Forces of Mordor set up for the attack
Evil players plan their next move....
Archery line of Rangers hold the road while armored warriors attempt to flank the orcs
Damrod leads the Gondorian Rangers
The Orc Captain Bosk leads his forces as Gondorian archery downs one orc
Can we come on yet? NO! Not till turn 4
For some reason a battle started over these ruins - You can see Gondorian Warriors moving up through the doorway
Orcs under cover from archery fire. During the first part of this game the Good Forces archery was telling
Faramir leads Fordo, Sam and Gollum (hidden in this shot) forward
A long shot of the table as the orc reinforcements move up
A fight for the sewer entrance begins. The battle for those ruins (bottom right) continues
The Gondorian Captain Cerik leads his men against the orcs..
"FORWARD!!! For Gondor!!!"
Good forces are pushing the orcs back, away from the grate
Fordo & Sam move up, hoping to make their escape from Osgiliath
The way is almost clear...
The fighting is furious and unyielding
"MY PRECIOUS!!! GIVES IT TO US!" Gollum makes his move
And Gollum lost that fight, so Frodo & Sam move away, leaving Gollum to his sad end...."NASTY HOBBITS, FILTHY BAGGINS, WE HATES IT....(sound of swords hitting flesh)"
Nice shot of some Gondorian Rangers
The gate is almost clear....
But the Orc reinforcement finally make it up to the battle!
The players called it at the end of this turn (long game and people were getting hungry) that the forces for Gondor couldn't keep the grate clear long enough for Sam AND Frodo to get clear so Frodo put on the ring, sang "Happy Trails to you" to Sam and made it away into the sewer for a draw. (Note to self - Keep notes on Con games) Once again, most of the players had never played a miniatures game (just board games) but all said they enjoyed it and had a good time, which makes it all worth while!