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A KNIFE IN THE DARK

The ancient tower of Amon Sûl lies upon the soaring peak of Weathertop Hill, a tumble-down ruin that even in its broken state
offers a commanding view of the downs that surround it. It is here that the enigmatic Strider brings the four Hobbit travellers
as they flee the town of Bree, and the Nazgûl which almost ambushed them there. While Strider is tough and hardy, well used
to a life in the wilds, the Hobbits are gentler creatures, and thus he leaves them to rest awhile, nestled in a nook on the hillside,
while he scouts out the area. Merry, Pippin and Sam throw caution to the wind and raise a small fire… all the better for cooking
tomatoes, sausages and some nice crispy bacon.

But a midnight feast is shortly the least of their worries, for though their intentions were simply to provide a hearty meal, the
glimmer of firelight has revealed their camp to the Nazgûl, whose piercing cries now fill the night. Horrified at their carelessness,
Frodo Baggins chastens his companions and together they retreat to the dubious safety of Amon Sûl’s ruined watchtower, where
a deadly duel breaks out. Alone, the Hobbits are surely doomed, for the Witch-king has arrived and by the point of his Morgul
blade he will enact his master’s will. But help is at hand… for Strider has heard the shriek of the Ringwraiths, and he now rushes
to the aid of the Hobbits.

PARTICIPANTS Note that the Ringwraiths have the minimum amount of
Good Might, Will and Fate described in the main rules manual (ie,
• Frodo Baggins 0/7/0 for the Ringwraiths and 0/10/0 for the Witch-king of
• Samwise Gamgee Angmar). This represents the fact that Sauron’s power is still
• Peregrin Took building and even his most deadly servants are not yet at full
• Meriadoc Brandybuck strength.
• Aragorn – Strider
LAYOUT
The profiles for these models are found in The Free Peoples™ This Scenario is played within the ruin of Amon Sûl and a
Sourcebook. small portion of the board that surrounds it (we recommend a
2'x2' board, although you could play this on any surface your
Evil Amon Sûl scenery piece will fit onto).
• The Witch-king of Angmar with Morgul Blade
• 4 Ringwraiths STARTING POSITIONS
The Good player deploys the Hobbits as close as possible to
The profiles for these models are found in the Mordor™ the centre of Amon Sûl. Once they are positioned, the Evil
Sourcebook. player then sets up the Nazgûl anywhere on the outer edge
of Amon Sûl. Aragorn does not start play on the board, but
This encounter takes place right at the start of their quest, so will be available as a reinforcement as the game continues.
Frodo does not carry Sting™ or the Mithril coat. Aragorn does
not carry Anduril. None of the models wear Elven cloaks.

Designer’s note
The Weathertop scenery piece
has been faithfully designed
using original film set plans, and
as such you’ll need to bear in
mind that while the pillars are
just the right size for a Nazgûl
to pass between, things are a
little snug with a Citadel base
attached! In your games, assume
that models can pass between
the pillars around the edge as
long as the gap would actually
fit the creature or character
in question (so bigger Trolls
probably can’t get through).

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The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King and the names of the characters, items, events and places therein are trademarks of
The Saul Zaentz Company d/b/a Middle-earth Enterprises under license to New Line Productions, Inc.

If both players have a Hero within it. Inc. In the dark of night. The Ringwraiths now approach their for your battles and provides a powerful advantage (so greatest prize through the detritus-strewn ruin with solemn it’s important that it’s placed somewhere fair for both and murderous intent. and will gladly slay the foe and. and ensures you have a brilliant centerpiece March of the Nazgûl. all Good models suffer a The player who controls the ruins of Amon Sûl rolls two penalty of -3 to their Courage tests. The Dark Lord has tasked his Ringwraiths with reclaiming The One Ring and returning it to Barad-dûr. before any Heroic there. at the start of any Move phase. dice when rolling for Priority. he may choose to hit it with his flaming before Frodo is injured. and may choose the result they prefer once they have seen their opponent’s roll. All rights reserved. The Nazgûl care The Ranger’s Return. ancient stones that Shriek of the Nazgûl. items. the Evil player may choose to unleash the ‘Shriek’. The Watchtower of the North. Once per sight. The Good arm himself with a flaming torch. The Ringwraiths are able to unleash a granted those who possessed them vision far beyond piercing cry that can chill the blood of their foes. an injury so dire its effects haunt Points Match Games Frodo for the rest of his days. For the rest of the turn. ruin. phase in turn 3 – place him touching the outside of the ring of walls and archways. The Evil rescue. The Evil player starts this Scenario with Priority. Strider has been scouting for signs of nothing for the life of the Ringbearer. then a player may claim control so long as they have at least twice as many models within it in total. Using it in your Points Match games is SPECIAL RULES simple. If Aragorn wins a Duel roll player wins if all of the Nazgûl can be slain or driven off against a Nazgûl. but suffers a grievous wound from the Witch-king. The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King and the names of the characters. either through the ravages of war or the relentless march of time. the best result the Good player can ancient edifices across Middle-earth™ that have fallen to hope for is a draw. The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring. as the Nazgûl assail the Hobbits. Aragorn enters play at the end of the Good Move player wins if Frodo is slain. the four travellers must fight for their Aragorn rushes back to protect the Hobbits. © 2016 New Line Productions. The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers. events and places therein are trademarks of The Saul Zaentz Company d/b/a Middle-earth Enterprises under license to New Line Productions. In The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring™. The Nazgûl are limited to a maximum players): move of 3" during this Scenario. preserving Frodo from the Nazgûl’s attack.OBJECTIVES The Flaming Brand. pausing only to lives. brand instead of making Strikes as normal. Actions are declared. A player controls Amon Sûl if they have at least one Hero within its walls. It is possible a hint of that age-old power still lies game. Upon hearing the Nazgûl advancing. In ancient times Amon Sûl was home to one of the Palantiri. If Frodo suffers a Wound (which The Ruined Watchtower of Amon Sûl is but one of many is not prevented by Fate). . Frodo survives the encounter at Weathertop. the Ringwraith is immediately Set Ablaze. he races to the the meddlesome Hobbit if the act aids their mission. If he chooses to do this. Inc.