Turn 1 - Good
In the opening phase of the battle, good gets the first move. Legolas steps onto the field from the east and looks around warily. Both Gandalf and Saruman attempt to cast Sorcerous Blast, but perhaps the sight of the Necromancer has given them pause, as both spells fizzle with no effect. The first of the Evil reinforcements arrive in the form of three Giant Spiders, two crawling from cracks in the tower wall, and one emerging from a decrepit mausoleum in the south-west. The Necromancer, seeing an opportunity to remove a hated opponent advances menacingly on Saruman. With a silent gesture, a bolt of energy flies from an extended finger and strikes Saruman square in the chest. Saruman is unable to resist the effects of the Chill Soul spell, and is forced to use all three of his Fate points to avoid its enfeebling effects. Wasting no time, Legolas quickly fires three arrows, striking a spider with all three. Two of the arrows glance off the creatures exoskeleton, but the third crunches through and causes a wound.
Turn 2 - Evil
The tramp of heavy feet and a bellow of rage heralds the arrival of a Troll Chieftain, who bursts from the tower bearing a huge blade. With another silent gesture, tendrils of black fog descend upon Saruman and Transfix him in place. The Necromancer glides forward to engage the stricken wizard, while the spider who had emerged from the mausoleum joins him, chittering excitedly.
The Troll Chieftain stomps heavily in the direction of Gandalf, while the two other spiders quickly swarm around the grey wizard
Emerging from the west, Radagast and Arwen arrive, as Cirdan struggles free of the melee and steps onto the field from the east. Legolas lets fly with a single, well aimed arrow which strikes one of the spiders assailing Gandalf, but it too glances off with no harm done. In a display of Arachnid Fury, the two spiders swarm over Gandalf, overwhelming his defences. With vicious bites from their venomous fangs, they cause four wounds. Using his entire store of Fate, the grey wizard is able to prevent two of the wounds, but is left staggering near death. On the other side of the field The Necromancer and a spider defeat Saruman, with the spider causing two wounds.
Turn 3 - Good
Carving a path through several orcs with his glittering blade, Glorfindel strides onto the scene. Saruman gathers his Will, spending three points to cast Sorcerous Blast at the Necromancer, who contemptuously spends two Will of his own to resist the spell. Seeing Saruman's dire condition, Radagast uses his free Will point to cast Renew on Saruman. Gandalf breaks free of the two spiders, and unleashes a Sorcerous Blast, sending the Troll Chieftain flying backward, killing one of the spiders.
Cirdan speaks a few solemn words, and Gandalf, Legolas and himself are surrounded by an Aura of Dismay. Saruman falls back slightly as Arwen and Glorfindel move to the front.
Seeing the shining form of Glorfindel advancing implacably, the Necromancer also retreats. Another bolt of energy streaks from his extended hand, this time targeting Arwen. The Chill Soul spell causes a wound, and the Daughter of Elrond staggers. A fourth Giant Spider emerges from the mausoleum and scuttles to get between the Necromancer and his foes. The remaining spider on the east side attempts to charge Cirdan, but is unable to overcome the Aura, and freezes in place. Quickly loosing a succession of three arrows, two of them strike the Necromancer, but his ethereal form proves surprisingly resilient and no harm is caused. Arwen dodges the snapping fangs and flailing legs of a spider, and neatly slices off two of its legs, causing a wound.
Turn 4 - Good
Maintaining their grip on initiative, Elrond and Galadriel arrive on the field, from the West and East respectively. Gandalf blasts the Troll Chieftain with pure Sorcerous energy, sending the troll flying into the wall of the tower with a heavy thud, though the beast is only stunned, not injured.
Cirdan again attempts to cast Aura of Dismay, but his is cast slightly off balance by the backblast from Gandalf's spell, and it fails. On the opposite side of the battle, Radagast again casts Renew on Saruman, and the healing power of the spell returns him to his original complement of wounds. Feeling fresh resolve, Saruman casts Sorcerous Blast on the Necromancer, but the spell fails to do any damage. The evil force grows as a Ringwraith and a Castellan of Dol Guldor step out of the shadows. The wraith promptly casts Sap Will on Elrond, who is unable to resist its enervating effects. Legolas again fires an arrow into the shifting shape of the Necromancer, but is again unable to cause any harm. Rushing to engage a pair of spiders, Arwen and Glorfindel's blades glitter in the gloom. Arwen spends a Might point to defeat her opponent, but her blade skates off the creatures hide and does no damage. Glorfindel also spent a point of Might to defeat his spider, but the Elf Lord's blade shears effortlessly through the spider, killing it.
