Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Campaign for Kümer – Year Two – Summer

The Map

Following their respective debacles in the spring the Orcs and their allies were in full retreat, hotly pursued by their foes…. The Army of Tria Nomina retired to their capitol of Praenomen. The Army of Valishog retired to the captured Dwarven mountain fortress of Toctglenn. The warhost of Grummsh retreated towards Otisburg.

The Battle of Praenomen

The Army of Tria Nomina retired to their capitol where they rallied to defend their capitol from the Elves.

The Legions of Tria Nomina assemble before the very gates of Praenomen to face the Elvish host that beset them!

The Elvish war host marches towards the city of Praenomen.

Plagued by internal communication troubles the main battle line of the Elves stood for nearly an hour as the drilled legions of Tria Nomina marched across the plateau south of the city.

A small skirmish developed in the woods to the east of the plateau

The main lines clashed – the impetus of the Tria Nominian legions shoved the entire elf line back across the south end of the plateau. Though a squadron of cavalry was lost in a hail of Elvish arrows, the line surged forward again.

O the right of the Tria Nominian line the Elvish archers were smashed along with a unit of Elvish Heavy infantry, but at the other end of the line The Elvish cavalry had opened up hole in the line by destroying a unit of Auxiliary spearmen! Victory still hung in the balance.

The Legions of Tria Nomina were the quickest to exploit their advantage and flanked the personal guard of the Elvish General himself and drove them from the field….

The Elves were forced to retire and marched back to cognomen.

Meanwhile, further to the east at Toctglenn… the mangled, but no less ruthless, Vlad Kinslayer, carried on a litter by his most loyal lieutenants, rallied his army about him and tried to make sense of what had happened and where the opposing armies had gone.

Briefly it was thought that both The Elves and Ronarokings had marched together to Praenomen. Vlad quickly tried to organize a march back to Cognomen – hoping to take the city behind them and possibly cut off any retreat should the army of Tria Nomina prevail! However this was not to be – as they marched from Toctglenn outriders reported the army of Ronorok, more than double their current numbers, was marching up into the mountains after them!

Realizing it was futile to meet them in the field of battle, Vlad left a garrison at Toctglennn to try and hold the fortress and harass the Ronorokings while the Army of Valishog slipped back through the passes to Dolj.

The Ronarokings invested the Old Dwarven fortress and the siege carried on throughout the summer.

The Warhost of Grummsh retired straight through Otisburg and on to their capitol of Marrow, leaving the pursuing Saphists to besiege the new fortress they themselves had begun to build the previous year… The Warhost was far too weakened to face the Sapphists on the field of battle again. Their hope was that a siege might buy them time until the winter when they could recruit and train some fresh meat…

The siege, however, was short. Having built most of the current fortifications at Otisburg themselves they knew exactly where the secret entrance was…. So completely surprised was the garrison of Orcs, one wonders if they themselves had even been aware of said secret entrance… Ready or not the Grummsh would be fighting for the survival of their land come fall...

Country: Tria Nomina
Race: Humans
Head(s) of State: Aculeo Bibaculus Mediocrito, Imperator of Tria Nomina
Commander of the Field Army:
Capitol: Praenomen
Other Cities: Nomen, Agnomen
Location of Field Army: Praenomen
Prestige Points: 11
Army Size: 18AP

Country: The Sapphic League of Unity and Togetherness
Race: Mixed – WOMEN!!
Head(s) of State: Myrah the Mighty, Chairperson of the Council of Empowerment of the Sapphic League of Unity and Togetherness.
Commander of the Field Army: General Libby
Capitol: Thatcherton
Other Cities: Bhutto, Beauvoir, Otisburg
Location of Field Army: Otisburg
Prestige Points: 24
Army Size: 22AP

Country: The Ilferien
Race: Ilferien (Elves)
Head(s) of State: Consul Rhalasa
Commander of the Field Army: Consul Sundiasen
Capitol: Melitele
Other Cities: Anasterele, Wynstrele, Dyladele, Cognomen
Location of Field Army: retiring to Cognomen
Prestige Points:0
Army Size: 14AP

Country: Toctland – Vassal of Transil-Valishog-Atania
Race: Dwarves
Head(s) of State: King Malaius MacDoogleg
Commander of the Field Army: General Gilgidi MacAuslin
Capitol: Ghillebrae
Other Cities: Weinglenn,
Location of Field Army: *Has no Field Army – all troops are accompanying their overlords army…
Prestige Points: 2
Army Size: 6AP*

Country: Ronarok
Race: Humans
Head(s) of State: King Claudius Hrosskellsen
Commander of the Field Army: Jarl Thorvald Skardsen
Capitol: Ludharn
Other Cities: Marham, Skohln
Location of Field Army: Toctglenn (siege)
Prestige Points: 14
Army Size: 20AP

Country: Transil-Valishog-Atania
Race: Orcs
Head(s) of State: Vladimeag Votostogish (Vlad the Kinslayer)
Commander of the Field Army:
Capitol: Brasog
Other Cities: Gorj, Dolj, Toctglenn
Location of Field Army: retiring to Dolj
Prestige Points: 12
Army Size: 12AP

Country: Grummsh
Race: Orcs
Head(s) of State: Bolg Skullcrusher
Commander of the Field Army:
Capitol: Marrow
Other Cities: Crudd
Location of Field Army: Marrow
Prestige Points: 8
Army Size: 12AP

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