Last night my wive and I played the first quest in the LOTRs: TCG.
She is new to all things gaming, and I had never played a FFG game before.
Since we were learning we took it slow, and it is amazing how much fun we had after just 2 turns.
Here is what happened:
I played Gimli, Legolas, and Thalin; while she played, Eowyn, Dunhere, and Eleanor.
We started with the first quest; "Passage thru Mirkwood", where you have to bring an urgent message to Galadriel.
On the first turn, the quest makes you place the "Forest Road" card and a Spider in the staging area.
Thus, as we traveled down the road, and encountered the Spider, both Legolas and Eowyn engaged and easily killed it.
However, both Legolas and Eowun were slightly injured (91 HP).
As a result, we successfully explored that road and made quest progress.
Then, we came to a "Fork in the Road", where upon we were assaulted by Dol Guldor Orcs.
My wife committed Dunhere and I committed Thalin, and his Ally a Rohan Horse Archer.
Unfortunately, The Necromancer has a far reach and did some damage to all of us, which prompted my wife to not engage Dunhere.
As a result, the burden fell upon Thalin and his Ally the Rohan Horse Archer.
But sadly, the Necromancer extended his reach yet again and did more damage killing the Rohan Horse Archer and further injuring Dunhere and Thalin.
Upon fighting the Dol Guldor Orcs, Thalin was unable to kill them by himself, and was further injured.
Hence, both Thalin and Dunhere are at half health, the Orcs are down 3/4 health, and had my wife committed Dunhere to fight the Orcshe would have died, so she made the right decision as just those two Necromancer Reach's hurt him alone and without the attacks of the Orcs.
So at this point, we are still at the Fork in the Road, with half of the Dol Guldor Orcs blocking our passage, but will finish the quest hopefully tonight when we continue playing.