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Re: Talabec Border (US Regional Organization) Attack Port Maw/Morr's Gate!
« Reply #350 on: August 03, 2007, 06:20:26 PM »
     The Prince surveyed the field from atop his heavily-armoured steed. "The arrogant fools" he thought as he watched the elf army slowly close with his own. In their eagerness to engage his army the Elves had allowed him to take an incredibly advantageous position in the field. They would have to slowly advance across a wide open plain while his artillery battery and hangunners laid a withering fire down upon them until they were funneled into an even smaller, constricting area by the woods. The Prince had deployed his army in a curved arc so as to make a perfect killing field of the final four-hundred yards.
     The cannons thundered again, sending a bolt thrower into a thousand tiny splinters and disintegrating a brigade of flamboyantly dressed knights.
   "Why had they been in such a rush to engage?" he thought. Was it plainly poor generalship, a lust for glory? Or did they know what he was searching for? Surely the dwarves may have been discovered, rotting, near some tiny Inn in this backwater forest, devoid of civilization. But that would prove nothing. He had removed the bodies of his own men very painstakingly.
     Suddenly a score of men dropped from the right flank, impaled upon orange-fletched bolts. Then, from his extreme right he watched as a half-dozen, massive eagles rose from behind a copse of trees and hurtled, screeching, towards the battery of cannons.
    "Present arms!” came the order and up and down the line Ferdinand could hear it echoed.
The eagles swung low, snatching at the crew of the cannons, and succeeding occasionally, taking the screaming men high into the air before either letting them fall to their deaths or rending them in two. "What monstrosities are these creatures?" the prince whispered beneath his breath.
"MAKE READY!" came the order and three hundred handguns were quickly loaded with practiced precision. Now only two crew stood by their cannon, the rest having fled or been killed. The survivors fended off the eagles' attacks with gun-swabs and ramrods.
"Take aim!"
The elves were closing now, almost within the killing field.
"FIRE!"
     Scores of Spearelves dropped beneath the withering fireand the enemy's left flank quivered than turned tail and fled as thick billowing smoke filled the dead-zone between the two forces.
"Fix bayonets!" and three hundred sparkling bayonets clattered and were clicked into place.The eagles finished picking apart the last of the artillery crew and launched themselves into the air. The 3rd Carroburg halberdiers stared in terror, slowly backed away, then broke into an all out route, slipping into the woods behind the army and dissapearing like so many wisps of smoke.
"Forward March!" came the order and the line of bayonets surged forward into the bank of heavy white smoke, followed by the organized blocks of heavy infantry. Ferdinand lifted his war hammer to his shoulder as his bodyguard advanced into the chocking cloud of white vapor. The battlefield was eerily silent with only the steady rythym of marching to be heard in the stifling white bank. Suddenly they were out of the sulphorous cloud and right before them was a mass of spear elves. Ferdinand saw their general. He sat upon an expensively barded and gilded steed wearing ridiculously flamboyant amour that was normal to his race.
     "Charge!" his bodyguard surged forward and collided bodily with the spears some men impaling themselves deep upon the points. Ferdinand and the elf general galloped towards each other, weapons raised. They passed each other in a whirlwind of swings and slices and both were thrown from their dying steeds, unharmed. Turning to face his opponent The Prince felt something hot against his chest and remembered the amulet. He senses were suddenly heighted and he felt a surge of raw power run through his body even as his opponent fell white as a ghost looking unusually frail. Ferdinand sprinted forward, raising his hammer above his head and bringing it crashing down towards his weakened foe. He was surprised as it was blocked, parried and a sword swung towards his neck. He easily slipped beneath it and brought a crushing blow into the elves side. He was satisfied at the sound of several ribs cracking and stared with pure hatred as the elf fell to the ground, coughing blood.
     "Filthy animal" said Ferdinand. "Your kind is dying" he said as he swung his foot into the crippled elf's face. "The time of the elder races is done" he said, delivering a blow to the creature’s chest. "Now is the time of man" another kick. "It is your time to die" he said spitting on the elf as he brought his hammer above his head. "Goodbye, brother elf" he said mockingly as the hammer came swing down towards Equileous' head. Out of nowhere an elf jumped in front of his downed master, clocking the blow with his own skull which exploded in a shower of gore. Ferdinand threw the body aside but it was too late. Two elves had pulled Equileous into a circle of retreating elves.
"Another time" thought Ferdinand.

