Thursday, 30 January 2014

Knife through Butter - Tropilium versus Treyine

The Tropilium General led the pursuit of the defeated Brethren lackeys of Treyine and slew many personally. It was a great victory and ...

The Tropilium orderly shook the Tropilium General a second time.
"Sir, the Brethren are upon us and make to cross the river."
The Tropilium General shook his head. "What? Crossing the river?"
"Yes sir. What are your orders?"

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Outscouted and outnumbered , the  Dice Gods favored the Brethren and they became the attackers. Troplium rolled for terrain and it was pretty clear except for a river cutting the table in half. The Tropilium army deployed with their light cavalry on the flanks, the first rank of missile troops, the next of Legionaries with the right anchored by the Black Company. Let's see how cavalry fared against their pikes. The General was in the third rank on the Equites.

The Brethren plan was simple. A front line of missile troops and the one infantry unit, the cavalry in the second. They would cross the river at speed and hope that their missile troops could weaken the enemy until the Brother Knights could mount a charge at the center of the Tropilium line in hopes of killing their general.

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Here's the set up with the Tropilium Army on the this side of the river.
The two sides fire and eventually the Brethren missile troops are silenced.
As the Brethren cross the river their missile units come under fire and rout off. The Brethren Knights and Sergeants charge across the river, taking casualties. But the Tropilium missile troops and Mages run for it.

One of the Legionaries at the end of the line routs from the Undead cavalry while the rest brace for impact. They exchange casualties but morale waivers (boxcars?!) and the Tropilium infantry rout away.
The Tropilium General counter-charges but one against two, Rep 4 against Rep 6, are no match. They retire from the field. Their light cavalry never enter the fight and the Black Company, having lost their missile men fall back, never having gotten into the fight.
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Casualties were non-existent, the Brethren army too small and slow to provide a pursuit.

7 comments:

  1. Tropilium is driven back and fails its national morale badly. The Tropilium Empire sues for peace with Treyine once more.

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  2. Forgot to add that Treyine national morale took a hit and they lost one point of morale. The constant state of war is wearing the mighty Treyine nation down.

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  3. Interesting. I think the Undead mentioned in the caption is a typo. I realize that my battle is holding things up but I have been feverishly painting to get these guys ready. I'm very close. Honest.

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    1. No, the undead are there. The Abyss suffered a horrendous loss at the hands of Treyine and now must supply them with undead until the peace treaty has run its course.

      Sean, your battle is not holding things up. I am too busy to play at the moment so Steve and I have not fought the battle between Mirish and The Abyss yet, and we won't for a week or two yet.

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  4. Real life takes precedent, as always. You get to it when you do, no worries.

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    1. An unfortunate but true statement. Why can't my real life be all about playing the games I want to play? :)

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  5. An interesting post that I enjoyed reading.

    Thank you. Love love, Andrew. Bye.

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