Got together with John of DCHL along with Devin and newcomer Ed for a HUGE thematic game of LOTR. We played the "Great Army of Harad" scenario from the old Harad supplement.
In this scenario, Boromir leads the army of Gondor south to smash the Haradrim before they can meet up with Sauron's forces coming from the East. The scenario called for 2000 points per side, with 300 points of Evil in reserve (the Corsairs of Umbar, late as always). by way of consolation, Evil holds the central building which I dutifully filled with archers. The mission? Destroy the enemy!
Our lists were enormous but neither side had any magic users so this was (with the exception of the 40-foot tall elephant and some half-trolls) mostly an engagement of mere mortals. The Good forces had Boromir, Faramir and several captains. The Evil side had Suladan the Serpent Lord, Dalamyr the Fleet-master, a Khandish King and a Mahud King as well as some other captains. As you can see, the Good side consisted solely of Gondor's finest. The Evil side was a diverse alliance of those opposed to Gondor.
The battle played out as follows:
Initial Evil deployment
Initial Good employment