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Title: The Räuberdale - Germany - Regional Organization
Post by: Fandir Nightshade on May 21, 2007, 06:47:01 AM
So any Germans active on the Forum....lets get to work guys!

Perhaps the commanding Officer could come up...powder monkey I think.

The Commanders so far

The Räuberdale - Germany
Hartmann von Höllental - Oss
General Bruno Klopphart - Powder Monkey
Generalleutnant Friedrich Freiherr von Schwarzenborn – Gneisenau
Great Inquistor Maloch - Fandir Nightshade



I just put the fluff in here and start some kind of organisation till the man in Charge arrives....

West of the Howling Heights, the jagged peaks of the high moors give way to rolling hills and vales. Though lower, they are equally windswept and blasted by the ever-present wailing gales that afflict the entire range. This stretch of the Howling Hills is known to the locals as the Räuberthal, for it is haunted by bandits and robbers, and is the haven of murderers fled to its creeks from hundreds of miles all around.

At the centre of the Räuberthal, atop the tallest rise for many miles, stands the castle of Middenstag. This ancient and imposing edifice dominates the entire region, guarding the Delberz-Hergig road against the many bandits hiding amongst the hills. The castle is tall and spindly, its highest towers able to see for many miles all around. Its tumbledown walls have been patched up and repaired many times over the centuries, giving the castle a ramshackle appearance. Within the Middenstag Castle are garrisoned the wardens of the Räuberthal — dour, professional warriors who ride out over the dales to track down and capture the bandits of the hills. Once in the wardens' custody, few such bandits ever walk free again. Many are imprisoned deep beneath the castle in its rotting dungeons, or are hanged from its highest towers as a grim warning to all who transgress the laws of the Grand Duchy of Middenland.

On at least three occasions over the last two centuries, the bandits of the Räuberthal have swelled sufficiently in numbers to present a serious threat to the stability of the entire region. Demagogues and rabble-rousers have risen within their shabby ranks to lead ill-disciplined but bloodthirsty bandit armies against the settlements of the southern Middenland and northern Talabecland. In these short, but terrible wars, appalling vengeance has been meted out by the bandits upon the law-abiding folk of the region, bitter revenge for past punishments. On each occasion, the Middenstag castle has remained a solid rock around which an ocean of banditry has crashed. At such times, the fiery beacon atop the castle calls the Middenland militia to the defenders' aid. Now the militia have ridden to the aid of the Emperor, their local knowledge employed in the hunt for the crown.


Title: Re: The Räuberdale
Post by: Fandir Nightshade on May 21, 2007, 02:54:50 PM
How about fielding some kind of Schaefers Last Chancers? Releasing all the bandits from their cells to fight the Chaos? Fluffwise some Feldwaibel Steiner with a big Chunk of Free Company in all our armies during the Campaign and the Rest Elite Troops like Huntsmen, Knights and Greatswords?

OK we have the Temple of Leopold where the forces of the area recover from the beastman attack and the pillaged City of Untergard...So how about something like this:

The Great Inquisitor Maloch watched the men in front of him...a whole lot of them were in chains, some of them thieves some of them murderer guarded by his Knights of the Sanguine Light, proud warriors clad in bright golden plate mails. The scum of mankind and the most noble defenders of the faith brought together by destiny. Right now the bandits looked more like sheep's. They were afraid, there had been terrible killings in the woods lately. Chaos....evil beastmen and demons roaming the Forest and stealing the dark souls of the kind standing in front of him. What was their home and best defense against the law of the empire was now their bane. Many of the bandits fled to the city. Running away from the abominations that now walked the forests. He wanted to use them, to steel their faith and give them the possibility to redeem themselves...to give them purpose. He walked the line of the men ...his armored frame over 8 feet tall an impressive sight and started his speech.

"Mankind is in severe Danger....Orcs, Skaven, the Undead and Beastmen wander the holy land of the empire. They thirst for the blood of our children, our wives and ourselves. They show no mercy because they don^t know it because they are the Chaos...they are the corruption. In the old days the Dwarves and the Elves fought the Chaos and held the eternal nights away from the light of reason. But their Numbers are dwindling...their powers fading. Who will take their place? We ...mankind will! Many of you have fought in the dense forest for their live against those horrors...most of you have failed...and run from these fiends...you ask yourself why you should stop running. First of all let me tell you why you have failed...because you didn^t fail because you didn^t have no platemail or Zweihänder....or the skill to wield those weapons, you didn^t fail because you had no great cannons of nuln to blast them away you failed because you lost your faith in Sigmar and betrayed your race, because you forgot what made man great." He gave the Signal and his knights brought forth the head of the Shaggoth he slayed a couple of days ago. Most of the gigantic head already had started to rot and big flys buzzed around it...The head alone was as big as an oxcart." I killed this abomination in single Combat, it was my deathstroke who brought it down." a look of wonder and amazement goes through the crowd. But I couldn^t have killed the beast without help....help from Sigmar but also help from my comrades." He pointed to one of his crossbowmen militiamen who was present in the battle, his ragged clothes soaked with blood and dirt."He and his comrades spiked the monstrosity with their bolts....weakened it for me to strike...he is no Knight, no member of the Reiksguard but just a simple man ....like you! I know all of you have done wrong. But today is the moment when you will become the opportunity to redeem yourself....If you will take up the weapons against Chaos and will fight shoulder to shoulder with your brothers we will drive the evil back and all your souls will be saved...all your sins forgotten. Now release them Gunther!" The Champion of his knights started to remove the shackles of all the Bandits, most of them had a fervor in their eyes they would now join the fight...but this time on the right side... 


Keep those flagellants and free company coming right after you he he he

I will continue if I am back home....still got a little work to do here



Title: Re: The Räuberdale
Post by: Fandir Nightshade on May 21, 2007, 03:36:00 PM
http://nemesis.us.games-workshop.com/hobby/gaming/usscenarios/drampersonae/default.htm

Maximilian von Schädel the new character fits perfectly into the räuberdale theme
because he is a bandit...so why should we take him other than for fluff reasons?

The magic items suck big time...but on the other hand they fit the character pretty well. An amulet to auto pass all skill checks...try to armwrestle this guy or to drink him under the table....he is the jack of all trades living through the strangest adventures. But he also brings us the possibility to take ANY Dogs of war unit as a core choice. Now that is interesting...ever fielded three Giants? Pikemen instead of the lowly spears? lets take a look what mercenerys would fit fluff wise.

The standard regiments all fit because they are most likely humans....but especially a core cannon would be nice, or dwarf crossbowmen.

Regiments of renown
Pirazzos-hmm conquestadores in the middle of the empire....neeh fluffwise not so well. But a good anchor unit with crossbows in the first line.

Riccos- hmm elite pikemen...far far away from home it is unlikely that ricco would know maximilian becaus of his dubios reputation.

Leopold....neither

Alcatani- well peasants with long sticks ...perhaps would fit the theme but i would take generic pikemen before i would take these.

Vesperos Vendetta- Cutthroats and professional killers ...would fit the background but are not very cost efficient.

