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July 20, 2022, 09:52:07 PM
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Maneuver Wounding
« on: July 20, 2022, 09:52:07 PM »
First post in MANY years. I've been playing this deck with mixed success, but many of my losses come down to my own poor play trying to see if I can get the shadow to win when I probably should just run for it. The idea is simple:

Freeps: The idea is to play Gandalf as your starting fellowship, if you go first, you get aragorn out, if not, no sweat, I usually go second anyways. The creeps cycles a ton, so you can get some comps with a few possessions to survive. The fellowship is really scrappy actually. not great at double moving, but difficult to kill.

The fun part is in the shadow. The whole idea is to exert and wound in the maneuver phase before your opponent gets a chance to use archery to kill you. Many decks are focused around gandalf or aragorn, so there are a couple of surprises for them. after that it is really about using the uruk side to exert the fellowship and the sauron side to snipe them with hate. The main problem decks are the ones that just cycle through companions without any real cohesive strategy. at that point it becomes difficult to add enough wounds to take anyone down. this deck is about timing, getting the right combos to kill key companions.

I'm open to suggestions, the main thing on the shadow side that I have not used much are the 2x relentless charge. but i don't hit archer that much. i keep them in to screw up a green leaf or aragorn with aragon's bow, but i'm thinking of dropping one for another motion as there are a LOT of event cards in this deck.

Anyways, it is fun to play.


Ring-bearer: Frodo, Reluctant Adventurer
Ring: The One Ring, Isildur's Bane

Adventure deck:
The Prancing Pony
Breeland Forest
Ford of Bruinen
Hollin
The Bridge of Khazad-dum
Galadriel's Glade
Anduin Confluence
Anduin Banks
Slopes of Amon Hen

Free Peoples Draw Deck:
1x Gandalf, The Grey Pilgrim
2x Aragorn, Heir to the White City
1x Boromir, Lord of Gondor
1x Sam, Son of Hamfast
2x Elrond, Lord of Rivendell
1x Barliman Butterbur, Prancing Pony Proprietor
2x Ottar, Man of Laketown
1x Glamdring
2x Armor
2x Flaming Brand
1x Bill the Pony
1x Frying Pan
1x Sting
1x Gandalf's Staff
1x Narya
1x Mithril-coat
1x Deep in Thought
2x Intimidate
2x Servant of the Secret Fire
1x Sleep, Caradhras
2x Strength of Spirit
1x Wielder of the Flame
1x Might of Numenor
2x Hobbit Stealth
1x O Elbereth! Gilthoniel!

Shadow Draw Deck:
1x Orthanc Berserker
3x Troop of Uruk-hai
2x Uruk Captain
2x Uruk Savage
2x Morgul Hunter
1x Orc Hunters
1x Orc Scouting Band
1x Orc Soldier
2x Tower Assassin
1x Úlairë Attëa, Keeper of Dol Guldur
1x Úlairë Cantëa, Lieutenant of Dol Guldur
2x Úlairë Enquëa, Lieutenant of Morgul
1x Úlairë Nelya, Ringwraith in Twilight
2x Can You Protect Me From Yourself?
3x One of You Must Do This
1x Saruman's Power
4x Hate
2x Relentless Charge
2x Too Great and Terrible

July 21, 2022, 08:49:03 AM
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Re: Maneuver Wounding
« Reply #1 on: July 21, 2022, 08:49:03 AM »
This... is an actually cool Fellowship Block deck.

I like the concept of maneuver wounding for a shadow, I've never seen anything quite like it.
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July 21, 2022, 11:51:12 AM
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Re: Maneuver Wounding
« Reply #2 on: July 21, 2022, 11:51:12 AM »
I actually just tweaked it and made the three little sauron orcs all trackers so i can use Tol Brandir to pull back trackers at site 9. I was running into an issue where i went through my whole deck and didn't have enough minions. This way, if I can pull off a couple key kills at sites 8 and 9, there is enough minion power to get a couple trackers on the ring bearer. Worked out well and was the key factor in winning the first time i used it.

July 23, 2022, 08:37:34 AM
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Re: Maneuver Wounding
« Reply #3 on: July 23, 2022, 08:37:34 AM »
Looks fun! Replay link please? :)
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July 23, 2022, 10:54:04 AM
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« Reply #4 on: July 23, 2022, 10:54:04 AM »
I would also recommend a copy or two of Ulaire Nertea, Messenger of Dol Guldur. He can pull any minion back with enough companions, and could give a surprise Enquea if they have 6 comps/5 burdens.
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July 23, 2022, 11:07:37 AM
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Re: Maneuver Wounding
« Reply #5 on: July 23, 2022, 11:07:37 AM »
I did originally have merges, but never used him so dropped him for cantea. I'm still doing a little tweaking though, to both sides, I'll post an update when I've got the final version and then I'll post a replay. I've been having some hand jams lately so I might slim down to 33 per side especially since I have some options for bringing trackers back at site 9.

July 24, 2022, 02:16:40 PM
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Re: Maneuver Wounding
« Reply #6 on: July 24, 2022, 02:16:40 PM »
I did originally have merges, but never used him so dropped him for cantea. I'm still doing a little tweaking though, to both sides, I'll post an update when I've got the final version and then I'll post a replay. I've been having some hand jams lately so I might slim down to 33 per side especially since I have some options for bringing trackers back at site 9.

Oops. meant to post as macheteman.

July 24, 2022, 04:05:05 PM
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« Reply #7 on: July 24, 2022, 04:05:05 PM »
Aaaaaaaaaaaaa-HA!
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