Battle: Game 4 – Battle for the Pass
First Turn: Yes
Opponent: Wood Elves (Old Book) - (Rex Foote)
The following is an extract from the history of Clan Kragdrak written by Thane Gragrundel Trollhammer of Karak Thorinkin in Imperial year 2014
It took nearly two centuries for our clan to scour the Karaks northern lands of the great forests. Our kindred among the other clans of the Thorinkin did not envy our task. Old mines overrun with Skaven and even the Daemon infested places of the great deep are terrors they would rather face than spend a day walking amongst those dank green places. If not needed for fire and forge most would be happy to burn all the forests and their inhabitants down. But then, unlike the rest of the Karak the dwarfs of Clan Kragdrak have always been happier with sky rather than stone above their heads. As rangers we maintain small copses, dwarf-made tree plantations on our lands, enough for the holds needs. But the great forests we have driven back as far as we can; the better to give us warning of any incursions by their more foul inhabitants particularly the Beastmen.
|Dryads invade our lands|
|The armies deploy and prepare to do battle|
|Moments before the Wood Elf charge - the Treeman/Gryocopter combat on the right has already begun|
|The victims of the Elves Pit of Shades|
|Turn 3 and things are still balanced|
|A Dryad unit weakened by artillery fire makes its charge|
Driven by hatred Kurgandrak and his Hammerers cleaved their way through the enemy’s ranks. On either side the Warriors of Clan Beordin and Clan Vagarsson fought with equal ferocity. Despite their strength and agility the Dryads seemed unable to hit let alone wound our Warriors. Few Dwarfs fell as result of the enemy’s charge, but scores of the enemy were themselves felled.
The Elven mage was also ineffective as our armies sole surviving Runesmith Thurlok Daemonsbane dispelled the Elf’s magic with ease. My own clan’s crossbows and the Steam Guns of our Gyrocopters also began to take heavy toll on the enemy. The Elven archers to our front were wiped out and were followed soon after by the mage and the only survivor the so called Hero that carried the Elven Battle Standard fled before us.
|The Elven centre begins its charge toward the Hammerers|
|The end of the battle. A field clear of Elves and full of Dwarves|