Marksmen of Miragiliano - could have met max in some tavern and drink a stein or two. also Crossbowmen with a Bs of 4 are not to be underestimated the have a herocharakter and a standard making them pretty tough in close combat protecting them from flyers and light cavalry but at a high cost.

Al muktars- hmm desertsons in the forest...also very expensive light cavalry.

Braganzas- again an expensive unit of crossbowmen might come in handy against woodelves but otherwise to pricey.

Volands Venators now here is a nice one - perhaps to honorable for max to know but a core choice of inner circle knights with a captain

Beorgs berserks- bloodthirsty norsca pirates....fit in well with the background but beorg might be mistaken for a beastman and shoot on sight.  :blush: the unit itself is one of my favorite dogs of war unit with ursos anger beorg kills nigh everything in the warhammer world.

lumpin croops
fat lazy halflings....most likely max has had some contact with them. cheap unit of skirmishers with a better ballistik but only toughness of 2. nice in a wood bad in close combat.

Golgfags
I am not sure if any human would like to be a buddy of an ogre or not...perhaps they won^t eat you if you are their best friend...ah who knows. Ogres aren^t bad at all especially if lead by golgfag.

Long drongs- Slayer pirates ....fit in as well as something could fit in they are dwarfes they are pirates. With the new pistol rules...not so good.





Title: Re: The Räuberdale
Post by: Gneisenau on May 21, 2007, 10:06:58 PM
Excellent work so far, Fandir.
I like the idea (not much difference between militia and bandits anyway...).

I'm short on time currently, but could we get something like a detailed map here? I think Tostig had some for the other regions. It would be very helpfull; I'll try to contact him tomorrow.

I've been missing PowderMonkey for some time now, he usually is very active here.

Very nice sum-up of the DoW as well. I can't see the special ability of this new character being a big help, even more since we are normally not short on rare slots.

Against chariot-heavy armies, some core cannons could be handy. I also like the idea of a hot pot against heavily armoured dwarfs.
Title: Re: The Räuberdale
Post by: Fandir Nightshade on May 22, 2007, 06:55:51 AM
Greetings Generalleutnant Friedrich Freiherr von Schwarzenborn, so I would say from your rank you are the second in command and have the leadership of the troops during the absence of our overall commander. I will overtake the role of spiritual leadership and raise the morale of the troops.

What about Herr Hartmann vom Höllental....is he a Hauptmann or a Civilian?
Title: Re: The Räuberdale
Post by: Oss on May 22, 2007, 05:14:53 PM
Greetings, Fandir!

Thanks for the excellent summary.

I'm most certainly not civilian...

I shall command my forces from Averland in the campaign, and besides serve in the regional command structure in any way that is needed.

Personally, I can't see myself using the special character as I lack DoW miniatures to begin with and haven't lacked rare slots since 7th edition started. Even with the new flagellants coming I can't see myself using more than 2 units + HRB in 2000 points.

The hero slot is for may captasus.

Should we get into developping regional strategy and stories?
Title: Re: The Räuberdale
Post by: Fandir Nightshade on May 22, 2007, 05:54:31 PM
I think so perhaps the commander is in some trouble...So I think gneisenau should take over the leading role...What are your thoughts about the overall strategy..and what do you think about including a minimum number of free company in your army....or militia overall like crossbows, archers and those bandits.
Title: Re: The Räuberdale
Post by: Dendo Star on May 22, 2007, 07:07:01 PM
I would just like to note how happy I am with having such a powerful German presence!

Not but 2 weeks ago we were lamenting we had no one to represent the region.

Good luck boys, fight 'em hard!
Title: Re: The Räuberdale
Post by: Gneisenau on May 22, 2007, 09:25:17 PM
Greetings Generalleutnant Friedrich Freiherr von Schwarzenborn, so I would say from your rank you are the second in command and have the leadership of the troops during the absence of our overall commander. I will overtake the role of spiritual leadership and raise the morale of the troops.

What about Herr Hartmann vom Höllental....is he a Hauptmann or a Civilian?

That's how quick promotion works these days  :mellow:
I thank you very much indeed for the trust put in me, though we probably won't need a sub-command structure.
And I'm afraid I won't have any battle results to post this summer (damn you, real life). But enough of the whining, let's get to work.

A map of our playground can be found here:
http://nemesis.de.games-workshop.com/background/rauber.htm

Some basic thoughts:
- Hills and woods. Nothing great, but there are no mountains, meaning: If we have to fight dwarves, it will at least not a home match for them.
- The eastern region is more crowded and probably easier to defend. There is even a fortified tower in it, which conveniently is near the main road.
- The region is in the middle of the map, so its strategic importance is apparent. Confer it to the four centre fields on a chess board. Looking at the map, the control of the east-west route is the closest goal, since it can be achieved by stationing a strong garrison in the Ruins of Untergard and controlling the bridge there.
If the Asrai are willing to join us (to an extent), their forces would be most welcome here - to keep the surrounding area free of beasts. I'll ask our chief negotiators on this matter.
- So we have an inn. That's cool. The bandits you are going to recruit will be very interested in this, and the booze will boost their morale, no doubt.
When the beastmen armybook came out, there was a small scenario involving an inn. We could do something similar.
- The hills in the west could provide a problem. I think chances are good that they are full of pesky rats. The good thing: apart from religious fury, nothing forces us to go in there. I'd say we leave that to the dwarves (who have to look for that bloody crown, so they have to search the area) and save our men

Summary:
An easily fortified east with a strong presence - that we already seem to have. We should secure that area, as it is still a major part of the region (primary goal). Secondary goal: Secure the Ruins of Untergard to gain control over the bridge.

For the first task, the numbers of bandits you enlisted will help greatly, especially around the inn. For the second task: the more the better, but it could all come down to some few regiments defending the bridge - preferably knights or greatswords.

What do you gentlemen think?

Let's do a good job here and accomplish our part in defending the empire!
Title: Re: The Räuberdale
Post by: Fandir Nightshade on May 23, 2007, 05:48:29 AM
It is a sound plan, and fate seems to smile upon us granting us such fine leadership. I personally lack the regular troops of the empire for I bear no Title of military rank. But I have with me a squadron of Outriders, two great cannons and a steamk tank lead by the Master Engineer Erich Hecker who gladfully joined my band of Sigmarites to fight the evil around here.

I could give hope and purpose to the People and rally them around the Leopold Kloster and crush any attempt to take it. Also I would patrol the streets from the Kloster to the Inn. You dear Freiherr von Schwarzenborn and the brave Hartmann von Höllental could gather your strengt and march for untergarth cleansing it of the filth of the Beastman.

If the Chaos is to be crushed quickly we could use our position to support our allied imperal troops in areas bordering us.


Thank you Dendo Star we try to keep it up perhaps I can recruit someone but Imperial players are a rare sight around here.
Title: Re: The Räuberdale
Post by: Gneisenau on May 23, 2007, 12:52:47 PM
Indeed, thank you, Dendo - especially since it was me doing the "lamenting"  :smile2:

..and what do you think about including a minimum number of free company in your army....or militia overall like crossbows, archers and those bandits.

