Reach of Darkness, Act IHello to all Mordheim dwellers. I have seen some evil thinks in Mordheim. Many good lads have died in dark streets of Mordheim. Well I have now a good story to tell you. I will tell it about eyes of my witch hunter warband. They have been very unfortunate by this far. They have lost many good warriors.
Luckily they have fearless leader who is ready to sacrifice just a two more men to gain some greater good.
So let's begin.
Witch Hunter warband called Swords of Damnation had seven men and one dog. They had help of an elf ranger called Scar Julo. Their leader is called Dante Ala Riste. You may have heard about him? No?
Well they were very happy to find tree wyrdstones and were heading to get out of the damned city. Before they did get out from there they were confronted by a skaven clan Pestilence. Eight hideous skaven two big rats and a one huge Rat Ogre. I heard they were called children of decay later on but that's a another story.
Witch Hunter captain spotted the Skaven warband before they managed to ambush the poor witch hunters. It was a Change encounter.
Skaven managed to sprint on the streets and their leader was screaming some commands from the upper ruined houses.
Ala Riste was planning an ambush and Victor climbed high as possible with his deadly cross bow. Elf took ambush place from ruined jail balcony. Other took cover from houses expect Zealot Pietari the Puppet maker. He run in middle of street and managed to get skaven interesting about him. Yes skaven were very interested about hiom... But what happened to him I will tell later.
|Witch hunters is the blue arrow and Skaven is the red arrow.|
Scenario is called Chance Encounter from Mordheim Rulebook.
FIRST FEW ROUNDS
Skaven started to run towards the Witch hunters position. Skaven are very fast runners and Pietari was in hurry to clime in the nearest building to get safety. Witch hunter Victor and Elf Ranger took shots against skaven only managed to stun one of them.
|Pietari is very brafe man and Warhound Cookie just standing in the open.|
Can you spot Mad Morgan with double handed sword?
NEXT ROUNDS WITH THE FLANK
Ala Riste, Priest Forstgrave and Witch Hunter called "The Tilean" was flanking the skaven. Lads took cover from ruins. Poor priest was not managed to say any of the prayers in whole battle.
Three skaven and one giant rat run towards the hiding with hunters. "The tilean" took a shot with hand crossbow and missed the fast rat. They were engaged in hand to hand.
Ala Riste took aim agains the closing skaven and his pistol sayed KA-BOOM and hit with the massive strength on skaven and ricochet with the another. They both stunned and it was very easy to finish them off.
|The flanking hunters. "The Tilean"|
Witch hunter, Frostgrave the Priest
and the captain Ala Riste.
|KA-BOOM! Two skaven were |
stunned from pistol shot. Priest
was ready finish them off.
IN THE OTHER SIDE
Skaven, Giant rat and the Ogre was running fast towards zealot Pietari. Flagellant Hans with flail, witch hunter Mad Morgan with double handed sword was hiding to ambush them and of course the Elf with the fine elf bow and Victor with the crossbow was waiting to shoot the runners.
Pietari was put fast out of action. Mad Morgan and Hans was ready to fight against the others. Soon both were slain in to the ground fast. Crossbow man and elf could do nothing with their weapons.
The Rat ogre attacked the elf. Elf managed to hold one round just being knocked down.
|Skaven run very fast. Keep in mind|
that bows and crossbows in high
places can save you life.
|Bloody fight near the tower and|
Both warbands losed enough warriors to take some rout test. Skaven managed to keep their nerves one more round. Poor Elf was taken out of action because of that. Witch hunter Captain had to yell commands to keep them nerves also. They did keep the nerves one more round. Victor shot one more bolt from crossbow to stun one more skaven. Maybe that was enough because the skaven routet after that and the Witch Hunters were victorious.
|Flanking Witch Hunters were victorious|
and eager to start help the other.
|Skaven leader was screaming|
in the window. Other skaven did
not hear him to scream and
left from battlefield.
WHAT HAPPENED THEN
The Witch hunters managed to loose one wyrdstone what they were carrying in the beginning. They managed to find three more and a well after that. Witch Hunters captain could not resist to get the wyrdstone from the well bottom and jumped in to the polluted well. Six wyrdstone from one battle is a great cache but what costs? Three heroes out of action, one hencmen and a hired sword. Five men down. For Ala Riste it was nothing. He lost more men than that already.
Witch Hunter "The Tilean" gained full recovery, Hans gained horrible scars and Mad Morgan with already broken leg managed to survive against the odds. Elf and the zealot survived also.
Ala Riste knew that his luck was changed and it was time to adventure deeper in to the city of Damned.
Well what about the skaven then? I heard they runned away as fast as they emerged from the alleys. Some of them were killed even. If you like to know more about them... Don't ask it from me.