My record is 3/0/0. With a massacre, a solid victory, and a marginal victory. Massacred dwarves, solid victory @high elves and marginal against dark elves.  :happy:

PS (Sorry for killing HE)
« Last Edit: August 03, 2007, 08:23:31 PM by Sherminator1 »
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Re: Talabec Border (US Regional Organization) Attack Port Maw/Morr's Gate!
« Reply #351 on: August 03, 2007, 06:22:42 PM »
Whoah I;ve got #1 regional army standing. What does that mean?
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Re: Talabec Border (US Regional Organization) Attack Port Maw/Morr's Gate!
« Reply #352 on: August 03, 2007, 06:24:10 PM »
I don't think that one means much, I've got a #1 there as well and it's never changed.  Good story.  You had to fight who you could fight, and considering your character I think it's very appropriate.
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Re: Talabec Border (US Regional Organization) Attack Port Maw/Morr's Gate!
« Reply #353 on: August 03, 2007, 06:29:03 PM »
Hey ferninand (er however its spelt), awesome BR! I liked the vividness and especially the last paragraph
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Re: Talabec Border (US Regional Organization) Attack Port Maw/Morr's Gate!
« Reply #354 on: August 03, 2007, 09:20:11 PM »
Here is my side of the story, told through a letter to my High Commander. Not really that elfy, and not very good writing, because I whipped it up quick. Shermy and I will post a big battle report soon. And yes, I got destroyed. But, I swear I have reasons... :icon_redface:

My Great Lord Dragon Marshal Telrunya, I am sorry for the lateness of this report, but a great woe has come upon the forces of Asuryan here.
Six days earlier, the Silver Legion was patrolling the southern approach to the chaos-tainted Monolith - that you have no doubt destroyed now - when scouts reported a great battle between an Imperial army and a contingent of Dwarves. Although the noise of the battle had been lost to our ears by the warping energies of Chaos, we managed to find the field a day later, and to our disgust found it strewn with the bodies of hundreds of dwarves.
My lord, although I have no love for the stunted folk, I was nevertheless shocked by the result. Were not the Empire and the Dwarven Realms in alliance again? Whatever crazed human had done this would be far too dangerous to let go, so I soon set about the hunt.
It took three more days and nights to catch up with the humans, for they were marching at a frenzied pace, clearly intent upon something. We caught up with them in a clearing to the southwest of the Monolith, and quickly arrayed for battle.
My Lord, Forgive Me! I am a fool and an abomination! I displayed the worst of our arrogance on that day. Through meticulous deployment on the Imperial general's part and foolish nonchalance on mine, he managed to funnel our troops into a corridor of blackpowder. We had barely gotten within range of their cannons and he had already ripped apart the advancing Knights of the Argent Dawn, forcing them to prematurely flee the battle and had also reduced my battery of Bolt Throwers to half its strength.
But Lord, even in the face of such firepower, our line advanced without fear, braving volley after volley of crude shots into our spear ranks. In addition, the Eagles we brought from the Anulli performed valiantly, destroying his cannon emplacements and panicking a large unit of Halberds to flee to the safety of the dark woodland.
It was however a treacherous march. Although Arch-Magus Vycerus tried utilize the wind of Azyr to its utmost, he was stymied by their many priests. The mighty Lancers of Tor Yvresse were shot to pieces by a particularly deadly volley. Our own Battle Standard Bearer even lost control of his unit for a moment in the face of such vast amounts of shooting, causing an irreparable break in our line. And with the Scholastic Guard tied up in a slow battle with frothing human flagellants, it was with dread foreboding that I led the Silverspear Cohort in a direct charge at his general.
My lord, it was one of the fiercest fights I have ever been in. Praise Asuryan for her guardianship over the Cohort! Even when we were under assault on three sides, we held on with the grim hope that the rest of the army would catch up, but alas, it was not to be.
I must tell you now, Lord, that I fought in single combat with the human general. Although I should have easily bested him in the challenge as he was in the garb of a simple priest, I found myself the drained of energy as I approached him, and he quickly brought me down with a crashing blow to my side, the malefict amulet hanging from his neck being my last vision.
The story after my fall is quick and tearful. Before the priest could complete the deathblow, a brave elf jumped in the way and was immediately lifted to Asuryan, while two of his companions dragged me to safety. The Cohort held on with incredible determination, fighting even harder because of my wounding and ripping apart his unit of elite greatswords, but in the end there was no other outcome, and the remnants of the Silver Legion retreated from the field in good order.

