The New War - Turn 4

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The New War - Turn 4

Postby Dienekes22 » Tue Jul 31, 2018 10:37 pm

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The barricade burns away, embers and rotting husks littering the space. The flame continues to burn along the edges but is starting to die.

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Liossans land their first troops inside the wall.

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The crossbowman toss their fallen foes aside. They fire across the gap at but aren't able to hit anything.

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Infantry advances and bolts sizzle toward one of the horsemen.

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A flurry of critical successes bring him down. One of the crossbows accidentally hit the footsoldier but not enough to hurt him.

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The other horseman finds himself in a similar predicament.

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He, too, is slain and the Liossans advance toward the burning barricade.

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With the only ladder down taken these spearmen of the Steel Legion jump safely onto the grain cart. Their brothers watch from the wall.

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The ballista is loaded.

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But the shot is off the mark once more.

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The rangers and cavalry set up to defend the docks from the newly arrived Aethannians.

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The last crossbowman find their marks.

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They slay an footsoldier. A very successful parry saves the man in the foreground.

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The crossbows retreat off the wall.

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Ancelot issues his orders.

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They are relayed down the line.

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Ancelot charges with a few of his men toward their right flank. "For Vasluxia!!"

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One Liossan dies while a parry saves the other. Ancelot tries to toss down the ladder but is unable.

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The rest of the infantry prepare to make a stand at the gates of the Keep.

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The ballista is wheeled toward the dock but it can't get far enough to fire at the arriving raiders.

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The ladies take cover inside the strong tower.

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The citizens make a mad rush to the mill with varying amounts of success.

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Three of them are lost to panic.
(Now that the enemy is inside the walls the citizens will have to succeed on a sanity check to act (2+))

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The raiders make landfall.

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They make up as much ground as they can. That citizen is slain but I guess I didn't photograph it.

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The state of the field.

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Re: The New War - Turn 4

Postby Bragallot » Wed Aug 01, 2018 3:51 am

This is so friggin' awesome. :)   :tiger: :boss: :csi: :sparta:

The defenders look to be in a tough spot, though that fiery barrier may turn out difficult to cross. It seems they're out-ranged so I'm not sure if they'll be able to hold that position. Very interested to see how this will develop. :omnom:
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Re: The New War - Turn 4

Postby Dienekes22 » Wed Aug 01, 2018 4:35 am

Don't count out ninja_bait, he's got a solid battle plan
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Re: The New War - Turn 4

Postby ninja_bait » Wed Aug 01, 2018 6:36 am

I don't know how solid the plan is but at least I'm having fun.
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Re: The New War - Turn 4

Postby Scribonius » Wed Aug 01, 2018 10:49 am

That old-style ballista with the white-cone-ended-spears? That looks REALLY familiar! You've modified it from the original, but I think I still have the plans for that somewhere in my instruction manual boxes...

Seriously though, this is what castle SHOULD be! Lots of chaos, lots of destruction, lots of siege engines!
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Re: The New War - Turn 4

Postby Bragallot » Wed Aug 01, 2018 10:52 am

Either you get all of your men brutally murdered, or you brutally murder all the opposition. Either way, the plan has worked. :)

The only thing this battle is missing is the Bull(ie)s!  :twisted:
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Re: The New War - Turn 4

Postby Dienekes22 » Fri Aug 03, 2018 12:40 am

Need orders from sahasrahla and bann154!!
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Re: The New War - Turn 4

Postby Kommander Ken » Fri Aug 03, 2018 8:52 am

Digging this battle.  :666:
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