Wednesday, 1 December 2010
Empire (Tim) vs Skaven (Gill)
With the undead legions closing in on the Skaven capital of Spikehole, the foul ratmen raced back from the northwest to bolster their defences before it was too late but their plan seemed destined to fail.
Scurrying quickly through the mid-land woods, the Skaven found a clear channel through which they could make accelerated progess, but the way home was blocked. Up ahead on the path, stood a gunline of Empire Handgunners and Outriders supported by an inferno-wielding sorcerer and a ranked up unit of knights. Behind this gunline was a mortar.
The Men of New Sylvania were staking their claim to the land around Malko, striving to make a link with their closest neighbour, Aldium. Taking the forest south of the Old Silk Road was the critical first expansion that they needed to begin consolidating their tenuous hold on life in the turbulent Border Princes. This mission was so important to their future that Marcus von Drak himself was leading the knights.
The Skaven charged but Marcus signalled his men to retreat, planning to draw out part of the Skaven line and then turn back on them and vanquish them but the horses weren’t swift enough. The pursuing Skaven cut them down as they fled, every one of Marcus’s knights torn down.
Only Marcus himself survived, and with no more men to support him he was forced to withdraw, leaving the Skaven free to travel through the woods unhindered.
The Critical New Sylvanian expansion had failed, leaving both the towns of Malko and Aldium perilously defenceless. Only time would tell now if the Men of the Empire would survive.