I'm sorry, I just realized I didn't answer that question in my earlier post. My current standard army built at 2250 pts. would include 35 archers alltogether as detachments of three swordsmen blocks. Their "meatshield"-job would fit them even better if they were just outlaws... :icon_wink:
I think that in general, huntsmen would be a very good choice fluff-wise to represent bandits.
Going to war without regular troops is certainly very brave of you.

With regard to the background stories: Since we are only three currently, we can distribute the background as we want. I like the text you have written so far, and it fits nicely with the description of Leopold Cloister, so it is a sound idea to let your troops stay there and around the inn.

Oss, that leaves us two. Untergard is a perfect setting for a background story, and I could imagine a compelling tale around a siege of Kaspar's tower. Additionally, there is the stone circle on the hills. Which one would you like?

Before choosing our central base of operations as per request of the mission statement (see the sticky thread), we should clarify one thing:
Where in the world is Middenstag Castle? It is not on my map...
Title: Re: The Räuberdale
Post by: Fandir Nightshade on May 23, 2007, 01:13:25 PM
Perhaps it is left for us to build it....

The missing state troopers are more a point of not having any as an inquisitor (ok ok i personally have them but the army works so pretty darn well without them) my elite a brave Knights of the Inner Circle my personal bodyguard. The rest is a machinist corps and ....öh peasant rubble. I plan to adept the list and include even more Free company and a unit of duellists acting as a bandit group rallyed around an ex soldier named Kurt of Ardenfels or "kräftiger Kurt" as his comrades call him.
Title: Re: The Räuberdale
Post by: Oss on May 23, 2007, 03:46:32 PM
A friend of mine is building a VC army...guess I'll write about the stone circle, possibly in combination with a mini-campaign.

My forces will usually include two free company detachments, huntsmen and militia crossbowmen, thus it will rather be a state troop heavy force and use the bandit in a Last Chancers style (amnesty for survivors).
Title: Re: The Räuberdale
Post by: Fandir Nightshade on May 24, 2007, 10:37:43 AM
My Inquisitor fares another road....He knows that fear or hate are a poor cousin to true bravery and courage. Instead of the classical picture of an inquisitor he really kills only where there is proof of guilt and trys not to force people to do the right thing but to convince them....a real good guy.
Title: Re: The Räuberdale
Post by: Gneisenau on May 28, 2007, 08:07:44 PM
Very good. Let's make this official:

Quote
From: Friedrich von Schwarzenborn

To: Great Inquisitor Maloch



Esteemed servant of Sigmar!

I am writing this to you not as officer to clergyman, but as one citizen of the empire to another. The recent, most unfortunate events affect us all alike, may we be soldier or priest, noble or commoner. What may separate us in better times, like questions of piety that would without doubt arise would a man like me meet a man like you, has to be set aside for now. I expect you to treat this letter accordingly, though I do understand that this could be more than I could ask for from an inquisitor.

Our most venerable General Bruno Klopphart has still not returned, and knowing his spirit and sense of duty, this somewhat bothers me. I sincerely hope he has not come to harm. Be that as it may, I know that he would expect us to carry on with the tasks at hand and not ponder over his own fate.

Tempus fugit, Inquisitor, of that we are all aware. Yet I suppose you were just as surprised and disappointed from the heart as I was to hear that our long-term allies, the dwarfs, have decided to invade our beloved empire. So much for honour! Thirty years of service have not made me as bitter as I now feel because of this. Many bitter jokes have been made on their expense amongst my soldiers, but I will refrain from such words here. Many feel that our former friends have now shown their true colour at last. I am hesitant towards that attitude, and I encourage you to have a close eye on the men under your command, so that they do not perform deeds of retaliation which would make a later peace between the empire and the dwarfs impossible, despite the anger boiling in all of us. With the dark forces coming in the wake of war, there should be enough occasions to bring this anger to good use. 

Your men – those include several rather shady individuals, or so I have been told, who until some weeks ago only had the prospect of being punished in some of the so very creative ways the locals resort to (I feel that I can spare you the details, a man of your profession will have thorough knowledge on this subject). Be aware that it is, in the end, beyond your or my competence to grant them the amnesty you have promised. However, there are able fighters amongst them – alas, I would have said in better times – and they will come to good use. I congratulate you for your work so far.

During the general’s absence, it is up to us what we make of this situation. It stands to reason that you should remain at Leopold’s cloister, as you will have the ear of the fanatic – excuse me, pious priests there, while they would probably raise objections to be under my command. There is a road leading there from the south, of some importance since especially the dwarfs despise fighting in the woods. Going south, you will find an inn – The Last Chance it is called. Men without hope, Inquisitor, will either turn towards religion or alcohol, and we can expect the scum that makes up your army to defend this place to the last drop of blood or booze, whichever occurs first. Let them do it, I say. I trust that your holiness will keep them from getting so drunk that they fall back into their old demeanor.

Some miles deeper in the woods, there’s Kaspars Tower, where my current headquarter is located. I will be leaving shortly, though, but as long as we have no message from Middenstag Castle, I suggest to keep the tower as our central stronghold. Speaking of leaving: I will march my troops to Untergard, where we will fortify the old ruins as best as possible and guard the bridge over the Drelb. Give us your blessing if you like; I myself care little, but I know that many of my men do.

I have knowledge that one Hartmann von Höllental has brought some regiments from Averland and will join our forces. Do not mind his name, he seems to be dedicated and able, and I will write him soon to verify this. From what I have heard, he is eager to explore the stone circle in the western hills, where locals have spotted sinister doings that hint to undead activity (you see, I do listen to the locals as well, though I prefer those without the blood of fellow citizens on their hands). I have no objections to that; it means we will at least not have to worry about reeking corpses when we defend Untergard against the assault that will no doubt come sooner or later.

On a side note, I also congratulate you on the most recent demise of a Shaggoth by your hand – few men have ever done that. Their heads make a nice decoration on the wall. I was about to get one six years ago, but my artillery put a cannonball between its horns, and the remains are pretty useless.

Karl Franz be praised,

F. v. S.
 


Title: Re: The Räuberdale
Post by: Fandir Nightshade on May 30, 2007, 01:55:18 PM
Quote
From: Grossinquisitor Maloch

To: Friedrich von Schwarzenborn

First of all Herr Schwarzenborn I am very sure that our Commander General Bruno Klopphart will overcome any problems with the guiding Light of Sigmar shining on him. Also I heard great tales of his wit and how he survived fell wounds and great treachery. With this said we should talk about the matters at hand.

About the alliance with the Dwarves...well the Dwarves...oft mankind forgets that they are as different to us as the Lizardmen of the steamy Lustria. A man can never grasp why or how a dwarf will make his decisions. For them Honor and Duty are more important to sense. And after all they are a very proud and stubbourn race. If they would seem it fit that something should be done ...they will always do it their way. I neither condemn them but I am not surprised by their acting. Same with the Elves for them Humans have just appeared....like we haven't been here the last time they blinked. For both races such a young race as the Humans can't be made responsible for the fate of the world. But they are wrong...mankind is the last and only barrier against chaos..with their numbers diminishing over the years the old races will more and more only be second to defend the light.

