good bit of Iron Hills; and ahead of the Richmond Open, Andrew and I wanted to throw down with two 800 point lists to warmup for the coming weekend tournament. Andrew is running Minas Tirith with Gandalf at the event. I am opting to revisit Rivendell, but decided I didn't need much practice with them so was excited to put the dwarves on the table for the first time!
The mission today was Fog of War!
Finally, after many rapid fire turns the game comes to a close... on the final turn Gandalf was surrounded and killed, with the fate he lost to the Ballista being gone being the deciding factor.
Minas Tirith scores:
- 3 VPs for protecting Irolas
Iron Hills scores:
- 3 VPs for killing Hurin
- 3 VPs for protecting the Siege Veteran
- 3 VPs for breaking Minas Tirith without being broken
- 1 VPs for killing Gandalf
Making the game a 10-3 for Iron Hills.
This is a TOUGH matchup for Minas Tirith, and Andrew's dice were pretty cold. Still, I think it could've been closer than the score represents- the game went on for probably 7 turns after Andrew broke; but every turn it went on got worse for him. Iron Hills are cool but, if I'm being honest, not super interesting to play. I'll give them a few more runs of course, but I'm not sure they super align to my playstyle.