Hi there - new player alert! Currently working through the rulebook and trying out a sample game of The Lord of the Rings: The Card Game. I'm having trouble understanding a simple point about attachment cards. Are they exhausted and readied in tandem with the character cards to which they are attached? Or do they operate separately in this regard?
Basically, Attachments work independently of the attached Hero. They independently exhaust when you use them. Note that Attachments such as "Dwarven Axe " that have an on-going "passive" ability don't need to be exhausted to gain the cards ability (in this case +1 attack, +2 if a Dwarf).
For example, if you commit a Hero that has "Unexpected Courage" attached, the Hero exhausts but the Attachment stays unexhausted which enables you to later exhaust this Attachment and unexhaust the Hero (as this is the "Unexpected Courage's" ability).
Hope that helps and best to ask any further questions in the LoTR forum: