Don't try this at home
Mark and I met on Saturday for a game of WotR. As always we had a good session and you cannot really go wrong with this choice. Neither of us had played in a while and so the first few turns we were consulting the rules for some of the finer things.
I played a little differently this time and a valuable lesson was learned. In an attempt to enter Mordor with little or no corruption I pretty much neglected the defense of the home lands letting them fall to the Dark Forces with little resistance with one exception. Minas Tirith while under siege did mount a counter attack that drove off the orcs and and allowed the Fellowship a peaceful resting place before entering Mordor.
But before they could get started, Marks amphibious attacks all but seal the free peoples fate and earned him the needed points for a military victory. In all the games I have played as the free peoples I have never actually destroyed th ring, but I have had some very close calls. But yesterdays strategy is certainly NOT the way to do it.