He now trotted to the front, Haldran didn't stop talking, then Tangold interrupted.
"Sir. at this rate we shall encounter the rogues while we are in the wood ahead."
"Corporal, would you have me overstretch the men so we fight exhausted?" Haldran responded.
"No, but I would rather have the privilege of not being ambushed, and the men uncoordinated."
"Fine corporal." Haldran noted angrily. " But this is your call!" He added glaringly.
Lieutenant Haldran Vs rogue Mordor (The chance encounter)
|This rider's horse stumbles over the wall,|
yet he manages to rise from the dust
|The riders charge into the fray|
|Haldran the guard get kills, Tangold gets wounded though|
|The guard throws his spear well, the foot-ed rider reaching the main melee|
|Haldran, Tangold and the guard getting more kills|
Back at the camp-site the rider recovers his horse yet remains un-promoted due to his clumsiness. Haldran gains +1 courage, his Corporals Tangold and Ferior gain +1 wounds, and the royal guard gains +1 strength.
The Knight cantered through the shrubbery beside the road from Minas Tirith to Osgiliath. All was quiet now, yet a mile or so ahead a large company approached. Orcs, with their captain on a warg and even a banner bearer.
Dengond must know of this, if they continued they would attack Osgiliath. The knight galloped back into the shrubbery where he moved across the field, and within shooting range of the rangers. Dengond jogged up to the knight.
"A large company of orcs. Around twenty, they have a banner and their leader is mounted."
"Luthyre had a group of rogues with a banner not the other side of the Anduin." Exclaimed Gerthil.
"The rogues are growing stronger in number and bravery, we must warn the steward" said Dengond.
"What of the rogues here? They will surely attack Osgiliath!" Warned Gerthil. Dengond didn't respond, but wrote a letter, sealed it and handed it to the knight.
"Send this to a paid messenger, and from him to Minas Tirith." Dengond said. And the knight cantered away. "We attack in tomorrow!" he called.
"Won't the messenger read it?" Asked Huos.
"I'm counting on it." mumbled Dengond...
Lieutenant Dengond Vs rogue Mordor (Hold the line)
|The orcs split, making the Gondorian's objective harder|
|The warg captain closing in on the knights|
|The captain charges|
|Gerthil aims well, the orc archer, hits one of his fellow minion in the back|
|The captain close to support from his orcs|
|Dengond and guard attack the orcs but two break through|
|Caorn knocked into the dirt by the captain|
|Dengond cutting down the banner, two guards take wounds|
|Another orc escaping|
|the knight charges bravely, Gerthil and Huos back off to take more shots|
|One finds the captain's warg|
|Dengond and the guard fighting well|
|Dengond then chases after the running orcs|
|Gerthil and Huos are caught, while the orcs break the line|
|Both rangers wound the captain who also gets lucky with his fate roll|
|The rangers are swarmed|
|Dengond and his guard attacking|
|Six orcs break the line|
|Huos wounded, and saved by fate|
|The rangers are surrounded|
|One more orc breaks the line, so the game ends this turn|
|Gerthil and Huos take multiple wounds|
|And Dengond provides little consolidation|
Dengond retreats to Osgiliath.
In the Gondorian camp everyone recovers except Gerthil who will miss the next turn, yet Huos gains an old battle wound
Dengond gains +1 attacks, Gerthil gains +1 courage, Huos also gains +1 will and CG 1 gains a might point.