Saturday, 5 March 2011
Ancient Enemies in Battle At Last
Under the command of Lord Arodor Naurven, Scourge of Bloodroot Forest, a huge Wood Elf host infiltrated its way along the ridge of the Black Mountains toward Horn Hold.
Their leader, Maglor Telemnar, himself far behind them in the heart of Linwe, knew that the greatest threat to their position in the north of the Border Princes was the Dwarfs, their ancient enemy. If a hammer blow could be applied to Karak Hirn to take the stunted ones out of the equation then their own ability to capture ground would be greatly enhanced.
But the Dwarf ranging parties had detected the Elven approach and a host was sent to meet them, led by none other than Thorgrim Elfdoom himself.
The Dwarfs and Wood Elves had yet to meet in equal battle within this crucible of war. It was only now, after all these centuries of bitterness, that the War of Vengence could truly begin again!
Typically, the Elves excelled at long ranged firepower with their enemies closing slowly into range for close combat but Morgrim turned this on its head with rank after rank of Quarrellers and Thunderers lined up and opening fire as the Dryads advanced forwards. Utilising his fastest unit, he ordered his Gyrocopter to engage on the left flank, flying fast forward, but Warhawks carrying Wood Elves shot in to meet it. The Dwarf in the Gyrocopter rammed the Warhawks and slashed from the cockpit with his axe, jetting out short-range bursts from his steam gun. The Warhawks turned and fled with him but he let them go. There were far more important targets.