward as they fill out.
Around turn 4 +or- 1 turn, I'll switch to position 2, moving my armies quickly and destroying the plains of Rohan. I hold two armies directly in front of Helm's Deep during this time and recruit Dunlendings and fill out the armies as they take damage. Any eyes rolled during this entire time are used to fill out and move an army into position to cross or simply hold the small army that is sitting at the western ford. Once I'm up to 4 VPs I decide at that point whether enough of my forces remain to continue and destroy Edoras and the western region of the board for the win or if I should just pummel Helm's Deep. Once I commit I move to position three if necessary to fill out any damage armies for one or two turns max and then focus on the final strokes necessary for the win.
Post by genghissean on Mar 18, 2010 15:31:24 GMT 1
I muster in helm and with Theodred. Then move helms men to Theodred and as quickly as possible move into the fords. Leaving 1 guy back to retreat to. This forces the shadow to attack twice accross the fords and gives Theodred 4 leadership. If you are lucky, you never take casulties as you use your tokens as rallies. Slowly retreat to helms which is now impenetrable with 5 units and 4 leadership. Then you build up Eomer with Aargorn for another mighty force ravaging the Rohan Plains buying time for the ents.