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.
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
|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 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|
|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?