A few days ago I got to play in the 2nd "To War!" escalation event hosted by the inimitable Fredericksburg VA crew. The last time around I ran Rivendell and did quite well! For this round I am only able to make the first game (due to getting married in November! Sorry to my friends who are missing the second round on the same day!) I set out to make a list and, to be totally honest, hemmed and hawed until the last possible second. The list I cam up with did not have me super excited, but to War I go!
I decided to go with Minas Tirith, but it's a bit of a weird list! I definitely went full skew with the dual bolt throwers. Will they do the trick??
GAME ONE: DOMINATION vs TED's NUMENOR & LOTHLORIEN
Game one thoughts: Honestly, I don't feel like I misplayed much here; other than maybe allowing the fights to happen solely on my side of the board. I totally forgot that this match is only 1 VP for holding an objective if your opponent has any models contetsing it; though it still would have been a minor loss even if I fully held my two. My knights gamble I stand by- had they had a tiny bit of luck I would've opened up the backfield. The Bolt throwers were... okay. As I mentioned, blinding light really shuts it down. They did do some damage but probably not enough to really justify them this round.
GAME TWO: HOLD GROUND vs JOHN'S GOBLIN TOWN
GAME THREE: TO THE DEATH vs ALEX'S BREAKING OF THE FELLOWSHIP
Definitely a fun one and can't wait to play my next tournament! Unfortunately it might be a while between wedding and honeymoon but, rest assured reader, I'll get back to creating steady content once that all wraps up.