magic gecko
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Melbin Oz
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The 2011 Online War of the Ring
World Championship Game - A summary


Magic Geek As Shadow
SevenSpirits as Free

Turn 1 Free CMHH
Pass
Elves down
Elves down
Fellowhip moves once and cops a 2 (legolas died as a random)
Gondor down

Shadow MHHAAEE
Isengard to War
Saruman
Mordor Alpha Moves + Dol Guldur moves north
Mordor Alpha Moves + Southrons start to move
South & East Down


Turn 2 Free WWWH
Pass
Pass
Move FSP
Move FSP cop a 1
Move FSP cop a 3 (Gandalf Dies)
Dain Ironfoot's Guard

Shadow MHCPPPEE
Many Kings , Nth + Sth Rhun, West Harandor
Draw Strategy Card
Mordor Alpha Moves to Dagorlad
Draw Strategy Card
South & East Down
HillMen


Turn 3 Free CPMM
Pass
Pass
Pass
Move FSP
A Power to Great (Elves to war)
Elite to Rivendell
Galadriel

Shadow MMHHAACE
A New Power is Rising
Move Mordor Alpha to Noman Lands & Sth to Nth Dunland
Move Mordor Alpha to Sth Rovanion & Nth Dunland to Hollin
Move Mordor Alpha to Nth Rovanion & Hollin to Trollshaws
Sword Die + Return to Valinor + Morgul Wound to discard Power to Great
Attack Rivendell
Balrog



Start of Turn 4
**FSP declares in Parth Celebrant
** Balrog EATS Strider

Turn 4 Free WWCPM
Move FSP
Move FSP
Pass
Elite to Woodland realm
Move FSP cop SMEAGOL
Elite to Rivendell
Pass
Blue Tile (Smeagol helps nice master)

Shadow HHACCPPE
Sauron to War
The Witch King in North Rovanion
The Witch King Conquers Dale (North to war)
The Witch King Attacks Woodland Realm
The Witch King Conquers Woodland Realm (Got lucky. Two rounds, 8 orks left)
Draw Strategy Card
Draw Strategy Card


Turn 5 Free WWWWH
Move FSP *
Pass
Pass
Pass
Pass
Pass
Pass
Move FSP (with an Elven Ring and a H) draws SMEAGOL!

*(Big Blunder, should have nailed my Day without dawn with Wind from the West)


Shadow MMMHHAACE
DAY WITHOUT DAWN Kills THREE WoW !
Narrows of the forest to Old Forest Rd & WK to Dale
Near Harad to West Harandor & Old Forest Rd to Dale
Attack Erebor
Seige Engine at Erebor
Conquer Erebor (WK took it in two rounds, 5 orks survive)
Seige Engine At Rivendell
2xWolves in Orthanc*

*(BIG Blunder, should have used cruel Weather for the game, with the Elven Ring, or kept the sword I attacked Erebor with)


Start of Turn 6
FSP declares in Mordor

Turn 6 Free WWWMM
Move FSP One , Draws an EYE, kills Boromir
Hide FSP
Pass
Move FSP Two , Draws a 2r, kills Pippin
Rivendell Reinforcement card
Pass
Hide FSP, with a ring

Shadow HHCCCPPEE
Attack Pelagir
Attack Fords of Isen (Entmoot misses)
Attack HD
WK + 4xNazgul to Rivendell
Dreadful Spells on Rivendell (2xCasualties)
Attack Rivendell (1xElf Regular Survives)
Conquer Rivendell, With a Ring



Turn 7 Free CCPPM
Wind From The West - Monsters Roused/Desperate Battle killed
Move FSP Three, Draws an EYE, kills Smeagol
Gondor Elite
Minas Tirith to Osgiliath, Lorien to Dimrill Dale


Shadow MHACCPPPE
Draw Character Card
Red Tile (The Ring Is Mine!)
Draw Character Card
Draw Character Card
Conquer HD (2 rounds, 9HP survive)
WK + 4xNazgul to Pelagir
Umbar to West Harandor, Minas Morgul to Sth Ithillian
Spare Muster at end of Game...
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Kevin Wojtaszcyk
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Yes congratulations MG.
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Melbin Oz
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Commentry
Overall, we both played well. (Except turn 5.)


Turn 1
No way would I randomly take a companion, Strider dead is a problem, but Legolas bought it, so it was fine.
He went ELves, Elves, Gondor.
I think the last one should have been Elves, maybe.
But then I Would have got the Balrog with my last die.



Turn 2
He Drew a Power Too Great on turn 2, so, turns out he was right about the Elves. Except, if he had of put Elves to War on turn 1, he could have got Galadriel on turn 2.
Gandalf died to a "3" at the end of turn


Turn 3
He rolled bad, CPMM is not what he wanted.
Power entered play at a very wrong time for me, and set the Elves to war. He got an elite in Rivendell, and Galadriel. But I still got to Siege them.

With my Last Die, I looked at the Hunt Pool. 4 eyes in 15 tiles. It seemed worthwhile, even though I was getting the WK next turn, killing Strider seems worth a try.
So, I got the Balrog.

Turn 4
And The Balrog ate Strider.
Attacking Rivendell ASAP can be worth it just to force the FSP out of it.
I played good cards at WR, but got lucky anyway.
As he sprinted across the landscape.
Quite possibly I should have placed an eye. Not sure. Then I would have wanted a Nazgul on them as well, and that takes dice.
I already had a turn stall. Drawing extra Strategy cards is what I know, so I did, and discarded two at the start of turn 5.


Turn 5
We both screwed up, BAD.
He should have used Wind from the West first action to Kill my Day Without Dawn.
He got over enthusiastic, and moved instinctively.

Him getting Smeagol with Smeagol with his Elven Ring move last was flashy.
I should have used the Cruel Weather to turn Stall him as my last action. I counted the Fellowship Movement Wrong. I never have been good at turn stall.


Turn 6
I could have played for a turn 6 win, but I also could have lost by being greedy.
I had a chance of squashing Rivendell in two rounds if I played more aggressive cards, but he was playing a card too.
I did not want deadly strife into Daylight, so played safe. Hillmen are fragile, and losing because I got greedy seemed bad.
There was one moment where he had a Muster and passed instead of buying a Seige engine in defence of Rivendell. I am not sure what the right call was...


Turn 7
With my final action I should have moved from Helms Deep to Westemnet, so I could take Edoras with my final die, but I was to focussed on retaking Pelagir, just in case his last ditch assault worked.
(But Blue 4xRegulars +2xElites & a Leader vs Red 8xRegulars +2xElites & 6xLeadership seemed OK )
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magic gecko
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Melbin Oz
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... the Summary has an error...


Turn 4 Free WWCPM
Move FSP
Move FSP
Pass
Elite to Woodland realm
Move FSP cop SMEAGOL
Elite to Rivendell
Pass
Blue Tile (Smeagol helps nice master)

 
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magic gecko
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Melbin Oz
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And he used a ring as his last action Turn 7 to Attack Pelagir as a last ditch attempt.


The thing about this Tournament is that it takes MONTHS.

WOOOOOOOoooooooooT !
By the way.

 
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magic gecko
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Melbin Oz
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As Michael Sosa, (the organiser) said . . .

"All R1 matches must be completed by May 1st."

The tournament finished on 8th November !
 
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