It had been almost a month since the Atrocity that had befallen Hans Gregor, Alex Crewell, Jonathon Rutguard, Dante Revell and the Witch Hunter army they lead. They had been chasing a Necromancer named Axcros the Everlasting, for several weeks and had battled his armies many times. Each victory brought them closer to their goal or Axcros’s Castle, Blood Guard. Finally, the Witch Men as their army had been known took castle Blood Guard. Hans Gregor battled Axcros in the necromancers hidden Vault. Axcros stated “You will pay dearly if you slay me”. Hans ignored Axcros’s banter and landed the final blow decapitating Axcos. A large burst of magic erupted from the Necromancers body that enveloped castle Blood Guard and the entire Witch Hunter Army. What Hans didn’t know was that Axcros realized it would only be a matter of time before he was destroyed and prepared a spell that would only be unleashed with his death. Hans and the rest of his army finished plundering the remains of the Castle and went to sleep. That night, as they slept, a strange transformation affected Hans and everyone else in the army. As Hans awoke he realized, he wasn’t hungry yet, so decided to stroll around the castle and check on the others, yet he found no one was awake. While Hans was walking he saw his reflection in a large mirror on the wall inside the castle. Hans could not believe what he saw and began cursing Axcros very loudly. He had transformed into the thing he spent his entire life fighting against, an undead host. Soon the rest of his men awoke from his cursing, they found they had also undergone a transformation some were now losing skin, while others seemed to have a hunger for their fallen comrades from the day before. Alex and Jonathon were also transformed into a Wight and Wraith, respectively. Finally, the Warrior Priest Dante had been transformed with wrinkled skin and all previous knowledge of spell lores had been wiped from his head, except Death and now he seemed to understand Necromancy. Dante swore an Oath to become a Warrior Priest, stating he would never use Necromancy and would continue to uphold that Oath. All of the transformations caused great unrest in the army. Everywhere men were screaming in shock and horror at themselves. Some had attempted to kill themselves, but quickly healed the damage. Hans acted quickly, and yelled “Quiet!”. His men, even though transformed, quieted down to hear what Hans the Wight had to say. Hans exclaimed, “Our enemy has cursed us to be the thing we have spent our whole lives hunting. He assumed this curse would drive us mad and stop our crusade against the Undead hosts. I say we cannot let him stop us. In fact, he had given us even more reason to hate the Undead hosts now, but now we can fight them on their own grounds. We all took an Oath to join this army that stated “I will give my life to find and slay undead hosts wherever they live.” We can still hold true to this Oath, because we have in fact given our lives to this cause. But now we can continue to fight the Undead hosts for an eternity. From this day forward we will continue our crusade against all Undead hosts, and use our abilities to slay them wherever they may be." After a moment of silence, Hans yelled “Who is with me?” For a moment there was no reply, and then Dante spoke out “I am.” Next, Alex and Jonathon spoke out each exclaiming. “I am”. Soon the all men began chanting “Slay all Undead! Slay all Undead! ” over and over. Hans knew his life had changed forever, but one thing was for sure, the Undead Hosts everywhere would pay for the Atrocity that Axcros cursed his army with.
Hans and the rest of his army left the castle, and found that being Undead caused severe reactions by many other people that used to be friendly to his. On their travels they saw a High Elf army on the march and recognized the banner. Hans decided to avoid them as he had found out a few days early their new appearance would not be tolerated well by others …
A High Elf scout hidden in the tree’s nearby saw the Witch Hunter Banner, and then made a double take and could not believe his eyes. He recognized the cloths their leader had on, and it was Hans Gregor or something that looked like Hans Gregor. He had fought together against many foes with this army before and now something has turned them into undead hosts. He hastily returned to tell his lord Feteray of the undead host nearby…
Hans had not seen the scouts and thought he avoided his old friend Feteray’s, army, but now as they left the mountains they saw a High Elf army preparing for battle. Hans decided to try and talk to his old friend, but ordered his units into place just in case. Hans began waving a white flag and heading across the field towards Feteray, but he realized there would be no way around it as Feteray launched a bolt from this Sea Farer Bow, if Hans had not been quick enough it surely would’ve impaled him. He thought to himself sorry old friend, but no one can stop our crusade to destroy all Undead hosts, and if this meant coming to blows then so be it. Hans rejoined his Black Nights and ordered “Prepare for Battle!."
