Saturday, 27 June 2015

Dwarves - Goblin Campaign Turn 10 Beginning

Both sides seem clear to have prepared themselves for the final two battles, where either could take everything, or nothing. But are aware of the local rebels becoming unrestful due to the presence of both armies in their land. Which has subsequently, blocked trade routes, prevented farming of land, and the general migration of the peoples.

This has got to a point where the leader of the rebels has started mustering his troops. He has issued messages to either commander that both sides must leave his land or his allegiance to either of them will be dealt with by force.
Neither side is prepared to leave this land with victory so close, but could not face the army of the rebels single handed...

After a brief rest for either side from the fighting. The remaining captains, heroes and warriors have returned to their full strength, prepared to take on the enemy.

Turn 10

The dwarves however have had a small setback, as their weaponry has not be up to scratch recently, such that they receive a-1 fight penalty.

Gimli takes the initiative in the morning to order his companies upon the goblins garrison.

And Durburz follows suit in leading Greszif towards the Dwarf garrison.

To communicate with the allied companies present on the other side of the fort, both garrisons have had a pyre set ablaze outside their garrison.
They are set up such that no enemy could successful douse the flames for a long period of time without food or weapons. Unless they were to completely breach the garrison defences, or in other words, control the garrison.
But if they were able to douse the flames, it would cause confusion among their enemies which could turn the tide of the battle in their favour.

Until then


Saturday, 20 June 2015

Dwarves - Goblin Campaign Turn 8 end and Turn 9

The goblins are turned from the hill and retreat to the fort in dismay!

The rebels occupying the nearby food stocks anticipate the coming of a significant portion of the Dwarven army, so leave the place unaltered. And suspiciously, a similar dozen local rebels appear on the other side of the fort at the other food stocks.

Turn 9

It seems the goblins have figured out how the dwarves maintained their weapons previously as they also manage to keep their equipment in good order.

Gimli has no second doubts on his plans and so orders the march to the southern food stocks with Hatain, seeing the local rebels dissipate from there.

Durburz also sees that his Garrison is under threat from the dwarves, but must could attack the dwarf garrison too whilst their main forces are away, so Blayser returns to the Garrison to hold it while they plan their own attack.

The local rebels in the area see the Goblin and Dwarf forces aligning themselves to deal killing blows to either campaign, so decide to stay out of either fight.

As the first cracks of sunlight spread across the hilltops, Gimli raises his guard and calls for Hatain. A few half-drunken murmurs groan from the dwarves 'trying' to wake up, but Gimli heeded no attention as he paced through the encampment. He finally reached the captain's tent, where the captain was in a hurried conversation with the messenger that had come in.
"Some news then?" Gimli asked, although he was more disappointed that the messenger hadn't already tried his tent first. The messenger then turned and left.
"Yes my Lord, but not good" Hatain replied. "Blayser has returned to the goblin garrison and the Rebel general has issued his final warning concerning the campaign." Gimli stood blankly, he was clearly waiting for the captain to continue, "The scout says he can muster enough men to overrun both goblin and dwarf forces; even if neither side takes to many casualties over the next week."
"And what does this attest?" Gimli stated. "The next few days are less important than you think." Hatain was confused. "We must simply remove the goblins from their garrison, Orin can hold our garrison with some fortune, and the rebels will not trouble us again" Gimli concluded.
But the captain knew more was on his lordship's mind than he would reveal...

Until then


Thursday, 11 June 2015

Third battle for the weapons hill

The sun light was fading across the overcast sky, and beneath it a haunted Blayser stood aimlessly at an approaching cluster of fiery brands approaching the hill. The dwarves had come, in force and it was clear that both sides would take heavy losses if this battle was drawn out too long. He wished that he could escape this fight, but the goblin king had ordered that he remain here.
Despite the sky darkening quickly the dwarves clearly did not mind fighting, even if the goblins had eyes that could pierce the dark when theirs could not.
"This battle is lost Blayser! We must fall back to the fort!" One of his supported urged him.
"The goblin king has ordered u to remain here, if any of you maggots think about taking flight, I will kill you myself!" He bellowed down at the goblins, so no murmurs of dissension were among his minions.
But Blayser now saw an opportunity, maybe this attack could give the goblins a big advantage after all...

Third battle for the weapons stash (Take the high ground)

Arrows fly over the barricade, clanking off the dwarven armour.
More arrows fly, to little effect.
The sky becomes completely black, and glimmers of mail come from
the edge of field. Hatain had arrived.
Hatain wastes no time in ordering his warriors about.
Gimli reaches the hill, but the goblins prepare to receive the dwarf lord.
But still the dwarf lord and his company assail the barricade.
Gimli vaults the barricade and swings his axe in deep arcs cutting
through three of the goblins, while his guard throw one of the goblins
from atop the hill, it remains on the ground.
Hatains troops gain sight of the hill.
Gimli continues his rampage slicing down another goblin and even
piercing the thick hide of the troll. With this the goblins are sent into a
panic, but Blayser calls a stand fast among them.
A gust of winds sweeps the hillside, knocking the warriors a top to the
floor. Blayser though anticipates this and calls his minions to attack the
stunted dwarves catch on the ground.

But the stubborn dwarves survive the poor attacks of the goblins, two
more succumb to the dwarf axes. At which point
Blayser has had enough...
Then Blayser calls the remaining goblin forces off and they flee from the hill in dismay with their wounded.

Gimli lost none of his company. Gimli (2)(2/2/2), Hatain (2)(2/1/1).

Blayser lost 7 goblins: Two recover immediately, four will next turn and one was killed. The troll regains one of the lost wounds. Blayser (2)(1/1/1).

Blayser had seen Hatain's company approaching the hill too before he called the retreat, he wished that Gimli hadn't had such an affect on his warriors, he seemed to cut straight through them ruthlessly. He now hears the Dwarf shouting "Baruk Khazâd! Khazâd ai-mênu!" across the field as they scampered between bushes and the shrubbery.

Although they had many wounded, only one of them they had had to leave behind, he was too wounded and the dwarves would have had him anyway. Still this did not brig the conclusion Blayser wanted, an opportunity to kill either of the company leaders, which would be more fruitful in the war than killing even a large section of any company.
Blayser looked upon the walls of the fort in the distance, Durburz hopefully would be lenient...

Until then


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