Friday, June 20, 2014

Elves save the day

The Dwarven Army blocked all entrances to the Valley of the Kings as they waited for the Elven escort to arrive and secure the Golden Idol...or so they thought. Arrayed in a half-circle with the Dwarven pike holding the center, the allies prepared for the Goblins and Orcs to attack.

The field of battle...several passes through the hills.
Goblin warriors attack the Dwarves allies...Cave Imps hold for now, but the primitive hill tribes are send running.
The Pike block on the hill defeat repeated attacks by the Orc horde...but lose their leader in the fray.
The Ratmen warriors make some progress by sending the Dwarven crossbowmen to flight.
Goblin riders have an open path to the Idol protectors.
Then a host of undead appears out of a hidden mountain pass...could this be the turning point?
The Allied left holds...allowing reinforcements to be sent to aid the opposite flank.
Despite the loss of their leader, the Dwarven pike hold off all attacks...but their rear is dangerously exposed.
So close...the Goblin riders and undead attack the Elven Elk Heavy Cavalry led by the Elven Princess.
If only the Orcs and their allies can break the Dwarves in the center, victory would be at hand.
The undead warriors face off with Elven troops.
Orc riders finally make their way behind the pikemen...but it is too late.
The lines begin to separate.
The undead make one last grasp for the Idol, but are sent packing by the Elk Riders. 
So close to falling on the enemy rear when the recall is sounded...no Dwarf flesh tonight.
The Golden Idol is secure in Elven hands...but the war rages on.
Lots of fun on my only battle in the past 6 weeks or so. I used modified Pulse of Battle rules. I will soon have 10 units of Dwarves to add to the collection...could there be a break in the Dwarf/Elf alliance?