Feteray was always looking for new leaders and thus decided to let Crestren lead the army in the assault.
Hans Gregor’s Undead Witch Hunters
Hans Gregor – Wight Lord, Heavy Armour, Shield, Nightmare with barding, Gem of Blood – 98 pts
7 Black Knights – Barded Nightmares, Full Command, Screaming Banner – 255 pts.
Dante Revell – Necromancer, Level 2, Dispel Scroll, Black Periapt – 140 pts.
19 Skeletons – Light Armour, Shield, Spears, Full Command – 234 pts.
Alex Crewell- Wight Lord BSB, Heavy Armour, Sword of Kings, Talisman of Protection – 129 pts.
15 Grave Guard, Halberd, Shield, Full Command, Banner of Barrows – 300 pts.
19 Skeletons, Light Armour, Shield, Spear, Full Command – 234 pts.
Jonathon – Wraith, Obsidian Amulet – 135 pts.
1 Black Coach – 200 pts.
10 Ghouls, Ghast – 90 pts.
8 Dire Wolves, Doom Wolf – 90 pts.
8 Dire Wolves, Doom Wolf = 90 pts.
Don’t have the complete list, but here is what I remember.
Feteray - Archmage – dispel scroll, Bow of Sea Farer, Talisman of protection
Aliarion - Mage, Level 2, Jewel of Dusk, Dispel Scroll
Crestren – Commander, Heavy Armour, Shield, Barded Elf Steed, Radient Gem of Hoeth
Elelis - Commander BSB, Armour of Gods, Sword of Might
24 Spearelves lead by Elelis
12 Archers lead by Feteray
1 Bolt Thrower with Aliarion
8 Scouts with Champion
5 Dragon princes, Full Command, Banner of Arcane Protection.
7 Silver Helms, Heavy Armour, Shields, War Banner, Full Command, Lead by Crestren
A small hill in the South Western corner, with river starting on the West end of table and turning into the North West Corner of the table with a Bridge across it. Finally, a small section of walls with spaces between that look to have been protecting a house that no longer existed.
Undead Witch Hunters
A units of Dire Wolves in front of the hill near the bridge to cross the river, flanked by the Black Nights and Hans, next to him the Grave Guard led by Alex Crewell, next to him a Unit of Skeletons and Dante, then the final unit of Skeletons and the Wraith, named Jonathon. Next to them another unit of Dire Wolves, and behind then the Black Coach. Finally, The Ghouls deployed in a straight line across in front of the Black Nights, Grave Guard and Dante’s skeleton unit for protection.
The Repeater Bolt Thrower,Crew, and Aliarion the mage on the West Side of the river with a perfect diagonal view of the battle field. Then the Scouts in the river on the East bank, next to them on the east side of the river the unit Dragon Princes, flanked by the Unit of Silver Helms and the General Crestren, next to him the large unit of Spearelves led by Elelis and finally, Feteray and the archers, deployed straight across behind the wall, but Feteray decided to leave some archers out of cover, due to lack of shooting and would simply change ranks when the enemy go close.
Hans decided to hold back his main units to feel for a weakness in the High Elf line. Both units of Dire Wolves moved forward, one preparing to charge Fereray and his archers the other preparing to cross the bridge, the Black coach moved to the flank of the wolves. The Ghouls ran in front of the Black Nights shielding them and Dante’s unit from Repeater Bolt Thrower Fire, threatening the Scouts in the river, and daring the Dragon Princes to charge. The rest of the Witch Hunter army stumbled forward.