The polls are closed and results are in. In this latest poll, we asked readers what their favorite epic moments from The Lord of the Rings books. The answers represent some of the most exciting and inspiring passages from Tolkien’s great work. By the slightest margin over the Battle of the Hornburg, the most popular epic moment was Boromir’s sacrifice to save the lives of Merry and Pippin at Parth Galen.
Then Boromir had come leaping through the trees. He had made them fight. He slew many of them and the rest fled. But they had not gone far on the way back when they were attacked again, by a hundred Orcs at least, some of them very large, and they shot a rain of arrows: always at Boromir. Boromir had blown his great horn till the woods rang, and at first the Orcs had been dismayed and had drawn back; but when no answer but the echoes came, they had attacked more fiercely than ever. Pippin did not remember much more. His last memory was of Boromir leaning against a tree, plucking out an arrow; then darkness fell suddenly.
The game does a great job of representing this noble act, not only with the Tactics version of Boromir, but cards like Horn of Gondor, Valiant Sacrifice and Grave Cairn, as well. In particular, Tactics Boromir is a strategic and thematic win. Both of his abilities are not only powerful, but do an excellent job of representing his character in the story. I featured him prominently in a recent deck which highlights action advantage in the Tactics sphere.
Here are the results for readers’ favorite epic moments. We can hope as the game continues that we have a chance to represent more of this fantastic story.
|Battle of the Hornburg (Helm’s Deep)||86|
|Battle of Pelennor Fields||67|
|Last Match of the Ents||66|
|Éowyn and Merry Slay the Witch-King||60|
|Sam Fights Shelob||32|
|Flight to the Ford||27|
|Destruction of the Ring||22|
|Battle of Morannon (Black Gate)||21|
|Aragorn Leads the Army of the Dead||19|
|Frodo Stabbed on Weathertop||10|
|Gandalf and Pippin Save Faramir||9|
Thanks again to everyone who participated, and please take a look at the latest poll as well. Happy travels, and may all of you find adventure and friendship in your journey through life!