About the poor souls who accompany me on my fight I can only grant them an amnesty of their soul. They can wash their sinful souls clean and perhaps after the war some of them will be rewarded by the local Lord with freedom. Even so many of them have walked the path of Darkness...you never know why or how they started their journey and not all of them are lost to the good cause

Of course I will personally guard the road with a retinue of my blessed Knights giving shelter and food to all refugees of the surrounding area. I also planned on a couple of warning Fires so if there should be any greater attack the fires could be started and my men alarmed quickly. I took the freedom to take all the booze from the Inn for the Barkeep seemed to have fled the location and started to distribute it constantly under the former brigands and soldiers...every man who does his duty is rewarded with a small amount of schnaps every day. Only to keep their fighting Spirits away not to bring them to stupor.

I and my novice Luitpold will come and give you a visit...also the Leader of the Brigands to bless you and your host. Even if you seem not so much inclined in the worshipping of Sigmar you should always know...it doesn't matter if you believe in Sigmar, go to a church or pay any church taxes. Sigmar want's your heart to be strong and your swordarm to be swift. As long as you defend Man and the Empire Sigmar is with you...and so is his blessing

Karl Franz be praised

Title: Re: The Räuberdale - Germany - Regional Organization
Post by: wissenlander on June 04, 2007, 01:27:42 PM
Can I ask you guys to sumarize what your objective is in this region?  I want to post it so the other factions know so we can all work together on fluff (over at Warvault).
Title: Re: The Räuberdale - Germany - Regional Organization
Post by: Fandir Nightshade on June 04, 2007, 01:44:10 PM
Gneisenau will give more details but overall my humble self will keep the leopoldskloster save with my army of bandits öh militiamen, a small company of knights and Greatswords, and a even smaller corps of the engineer school of nuln. Also patroulling the street down to the Inn "Zur letzten Chance" protecting travelers and granting a supply line for Gneisenau and Oss.

Gneisenau will march on the village of untergard retake it and secure the bridge.

Oss will fight his way to the stone circle north of untergard
Title: Re: The Räuberdale - Germany - Regional Organization
Post by: Gneisenau on June 05, 2007, 03:24:32 PM
Can I ask you guys to summarize what your objective is in this region?  I want to post it so the other factions know so we can all work together on fluff (over at Warvault).

I was a bit hesitant, since I wanted to wait for PowderMonkey to return. But I agree it's getting late, so thanks for reminding us, Wissenlander.

Fandir has said it pretty much. Basically, there are two axis' in the territory, which is the "middle" territory of the campaign area. Therefore, dominating these axis' will be a huge advantage for our forces.
North-south, the best route is the road leading from the cloister to the inn and further south. We have agreed that Fandir (who is really active in this campaign, thanks!) will take care of the road, since his character is an Inquisitor with bandits - that makes him a man for cloisters and inns.
West-east is hard to control due to the forest. The best point is the ruins of Untergard with the bridge over the Drelb. This is why we will man the ruins.
The hills in the south are prone to skaven infestation, which is why we'll largely ignore them. But Oss (I've failed to write you yet, apologies) volunteered to investigate the stone circle, and I think we can expect some nice fluff from him.

Our efforts are a bit hampered by the fact that no-one knows where Middenstag Castle is.

Mission objectives therefore are:

- Secure Leopold's Cloister as the main fallback-point. Set up military presence along the road to the inn. Secure Caspar's tower (secondary fallback-point) to this end, to keep control over the road. Troop movement both northwards and southwards will run over this road, both friend and enemy. Refugees will come this way, since there are no major fortifications in the woods.

- Man and fortify the ruins of Untergard to get control over the Drelb Bridge. The Ruins have to be defended; we could use help from "renegade" Wood Elves here to control the surrounding forest. Supply lines are a problem, but we will use the Drelb to transport ammunition and food.

- Investigate the northern hills. The key is the restriction on investigation. Should there be a VC presence, there is a good chance it might neutralize the Skaven threat for us. Either way, the hills provide the south flank to the defense of Untergard, so we need to know what's going on there.

Should my fellow generals agree, we can make this official ex nunc. Additions and suggestions will be appreciated.
Title: Re: The Räuberdale - Germany - Regional Organization
Post by: wissenlander on June 05, 2007, 03:34:44 PM
Sounds good.  We're organizing fluff over at the Warvault NC forum, inter forum relations.  This will help other Germans what to focus on and such.

I might suggest as well to name a Sub-Commander.  I know you don't have many people, but your ranks are growing.  Not only that, but it wouldn't be good to go leaderless for much longer.  At least with a proper chain of command the next in line can take the lead.  Just my thoughts, you guys can handle it as you see fit.
Title: Re: The Räuberdale - Germany - Regional Organization
Post by: Fandir Nightshade on June 06, 2007, 08:46:07 AM
My vote goes to gneisenau because of his military prowess and his good contact to the soldiers.
Title: Re: The Räuberdale - Germany - Regional Organization
Post by: Gneisenau on June 06, 2007, 04:17:20 PM
Thanks. Again, I feel honoured.

If a part-time commander is okay for you, I will do it.
Title: Re: The Räuberdale - Germany - Regional Organization
Post by: Gneisenau on June 08, 2007, 09:54:27 PM
Sorry for the delay, Oss. Here you go!

Quote
From: Generalleutnant Friedrich Freiherr von Schwarzenborn

To: Hartmann von Höllenthal


Strength and Honour, Averlander!

First of all, my apologies for the delay of this letter. I would have written earlier, had it not been for the fact that I sprained two fingers of my right hand two weeks ago when our vanguard encountered a beastmen ambush. It is a bit embarassing. My adjutant even offered to write for me, but he is a stern man and frownes everytime I choose to be at the front anyway, and I did not want to give him the satisfaction.

Since the venerable Bruno Klopphart is still missing, it is even more important that we keep each other informed about the progress we make, and this is one of the reasons I write this letter. Currently, we are marching westwards, heading for the ruins of Untergard which we will reach soon. Travel is rather boring currently, the occasional beastmen attacks excluded, and I know some of my men would have preferred to guard the Inn of the Last Chance. I can understand them, though what they served in there was never to my taste. But this task has been handed to Inquisitor Maloch (who seems a decent enough fellow despite his profession). Before long, we are bound to see more excitement. These woods are somewhat dreary, but we will try to make ourselves comfortable in the ruins once we get there.

I hear that you were eager to march through the western hills, and I consider it fortunate to have some imperial troops there. You will be straight south from our fortifications, and I am relying on information and reconnaissance in case the enemy will be heading our way. Especially since you mentioned that you expect to face the living dead there – beastmen are rather easy to shrug of in a siege, but being beset by bloodthirsty bats is not something a soldier is looking forward to.

Ah, the enemy – who is it these days anyway? Olaf von Brennenburg and the other members of the diplomatic corpse have done a marvelous job and are about to secure an alliance with the Bretonians, so it would be appreciated if we refrain from making the old jokes when encountering them. Words like “cheese” and “frogs” should be discouraged. I suggest jokes on the expense of dwarfs and elves instead.

This leads to the issue of the dwarfs. Still, some fellow generals are very lenient towards them. Personally, I do not have anything against dwarfs in general, but all the more against the oathbreaking traitors from the east. However, please have an eye on your men – as much as hostility would be warranted, we should not undermine the efforts of our ambassadors. The same goes for any elves you should meet on your way.

