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Wednesday, 29 July 2015

Dwarf - Goblin Campaign Turn 10 end

So Orin casts the Goblin attackers from the dwarf garrison. Gimli and Hatain managed to breach the goblin lines at the Goblin garrison.


And with this the dwarves have emerged victorious. They control both garrisons, although they have lost their leader. Durburz has been forced back to the fort with Greszif and Blayser was lost at their Garrison.


Thus the Dwarves are the victors!

The dwarves at the southern garrison held a small feast in honour of Gimli, he had been seriously wounded and was being taken by his guard to the nearest friendly settlement, and then Erebor to inform the King under the Mountain of the news. 

The celebrations went long into the night, but Orin had gone to bed before then proud of his own heroics and his warriors'. If he hadn't then the scout, resting outside his tent, would have delayed his news until morning.
"There is some grave news my lord." He told.
"Well, speak freely, this is a dwarven realm after all!" Orin boasted, but the scout looked at the captain as if this wasn't the case. "What news then?"
"The local rebels, they have mustered."
"How many?"
"Many more than both dwarf companies could deal with." And his face went pale. Orin paused and gave the scout a very stern look.
"I don't think you heard me. How many?" Orin insisted.
"Five companies. Three are peasants, two are heavily armoured. They will reach the fort within three days." Orin's face then also turned pale.
"Well then. Tell the dwarves we move out before midday tomorrow, and send word to Hatain that we move north to bolster their forces." Orin moved to enter his tent, but the scout blocked him.
"There is one more thing." He held out a scrap of badly folded parchment, with a poor scrawl on it and goblin markings...

To be Continued...

Fish

Wednesday, 22 July 2015

Battles for the Garrisons Part II

Battles for the Garrisons Part II

Although Hatain has arrived to support Gimli's rash attack on the goblins, his presence is merely an annoyance to the goblins, as his company have not engaged them yet.



Orin has lead his troops to keep the line in defence of the Garrison's. Greszif's forces have been severely depleted. But Durburz has arrived hopefully to keep the goblins in check and even overshadow Orin's earlier heroics...

At the Dwarf garrison, Durburz' troop near the barrier.
Orin cuts through one, a prowler is shot in the face and one goblin 
pierces a dwarf in the thigh as he clambers over the wall.
Durburz calls the goblins to stand fast, and orders another assault.
Four more goblins succumb to dwarf might, Orin claiming another two.
Orin then faces off the goblin king, as the attack persists.
Only one prowler is killed this time.
Back at the the goblin garrison, Hatain halts 
Blayser and the trolls progress.
The other two dwarves block off Blayser's retreat and Hatain 
brings his hefty axe down upon him, cleaving him in two.
The troll is swiftly surrounded afterwards.
Meanwhile a contingent of dwarves approaches the wall.
But is pushed back from the initial melee.
The troll survive the dwarf onslaught.
At the same time Durburz continues his own attack, again having
to call his minions to stand their ground.
But three more goblins yield to the dwarves, Orin getting another.
Durburz notices his limited number of followers,
but still bellows his stand fast again and attacks.
And more attacking.
The dwarven siege goes bitterly, as the troll gives his spear a twirl,
managing to slice through Gimli's mail hauberk.
But the Dwarf contingent manages to get members over the wall!
The troll forces the dwarves back again!
Now the dwarves gain a foothold inside the garrison!
The troll reaches the pyre, he simply has to light it
and the garrison is secured!
Two goblins can't take the pressure, taking flight!
Meaning the dwarves have control behind the barrier!
Unknown to the troll two dwarves creep up behind, and hack 
their axes deep; to bring the troll to it's knees!
The pyre will not be lit today!
Orin's line falters as Durburz sneaks around the side.
But they bring down the goblin that tarried them.
Still all seems secure...
Yet two of the defenders are caught unawares by their security!
The defenses are holding, barely...
Orin dispatches the nearby goblins, and Durburz does 
the same from the dwarves he faces too.
Durburz rallies his final supporter, so it all 
comes down to a single combat...
But the goblin king has shouted enough, 
and the forces take to the wind!!!

Thus both garrisons are secured by the Dwarves!

Blayser's company lost: Blayser, the troll and four goblins. Blayser did not recover from his wounds and one other goblin was killed. Company disbanded.

All of Gimli's company was lost: Gimli didn't recover from his wounds, one of his guards was also killed. Company disbanded.

Hatain lost none of his company. 

Greszif's company lost 11 goblins, the troll and Greszif. Seven of the goblin warriors recovered along with their captain. The troll was killed.


Durburz' company lost all eight prowlers, of whom two recovered, three nursed their injuries and three were killed.

Orin's Company lost nine dwarves. Four recovered immediately, the same amount will in time, and one was killed.

Durburz dropped one of his warriors on the floor in a fit of exhaustion. He had lost too many of his minions, and the dwarf resistance was strong. Several more prowlers and warriors ran to meet him; they were concealed in the shrubbery half a mile from the dwarf garrison. As the day drew on more goblins congregated to this point. By midday Durburz ordered  the troop to move out to the fort, their last resting place before their food ran out. Sadly, even for a goblin king, he had to leave some goblins behind, they would be too much of a burden on him.

When they reached the fort the gates were closed. This meant Blayser hadn't returned, he could be at the weapon stash or the food stocks, they would find out soon enough.
By the time evening came around, and most of the remaining food in the fort had been scavenged, the last scouting party Durburz would send out had returned.
"Durburz! There is something you will want to see!" The scout told. 
Durburz had hoped to move out back to the misty mountains within the next two days after raiding another food stock, to give provisions for their journey.
"What could it possibly be? The dwarves will find out that we have no garrison soon enough and come for us!" He shouted back.
"The dwarves will be the least of our worries." The scout responded.