My Lord, I beg of your forgiveness. Through my incompetence I lost over 300 spears and at least 150 cavalry. Another 200 spears are held captive by the vile general and I will expend the rest of my efforts to destroy him. I have subsumed several smalled elven forces for this task, and have now reformed to near our prior strength. We must bring down this rogue force, lest he cause more damage to our armies.

Your humble servant,
Lord Equileus Vaerendil
Lord Militant of Tor Yvresse


Yeah, not very good, but I figured I should post it anyway.

I'll get you yet Shermy...  :icon_twisted:
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Re: Talabec Border (US Regional Organization) Attack Port Maw/Morr's Gate!
« Reply #355 on: August 04, 2007, 06:28:41 PM »
Solid victory vs Brets to report.

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Re: Talabec Border (US Regional Organization) Attack Port Maw/Morr's Gate!
« Reply #356 on: August 04, 2007, 07:42:38 PM »
To the Glorious High Command of Helstrom's 4th:

I am happy to report a final victory over the Lizards outside Mattengard (solid victory).

Semper Sigmarius,
Magnus Helsturm
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Re: Talabec Border (US Regional Organization) Attack Port Maw/Morr's Gate!
« Reply #357 on: August 06, 2007, 05:09:40 AM »
High Commander Ortolf Von Brennenberg of Helstrom's 4th,


Greetings, sir.  I trust this letter finds you in good health, and that the operation against Morr's Gate progresses well.

I am happy to report that we have ended the threat of Saisha Dular's Black Raiders along the Talabec River.  Our watchposts sighted the enemy flotilla moving downstream earlier this week, and our gunships crossed their line, sinking several ships and forcing the enemy ashore.  We pursued them overland, moving with four regiments of infantry and plenty of support troops.  The enemy evaded us repeatedly, apparently more intent on escape than battle; I suspected that they might have the Nemesis Crown and were attempting to escape unnoticed with it.  Needless to say, we brought them to battle.

The fighting was fierce and bloody; many of the Templar men-at-arms were slain, and the other infantry regiments suffered casualties.  Our Winterschloss Pistoliers suffered brutally, and the Kislevites of the Griffon Legion saw many of their comrades fearfully impaled on Druchii spears.

Fortunately, our numbers and skill won out.  Brother Otto led the Crimson Templars in a glorious advance, sweeping through one enemy unit after another, and turned over more than two hundred prisoners to our care, including sixty Druchii crossbowmen.  Master Charles Helborg led our contingent of Hunters of Sigmar up the left flank and broke the enemy there as well.  Caius the Righteous, Champion of Sigmar, led the infantry up the right flank through enemy fire and through battle with ogres, men, and dwarves; none stood before our fearful advance.

In total, we saw more than fifteen hundred enemy slain and more than six hundred captured.  In addition, we rescued more than a thousand prisoners that the Druchii had taken; we are escorting them to the river, where ships should be able to return them to their homes soon.

I intend to board our ships there as well; the campaign season is coming to an end, and we have done all that we could in this region.  My forces have been heavily thinned - I have only three fully functional regiments, compared with the six that I brought here initially - and my men are in need of rest and time with their families.  To ask them to stay longer would be to invite mutiny and desertion.  I will not put my men through the trouble.  We are all going home.

I will be taking my 1st Theronian regiment in a tour of our established outposts over the next few days and, after that, will board my transport and head south. 

It has been an honor to be a part of this campaign.  I trust that we shall see a settled resolution; if the dwarves give you trouble, however, inform me immediately, and I will return at once to remind them - with steel - where their loyalties lie.  Give my respects to the Emperor, if you would, and tell him that I look forward to seeing him in Altdorf this fall.


Respectfully,

Earl Jodas ap Theron of Gorim
Let them taste Reikland steel!
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Re: Talabec Border (US Regional Organization) Attack Port Maw/Morr's Gate!
« Reply #358 on: August 07, 2007, 08:06:29 PM »
Good showing lads.  You've done the Helstrom's 4th proud.  Rest easy, but stay alert.  Never know if this thing is truely finished.  I shall be getting orders soon enough, I think you'll all be on the march home by the end of the week.

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