The Ironmen's Strike - Spring 382 (RRtK)

Starting of the campaign in the Annürien Marches...

YEAR 382, Spring, Border Kingdoms (Drenlock Duchy / province "D")
Mirholme's roll is a Go to War result (RRtK, p.58). The only province reachable is the "D" (the other sea provinces aren't available since the armies aren't painted!).

The life was peaceful in the Drenlock duchy... until the Ironmen of Mirholme decided that their frozen isles weren't enough. They landed by surprise under the command of Jarl Gunnar Olafssen. Duke Bohemond (WR=3) mustered quickly some troops to repulse the looters...

Duke Bohemond  settled in a strong position on the southern hill, waiting for the Ironmen coming from the north.
Order of battle
Ironmen from Mirholme

Duke Bohemond sent his skirmishers to attract the enemy and break his line.
Death dealer are charging...
The Ironmen clashed piecemeal against shield walls.
Duke Bohemond attacks on the left flank and routs his enemies.
Fightings are fierce and in favor of the border Kingdoms.
The Borderers are suffering heavy losses!
Under the Ironmen's pressure the first line of Borderers collapsed, followed by the retinue infantry on the right flank!
Only one line of Borderers remains...
The Borderers are quickly surrounded. Duke Bohemond tried several times to charge Gunnar Olafssen but was repulsed each time and killed!

Another charge repulsed!
Thus Mirholme got a foothold in the Border Kingdoms forcing them to sign a peace for one year (difference in National Morale, RRtK p.60). Mirholme became the hated enemy of the Border Kingdoms.

The next post will be about the orc civil war...


  1. Wow, looks like an exciting battle. I wonder if Duke Bohemond could have done anything differently. Looking forward to the next battle.

  2. Thanks guys!
    @ Sean: by the way, I answered your question on the previous post.