And now for the exciting conclusion.
To sumarize, we fought a variety of monsters. The goblins and orcs came in fast and furious on the form of wargs and small bands of goblins. There was even an Nazgul that we had to dispatch. Fortunately, Gandalf temporarily enchanted the party members’ weapons. Unfortunately, the rear guard was overhwelmed as we rolled something like 13 Orcs over the course of the last turn which kept us from moving several of the main characters off board.
In the end, Aragorn joined the fight while Boromir eventually moved over the bridge. Legolas fell. Then Gandalf as he retreated over the bridge. Then Gimli. Finally, it was Boromir who was swarmed by five goblinoids. In the after match, Gandalf lost some fingers, Legolas was hurt badly enough that he would spend the next adventure on the sidelines but Gimli recovered quickly. Aragorn, however, died of his wounds.
With that last death, we decided to start again. We will tone down the goblins to 1-2 and Orcs we will leave at 1 per spawn. I think we could have made it through that adventure unscathed if we did not walk straight through the treasure area but rather skirted it with our characters.