He lead the king to a ridge which overlooked the southern valley. A handful of black dots could be seen travelling across the plain north-eastwards.
"So?" The king replied. "You brought me here to see a few local rebels in the wild!"
"They have come from your garrison, and travel towards the mountain." 
This took a moment to settle in, he looked to see the pyre was not alight so the dwarves had won the garrison.
Goblins had no custom concerning their dead, so this was a dwarf band.
Either Gimli or the other dwarf captain had been killed or injured, and the company was too small to be a regular dwarf company, so it must be Gimli's guard. If Gimli was killed or injured this meant the field was still contestable!
But the scout saw him realise this.
"There is one more thing you may not have thought about..." The scout said meekly, and the goblin king was shown the plains of the land about the local town. Which was more bad news....

Until then

Fish

Thursday, 16 July 2015

Battles for the Garrisons Part I

Durburz was in a good mood, the campaign was almost going to plan, if only Greszif would comply with him. The captain had got the impression that after these battles he would be promoted. This of course would never happen, there could be no competitors in the goblin king's ranks. He would not put up with it.
"Make sure your scum are up at midnight! We march after and take the Dwarf garrison before dawn!" Durburz had shouted to the captain.
"No problem, just make sure you can get up for then." Greszif had said with a wink, which was a reference to Durburz sleep patterns, they had been becoming more human. This was not good, especially for a goblin not least the leader of the goblins.
Both companies managed to get up on time, although Durburz was a little worse for wear. They marched down to ridge a bow-shot away from the pyre. Durburz stopped the companies.
"Greszif send your lot in first, mine will douse the pyre and then join you." Both companies then moved out. When Durburz reached the pyre, fully ablaze since two days ago. But none of his prowler could find a bucket or water to douse the flames. It took a couple of hours to bring the fire down to a smoke, at which point it was nearly dawn and Greszif was attacking the dwarf barrier...

Battles for the Garrisons Part I
Both assaulting forces have doused the pyre flames; that signify if either of the defenders have control over their garrison. If a model can reach the pyre and roll a 5+ then they can light the pyre.

Setup: Dwarf Garrison
Orin orders the attack to be taken to the goblins, but one dwarf
stubbles over the wall and blood is dashes across the ground.
So Orin orders the retreat over the wall, they must
hold the goblins here...
The attackers engage.
The troll with one sweep pushes the nearby defenders back, steps
over the wall, and squishes one of the dwarves behind it.
Gimli ordered the last preparations of the assault on the goblins, this was not helped by the poor weapons they had. The plan was to attack at dawn, no sooner or later. However Hatain had not raised his troops quite on time, and was exiting his tent in his under-tunic when the dwarf heroes met.
"Hatain!" The Dwarf lord shouted. "What is the meaning of this!" It technically wasn't a question, Hatain knew full well he should've been up sooner.
"I was given to understand that we would be attacking after dawn?" He replied, although this was a feeble attempt at innocence, and even his warriors could see it.
"Rouse you troops, and join us as soon as you feel necessary then!" Gimli barked. "If you join the attack and I have taken the defences by the time you get there, your rank will be attested to!"
"Yes my lord" Hatain replied swiftly, and rushed around ordering the muster of his company.
Gimli swaggered over towards the goblin's barriers and a one of his guards doused the pyre's flames on their way. He would take this garrison single handed-ly if he had to...

Meanwhile at the Goblin Garrison...
Several goblins and the troll vault over the wall,
hoping to reach the pyre quickly.
But Gimli's guard intervene, blocking off the troll
The other portion of his guard attack the wall. And one thoroughly
unsuspecting guard takes an arrow through his faceplate.
Gimli and a guard have blocked off the entrance to the pyre, but
this will be limited until Hatain arrives to support him.
The dwarf lord and his companions are jumped upon..
And one falls either side.
Two guards have maintained the attack, although it seems
unlikely to prevail.
At the Dwarf garrison; The dwarf captain steams the tide of goblins
and the troll that breach their line.
Two dwarves fall to a goblin, they have breached the line. Such that the
captain rushes the beast, swinging the two-handed axe,
carving mighty rents in it's hide leaving it prone...
The goblins clamber over the barrier, swarming the southern section.
The Northern section fares much better, ridding it's attackers.
As the assault reaches a tipping point. The goblin king arrives..
And so Orin shouts orders for his warriors to attack the minions.
All goes as swiftly as hoped. Orin slices through both his enemies.
Greszif gets surrounded and cannot fend off the multiple
dwarves stabbing him, so succumbs
Back at the Goblin garrison, the Goblins enclose on Gimli's guard.
Although one falls either side, it is not in Gimli's favour.
Just as Gimli was losing faith, a battle-cry comes from behind him.
He takes a quick glance, Hatain had arrived...
The lord rushes between the pillars to block the goblins and troll
as Hatain's, company rush over to help him. 
In doing so, he cuts down a supporting goblin.
The goblin defenders, do one better stabbing down
both remaining members of his guard.

Hatain's company close in on the pillars, and he sends a small
group to breach the defences in his own stead.
At the goblin garrison; the goblins are getting close to reaching the pyre. In which case they will force the dwarves to retreat, if the dwarves can't break through the goblin defenders.

At the Dwarf garrison, Orin is forming a formidable defence. But if this breaks then they will lose, as none of the dwarves have gone to re-light the pyre.

Until then

Fish

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