That should cover the tasks at hand. By the way, how are things going in Averland? The succession is still open, I hear. I had some troops from your homeland under my command during what we call in the Reikland the “slight breeze of moderate confusion”, and I have always been an admirer of Averlandish art. It would be a shame if your country was left in disorder. Perhaps, and not before long, a new elector count can decorate the gates of Averheim with some oathbreaker’s heads.

Karl Franz be praised,

Gen. Lt. F. Frh. v. S.


Title: Re: The Räuberdale - Germany - Regional Organization
Post by: Oss on June 09, 2007, 10:46:27 AM
Quote
From: Hartmann von Höllenthal

To: Generalleutnant Friedrich Freiherr von Schwarzenborn

Strength and Honour, Commander!

As I write you, my forces are marching to the west, exploring the forest, securing the roads and taking out the scum hiding in the forests. Each criminal caught is given a simple choice: Face the Gallows or join our irregular troops and prove yourself worthy to the Emperor and Sigmar. Progress is slow, as securing supply lines and remote villages is a main priority.

No fighting has taken place so far, but my scouts have spotted traces of Dwarfs, Elves and Orcs in the Forests. Even more troubling, there are first signs of the blasphemous activity of the Undead.

Thus I'm glad to tell you, that Pater Heinrich, a priest of Sigmar, has joined my forces. His speeches raise the spirits of my men and even bring villager to take up arms and follow the call of Sigmar.

Concerning Dwarfs, I'm not entirely sure wether I will be able to avoid fighting them. The army spotted in the area wears Pink as the colour of its Banners, the Pater believes they have been corrupted by chaos and might need to be purged. But in any other case I'll avoid fighting them the best I can.

The nobles in Averland are still bickering and fighting, I don't believe we'll see a new Elector anytime soon. It's a shame, especially in these times, but to be honest: there is more than one reason I didn't want to stay in Averland.

Karl Franz and Sigmar be praised,

Hartmann von Höllenthal
Title: Re: The Räuberdale - Germany - Regional Organization
Post by: Jerok on June 10, 2007, 09:16:32 PM
Alright, since Powder Monkey hasn't been around for a long long while, I need to know who is acting Commander now. And from them I need a report on what this Region is planning, your own personal schemeings and thoughts, and anything you need done in/for this thread.

Thanks, Jerok.
Title: Re: The Räuberdale - Germany - Regional Organization
Post by: Gneisenau on June 11, 2007, 08:47:14 AM
Thanks, Jerok. Give me twelve hours, and you'll get it.
Title: Re: The Räuberdale - Germany - Regional Organization
Post by: Fandir Nightshade on June 13, 2007, 09:39:07 AM
Meanwhile I will write another fluff story about my company of saints and sinners ...

This Maloch guy has send for him...Kurt wasn't sure what he wanted from him. He usually had a bad feeling if one of those sigmarites wanted something of him he just has seen to many burnt innocent. But this guy was somehow different...he spoke to the Brigands if they were not the scum everybody sees in them. Hmm for sure there were a couple of the ruffian kind who he left in the cells to rot. One look and he seemed sure and confident in his decisions. But instead of torture or the loud screaming some other priest used to root out the evil against the empire he was very silent ...more like a beacon of courage in combat. And he always wore his golden mask...he was encased in a very heavy platemail shining like the sun.

He entered the tent he was escorted by two of those shiny knights of the Inquisitor also attending were his to wizards in their flowing white robes and Luitpold his Novice Priest. He stood up and greeted him in his somehow soft melodic voice that could change from satin to steel in the matter of a single word. "welcome Kurt...I guess you would like to know why I invited you here. I feel that you ask yourself why I trust you...you and all the other kind of bandits and brigands...how I rely on you in battle?

Kurt you must know why someone acts how he acts a Brigand is not a Brigand by choice in the most cases. Often he just had bad luck, a famine, some soldiers who deserted after a battle was lost and fled the rage of the victors, only the gods know what. But I have a gift...I can feel the taint upon persons. See in their souls" saying this he fixed kurt with his blue eyes....that looked like two chips of ice. "See Kurt no one is by nature save from corruption. In my opinion many of those Brigands like yourself have more sense of honor and faith than many nobles in the empire...even more than some priest in the church of Sigmar. Look at Luitpold here" he pointed his armoured finger towards the priest. "He calls himself a defender of the faith but he is corrupted, his soul gone dark by the seductions of the powers of Chaos." The eyes of the priest were wide in fear as he heard those words. Two Knights grabbed him and hold him tight while the Inquisitor walked over to him. He ripped open the tunic of Luitpold and below the layers of cloth there was the mark of one of the great powers of Chaos...Mutation..a small face was growing on the stomach of the Priest. Maloch was shaking his head...his voice full of sorrow "Luitpold....my combat brother you have slayed many a beast in the campaigns we fougth together. Why did it come to this." The older priest didn't speak a word while Maloch took his great Warhammer and smashed the head of his companion. "As I tell you Kurt I can feel the taint so there is no reason to distrust you...because in you...I don't feel no taint!" While Kurt was lead out of the tent he thought what odd crystal ball it was one of the magi was carrying.
Title: Re: The Räuberdale - Germany - Regional Organization
Post by: Gneisenau on June 14, 2007, 07:17:26 PM
Nice stuff, Fandir!

Has any of you guys got a presence in German warhammer-forums? If you do, we could probably need some advertising there. PowderMonkey mentioned something like that. I would have a look around, but it is always more trust-inspiring to see a known face (or nick).
Title: Re: The Räuberdale - Germany - Regional Organization
Post by: wissenlander on June 14, 2007, 07:25:46 PM
Do you guys have any ideas for unnamed locations?
Title: Re: The Räuberdale - Germany - Regional Organization
Post by: Gneisenau on June 14, 2007, 10:20:54 PM
Good idea. Looking at the map, places requiring a name are:

1. The city northeast of Leopold's cloister
2. A skaven lair northeast of Untergard (heck, they are camping right at my front door!)

Then, there are features that do not appear on the map specifically, or do not ask for a name, but which I feel we should name nonetheless:

3. The bridge at Untergard - somehow I'm tired of calling it the "bridge over the Drelb"
4. The route through the forest that leads from Untergard, between the Skaven lair and the hills, to Markstammfelden
5. The road leading from Leopold's cloister to the inn and further south
6. The piece of land between the two arms of the Drelb where the city (s.a., pt. 1.) is located

Gentlemen, the poll is open  :wink: Any more ideas of things that should be named?

