"Too right, Nibbs," growled Archery Sergeant Turnip, "But they'll still 'ave yer eye out wi' them ballista thingies. Now keep yer eye on the target an' quit yer yakkin'. The nobs 'ave said that Tropilium wants our wimmen an' we ain't gonna let that 'appen."
"They could 'ave my wife, Sarge," mused Nibbs, "An' they'd regret it to their dyin' day, just like I 'ave."
Then the command came through to advance and all conversation dried up.
|The two armies deployed on the open plain.|
|The Treyine cavalry made short work of the Tropilium cavalry routing most of it and driving the rest back. This created a hole in the Tropilium lines for a flying column to exploit.|
|With the Tropilium skirmishers engaged in a dance with Treyine archers, and the Tropilium cavalry dealt with, the Treyine army advanced on the Tropilium infantry and prepared to close their wings on the Tropilium flank.|
|Caught between Treyine infantry to their front and cavalry to their rear, the Tropilium infantry had nowhere to go. They fought bravely but futilely. All that remained for Treyine was to tend to the wounded and bury the dead.|
"Shurrup, Nibbs, and grab what you can from what they left," ordered Turnip, "It's what you came for after all."
I'm not sure Tropilium really stood a chance in this battle, although Steve's poor dice-rolling certainly did not help. He had a good coven of wizards but the spells just did not work well. There was a nasty moment when he landed an artillery shot on the Treyine general's element, but the general survived unscathed, and that was probably the worst of it for Treyine.
Following the battle, Tropilium sued for peace, so, once more Tropilium and Treyine have forged a truce.