Time to get into some strategy! Though this blog is still getting started and mostly for beginners to the game, I thought it would be nice to look at one of the new tactics that is available with the release of Shadows. In particular, the introduction of an all new version of Aragorn: Strider.
What makes Strider so special you ask? Look closer at that twilight cost. That's not Aragorn's typical cost of four, it's a one! For the low price of an extra twilight each time you move, you now have a Ranger that can easily fit into any starting fellowship. Even better, start Strider with Faramir, Captain of Gondor and you now have a FREE Aragorn.
Add on Boromir, Bearer of Council as your ring-bearer and then Denethor, Lord of Minas Tirith to your starting fellowship and your Noble Leaders are instantly set up. You can even use Denethor to pull Noble Leaders out as soon as you reach site 3. If you've got an artifact in your hand (or extra vitality on Denethor) you can also pull Elendil, the Tall and go for your jump to site 6.
With a consistent way to get to site 6 in each of your games, it's hard to not cheer 'FOR GONDOR!'