My suggestions:
1. Perhaps it already does have a name? In my NC campaign book, a city named "Priestlicheim" is mentioned (p. 11). Wissenlander, could you tell us what the name is in English?
2. The Milling Mass Caverns
3. St. Wilhelms Bridge (referring to the Grand Theogonist who killed Vlad von Carstein in the battle of Altdorf)
4. Dawn Pathway (nickname from the former garrison at Untergard, since in better times, the soldiers would look east in the morning to see when the carriage with the mail from home would arrive).
5. Tough one. Either a "noble" name from the cloister, or a dirty nickname from the inn. "Hangman's Road" it would be named by the bandits, I guess. How about "The Saint's Road"? Nicknamed such by the common people since the priests of the cloister use it for pilgrimage and processions.
6. Millet Headland - little joke on the expense of the city there, referring to the fact that Leopold's cloister gets much better food, whereas they have to take the lesser stuff.
Title: Re: The Räuberdale - Germany - Regional Organization
Post by: Fandir Nightshade on June 15, 2007, 09:54:25 AM
I already made some advertisement on gw-fanworld two guys said they will join but since that no word has reached me...I will give some thought to the names...but I wouldn't call it "saints road" but "road of hope".
Title: Re: The Räuberdale - Germany - Regional Organization
Post by: wissenlander on June 15, 2007, 11:51:20 AM
There's no translation or name for the town north east of Leopold's.  I'd say go with Priestlicheim since it's already got some sort of name.
Title: Wot about us orcs?
Post by: sherman0815 on June 19, 2007, 06:34:00 AM
Hey, wot about some fluff exchange between Orcs and 'Oomies? Like Commander Names and Places and such?
Would add to the Fun in da Räuberthal(http://www.achigan.net/images/smilies/ork.gif)  :ph34r:

bye, sherman
aka Gromghor Stumpfspalta of Da-Warpath, Warboss of the Räuberthal
Title: Re: The Räuberdale - Germany - Regional Organization
Post by: Gneisenau on June 19, 2007, 08:35:43 AM
I'm all for it, Gromghor. Welcome here.

Could you post a link to the respective section in Da Warpath (I seem to have trouble with registring currently)? That would make it easier, otherwise you'd have to post your whole stuff here again. I'll read what you're up to, and then come up with suggestions on the fluff exchange.

Gneisenau
aka Generalleutnant Friedrich Freiherr von Schwarzenborn,
thanks to unfortunate events acting commander of the Räuberthal.

P.S. and edit: At what ungodly time are you sitting at your computer?  :wink:
Title: Re: The Räuberdale - Germany - Regional Organization
Post by: sherman0815 on June 19, 2007, 10:25:41 AM
Ok, here's some Info from da Orks im Räuberthal...  :wink:

• The name of the Warboss in charge in the Räuberthal is Gromghor Stumpfspalta, a Black Orc Warboss on a Wyvern called Vielfraß.

• The Chaos Stunties have agreed to ally with us Orcs. They will provide Warmachines and Combat Engineers in Exchange for slaves and shiny stuff. You might report some action of Chaos Dwarves and their Combat Engineers. Like seeing their Machines or aiding our troops.

Garazad da Mitey leads the Orc forces to the south of the Räuberthal, perhaps mention his scouts meeting your forces furthur upstream?

So how's that for a start?

- sherman -
aka Gromghor Stumpfspalta of Da-Warpath, Warboss of the Räuberthal
Title: Re: The Räuberdale - Germany - Regional Organization
Post by: Fandir Nightshade on June 19, 2007, 02:16:45 PM
Grossinquisitor Maloch will be Fighting at the Leopolds Kloster and the Inn down the road he rallies all....yes you could say human scum and he especially tries to attack and liberate the slave pens of the Orks and Chaos Dwarves. Often attacking with only a small handfull of elite troops like knights and state troops but with large bands of militias and priests.
Title: Re: The Räuberdale - Germany - Regional Organization
Post by: Gneisenau on June 20, 2007, 09:23:18 PM
More fluff will follow soon - that is, as soon as I find some time to type it.

We should try to establish frequent fluff-cooperation anyway, and not just with the orks. I've made a start here:

http://z3.invisionfree.com/Orc__Goblin_Warpath/index.php?showtopic=18354&st=0&#entry1261832

and here:

http://www.roundtable-bretonnia.org/index.php?option=com_joomlaboard&Itemid=87&func=view&catid=20&id=35601#35601

Other races open for fluff cooperation include, at the current point, Wood Elves, High Elves, Dwarfs, Lizardmen, and Ogres.
Just a word of warning: Should any of you have any presence in forums of the evil races, ponder your words very carefully. It will be best to stay clear of the whole NC-business there. The last thing we want is being accused to form alliances with them. It would be most inappropriate, and anger our bretonian allies for good reason.
Title: Re: The Räuberdale - Germany - Regional Organization
Post by: Fandir Nightshade on June 26, 2007, 06:45:53 AM
Ok Helstroms 4th' Free Corps has enlisted in the Räuberdale and is ready for the fight....is any of you fighting in the liberation of untergard?
Title: Re: The Räuberdale - Germany - Regional Organization
Post by: Gneisenau on June 27, 2007, 07:56:34 PM
Can't make it, I'm afraid. I find it a bit awkward that the first battle will be the probably most decisive one in the area. I just hope the guys do well. Comp be damned, take a Waraltar or a gunline if you have to.  :ph34r:

Also, be sure to the additional information on the GW website if you haven't done so yet. When will they notice that Middenstag castle is not on the map?

Oss, could you please provide some information on your army so that I can post it in cooperating forums? Anything you would like to have mentioned would be helpfull.

Title: Re: The Räuberdale - Germany - Regional Organization
Post by: Gneisenau on June 28, 2007, 06:55:10 PM
Campaign is up and running. Empire is doing better in the Räuberthal than in the overall scores currently, but not good. Brets are leading overall, but in the Räuberthal - High Elves (!), with a result of 13.0 (!), by far the best value.

Hope this sorts itself out. I have a suspicious mind.
Title: Re: The Räuberdale - Germany - Regional Organization
Post by: Fandir Nightshade on June 28, 2007, 07:00:57 PM
Suspicious mind? of people posting wins they didn´t win?
Title: Re: The Räuberdale - Germany - Regional Organization
Post by: Oss on June 29, 2007, 11:09:43 AM
@ Gneisenau:

Sorry for Lateness (If there is such a word). My army is the Averländer Expeditionskorps led by Hartmann von Höllenthal, who is a rather young noble, served in the Pistoliers Corps during SoC, and is fighting for Hellstrom's 4th to get experience as a commander and strengthen his position within Averland. His army is mainly Infantry based.

Didn't get to play yet, hopefully this WE...
Title: Re: The Räuberdale - Germany - Regional Organization
Post by: Gneisenau on June 29, 2007, 04:13:19 PM
No problem  :-) I just wanted to remind you before the campaign moves on with your battlesite, Trenkenkraag. Quite interesting fact - the orcs over at Da Warpath are paying big attention to that stone circle. I guess you'll meet some old acquaintances from the Black Fire Pass there.
Title: Re: The Räuberdale - Germany - Regional Organization
Post by: Graf Gaspard de Valois on June 29, 2007, 05:36:40 PM
Dear Sirs,

I´m Graf Gaspard de Valois Commanding Officer of the Bretonian Forces of the Round Table of Bretonnia in Räuberdale.
In the the moment we defend the Temple of Leopold. If we could help you at some other place, let me know.

Greetings

Graf Gaspard de Valois
Marschall of the Grand Armee of Valois :happy:

 
Title: Re: The Räuberdale - Germany - Regional Organization
Post by: Guildenstern on June 29, 2007, 07:00:08 PM
Nice stuff, Fandir!

