Monday, 20 April 2015

A jolly little battle between Vulgaria and Borogrovia.

The Borogovians defend their two towns in a fairly standard way but prudently keep reinforcements to the rear in column. They may need them to plug the gaps that the Vulgarians seem anxious to make.

The battle begins and suddenly it's bloody raining again!

Baron Bomburst, dynamic and daring chancer that he is, sends the bulk of his infantry in column to attack the Borogrovian left flank.

Colonel von Strohm of the 13th Landwehr leads from the front.

                                                                                "What's that over there? Yes, there in the undergrowth?!"

A band of rum looking coves I'm sure you'll agree.

After some fierce musketry the 1st Vulgarian obliterate the first garrison allowing 2nd Vulgarian to press on into the Borogrovian lines.

The Vulgarians continuing to squeeze but far too slowly and inefficiently. The day ends and everyone heads back to their billets. Soggy and frankly none the wiser.

Tuesday, 14 April 2015

Gormenghast and Vulgaria faced off in a forest with Vulgaria outscouting Gormenghast. Vulgaria having opted to defend, deployed in several lines with a grand battery of 4 artillery prominently placed in the front line. Unfortunately, for them, the first card turned was 'weather' and it began to rain effectively negating the Vulgarian artillery advantage.
The battle opened with the traditional Gormenghast flanking manoeuvre but the Vulgarians managed to steal the initiative with a spirited flank attack of their own.

The action was thus initially focussed in the centre with much lethal volleying from both sides leading to some tense moments. Eventually Gormenghast stabilised the centre with some timely rallying but not before the elite 4th Gormenghast were swept away by a Vulgarian charge.

With their centre stabilised, Gormenghast were then able to concentrate on their flanking move. Thanks to the dark skills of the unconscionable blackguard Thomas Burgess, the Gormenghastian infantry would have no trouble with the woods that blocked their way.

With the advantage of numbers and a previously hoarded 'Deadly Fire' card the Vulgarian flank began to crumble. At this point Baron Bombast requested the honours of war, which the Constable duly granted.

Sunday, 5 April 2015

WAR SHATTERS UNEASY PEACE. In an act of wanton aggression Gormenghast and its dastardly allies Borogrovia and Strackenz have broken the peace of this last year and launched assaults on Covonia and Albion. While Covonia succumbed to the fiendish underhanded owl-botheres the noble tribes of Albion held back the enigmatic Borogrovian legions. The Knights of St. Elmo are taking an extended religious holiday and have refused to take sides for the moment as apparently their holidays involve a lot of wine and cake.

STOP PRESS. In light of new information received we must correct our previous statement and can report that it was, in fact, Albion who recommenced hostilities. Put under unbearable political and economic pressure by Gormenghast and its dastardly allies Borogrovia and Strackenz, brave Lord Effingham has struck the first blow for freedom against an overbearing triumvirate of imperial aggression. Baron Bomburst of Vulgaria, while endeavouring until the very final hour to broker a lasting peace, has reluctantly been drawn into the conflict.