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The fellowship set out, and promptly captured Smeagol -- too early! Gandalf didn't get a chance to play all his character cards.

Saruman invades the fords, then just sits there, eyeing the
defending Helm's Deep.

Orcs Multiplying Again gives the Witch King a 11-hp stack to attack Lorien. Readers of Veldrin's board know that it takes about 14-hp to Lorien rush. Strider and Boromir fly to Rohan. Boromir had the intention of doubling back and helping Galadriel (get that shiny belt-buckle from the elves!). However, the darkness closes in too fast, and the companions are sealed out. No matter, Gally just puffs out to 9-hp and a trebuchet. The WK probes, hits 0, and gets hit back for 5. That's the end of that.

Strider and Boromir take the paths of the dead. Strider reinforces Osgiliath in force, Boromir goes to Dol Amroth.

Helm's Deep falls easily. The Uruk Hai march on Edoras, but are checked by the predictable Rohan build up there. Gimli and Merry show up too. The Shadow counters by mustering in some dunlendings, but the free also have lots of musters, and their elites are die-for-die way better than hillmen of dunland.

Meanwhile, in Eriador, Dunlendings, Uruks, and Gundabad orcs (12-hp) converge on the Shire. Rangers of the North, and the Sword of Eriador not withstanding, the Shire and Havens are taken.
seemed like a pretty solid Havens defense to me, but the Ranger's Valor was no match for the Devilry of Orthanc.

Frodo, Sam, Smeagol, Legolas, and Pippin declare in Mordor mid-turn with five corruption, and promptly start drawing an avalanche of eye tiles.

The Witch King throws 19 hp at Minas Tirith. Denethor goes mad. Aragorn is overcome by Words of Power. The white city falls. sauron

Both sides now begin final preperations for Frodo's climb up Mt Doom. The free get better healing cards, and the final tile draw is about 40% fatal to Frodo. Nevertheless, Sauron draws a low-corruption tile, and the Free win again.
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MrWeasely wrote:
and the Free win again.
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...which is why I'm now trying the Three Dice For The Ring strategy right from the start. See my latest session report.
 
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