Turn 5 - Good
Roaring with rage, the Troll Chieftain calls a Heroic Move, which CIrdan is unable to contest. However, the brute's courage deserts him, and he is unable to charge the Lady of Lothlorien. A Ringwraith attempts to Transfix Glorfindel, but the Lord of the West shrugs off the grasping wisps of magic and continues unhindered. Racing to the aid of the other members of the Council, no less than three Good heroes arrive, Erestor, Celeborn and Thranduil. Erestor and Celeborn appear on the East board edge, while Thranduil arrives from the west. Summoning her Will, Arwen attempts to cast Natures Wrath, but unfortunately for her, it fails with barely a rumble. Also having magical troubles this turn, Radagast fails to Immobilize one of the spiders. Perhaps there were just too many legs... Breaking the streak of bad luck, Saruman levels his staff and a wave of energy flattens the spider, its twitching legs coming permanently to rest.
Celeborn spends a point of Will and the Necromancer finds himself Immobilized. This turns evil reinforcements appear in the form of a Ringwraith and a further two Castellans. The wraith looses a piercing shriek and a bolt of black energy streaks from his hand and strikes Elrond. However Fate is with the elf lord, and he spends one Fate point to avoid the wound. On the other side of the field, a spider assails Gandalf, but is beaten back, though the wizard fails to land a telling blow.
Turn 6 - Good
Chagrined at the Good force's lock on priority, a Ringwraith calls a Heroic Move. Gandalf attempts to contest, but is unable to beat the undead sorcerer. Having won the roll-off, the wraith attempts to Transfix Celeborn, but the Lord of Lothlorien resists the spell. The Necromancer is more successful, Elrond being frozen in place from his Transfix spell. The Troll Chieftain and a Castellan charge Glorfindel, the elf standing resolute beneath the hulking bulk of the troll.
Turn 7 - Evil
Finally getting Priority for the first time in four turns, evil is poised to strike when Saruman calls a Heroic Move. Unwilling to lose his chance, the Necromancer contests and wins the roll-off. A wraith tries to Transfix Glorfindel, but the spell fails. One of his fellows has slightly more success, his spell wrapping Galadriel in its dark fog, but she spends two Will and scatters the dark energy. The Necromancer has no such trouble, his spell freezing Celeborn in his tracks. With a roar, a troll bursts from the tower, followed closely by Khamul, and a second wraith drifts from the mausoleum. One of the wraiths tries to Transfix Elrond, but his Will is insufficient and the spell fails. Khamul emits a ghastly scream and Elrond is unable to resist the effects of another Transfix spell. Arwen stands her ground unflinching as a pair of ringwraiths stride up to her, ancient blades held firmly in mailed fists.
Turn 8 - Evil
With Evil retaining priority this turn, Radagast calls a Heroic Move and wins the roll-off against a ringwraith. Gandalf follows suit and also wins his roll-off. Seizing their opportunity, Cirdan casts Aura of Dismay and Thranduil casts Natures Wrath, which the forces of evil are unable to resist and everyone nearby is bowled over in spectacular fashion.
Turn 9 - Good
With Good regaining priority, one of the wraith's calls a Heroic Move. A Transfix spell from another wraith freezes Thranduil in his tracks. Gandalf successfully Comands the Necromancer, forcing him to come out into the open from behind his troll bodyguard. Another shot from Legolas fails to do any harm to the Necromancer. Thranduil spends one Might point to overcome a pair of wraiths, while a wraith and castellan defeat Radagast, but their blades only add new tears to the wizards cloak.
Khamul defeats Saruman and his blade finds it's mark, causing a wound and staining the white robes with red.
Turn 10 - Good
Retaining priority, Saruman wastes no time in Immobilizing the Necromancer before he can retreat further. Khamul spends a point of Will to increase his attacks, but is unable to defeat Saruman again, though Saruman is likewise unable to harm the Lieutenant. Nearby, a Castellan and a wraith defeat Radagast. THe blade of the wraith finds it's mark, but Fate is with the Brown Wizard, and the wound turns out to be only superficial. The Troll Chieftain turns his attention to Thranduil, and a massive blow from his sword leaves the Woodland King with no Fate, and only one wound.