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This is a well rounded deck that I have used to beat the entirety of the first campaign on Hard with achieving 250+ scores. The strategy, for most quests, is to turtle in the first or second stage to get set up and then roll right through the remaining stages as quickly as possible. Gandalf is often used for threat reduction to stay at or below 40 (which rewards full points during scoring).
Usually it is enough to get by with some assortment of allies and attachments. Between Legolas and the other direct damage allies, short work can be made of the weaker enemies. Advance Warning helps to not allow Sauron to get the early action advantage. Seeing Erkenbrand early means you can have a solid defender for several rounds - perhaps keeping him around even longer by healing with both Arwen and Imladris Caregivers.
Once an ally or two are on the board, Zigil Miner can be laid out to start doing his thing. He will pump out many resources by the end game if he's kept behind a shield of guarding allies. Forest Snare and Feint help control some of the more annoying enemies.
Arwen, Aragorn and Imladris Caregiver are the primary willpower/fate outputters.
Round Shield will first go on Legolas as the AI seems to prioritize ranged characters. This saves a bunch of healing in the early game before getting allies out that can guard for you. I have found that Arwen, Imladris Caregiver, and Beorn's Hospitality are typically enough to keep the heroes at moderately high health levels by the end game.
Most of the allies will end up being guards, Erebor Watchman, Guard of the Citadel, Veteran Axehand, and Westfold Outrider all fit that space. I wait to send out a Zigil Miner until there are at least one or two other allies on the board so that they don't get taken out right away by enemies. The miner can spend the majority of the game in play so I have found an abundance of resources possible with this deck - it may be that a few cards could be swapped for more expensive allies.
Advance Warning is best as an early game card or something to play right before traveling - basically a time when Sauron will have the most enemies/actions against you. Most of the events are "stalling" cards, Gaining Strength, Ever Vigilant, Beorn's Hospitality are events I'll play when I'm waiting for Sauron to drop another enemy or hazard. Due to Sauron's disposition to randomly discard all of your events (in certain scenarios), it's best to not stockpile too many at once. Feint is fantastic to use on any high attack/stalwart enemy.