Order of battle then
Rohan vs Isengard - Run Hobbit Run
where the Rohan retinue had to escort their Hobbit from one corner to the opposite whilst Isengard sought to stop them at all cost.
Gondor vs Mordor - Unexpected Party
where the two retinues seek to get across from corner to corner, meeting unexpectedly the enemy on the way.
Isengard vs Gondor - The Last of the Old Toby
where the Orcs seek to protect Sarumans' last stash of Old Toby Tabacco
Rohan vs Mordor - Mushrooms for Breakfast
where the Mordor Orcs tried to find mushrooms in a series of crates across the battlefield while Rohan try to stop then (ok this one was a bit odd!)
Good vs Evil - Bloodbath
48 points on each side trying to slaughter as many as possible and if possible rescue or kill as many hobbits as possible.
So how did it play.......with so much going on I can't cover it all so it will be pictures with captions, where you can see the full table it is actually split by a row of buttons so each table was about 4'x5'
|Isengard Berserkers and Uruk hai close the gap on Rohan out of shot right, whilst in the|
distance Mordor match up against Gondor
|Rohirrim cavalry ride out to meet the foe only to be cut down the all important |
Hobbit is hiding at the back !
|Definitely an unexpected party, the challenge with this scenarios as in the|
rule book is to get past the enemy
|Finally the Uruk hai can see a Hobbit and chase through the trees to get at him|
|Anyone for a picnic - it all got a bit bloody|
|Bersekers prepare to give their lives to protect Sarumans' Tobacco|
|In the distance you can just see the crates of food the Mordor Orcs are trying to get into !|
|Looks to me like the bersekers are fighting each other (good job Boromir |
didn't notice we were far to close together)
|We have shrunk the battlefield a little Isengard as usual rushing out to their|
doom but at least keeping their captive hobbit at the back.
|Mordor doing like wise....but what is that in the middle Rohan cavalry|
charging out most unlike Eomer !
|That's more like it goodies skulking in the woods and shooting form a distance.|
|Lurtz has an uncanny knack of failing activation rolls !|
|Finally he gets his Uruk's moving forward, whilst the wargs head off through the woods|
By now it was time for the Hobbits to have second Supper so the battle was declared a victory to the good guys. All that was left was to tally up the overall scores. Overall victory to Boromir with 14 points made up of two Battle wins and four Hobbits. Closely followed by Rohan and not so closely followed by Mordor. Some where near the back was Lurtz with no wins but at least Hobbit was back on the menu.
What did we learn, Lion Rampant easily converts to LOTR. Berserkers nee fierce foot are rubbish, in the second scenarios the objective needed to be further away and if you keep rolling rubbish you lose whatever the game.