Got a small game in on my refurbished terrain boards (more on those later) in which the forces of Saruman are probing the defences of Rohan in preparation for an all out attack.
All is quiet in the Westfold and a small patrol of Rohirrim are checking the fords to make sure all is secure.
Unfortunately, this is not the case and some roving bands of warg riders are looking for a way further into the Westfold without being discovered.
Also, unbeknownst to the Rohirrim a small group of warg riders had already crossed the river and were trying to sneak up upon them.
The warg riders began to swarm across the river but were met by the charging knights of Rohan!
Alas! One group of Rohirrim have been caught between two bands of warg riders and it doesn't look good
The fighting at the first ford is bitter with neither group giving ground.
The group in the centre are eventually cut down to almost a man...
But the fervent defence of the standard bearer wins out and he sees off the warg riders.
With the wargs at the first ford cut down the remaining rohirrim come to the aid of their standard and chase the wargs across the river and see them off with some final marksmanship.
So, a victory for Rohan, but a costly one.
What evils is Saruman brewing away in the tower of Orthanc and will the stout men of Rohan be able to stop him...
The rules used were a fantasy mod of M&T which is still having a bit of work done to it. No magic was used but we have a provision for it. The only change for the next game is to swap the movements of the animals round making he wargs faster than the horses.