Tuesday, October 30, 2007

Round Seven

Round seven was filled with battles and reversals. The Battle of Blackrock Pass proved the undoing of the Moongazers, as Averin seven-fingers and his troops retreated to Big Castle, only to find it beseiged by the forces of Khemerkhet. The battle, called the battle of Big Castle, proved the end of the Moongazer Tribes.
Khemerkhet, however, suffered a major reversal of their own, as Schwartzewasser finally entered the fray and wiped out the garrison of the Citadel of Anohktos.
Bloodfist's Band, of the Rockjaws, faced Lord Baldwin and entourage, only to be soundly crushed at the battle of Clover Dale.

Thursday, October 25, 2007

The Battle of Blackrock Pass

The orcs, flush from looting the capital settlement of the Moongazers, march, unaware they are watched from the mountains by Moongazers thirsting for vengeance.
The Rockjaws, who had marched a great deal in order to loot Ogreville, were attacked on the march, the massive Ogres of the Moongazers thundering down from the darkness of Blackrock pass to fall on the greenskins for their crimes.

'Ardrot Glowfang spent much of his time punishing those Ogres that came close enough for him to charge. Despite the fear that penetrated his rage on one occasion, and caused him to fail to charge and then fail to hit, he managed to cut down to size or entirely eliminate several regiments of the outsized Moongazers while their lord was distracted pursuing a large unit of Orc Boyz that happened to cross his path.

One regiment of Ogres with their Lord and a Bruiser, managed to charge down on a regiment of Boyz, trampling many. Loud were the screams of the Ocs as they were rendered down into nibbles for the Great Maw that Rules All. The Boyz could not take much of that and broke, fleeing in terror.

Soon enough, the orc boyz recovered their taste for battle, forming up again, only to flee again once attacked again. The Tyrant, Averin charged the Rock Lobba, causing the goblins manning it to flee in terror, despite the bully's exhortations that they stand and fight the 900 pound monstrosity bearing down on them.

The Leadbelchers let loose a blast of their gunz, or would have, but one misfired, nearly killing himself and his compatriot. The other leadeblcher aimed and carefully fired his cannon, grunting about "Spider, Da udder udder white meat." and pulping no less than six of the arachnids and their riders. Again the Bruiser and his Bulls charged the Boyz and broke them once and for all even as the crew of the rock lobba were whipped back into line by the bully, only to get in the way of the Orc Big Unz.

As darness fell, Lord Glowfang killed a few more Bulls, adding their heads to his collection. The remaining Moongazers could not close with the Rockjaws before the end of teh battle, and the Averin was forced to quit the field in dejection.

Round Six

At the outset of Round 6 of the Rittermark War, many empires have yet to fight a battle. The Ogres, having eaten dinner instead of fighting the Rockjaws last round, made a grave error, and left their capital unprotected. The Rockjaws pounced on their Capital settlement, looting and burning. Mustering the Tribes, Averin Seven-fingers called both banners that were his to command and attacked the greenskins. The result was the Battle of Blackrock Pass.

Sunday, October 21, 2007

Round Five

Round five saw very little action as the Rockjaws made a try for the Ogres, with the resulting battle a Draw. Everyone continues to expand and vie for position, with few battles being offered. There is a New Grand Git in the Rittermark, having slain all other possible claimants to the throne. Schwartzewasser built a second settlement, and the Rockjaws built Fort Middlefang.

The Battle of Sandy Ford

In round five, the Rockjaws made a try for the Moongazers, attacking into Sandy Ford.

The Rockjawz along with chief Glowfang, charged south and into the lands of the Ogres, only to have difficulty finding the Moongazers on the field of battle. The spider Riders did find them, cowering between a mountain and Sand Ford in fear of the ferocious rock lobba the Rockjaws had brought with them.

The Rockjaw's shaman urged his boar forward alongside the spider riders, casting Waagh magicks every round, yet failing to harm the hardy Ogres. The Rockjaws' spider riders shot arrow after arrow at the Ogres, who plucked the arrows from their thick hides and picked their teeth, taunting the goblins, who charged forward, ful of the Waaagh, only to flee in stark terror once the Ogres stepped from behind the defensive wall they had thrown up and charged them.

As night fell the Ogres went back to eating, and the Orcs retired, bewildered and disappointed that the Ogres did not offer battle

The Battle of Highwood

In Round three, the Grand Git of the Night Goblins of Whitecap Mountain attacked the Elves with two of their banners, screaming hordes of them issuing from the wilderness. They outnumbered the freakishly clean elves by more than double, and the squigs were ravenous. the Grand Git was ready for some stompin, and brought all the boyz with 'im.

The battle was hard fought and both generals led their troops admirably. Animosity plagued the Grand Git, as well as just plain bad luck. Fanatics careening through their own troops, squig herds breaking from missile fire. Fanatics and threir hard balls denting but failing to penetrate the heavy armor of the Silver Helms.

The Mistborne Host used the terrain to good effect. The Silver Helms and the hero who led them in battle struck again and again, charging the Grand Git on his chariot, and shattering any goblins who got in their way, but only at great cost, as all of them were lost after killing the Git in a gallant charge.


Wednesday, October 17, 2007

Round Four

Expansion, expansion, expansion. A castle built by the Moongazer Ogres, of all factions. A settlement constructed by Scwhwartzewasser. The Rockjaws attacked south into the Moongazers' lands.

The Battle of Highwood

The battle of Highwood, just before the final crushing of the goblin hordes. The silver helms of the Mistborne Host destroyed themselves in charge after charge into the numberless hordes of night goblins, sacrificing themselves to defeat the Grand Git, slaying him in a gallant charge.

Round 3

In Round three, everyone continued to expand. Only the Gitz of White Cap Mount'n and their Grand Git getting 'stuck in' with the funny smellin' elvses of the Mistborne. Outnumbered by a factor of almost two, the Mistborne stood their ground...

Round 2

The second round saw everyone racing to expand, at least one hex at a time.

Round 1 of the Rittermark War

Round One of the War saw furious building, and little else. This is the map after the first round
was complete. Note the great number of mines built, and little else. This map is the result.