Lieutenants Luthyre and Nethar Vs Lieutenants Keresk, Corgoth and Anersk (Until Submission)
|Bowen(Cpl D) is on target|
|Another well aimed arrow this time from the warrior|
and the bow-corporal is downed early!
|Closing in on the barrier|
|Bowen proving his skills as an archer|
|Both sides of the barrier engage|
|One peasant punched out of the way|
and the spear corporal fails to avoid the attack of the orc
|Krugluk(Anersk's corporal) pushes his way over the wall|
Nethar and spear-corporal manage to wound each
|The three orc heroes fail their courage tests and flee, leaving the last orc|
having to survive another turn so reinforcements will turn up
|The spear-orc survives the first assault|
|Nethar attacks the orc, hopefully for the last time, |
while the others prepare for reinforcements to arrive
|The corporal clobbers the final orc before the reinforcements can take|
advantage of their disposition
|Yet Keresk and Corgoth will still have some advantage|
|Nethar and co. sprint to defend the northern barriers as evil marches closer|
|Keresk jumps the hedge, only to be met by Nethar, |
Dareos and Warsh flank to the eastern entrance,
The others vault over or attack the main barrier
|Corgoth pommels the bowman to the ground, Nethar strikes Keresk's good |
arm letting it fly through the air, and leaving Keresk head-first in the mud.
|The gondorians helplessly try to keep the orcs and men from the walls,|
Dareos and Warsh gain access through the east entrance
|Then Luthyre's company arrives|
|The orcs and men clamber over the wall in fear of Luthyre and his stead|
|But they should be in more fear of his supporting troops|
|Bowen dodges Corgoth's attacks and stabs the Lieutenant in the eye|
|The orcs have the Gondorians surrounded, Luthyre flanks to the east entrance|
|Warsh crushes the peasant, Bowen strike Flaneen only to find his |
blade far from the target
|Luthyre's forces are held at the perimeter, |
while Nethar's company are surrounded further
|Luthyre downs the archer, while a ranger is cloven by an orc and a |
swordsman is wounded
|Luthyre is held at the entrance, Nethar, Bowen and the corporal are |
|Pasor and the ranger split orc alike, while Bowen is wounded|
|Luthyre charges into the spearmen, the corporal into the wargs, |
and the rest of Luthyre's company at the wall
|The serpent guard finally gets the better of Bowen, |
Luthyre downs another Haradrim, and the serpent guard wounds his
|The evil attacks are weakening|
|The attacking took it's toll on the ranger|
|Luthyre and Nethar surrounded|
|Yet his horse kicks out at the spearman|
|Luthyre then charges launching his spear cutting through Dareos' stomach,|
then canters into the wall defenders. the others follow his lead attacking
as many orcs or men as possible
|Luthyre arcs his sword cleaving into all three of his opponents|
|He then attacks more orcs, the resolve of then is breaking|
|Yet Warsh provides some resistance|
|Flaneen takes flight!|
|Leaving the others to fight the hard battle|
|Luthyre gets greedy and charges two orcs, leaving Nethar to corner another|
|Luthyre carves the Corporal, and Nethar wounds the cornered orc|
|And the others flee! except the last orc who concedes this battle.|
Anersk retreats across the Anduin with the others north-east
In Cair Andros the killed ranger was buried
Nethar, Yaion the unpromoted bowman gain +1 wounds, Luthyre gains +1 strength and the Blade master special rule, Pasor and Bowen gain +1 fight, such that Bowen reduces his to hit score to a +3, CG 6 gains +1 courage.
In the Mordor camp Cpl B and MO 3, W 33,41,42 will miss the next turn.
Planeen gains +1 wounds, a bow-orc is promoted(+1 fate) to an orc tracker and Cpl B gains +1 attacks.
A massive 10 warriors were killed, six were heroes, two corporals, two Lieutenants.
Also a reform was taken to address the structure of each of the companies.
Keresks's company is disbanded, Warsh is granted the rank of Lieutenant(+1might and will). Anersk was demoted(-1 might and will) to Corporal and Krugluk took his place as Lieutenant (+1might and will).
Flaneen and Planeen(+1 fate) became corporals in Warsh's company, W 33 is assigned to Krugluk's company and HW 1 also became part of Warsh's company.
"So, did I come in time?" Called Luthyre.
"Fortunately for you, yes." came from Nethar.
"What of the orcs, are they fleeing north?"
"Who knows, but we have more important things the attend to."
"The yearly meeting of the General, Lieutenants and Corporals." Nethar said surprised. "The steward must have informed you?"
"I'm more concerned with the dispersion of the dead scummy orcs! Quite literally." He added
At that point the first scout arrived back.
"Sir, the group of orcs heading north servery depleted they remain camped in. The group headed south are travelling much slower."
"So, we haven't forced Anersk over the Anduin." Thought Nethar.
"And I bet Corgoth and Keresk's forces are reassembling at the black gate" Added Luthyre.
"No, Both Lieutenant's were killed in the attack. Anersk is still strong thought."
"Actually sir, Anersk is no longer leading his company, Krugluk his corporal took over." The scout interrupted. Both lieutenants looked at him, but said nothing until.
"Depleted? The remnants must have combined forces. We are dealing with a new leader." Nethar concluded.
"At least they're not going anywhere" pointed Luthyre.
"And neither are we by the looks of it" said Nethar with a pale face as he read the letter that had just come in.......