"The Age of Men is over. The Time of the Orc has come."
Gothmog to his army in The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King.
This months battle saw Rick using his new battle mat, decorated with the Gondor houses he made for me a few years ago. He fielded a Gondor army, led by mounted Boromir while I had a Mordor (Morannon army) with Gothmog and a Troll Chieftain.
|Gondor Town - The first Siege of Osgiliath|
|Objective markers on Minas Tirith board|
|Mounted Gondor, deploy behind the fountain guard|
|Mordor deploy next with Troll Chieftain and Morannon orcs|
|Another warband of Marannon|
|Mordor advance to the objectives|
|Gondor edge forward and fire a few bow shots|
|Enter Boromir's warband|
|Gondor move slowly forward|
|Finally the armies meet|
|The cavalry are caught at the rear and struggle to find space to charge Mordor|
|Faramir, leads the knights round the Gondor line|
|My troll cheiftain, seeing the threat removes Faramir from his horse|
|The troll Chieftain is making short work of the mounted Gondor troops|
|Boromir, sensing the danger moves up the the left flank|
|The troll Chieftain clears the way for more Morannon orcs|
|Gothmog, still in the middle of the fight|
|The battle field so far, with Gondor keep Osgiliath?|
|Gondor rally! but the Troll Chieftain, charges Boromir|
|Gondor are starting to pull back|
|Bormir and the troll head-to-head, meanwhile Gothmog is now without a warg!|
|Boromir is forced back|
|The looming troll|
|Shaman and banner hug the back of the line, re-rolls and fury saves|
|Gondor are wavering|
|Gondor, struggle to hold and have all but lost|
|The last of the warriors of Minas Tirith hold the line|
|Gothmog, in the midst of the battle|
|Morannon Orc on an objective|
|With Gondor down to 25%, the game still called|
|Win to Mordor 5 - 0 Gondor|
This was always going to be tough for Gondor to beat the Morannon army, Boromir unfortunately couldn't swing the tide in favour of the men. The Morannon troops are very tough and are a match for most armies, so when faced with the men of Minas Tirith, it was only going to go one way.
Man of the Match
|Man of the Match - Gothmog|
The Troll Chieftain was also a very good choice, hold Boromir on the edge of the fight and holding the flank for Mordor.
This was a fun battle, with nice figures, scenery and gaming mat.
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