|The battle line is formed. Lots of heroes hanging out together, heroically, in the back ranks.|
Nuradan's army had been ordered to the north. The Betrayer had left them. In his place was another of the nine, thought Nuradan didn't know which one it was. They were on another mission to find something. Only the Nazgul knew what. It quickly became clear that a party of Easterlings, led by another wraith, was also searching for the prize, and equally clear that the two Nazgul did not intend to cooperate in the search. It looked like it was going to be a long day.
|Allawhi "leads" his men into the ruins.|
The Easterlings advanced steadily down the center, but Nuradan also saw a band of them approaching his right flank behind a screen of trees. The troll was sheltered behind the men, making a shot difficult. The Witch King, however, charged against Allawhi's men in the ruins.
|Allawhi's men, prepared to hold the fort.|
|The flanking force.|
Bob gathered his power and attempted to sap the Witch King's will to maintain his physical form. This battle continued with Allawhi leading charge after charge and Bob sucking will from his King. In the end the Witch King couldn't maintain his hold on his physical form. His soul fled the field with a heart rending shriek.
|There's nothing to see here. There is certainly NOT a witch king on fell beast in the casualty pile!|
|The line, anchored on the wall on one side and bent back on the other.|
|There are not enough Easterlings to keep all of the Haradrim busy at this point.|
|The last two Easterlings. They were able to win several fights but finally fell to sheer numbers, and heroes.|
This was an interesting game. Other than the lucky volley hit on the Fell Beast in turn 1, I was unable to touch the Witch King. On the other hand I was winning priority and Heroic move roll offs every turn so I was able to keep him engaged with one man a turn. With Bob sapping his will it was only a matter of time before he ran out. The loss of the troll to shooting was a disappointment as well. The look on Jonathan's face when I told him, "You have to take a courage test with your troll." "Why?". "Your army is at 50%. You lost your other model". It was priceless.
Chris fought it out with his Easterlings but my numbers were just too much at that point. This was a fun game, very different from the norm.