They could hold the Gondorians and possibly the Rohirrim, if they were lucky. The peasants would have to pull some slack though. He reached for his whip.
"The peasants are here.....sir" Came from his corporal who slid away.
"Good!" Corgoth answered."Send them in maggot!"
Just his luck. He could force a victory, or at least he hoped.
Lieutenant Nethar and The Riders of Rohan Vs Lieutenant Corgoth
|The corporal's arrow finds it's mark at Warsh's warg, who topples from |
the dead warg, his head smacking the wall rendering him unconscious
|The riders of Rohan throw their spears, to little effect|
|The riders engage either side of the wall|
|The riders throw again, splicing a peasant and an orc|
|The captain carves up a peasant and orc|
|Corgoth wins the heroic move roll off|
|Things are very bleak for the orcs here|
|The riders engage the wall section, and the captain is surrounded|
|Nethar survives one orc's attempt to kill him, |
a foothold is gained at the wall, one rider falls to a peasant
|The riders butcher a peasant, while the captain only receives a single wound|
|Surrounding over here|
|This gateway is still held by orcs|
|The bowman proving himself, and two peasants are downed|
|Two riders downed in similar fashion, |
and the wall section is almost completely overrun
|The Gondorians ensnaring the orcs|
|The other gateway is overrun, |
but orcs are still present so the game continues
|Nethar claims one, a warrior another|
|A peasant manages to wound the captain, which is saved by fate. |
Another rider wounded, and Corgoth is scarred to death by the riders
| The Gondorians round up the remaining orcs. |
Who are still just within the settlement boundaries
|The captain claims one, another rider also claims one,|
the other spears the orc corporal in the throat,
|The final orc hero is surrounded|
Inside Cair Andros three of the peasants were found dead, and one will miss the next turn along with one rider of Rohan, the other riders and peasants recovered from their wounds.One of the swordsmen was promoted to a citadel guard, while one bowman failed his promotion and Cpl D gains an extra wound.
North-east of Cair Andros, Corgoth makes a full recovery(+1fate), two warriors will miss the next turn, all others make full recoveries. Except Cpl K and one warrior who were found prone after the battle. Warsh was promoted to corporal in his absence (+1fate).
Nethar gathered the men, and they drank heartily into the morning.
Corgoth had retreated northwards, so they cold turn their attentions towards Anersk, who was either advancing on Cair andros or North Druadan.
"What news of Anersk?" Asked Nethar.
"None, but he must be removed from this side of the river, or destroyed completely." the captain answered.
It was a sad truth, Anersk's company was becoming powerful, too powerful for Nethar to handle.
"Even if you pursued them we would be left vulnerable." Nethar said. "Luthyre is also exposed to both Keresk and Corgoth if he attacks north Ithilien. We could aid him, but Cair Andros would be left, again, exposed."
"Yet we cannot leave Anersk to claim the Northern settlements!" Argued the captain. Then Nethar looked at the man of Rohan with a smile. "No! We cannot!" Shouted the captain. "The steward would be furious! Not to mention the trouble we would put the people of Gondor through!"
"It is our best option" Nethar said and maybe it was...
Corgoth hated running, even more so from a battle. Despite the fact that orcs had little pride, they boasted it with great voices.
"Warsh!" He called.
"How much of the supplies did you pack!"
"Are you sure scum! I'll have your right-arm if you fail me!" Boomed Corgoth, clearly angry at the defeat.
"Anersk still hasn't responded to your last message" stated Warsh.
"Obviously as the Gondorians control all the ways over the river!" Then a thought struck Corgoth. "What about Keresk?"
"Glad you asked" he smiled and handed him the letter after bustling it out of his carry-bag.