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Sunday, 20 April 2014

The Fellowship strike back in moria

Scenario 3: Surrounded!
With Aragorn still not returned, a large group of Moria golbins ambush the Fellowship from either side. Boromir, Legolas and Gimli must lead the defence of the hobbits.

Objectives: good must seal both trapdoors, while Evil must slay four members before this happens.

Special rules: 
Trapdoor - At the end phase roll a D6, on a 4,5 or 6 a goblin with either spear, bow or shield may be placed in contact with the trapdoor.
Strider - In each end phase roll a D6, and on a 6 Aragorn can be placed at the doorway and can act as normal in the next turn of his arrival.

Goblin forces: 24 Goblins (8x shields, 8x spears, 8x bows)

Playing area: 42cm x 28cm

Deployment
Gandalf casts blinding light to reduce the goblins archers effectiveness
One archer skirts Boromir's and Gimli's attacks
Sam falls and Gandalf is wounding in the Goblins melee
the spell clearly ineffective
Boromir and Gimli take goblins
While another arrives on the other side
And another here to replace the dead, while the remaining attack
Boromir and Gimli, allowing a mass attack on Frodo
Merry and Pippin stab the over confident goblin beside them,
and Gandalf takes another wound
Boromir and Gimli take three this time
Aragorn arrives
Aragorn attacks quickly, while the others close down the goblins
Boromir and Gimli charge two each
while Frodo prepares to close the Trapdoor
Aragorn cleaves a goblin, while Pippin and Gandalf
are taken by the Goblin blades
Gimli picks up Boromir's slack by smashing his axe into
the two goblins around him
Aragorn leads the one-sided melee and Frodo runs to help
More One-sided over here
Where Boromir slices half of the goblins here
Aragorn twirls his blades leaving three goblins heads to roll on the floor
Preparing to close the door here
Another attack here, Frodo is unable to reach a combat
Legolas, Aragorn and Merry all take one each
The goblin fends off the strong advances
Merry moves to the trapdoor and Frodo helps Legolas
More attacking here (as the booklet tries to invade the board)
Legolas claims the goblin here, and Merry closes the trapdoor
The goblin manages to wound Boromir
Legolas and the hobbits move to assist Gimli and Boromir
But there was no need
Merry and Frodo change their mind and assist Aragorn
Another goblin appears, against three angry heroes
Attacking here
Still not dead, but Legolas Manages to reach the trapdoor
Aragorn slays another
And another over here
Allowing Legolas to close the trapdoor

Giving the Fellowship a victory!

This was a lot closer, since Boromir and Gimli chose one side, leaving a thoroughly un-offensive Legolas and Gandalf the fend off a trapdoor with a couple of hobbits. Which didn't turn out well. The turning point was where Aragorn arrived, quite early, allowing a greater number to be removed per turn against the number coming in, so eventually they won out.
Boromir and Gimli barely needed Frodo's assistance in securing the trapdoor but took ages to kill the last goblin, managing to kill ten between them, while Aragorn managed six.

However the Performance of the battle goes to Merry who managed to kill two goblins and held off two for at least four turns, despite being a hobbit.
Legolas managed two kills over the course of the battle and couldn't kill at key points, leaving it to Aragorn and the hobbits, so gets Flop of the battle.

Due to the number number of pictures in this post I shall leave Battle in Balin's tomb for next time, as the Fellowship manage to get to 1-2 in the booklet standings, can they redeem themselves?

Until then

Fish

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