|The battle lines meet.|
Russ had three warbands. One led by Cirion, as always. As a change though, he brought Boromir to lead a second and his new warband of fiefdoms troops.
|Cirion and his lads.|
|Boromir with his Osgiliath veterans and regular WoMT.|
|The fiefdoms. Pin cushions in the front. Axemen of Lossarnach in the back.|
|The Haradrim, concentrated near the center.|
|The battlefield. Boromir is in the ruins in the center.|
|Gondorian casualties from the first round of shooting. Ouch.|
|The second round of shooting. Another three casualties. A respectable round of shooting normally, but almost a let down after the previous turn.|
Arrows continued to snap out, dropping more of the attackers. With a shout, the Taskmaster led the Haradrim forward. Along the fence on the right Alawi met the enemy and held, though they started to push back the haradrim near the edge of the building, threatening to split the Southron army in two. The wraith attempted to slow down Boromir but his magic didn't seem to work with the old vigor, (the new Transfix is much less powerful than the old one).
|The battle lines meet, and the inevitable push back begins.|
|Cirion pushes forward and the Haradrim begin to fill in behind him.|
|The Haradrim roll up the left flank as well. Boromir was, typically, hard to kill.|
The first round of shooting was insanely good. Russ just wasn't able to recover from losing so many models. His clansman hero was the only one who lived long enough to get into combat. Cirion and Boromir were both great but they couldn't carry the battle on their own and the advantage in numbers, due to the early shooting, was just too much to overcome.