Wednesday, February 1, 2012

Map - Year 3, Turn 5

“Get back to work Macdanalus you drunk”

“Yes my Lord”

History of the Sundered Isles – The Fortieth Year of the Second Age. Macdanalus, scrivener to the King. The Third Year and Fifth Campaign Month of the Great War

The assault on the Black Deeps began at dawn. Lines of Trebuchets rained death on the defenders
as the heavily armed foot knights made their assault. The siege lasted but nine hours before the
walls came down. Panicked street fighting ensued as the Bretonnian errantry forces and the
Kurgan tribesmen fought for control of every landmark. Kurgan ambushes in the south district
wiped out whole units of men-at-arms. But the Bretonni would not be denied and Baron Colbert’s
Questing Knights finally pushed through to the inner palace. The inner court of the palace had been
transformed into a shrine to the dark princeling Slannesh. The aghast yet resolute devotees of the
Lady held their nerve as their leader faced down an exalted champion of chaos. Long was the test of
arms but the purity of the Baron was true and he smote the fiend as his troops took the city.

The three Bretonnian armies in the Dark Forest (E10) and the Forest of Eyes (D11) converge on the
Black Deeps (E11). The Bretonnians storm the city and raise the fleur de lys – at the cost of 250

Meanwhile the last Bretonnian fleet moved to the coast off Mist Gorge (F8) on a mission to intercept
enemy activity. On Norslatch the army in Quenelles (D6) spends the month reorganising itself
following the mutiny of the previous month while the army in the Blood Grounds (B9) moves south
to the Beast Paths (C9).

Warriors of Chaos
It was a quite month in the Norse territories as the home army withdrew to the capital known only
as “The Cauldron” (C15) while the southern force passed west from Averland (G15) to Talabheim
(G14) and the army in Hersig (F11) boarded the fleet as it moved across from Bilbali (G12).

Dark Elf
The Dark Elf corsairs continued their campaign of piracy across the high seas. In a dramatic move
the Dread Captain of the Silver Scimitar (F8) set sail for Norslatch where he deposited his cargo of
corsairs and other ne’er do wells ashore. The Druchii veterans of the battle for Mist Gorge wreak
havoc on the frightened villagers and claim Lyonesse (D8) for the Witch King. Meanwhile the fleet
docked on the Silver River G11 pushed north to join Admiral Blackheart’s fleet off Grimmenhagen

(F10). Finally, the army in Karond Kar (J14) returned in triumph to the capital at Naggarond (I15).

The liberators of Karak Kadrin (G6) took ship again and sailed south where the fleet waited
menacingly off the coast of the Ogre held land known as the Twins (G7). On the Burning Isle the
southern Dwarf fleet finally made contact with the army stationed along the Hissing Coast (J6) and
the army was ordered aboard ship. On the Burning isle itself the last vestiges of the Ogre colonists
were removed as the Dwarf force in the Scorpion wastes (J4) moved to occupy the Bubbling Pits (J5). Finally, the army in Silverspear (H4) moved west and home to Karaz-a-Karak (H3).

Ogre Kingdom
The Ogres sounded the advance as both armies in Shattered Stone Bay (H8) marched to
Shambletown (G9) to await further orders. However the troops stationed at the Twins (G7) were
unable to complete their orders as sickness swept through the camp incapacitating the force for a
short while – 30 points worth of troops died in the epidemic. Ogres were reported to be unable to
finish their meals. The horror...

Vampire Counts
On Asur’s Rest the Undead set out as a long defensive line facing south. The troops in Mist Gorge
(F8) moved west to settle in the Giant’s Bed Mountains (F7) while one of the banners formerly
occupying the Glowing Crater (F9) moved to replace them in Mist Gorge (F8). The Ghost fleet
continued its long trek south and east and they finished the month off Aquitaine (D7) and the
Challenge Stone (E7). On Norslatch one of the two banners in Castle Templehof (D4) made its way
back to the capital in Mousillon (D3) while the banner in the Iron Hills (C4) discovered an ancient
temple atop a cloudy hill...

Territorial Changes
Bretonnians take the Black Deeps (E11) from the Kurgan – city
Dark Elves take Lyonesse (D8) from the Bretonnians – village
Dwarfs take the Bubbling Pits (J5) from the Ogres - barren

Brets lose 250 points of troops
Ogres lose 30 points of troops

1 comment:

  1. That Macdanalus, such a slovenly wretch. He'll taste the back of the Kings hand!