Boromir, Captain of the White Tower on the board. Alongside Boromir, I'd be putting an Avenger Bolt Thrower down- two brand new elements of the Minas Tirith army I've been excited to try! We rolled up three scenarios: I veto'd Hold Ground and Andrew veto'd Contest of champions which had us settling on Domination. Finally, I also recently finished a new terrain piece so opted to play on a heavy Osgiliath-themed board.
Erestor's beleaguered warband holds as long as they can.
The central objective where both Boromir and Elrond are dueling is held by Minas Tirith by only one model.
In the end, Minas Tirith scores 2 VPs for one uncontested objective, 1 VP for a contested objective, and 1 VP for breaking Rivendell. The final bloody affair is a 4-0 for Minas Tirith.
Closing Thoughts: Honestly, Andrew's dice were AWFUL. My firts two turns had some rough duel rolls and then I couldn't stop rolling 6s after that... exactly like my last game with Chris. I do think my overall strategy worked- pulling back under Boromir's banner while focusing on one warband at a time, but some better duel luck on Andrew could've seen this one become a real nail biter.
The Bolt Thrower was pretty great. It killed 4 models; which is less than its points... but that is a pretty elementary way of thinking of a model's value. The bolt thrower absolutely dictated many of Andrew's movement decisions and that is impossible to quantify.
Boromir, Captain of the White Tower is pretty pretty prettttaaayyyy good. I only ever fought with him twice- once killing an elf warrior and once against Elrond but clearly his value is HUGE. Love him.