"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.
|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 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.