Just updated the first post. Here's where the ladder currently stands:
The following players are Evil
â€¢ Haddockswhiskey - Harad/Far Harad (Army leader is the Knight of Umbar) - Month 3 achieved (23 points) - HW's painting log
â€¢ Battle Brother Maracthor - Isengard (Army leader is Saruman) - Month 3 achieved (20 points) - BBM's painting log
â€¢ Centurions - Harad (Army leader is the Faaz Naqeeb - Mahud Beastmaster) - Month 3 achieved (20 points)
The following players are Good
â€¢ Runejack - Elves (Army leader is Haldir) - Month 3 achieved (24 points)
â€¢ Bloodlust - Rohan (Army leader is Erkenbrand) - Month 3 achieved (24 points)
â€¢ Mister_Bruce - Dwarves (Army leader is Balin) - Month 2 achieved - best result (draw) (13 points) MB's painting log
If we go for Option 2 (playing 1000 point battles this month), my suggestion would be that I build three themed scenarios with a 'prize' at the end of each which can then be used as a 'boost' for the next battle.
If people are really keen, I could also dream up some smaller scenarios which also give a 'bonus' to the victor. For example, there is a meeting between the Elves and Dwarves to forge an alliance. The Evil player must kill the Elven (or Dwarven) ambassador before they can escape off the board. Alternatively, we could see a Rohan scenario where Isengard is trying to burn as many houses as possible before Rohan can stop them. The result might be an impact to Rohan courage (for example).