The Forces of Good won priority for Turn 5 of the Gondor Campaign. With Osgiliath lost, Gondor had to dig in and prepare for the eventual attack on Minas Tirith. But Denethor first needed to send word to The Fiefdoms of his situation. He decided to send his two formations of Knights of Minas Tirith to link up with Prince Imrahil and his forces of Dol Amroth in Lossarnach. This way, all of Gondor's heavy cavalry would be in one force to counterattack if need be. But the Forces of Evil saw this as an opportunity. When it came their turn to move, the forces of Barad Dur and Minas Morgul decided to delay their assault on Minas Tirith and led a combined attack on Lossarnach trapping Prince Imrahil. Elsewhere, two formations on Rohan Outriders went forth to scout out the crossings of the Anduin at Cair Andros and came across the Dwimmerlaik and the remnants of the orc archers who had retreated from Minas Tirith. They were joined by a formation of orc trackers and warg riders armed with bows in what would be a skirmish amongst the ruined fortifications.
At Cair Andros, the Rohan Outriders dismounted and obsconded several rafts from fearful bargemen and crossed the River Anduin. The orcs positioned themselves behind several ruins and did their best to pick off the Outriders who were out in the open. But the Dwimmeralik had no fear of the Outriders superior shooting attacks and charged into the dismounted riders. Although they had better chances to hit, the ruins being in the way of the orcs meant they were much harder to hit for the Outriders. The Outriders eventually went down to their break point, forcing them to jump back into their rafts and retreat to the other side of the river and over into Druadan Forest.
|Dismounted Rohan Outriders cross into Cair Andros to scout out the ruined fortifications.|
|Knights Minas Tirith try and screen a tactical retreat.|
|The Dark Marshal and The Undying lead a flanking attack on The Fiefdoms force.|
But Imrahil had been flanked by The Dark Marshal. What was worse, Khamul the Easterling called a Heroic fight and having defeated the Dol Amroth Men-at-Arms, was able to charge his Easterlings and fight again and also charged into the flank of the Swan Knights. With each company of the Swan Knights formation fighting in the flank at -3 dice, the Swan Knights lost three companies and only causing a single casualty in the Easterling Cohort.
|In the end, the Swan Knights were reduced to three companies, with |
the Witch King barely escaping Prince Imrahil's Epic Challenge.