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#1 CJMatos

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Posted 21 September 2012 - 02:21 PM

I want to know how you use Boromir?

 

You use his ability to defend and then attack?

 

 

Amd in multi-player games do you use him?


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Posted 21 September 2012 - 08:17 PM

Pretty much. I also tend to quest with him as well unless already engaged or about to engage 2+ enemies. Throw in Arwen for +1 def AND Sentinel and he's got you covered in multiplayer as well.


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#3 oyvind

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Posted 26 September 2012 - 12:07 PM

OK, what did I miss? I've seen a lot of people talking about using Boromir for both defending and attacking. It's even been mentioned in the official articles here on this web site. Unless there's an errata I haven't seen or noticed, you can't use him for both, at least not in the same turn. So, again: What did I miss?



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Posted 26 September 2012 - 12:15 PM

oyvind said:

OK, what did I miss? I've seen a lot of people talking about using Boromir for both defending and attacking. It's even been mentioned in the official articles here on this web site. Unless there's an errata I haven't seen or noticed, you can't use him for both, at least not in the same turn. So, again: What did I miss?

Boromir has

Action: Raise your threat by 1 to ready Boromir.



#5 oyvind

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Posted 26 September 2012 - 12:30 PM

Boromir has

Action: Raise your threat by 1 to ready Boromir.

I know, but there's no "Action" window between defending and attacking. Meaning, if you decide to defend with Boromir, you cannot ready him until after all the fighting is done for the round. So how do you attack with him in the same round?



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Posted 26 September 2012 - 12:34 PM

It's just as frustrating with Gimli. It would be nice for him to be able to attack in the same round he got hit for three hit points. I know you would need other cards to ready him, but unless it's a response, you can't ready him until all the fighting is done.



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Posted 26 September 2012 - 04:18 PM

oyvind said:

I know, but there's no "Action" window between defending and attacking. Meaning, if you decide to defend with Boromir, you cannot ready him until after all the fighting is done for the round. So how do you attack with him in the same round?

Take a look at the timing chart at the end of the rulebook, the combat phase are all green except the "deal shadow cards" step, so you can take actions generally during this phase.  On pages 18 and 20, resolving enemy attacks and attacking enemies, "Players may play event cards and take
actions at the end of each step."  Therefore, you can take action, such as readying Boromir, after defending with him.


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#8 oyvind

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Posted 27 September 2012 - 05:33 AM

Angus Lee said:

 

Take a look at the timing chart at the end of the rulebook, the combat phase are all green except the "deal shadow cards" step, so you can take actions generally during this phase.  On pages 18 and 20, resolving enemy attacks and attacking enemies, "Players may play event cards and take
actions at the end of each step."  Therefore, you can take action, such as readying Boromir, after defending with him.

Thank you very much! I only read the rulebook once before I started playing, and never again. Thought it was pretty straight forward. Then, I obviously trusted the timing chart (without consulting it's "heading) too literally, only letting us play actions whenever the timing chart said so. No wonder we're unable to finish any quests except the first one… :)



#9 Angus Lee

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Posted 27 September 2012 - 02:40 PM

You're welcome!  And welcome to the game! Wish you enjoy it.


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#10 CJMatos

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Posted 27 September 2012 - 11:56 PM

 

You can even ready him to defend again…


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#11 oyvind

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Posted 28 September 2012 - 05:32 AM

Angus Lee said:

You're welcome!  And welcome to the game! Wish you enjoy it.

I think I will, and thanks a lot!



#12 oyvind

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Posted 28 September 2012 - 05:33 AM

CJMatos said:

 

You can even ready him to defend again…

That's very true. Thanks for the heads-up!






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