How to counter the Free Peoples military blitz? Apr 22, 2005 18:17:43 GMT 1
Post by jackstere on Apr 22, 2005 18:17:43 GMT 1
The companions travelled to Fangorn, and threatened Saruman with Ev(ent) cards, and out of fear of those I left two of my five wargs in Orthanc, advancing with three (the Fords of Isen garrison obviously scouted away from my five wargs). I besieged Helm´s Deep, and started mustering more troops to counter the Rohan elites spawning in Edoras. The Shadow Lenghtens moved four regulars into position to defend Orthanc while the Orthanc garrison moved to Helm´s Deep. The Rohan army (3 elites and one regular) had moved forwards from Edoras, and I attacked them with my super-stack, causing no casualties.
He "retreated" to Fords of Isen, ready to attack Orthanc, which he did, and obviously my garrison went in the stronghold. I left one regular to annoy the Helm´s Deep garrison and moved with the rest of the army to the Fords, while moving 4 more Dunlanders to the Gap of Rohan to block the escape of the Rohan army, which now included Boromir, Gandalf and Pippin. My army attacked as he was hesitant to attack Orthanc in the hopes of killing Saruman. Well, he caused five casualties in the first round to my three, and in the second round he caused three to my one, so that was that attack. The Dunlanders sacrificed themselves, all four of them dying, only killing one in addition to a heroically sacrificing Pippin. Then, Gandalf and Boromir fled to Edoras.
Yeah it sure does seem you have crap for combat rolls. Were Nazgul involved in that attack on his three elites and one regular plus companions? Seems he faced annihilation of this stack and the loss of GTW. But the heroic sacrifice cards seem to give such hidden strength to the FP armies that its hard to know how much you need to take down even a small force. Galling it was Pippin besides