Has any of you guys got a presence in German warhammer-forums? If you do, we could probably need some advertising there. PowderMonkey mentioned something like that. I would have a look around, but it is always more trust-inspiring to see a known face (or nick).

is there a good german wh-forum at all? All I have seen i terrible overcrowded
Title: Re: The Räuberdale - Germany - Regional Organization
Post by: Gneisenau on June 29, 2007, 08:10:33 PM
Hail and well met, Graf Gaspard de Valois - be most welcome!

Fandir will be gratefull for getting support at the temple. Any help from our allies is appreciated, but currently, our most urgent concern is the battle of Untergard - due to the fact that the Räuberthal is the middle area of the campaign, and St. Wilhelms Bridge is the best access from the west.

is there a good german wh-forum at all? All I have seen i terrible overcrowded

...and have a terrible layout. Good ones? There aren't. Or maybe I'm just spoiled. But I have to wonder where all the empire players are.

Edit:
Congratulations of the day go to our bretonian friend here, who is currently ranking 5th in the overall score. If you check his profile, you will see that his enemies - who have all confirmed the results - have real armynames.

Whereas the current leader of the list has achieved a massacre against the army "mike" of the general "mike", against the army "jake" of the general "jake"... you get the idea. Somebody should tell the kids that this is not about how many mates you get to register and confirm faked battles.
Title: Re: The Räuberdale - Germany - Regional Organization
Post by: Fandir Nightshade on July 02, 2007, 07:40:50 AM
Well brothers Untergard is liberated of the evil that has nested in it for times too long. So now Generalleutnant Friedrich Freiherr von Schwarzenborn will stay and defend the Village resupplying it and build up a defense force I think ...also around the leopoldskloster the things seem in a good mood everything is going fine in the räuberthal ...sons of sigmar I applaud your courage and your will to defend the soil of the empire all the suffering and your sacrifices will be worth the victory we will achieve.
Title: Re: The Räuberdale - Germany - Regional Organization
Post by: Gneisenau on July 02, 2007, 10:16:15 AM
That's a weight from my heart - even though a guy named "von Elp" seems to be in charge according to GW :wink:. Ah, no matter.

Since the Brets focus so ardently on the cloister, I've just posted your fluff over there at the round table, Fandir. You could get plenty of mentions in fluff reports; there are very busy people over there.

The same goes for you Oss, only with the orcs at Trenkenkraag.
Title: Re: The Räuberdale - Germany - Regional Organization
Post by: Fandir Nightshade on July 02, 2007, 10:55:24 AM
The round table? Could you post a link ?

Thanks to you gneisenau I think we will keep the Räuberthal safe and sure if you need any help at untergard I will be delighted to send some knights because the rubble of volunteers seem to be up to the fight of the monstrosities of the eternal night.
Title: Re: The Räuberdale - Germany - Regional Organization
Post by: Gneisenau on July 04, 2007, 11:59:19 AM
General Helstrom would say "It's corny to quote oneself, but..."  :wink:

We should try to establish frequent fluff-cooperation anyway, and not just with the orks. I've made a start here:

http://z3.invisionfree.com/Orc__Goblin_Warpath/index.php?showtopic=18354&st=0&#entry1261832

and here:

http://www.roundtable-bretonnia.org/index.php?option=com_joomlaboard&Itemid=87&func=view&catid=20&id=35601#35601


Be sure to check the subsequent pages in each thread, the buttons are not as easy to spot as in this place here. :smile2:
Title: Re: The Räuberdale - Germany - Regional Organization
Post by: Ffyhlkain on July 05, 2007, 10:46:43 AM
Greetings Lords.

My name is Markus Lichtdorf and me and my men are defending the Leopold Kloster against the rotten forces of Chaos and Demons. Recently we achived a great victory when we slayed a great army of these foul creatures at the Kloster.

By now I know that several armies are marching towars Trenkenkraag and the stone circle there. The seven sisters and the citizens there have send a request of help to the Leopold Kloster, but as by now I have only these orders from the Imperator himself:

Quote
The Rauberthal
     - Stronghold: The Temple of Leopold
     - Minor Strongholds: Ruins of Untergard, Kaspar’s Tower, The Last Chance Inn, Marksammfelden
      - Objectives
          - Follow Mission Statement regarding Strongholds and Roads
          - Ignore the Stone Circle
      - Possible Storyline
          - The Untergard was once a great Town, and is located at a vitally important point. If possible this should be taken back from the wilderness.

Well... since I'm a Mage of the Light Order and new to the tactics of the Imperator, I'm unsure if I should send my men towards the Stone Circle to defend it.

Are any men gathering at the Stone Circle allready? And if so, what is it with what I have to deal with?   :ph34r:
Title: Re: The Räuberdale - Germany - Regional Organization
Post by: Gneisenau on July 05, 2007, 08:50:42 PM
Oss is going this way, and the orcs at Da Warpath are interested in it. Fluff-wise, we don't know yet, but my money is on some VC-activities there.

It is certainly interesting, and Trenkenkraag is the next campaign event. But with regard to the overall strategy, the cloister is more important. Officially, the dwarfs won in Untergard. It would be nice if we could win at least one event in the area.

By the way - welcome!
Title: Re: The Räuberdale - Germany - Regional Organization
Post by: Ffyhlkain on July 06, 2007, 08:42:45 AM
Well then... I will send a small group of Scouts for ambushes while my main force will remain at the cloister to defend it.

Sigmar lead us to the win!
Title: Re: The Räuberdale - Germany - Regional Organization
Post by: Gneisenau on July 06, 2007, 08:50:52 AM
That's the spirit.  :smile2:

Incidentally, have you registered under "Helstrom's 4th" as armyname? If you haven't, please remember to mention the name in your reports. That, and guarding the road from the inn to the cloister.
Title: Re: The Räuberdale - Germany - Regional Organization
Post by: Fandir Nightshade on July 09, 2007, 02:14:57 PM
In addition to the two events that already took place in the Räubertal

After the smoke has perished, after the days of the battle silence has remained in the city of Untergard and the area around the destroyed . The victorious troops of the emperor and his allies under the General von Elp have moved on to "pacify" the area...as it is said.

But the alliance was short lived, cause every nation has its own aims. The very successful dwarves already left in the night of the victory, while men and elves still burned the corpses of the battle. A plague would have spoiled the victory  …the bridge and Untergard itself is very important because its the small passage into the Räuberthal.


After the bloody slaughter in the night, in which thousands of warriors fought under the leadership of mighty champions the stone circle called the seven sisters of Trenkenkraag , a small Imperial detachment controls it.  Still it is unknown , what has lead to this carnage, because Trenkenkraag is of less military advantage

The battle raged from midnight to the early morning hours. Like moths to the torchs several contingents of warriors were drawn to the stone circle, led by leaders who were not sure why they marched toward them. Only a feeling...a whisper in their heads urged them to move on.

After the „Blutigen Nacht von Trenkenkraag“, as it is known already , some mages of the Order of Light claim, that "The Seven Sisters" , radiate evil energies, that cause all around it to act unholy towards the travelers and the armies in the Räuberthal.




