Thursday, 20 July 2017

The Harrowmark Run - part 2

Lost in the Dark Woods! (Breakthrough battleplan from Age of Sigmar)

The Ogresuns
Kaptain Salty Ogbad - Orruk Warboss
Dredger Zug - Orruk Boss
Dubloon Dreg - Orruk
Fetch - Orruk
Blackspot - Orruk
Nastyface - Orruk
Stormy Trug - Grot


The Ordeshal Host
The Whyte Lady - Vampire Lord
Lyrd Radclyffe's Riders - 2 Hex Wraiths
Noisy William - Deadwalker Noisemaker


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The forest was dark and foreboding, there was malice in its sullen ambiance. Dredger Zug’s eyes flickered over the thick, dark trunks of the trees that rose steadily into the sky, branches interlocking with their neighbours overhead. The trees were densely packed together, leaving only just enough space to allow someone to move through. He pressed his palm against rough bark and breathed deeply, trying to catch his breath, almost overwhelmed by the stink of the forest. The musty smells of fallen leaves, of graveyard-soil packed down by scurrying creatures, of once-living things in different stages of decay and rot: the stench of death. The forest was choked by it. After a moment he started running again when the sound of the Ogresuns nearby, crashing through the undergrowth, told him that the others had caught up with him.


After they passed a rocky hill, the Ogresuns burst into a clearing illuminated by the roiling energies of a Baleful Realmgate. The Orruk Pirates slowed their pace as Kaptain Salty Ogbad held up a warning hand. He had spotted the spirits of the Ordeshal Host - either the Nighthaunts had somehow overtaken them... or the Orruks were even more lost that they thought!

Either way the Dead were trying to cut off their route back to the sky-cutter! Kaptain Ogbad shouted "On my Ladz, run! Make for da Charybdis Occulum!" and the Orruk Pirates started stormed forward.


The Realmgate burst into life and it's sorcerous fires engulfed the Whyte Lady for a long moment as she let out a soul-chilling scream and seemed to contort in rage. The Realmgate's power subsided and it looked like the Soulblight Vampire survived through the sheer force of her anger!



The Orruks split into two groups - Ogbad and Dubloon Dreg cut left to go round the Realmgate while the rest followed first mate Dredger Zug toward the Occulum.


Salty Ogbad and the Whyte Lady clashed and the Orruk Kaptain wounded her!


Lyrd Radclyffe swept through Nastyface and cut down the unfortunate Orruk where he stood.


The Whyte Lady cut down Ogbad in a heartbeat; her spirit-possessed blade drank deep and the Orruk dropped like a stone.


With so many of the pirate Orruks cut down in just a few moments, most significantly the Kap'n, the remaining three Ogresuns turned and fled back the way they came, into the woods. They scrambled through the trees, stumbling over roots, cold autumn ground underfoot, charcoal clouds chased them from above. The howling screams of the Nighthaunts ringing in their ears...

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After game:
Loss: (+3 Renown) = Bad Hook (Orruk) and Walker Plank (Grot) added to the Warband.
Triumph: Warding Glyph (Salty Ogbad gets a 5+ save vs. Mortal Wounds for the next game.)

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