Tuesday, 24 March 2015

Autumn 997 - The Temple Cat of Doom

The tiny Stygustani army faced the might of Altengard across a valley crossed by a gully.
Altengard at the top of the photo and Stygustan at the bottom. On the left is impassable terrain. The stream represents a dry gully
The outcome was not in doubt. What was in doubt was how well the Stygustani army would acquit itself.
Using foul magics, their wizards summoned a minor demon, driving from the field some Altengardian skirmishers. They also summoned a giant temple cat against which the skirmishers would break. The main body of the infantry marched boldly forward. Their only possibility of success was to destroy the enemy general.
Sadly, it was not to be. They fired their bows as fast as they could and killed a few enemy soldiers, but then the enemy charged. Stygustani casualties were horrendous while Altengardian armour preserved the lives of many that day. Wizards were ridden down. Stygustani warriors were trampled under foot. The infantry held against the first charge, and the second, but the third was enough to drive all but the general's infantry from the field. Not long after, the general saw that all was lost and he fled the field. Under these circumstances, he truly was Im-poh-tent.

One unit of warriors was cut down by Altengard, but they did their job as a rearguard, saving the lives of their compatriots. Despite this, Stygustani morale held and the war will continue next season.

Friday, 13 March 2015

Crushing Defeat - Tropilium Rising

Dreaming of their once powerful nation, Tropilium invades Stygustani territory. Led by the local Hero, Ego Cibum, and outnumbering their enemy, the Tropilium army rolls forward.

Tropilium forces advance towards the Stygustani. Archery fire from the chariots drive off the Tropilium LC and score a hit on the Hero. Mages attempt to cast spell but fail.

Tropilium Hero crashes into the Stygustan archers and CinC and battle ensues. Archers rout.

Mages fire a blast spell, routing one Tropilium unit but the Hero continues to deliver casualties to the enemy CinC unit.

More Tropilum units join the fray, the weaker Stygustani infantry rout away and their CinC leads the rout.

Stygustan losses are 1 Axemen, 1 Archers, 1 Treyine Archers. 

Friday, 27 February 2015

Autumn 997 - Campaign Progress

As seems to be usual in Talomir, the summer was a grim season with many Brethren knights being slain and returned to their Red Sun. Tereken made advances into Treyine by using dark sorcery and Altengard bludgeoned Stygustan. The autumn is shaping up to be a similar season as each nation seeks to get a few licks in before winter prevents further fighting.

The remnants of the Tropilium Empire seek a revival of their colonial past. Their army invades Stygustan. Facing a war on two fronts, the Pharaoh chooses to defend against both incursions by splitting his army.

The Brethren, having been cut to ribbons in their invasion of Mirish, must defend against Mirish reprisals.

Tereken, buoyed up by their recent victory are driving on into mainland Treyine.

Altengard invades Stygustan
Mirish invades Brethren
Tereken invades Treyine
Tropilium invades Stygustan

Wednesday, 11 February 2015

Summer 997 - Tereken vs. Treyine - Isle of Blood

Sorry this one took so long. I got stubborn about fixing the backgrounds and then couldn't push myself to finish them. I also took way too many pictures, but sometimes it's hard to know which moment is the key one as you're playing.

I hope it was worth the wait. Treyine only lost one archer in pursuit. I don't know what became of Lord Wigstaff or the fiddle of calling. The knight unit never routed and only took one hit. The Finger of Death spell was incredibly lucky.

Tuesday, 6 January 2015

Summer 997 - The Battle of the Abyssal Hordes

The battlefield had a small woods on one side and a large plateau running down the other side and into the centre. This consisted of hills in four sectors that we joined together because we could. Stygustan occupied the hill and Altengard chose to attack up it rather than to manoeuvre round it.

Although the Stygustani army routed, the demon remained and routed the Altengardian army, killing its general. As a result, there were no permanent losses other than the Obviously Dead general and a wizard who overextended himself. We ruled it an Altengardian win because they had defeated Stygustan. The demon was just a road bump and could be dealt with properly this turn as Altengard occupied the province.

The Butcher's Bill
1 Altengardian General
1 Level 1 Wizard

Both armies passed 2D on National Morale, so the war will continue next season.

Saturday, 20 December 2014

Mirish versus the Brethren

"Yes?" Pereira asked the Brethren Messenger.
"The Grand Master issues a personal challenge to you," the Brother Knight said with a smile. "Surely one so honorable as the General cannot refuse."
"It's a fair fight, the Master wishes I presume," Pereira replied.
"Yes, a fair fight."
Pereira stared at the messenger with no show of emotion. 
"Tell him he will get as fair a fight as he gave those during the Jellway Massacre. He has 1 hour."

Thursday, 27 November 2014

Summer 997 - Campaign Progress.

The spring saw a suitably bloody start to the campaigning season:

  • Tereken took a province from Treyine without a fight, but this easy victory seems to have demoralised their warlike spirit as their National Morale went down.
  • Treyine has capitulated to the Brethren and to Mirish, possibly in order to better focus their efforts on Tereken.
  • Mirish has successfully defeated the Beastmen, and must now repel Mangu.
  • Stygustan took a beating at Hecksmouth but will continue to fight Altengard.

Ongoing Wars
Altengard invades Stygustan
Mangu invades Mirish
Tereken invades Treyine

New Wars
Brethren invade Mirish
Talomir Summer 997