I got the Heirs of Numenor box delivered a couple of days ago, and so far i'm really enjoying the new quests and mechanics. Finally getting to give some tactics cards a good workout, where they;ve previously been gathering dust.
I've been playing solo, and after a couple of attempts I got through the first scenario (started out with my Spirit/Lore Frodo/Aragorn/Glorfindel deck, and that got murdered…which was a suprise, as its bested every quest so far, including dol gulur). Built a Leadership/Tactics gondor themed deck, largely with cards from the new set - Boromir (new), Beregond and Imrahail as the heroes, and mostly gondor cards (splashing outside for vassal of the windlord and winged Guardian). That deck did much better against Peril in Pelargir, beating it on the second attempt.
The second quest, into Ithilien, I walked through on the first attempt. As i don;t tend to look through the encounter decks before my first play through a quest, I'm not even certain what most of the cards in that deck were.
The third, however….The Seige of Cair Andros…is an amazing quest. I really like the design thats gone into it. But i've tried it about six times now, mostly with the gondor deck, but also breaking out my dwarf deck, which is generally pretty tough, and been trounced every time.
One game i managed to clear two battlegrounds, just losing the approach, but got slaughtered when i got into the next quest phase - several of the powerful enemeis came out and battered me to death (literally, one of them was the battering ram). The enemies in this quest are really tough…I'm wondering just how winnable this is going to be solo.
Has anyone managed to win this quest solo, or am i going to have to wait for a friend to play to stand a chance of beating this quest?