Title: Re: The Räuberdale - Germany - Regional Organization
Post by: Fandir Nightshade on July 09, 2007, 02:16:06 PM
the Good guys have won both of the special scenarios in germany as it is now...first was won by the Dwarves...the second was won by the Empire...keep it up guys.
Title: Re: The Räuberdale - Germany - Regional Organization
Post by: Fandir Nightshade on July 18, 2007, 02:35:33 PM
Warriors of the Räuberdale we should try to rally and make some plans to strengthen the resolve of our brethren in the areas around. Perhaps we should start to fluffwise transport troops to the north and help our hard pressed troops? Otherwise the Räuberdale is doing quite fine right now but we need more...more victories and more faith in sigmar :)

(I still am so happy that i killed a tree with the ninja horse of some champ of the Hunters of Sigmar)
Title: Re: The Räuberdale - Germany - Regional Organization
Post by: wissenlander on July 18, 2007, 03:33:16 PM
Check the Offensive thread for week 4!  We need everyone's help for this to be a success.
Title: Re: The Räuberdale - Germany - Regional Organization
Post by: Graf Gaspard de Valois on July 18, 2007, 03:49:28 PM
Dear Sirs,

my father Graf Gaspard de Valois, Marschall of the Grand Armee of Valois, was badly wounded in battle against the Chaos Hordes, where he was leading an attack with our knights on the center of the enemy lines. He killed the enemy General, but was also badly wounded by his opponent. From that moment on we had to retreat to save the rest of the army and my father.
My father ordered me to take command of the Grand Armee of Valois. I have regrouped it and filled the crippled Regiments with our reserves.
The courage of the army is very good, considering our losses and the absence of their familiar commander.
Since then, we fought mostly skirmish battles, which we had won nearly all.
We are now defending the Temple of Leopold.

Etienne de Valois
Vice Marschall of the Grande Armee of Valois
Commander of the Bretonian Forces of the Round Table in Räuberthal
Title: Re: The Räuberdale - Germany - Regional Organization
Post by: Ffyhlkain on July 18, 2007, 09:06:15 PM
Greetings Lords.

Me and my men are coming back from the deeps of the forests. Can anyone explain to me why there are so many Darkelves in the forests? We faced one unit of scouts on our way to the Last Chance Tavern, surprised a greater unit near the tavern where they tried to enslave some of the travelers and on our way back here we were attacked by another scout unit. We managed to kill nearly all of the first two encounters, but the third unit was too strong.
Damn Darkelves... they took all survivors as slaves with them... lost some very good men there.

So... this is my small report to you my lords. I'm going back into the forest to seek these wretched creatures and free my men.


May Sigmar lead us to victory!
Title: Re: The Räuberdale - Germany - Regional Organization
Post by: Fandir Nightshade on July 19, 2007, 09:23:39 AM
Dear Sirs,

my father Graf Gaspard de Valois, Marschall of the Grand Armee of Valois, was badly wounded in battle against the Chaos Hordes, where he was leading an attack with our knights on the center of the enemy lines. He killed the enemy General, but was also badly wounded by his opponent. From that moment on we had to retreat to save the rest of the army and my father.
My father ordered me to take command of the Grand Armee of Valois. I have regrouped it and filled the crippled Regiments with our reserves.
The courage of the army is very good, considering our losses and the absence of their familiar commander.
Since then, we fought mostly skirmish battles, which we had won nearly all.
We are now defending the Temple of Leopold.

Etienne de Valois
Vice Marschall of the Grande Armee of Valois

Noble Knight

you and your men shall have fresh water and the finest food the citizens around the Temple of Leopold can provide. I Great Inquisitor Maloch am also defending the vicinity between the Cloister and the Tavern in the South. Without the help of your noble Knights and brave fighting sons of Bretonia I am sure the Evil would have claimed much more souls the past days. So be invited to share mead and bread with the soldiers of the empire. If you have any wounded you can bring them to the Temple where some priests of shallaye will tend to their wounds. I myself have battled many fights against the Vampires around the temple always destroying the source of their unnatural life the Vampire himself in single combat. The blessings of Sigmars are strong around here. Also some Knights from the Order of the Hunters of Sigmar did a great deal of fighting around here.

One more plea i would like to offer to you...i would be very glad if you and your knights would help us purging the forest in the next days trying to destroy the pillaging partys of the Druchii many brave Soldiers and Peasants are to be taken away to a future that is worse than the death on the battlefield. Some of the members of my militia were lawless before the faith in Sigmar brought them back to the Light. They know the area pretty well i would give some scouts to you that will help you finding your way around in the forest and will make it near impossible to ambush your troops.
Title: Re: The Räuberdale - Germany - Regional Organization
Post by: Graf Gaspard de Valois on July 19, 2007, 12:23:42 PM
Greatinquisitor,

thank you for your kind words.

This are the orders for our knights in the Räuberthal for Saturday, 21.07. 2007:
We concentrate us on Kaspar´s Tower, because GW organise special events for this location.

Etienne de Valois
Vice Marschall of the Grande Armee von Valois
Commander of the Bretonian Forces of the Round Table in Räuberthal
Title: Re: The Räuberdale - Germany - Regional Organization
Post by: Gneisenau on July 20, 2007, 03:47:11 PM
OOC: The whole Darkelves-stuff annoys me a bit. Ffyhlkain has mentioned it IC, and we had the "Egondorf-affair" that was quite obscure. They gain too much importance.

Graf Gaspard, thanks for coming here again. As Wissenlander has written in the Week 4 objectives, there is some small confusion about Skaven assassins. If you have space left in your reports to GW, you could mention that your commanding officers have dispatched some ratmen that had been trying to assassinate them. I think it would be a nice touch if we synchronize our reports; that would show GW that we are serious with the alliance.

We are doing okay in the Räuberthal; another victory at Kaspar's tower, and we have a solid position in the region.
Title: Re: The Räuberdale - Germany - Regional Organization
Post by: Ffyhlkain on July 23, 2007, 06:28:35 PM
Greetings Lords.

I come to you with good and bad news. The good news first: The Kaspars Tower is safe, allthough it seems to be empty. No dark treasures, no evil magic lays within. Some days ago I, as one of the Lightorder, felt that some kind of evil magic layed in it, but it has gone now. I only hope that it wasn't a foul trick or something of the dark forces.

Now the bad news: Allthough there seem to be much more of the Darkelf-pest in the forest, me and my men couldn't face them as they are too fast for my men. But they seem not to be interessted in the Tower of Kaspar anymore. I sense that something evil is going on.

Me and my men are marching towards Markstammfelden, as my scouts reported that there are some Darkelves be seen. I will not let them capture any more civilians.


May Sigmar lead us to victory!
Title: Re: The Räuberdale - Germany - Regional Organization
Post by: Graf Gaspard de Valois on July 27, 2007, 07:01:12 PM
Dear Sirs,

this are the orders for our knights in the Räuberthal for Saturday, 28.07. 2007:
We concentrate us on Marktstammfelden, because GW organise special events for this location.

Etienne de Valois
Vice Marschall of the Grande Armee von Valois