Battle against Warboss Elmer's O&G 3k,
On the morning of the day of the fateful battle, I had instructed the troops to have an early breakfast and move off quickly. Unfortunately we were engage before we can cover much ground. It was a dawn attack and I have to hastily deploy my troops. Unfortunately the corsairs were out of position and due to the presence of a dangerous statue that shoot laser beams on my left, I am unable to deploy my spearblock to support Tesela. (If I do not, I will be blocking the view of my archers, and I cannot deploy the archers to far left due to that menacing statue). All I could do is to put Hag Queen's Witch Elves regiment there. It seems that the Greenskins bumped into us by accident too, with most of their infantry on their left (our right) and their chariots and light spider cavalry on their left.
The battle went well at first. With the corsairs beating of the Orc cavalry with a combination of luck and magic. Hella led her Witch Elves in a brave assault into the enemy main unit but it was a trap. The unit was cut down by a combination of poison arrows and boulders flung from war machines. Seeing that her unit was lost, Hella made a solo charge into the main savage Orc unit, slaying the enemy general before succumbing to the retaliation of the general's retinue.
Dreadlord Draken's unit was severely decimated by goblin suicide flyers, there was a moment when he could save the situation by charging some trolls (who are heading towards me), but the unit fumbled in the terrain and get countercharged instead. Eventually the knights were all wiped out but Draken manage to flee and left the battlefield...what a coward. He has lost the respect of his troops as a result.
Our troops fought hard but we were gradually overwhelmed. My magic was doing well at first but towards the end the winds of magic were too weak. Slowly but surely the Corsairs and some archers were taken out. In the end, we have to quit the field with two thirds of our forces destroyed.
My only consolation were that both the enemy lords were slain while Hag Queen Hella was taken out, albeit she died glorious as a citizen of the Empire despite being a rebel.
Hella, look left and right and saw her sisters falling under the storm of arrows. She looked up and spied a giant Savage Orc directing the Orc archers. That must be the enemy general! The Hag Queen sprinted towards the foe, catching the Orc General by surprise. Delivering a series of quick cuts, one at the throat, two at the chest and four at the belly, the Hag Queen was too quick for the Orc General who die immediately to the effects of the quick acting poison. It took some time for the general's bodyguard to register the death of their leader, but soon their confusion was replaced by fury and with a loud cry of waagh, they mobbed the Hag Queen. Hella parried many blows but still some of the attacks went through and she was left bleeding at many places.
"I guess so this is it. Having the chance to best such a powerful foe, there is nothing much else a warrior could wish for. It will be an appropriate and good death, I am satisfied."
With that, the Hag Queen shut her eyes and she did not have to wait long for the killing blow to come.
Weeks later Lord Draken finally made his way to the retreating Dark Elven forces. There will be no more battle and the Druchii were going home. His reputation was utterly ruined and his only consolation was the vast amount of gold that the government has offered as compensation for the loss many troops under his command.
Draken and Hag Queen Hella has earlier strategised that if they could beat off the Greenskin army before them, they could easily flee to the northern lands out of the country and return to invade the empire next time. But with this defeat and the loss of most of his assault troops, Draken knew that he need a more creative solution. So it was that during the cover of a night, the rebels sneaked out of the city of Revel by boat by paying large sums of money to the merchants for safe passage. By the time the Imperials found out, it was too late.
However the story was not over, the Druchii rebels had plundered the area and killed many innocents. Now that they have escaped, the Russian and Norse lords of the area are mustering an expedition force and with the support of Vern, they intend to bring the fight to the enemy.