Our first run at the Lord of the Rings Strategy Battle Game. The scenario involved a small force of Numenorians defending a village from raiding orcs. The Men of Numenor needed to delay the rampaging orcs for 8 turns, just enough time for the fleeing villagers to escape to safety.
The initial deployment looked like this. Ignore the bird. 12 brave men faced an overwhelming force of 24 orcs!
The Men of Numenor inflicted the first wound. The orcs seemed confused as to whether they should avoid the melee all together and go for the distant villagers, or if they should crush the small band of defending men.
While the orcs had the advantage of numbers, the Men of Numenor proved to be fierce fighters and would give no ground.
The orcs overpowered the men on both flanks, but the Numenorians held the middle ground just long enough to ensure the safety of the escaping villagers.
The final casualty count:
9 of 24 orcs killed
10 of 12 men killed
(ignore the bird)