I am a bit confused by the tactics of the Sentry Monsters - the Duergar Guard and the Kobold Dragonshield, as follows:
- If the Monster is adjacent to a Hero it attacks the Hero.
- If the Monster is on a tile with no Heroes and an unexplored edge, draw a dungeon tile from the bottom of the stack and place it next to the Monster’s tile. Draw a Monster card and place its figure on that tile.
- Otherwise, the Monster moves 1 tile toward the closest Hero.
When the Sentry Monster first acts it is likely to be on a tile with no Heroes and an unexplored edge, causing it to place a new monster. This I get. However, on subsequent turns the Sentry Monster is likely to be on a tile with at least one Hero but (if the Heroes are smart) not adjacent to a Hero. In this case, the Sentry Monster’s tactics would suggest that it take no action, as it is already on the tile of the closest Hero. It seems to me that a smart party would simply remain on the Sentry Monster’s tile but nonadjacent to it and kill it at their leisure with a ranged or area attack.
Am I missing something?
I would suggest that the tactics should be changed either so that if the Sentry Monster has a Hero on its tile it moves adjacent and attacks the Hero or moves AWAY from the Hero (in the hopes that it can alert reinforcements by being alone on a tile the next time it acts).