Prologue:

Aethedon had been given the sacred task of protecting a young elf (Cephrin) on his journey back to Saphrey where he would under go training from Helglen an Archmage. Aethedon, knew the young mage was important to the Phoenix King, when he saw a unit of Phoenix Guard had been given to him to help escort the young mage from the human town of Mortsburg. Apparently, Cephrin was on a ship which sunk nearby Mortsburg, and Cephrin was captured by some Marauders. During his capture he was able to send his loyal hawk Screamspear back to Saphrey and Helglen with word about his capture. It had been just 2 weeks ago, since Aethedon and his small army defeated the Marauders and freed Cephrin. Now as they near Saphrey, they came across a small patch of woods, and something didn’t feel right to Aethedon. Feeling uneasy about the situation Aethedon ordered half of his army to scout the woods to the East while the remaining unit would scout the woods to the North.

Kemor Greyleaf had seen Aethedon’s army approaching. Kemor was very conscious about his territory and who was allowed to enter it. Kemor had built a small army of other Wood Elves that felt the same as he did. Landor Greyleaf his brother had made a pact with the High Elf envoys to allow the High Elves to gain entrance and exit to the woods, but Kemor had made no such pact. In fact, Kemor hated the High Elves, since it was they, who in years past, had slaughtered many of his friends. Now he had a chance for revenge and he was going to take it. As he stroked his Dragon mount Gordal he watched the elves move on the edge of the forest. Now he yelled and Gordal flew into the air heading towards the High Elf Army…


Armies:

High Elves:

Aethedon – Prince, Armour of the Gods, Pure of Heart, Blade of Sea Gold -200 pts.

Ulran – Commander, Great Weapon, Heavy Armour, Shield, Elven Steed with Ithilmar Barding, Radiant Gem of Hoeth – 142 pts

Brynar – Commander, Great Weapon, Heavy Armour, Shield, Reaver Bow, Enchanted Shield – 130 pts

Cephrin – Mage, Level 2, Silver Wand

Cephrin’s Guard - 19 Spear Elves, Full Command, War Banner – 259 pts. (Lead by Cephrin)



5 Silver Helms –Full Command – 150

5 Silver Helms – Full Command – 150 (lead by Ulran)

1 Tiranoc Chariot- 85 pts

1 Tiranoc Chariot – 85 pts (Brynar Riding)

19 Phoenix Guard, Full command, Amulet of Purifying Flame, Banner of Sorcery – 385 pts (Lead by Aethedon)

10 Archers, Musician, Standard – 138 pts.

1 Repeater Bolt Thrower – 100 pts.

Total: 1999 pts.

Wood Elves:

Kemor Greyleaf – Highborn, Great Weapon, Light Armour and Shield, Forest Dragon(Gordal), Hail of Doom Arrow, Stone of Crystal Mere – 537 pts

Malich- Noble BSB, Light Armour, Annoyance of Nettlings, Merciw Locus – 137 pts

Helena – Spell Singer, Level 2, Calaingor’s Stave, Divination Orb – 175 pts.

15 Eternal Guard, Full command, War Banner – 235 pts

4 Tree Kin, Elder – 280 pts.

12 Glade Guard, Full Command, Banner of Spring Tide – 193 pts

12 Dryads, Branch Nymph – 156 pts

Barkwood – Treeman – 285 pts.

Total 1998 pts.





Battlefield:

High Elf Perspective:

Aethedon saw the Wood Elves begin to rank up for battle, he surveyed the battlefield carefully. There was a curved hill in the South West corner and small. Then a small gap between the hill and then a large wood. In the middle of the battlefield, another wood leaving just enough of a gap to fit a few units through. Finally, another wood in the in the middle of the battlefield, but to the East.

Special Rules Pincher Attack:

The attacker could only deploy up to 18 inches in and 12 inches forward, from the edge of his table thus making two deployment zones A and B. Then attacker, the High Elves, had to divide his force and secretly mark down which deployment zone they would deploy in (War Machines didn’t count and could be deployed in either zone). Then, the defender deployed his entire army, and the attacker had to place his unit in the deployment area that he marked down for each unit.


Deployment:

Wood Elves:

First the Dryads deployed next to the hill, the Glade Guard and Helena on the curved hill, with the unit of Eternal and Malich. Then, on their flank Gordal the Forest Dragon and Kemor. Next to them behind using the woods in the battlefield as cover the Treeman Barkwood, and finally between both wood the Tree Kin.

High Elves:

Aethedon split his forces. In deployment zone A, the North West, A chariot with Brynar riding, along with a unit of Silver Helms led by Ulran, behind then the archers. In deployment zone B, the Northeast, the other chariot the Spear Elves led by Cephrin and the Phoenix Guard led by Aethedon. With the Repeater Bolt Thrower behind the Phoenix Guard finally, the other unit of Silver Helms.