In the first couple of the turns the dice gods were good to Saruman’s forces with all of them surging forward the Rohirrim on the other hand were very slow
Luckily the Rohirrim have three mounted units who can move quickly when needed
The Orcs surging forward...goaded on by their master
The Rohirrim are joined by an ancient tree ent
As soon as they are in range the light cavalry can bring into play their bows using their skirmish rule to good effect
An overview of the battle.
However, first blood went to the Orc/goblin archer who manage to wound and scare off a cavalry unit, to counter this the ent.....fairly immune to archery stomps across the battlefield
Orc scouts also bring their bows into action and a second cavalry unit is lost, including Eomer
The final unit is more hardy and is able to gradually whittle the wargs riders down......
Until a small unit of elite huntsmen are able to make their way to the front
In the distance the ent is now seriously wounded and there are two heavy Orc units remaining.
Near to the end of the battle the Rohirrim spearmen lock shields and are able to withstand the final Orc charge
The men hold..pushing the Heavy Orcs back and with only one remaining wound the ent stomps on them from behind.
The rest of Saruman’s force flees the battlefield. A fun game to start the year, the Orcs suffered from some terrible dice rolling at certain critical times of the battle 😀