Battle for Marienburg

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Battle for Marienburg prt. 2
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Conflict End Times/Nurgle invasion of the Empire
Date 2525 IC
Location The free city of Marienburg
Outcome Chaos victory
Combatants
Nurgle forces Imperial forces
Commanders
The Glottkin General Aldred van Carroburg
Strength
The Tribe of the Bloodshot Eye; three hordes of Marauders with the Mark of Nurgle
The Red Reavers; one horde of Marauders with the Mark of Khorne
The Accursed; one band of Forsaken with the Mark of Nurgle
The Gutterlings; twelve Chaos Spawn with the Mark of Nurgle
The Urson Tribes; eight hordes of Marauders
The Brethren of the Scab; one tribe of Chosen with the Mark of Nurgle
The Cataracted Eye; one warband of Chosen with the Mark of Nurgle
The Lordless Hordes; one warhost of Chaos Warriors
The Cult of Frozen Fate; one warband of Marauders
The Crow Brethren; one tribe of Marauders with the Mark of Nurgle
The Ever-dying; one horde of Chaos Warriors with the Mark of Nurgle
The Grue; one horde of Forsaken with the Mark of Nurgle
The Sea Wolves; six tribes of Marauders
The Listless; one warband of Forsaken with the Mark of Nurgle
The Rotpack; one pack of Chaos Warhounds
The Slavermaws; one pack of Chaos Warhounds
The Golden Pinions; one regiment of Halberdiers
The Noble Sons Abroad; one cavalry brigade of Pistoliers
The Pale Blades; one regiment of Greatswords
The Carroburg Greatswords; one regiment of Greatswords
The Bordermen; one cavalry brigade of Outriders
The Rieksmarch Brotherhood; one regiment of Swordsmen
The Einhand Elite; one regiment of Swordsmen
The Screaming Minstrels; one regiment of Spearmen
The Poleaxed; one regiment of Halberdiers
Reik Patrol Eight Western; one band of Archers
The Carroburg Marshers; one band of Archers
Reed's Red Men; one band of Archers
The Hard-Bought; one mob of Free Company
The Gnat's Banquet; one mob of Free Company
Aldred's Last Muster; one mob of Free Company
Losses/Survivors
minimal devastating
Battle for Marienburg prt. 1
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Conflict End Times/Nurgle invasion of the Empire
Date 2525 IC
Location The free city of Marienburg
Outcome Chaos victory
Combatants
Nurgle forces Undead forces
Commanders
The Glottkin Mundvard the Cruel
Strength
The Tribe of the Bloodshot Eye; three hordes of Marauders with the Mark of Nurgle
The Red Reavers; one horde of Marauders with the Mark of Khorne
The Accursed; one band of Forsaken with the Mark of Nurgle
The Gutterlings; twelve Chaos Spawn with the Mark of Nurgle
The Urson Tribes; eight hordes of Marauders
The Brethren of the Scab; one tribe of Chosen with the Mark of Nurgle
The Cataracted Eye; one warband of Chosen with the Mark of Nurgle
The Lordless Hordes; one warhost of Chaos Warriors
The Cult of Frozen Fate; one warband of Marauders
The Crow Brethren; one tribe of Marauders with the Mark of Nurgle
The Ever-dying; one horde of Chaos Warriors with the Mark of Nurgle
The Grue; one horde of Forsaken with the Mark of Nurgle
The Sea Wolves; six tribes of Marauders
The Listless; one warband of Forsaken with the Mark of Nurgle
The Rotpack; one pack of Chaos Warhounds
The Slavermaws; one pack of Chaos Warhounds
Alicia von Untervald'; Vampire
The White Ladies; Vampire and Pallid Handmaidens riding Coven Throne
The Suiddock Beast; one Terrorgheist
The Hidden; six hordes of Zombies
The Beholden; one coven of Hexwraiths
The Debt Repaid; one coven of Cairn Wraiths
The Cold Men of Oestdock; one horde of Zombies
Mundvard's Reserve; one horde of Zombies
The Frozen Dead of 2306; one horde of Zombies
The Cobbled; one mob of Zombies
The Meathooked; one mob of Zombies
The Thawed; one mob of Zombies
The Catacomb's Harvest; one horde of Skeletal Warriors
The Suiddock Disappeared; one horde of Skeletal Warriors
The Wights of Warehouse Six; one regiment of Grave Guard
Nexus Cadaveron; one Corpse Cart
Losses/Survivors
minimal near total

Background

During the End Times the Glottkin were pronounced champions of Nurgle. They gathered a huge force together and crossed the Sea of Claws to invade the empire. They started by assaulting the free port city of Marienburg which put up almost no defense. The Marienburg merchant fleet attempted to stall the approaching fleet but made little impact and by using magic to destroy the city's impressive sea wall the invaders very quickly overcame the Marienburg defenders and their mercenary auxiliaries. The city rapidly becomes infested with a slimy, moss type substance.

The battle only really began when the invaders met the forces of the city's 'Master of Shadows, Mundvard the Cruel, a powerful vampire lord who had been building up forces in the city's poor, dock district secretly for many years.

Stages of Battle

Undead

  • Mundvard summons the hidden caches of undead warriors he has hidden around the city over the years. They attack the Chaos force vanguard while the Suiddock beast prevents reinforcements from their Plague Ships reaching them.
  • Mundvard starts slaying the northerners piecemeal.
  • The Glottkin attack Mundvard. They beat him in combat and using the immense strength of brother Ghurk physically cast him from the city, way out to sea.
  • Without their general and animating force the majority of the undead army collapses in seconds. Only a few vampires and the Suiddock Beast escape.

Imperial

  • An Imperial army arrives at the city. The form up outside, waiting for the foe to come to them.
  • Imperial general Aldred van Carroburg is challenged by and slays a champion in single combat. The champion's death signals the start of the battle.
  • The discipline of the Imperial troops manages to hold the Chaos force at bay. Victory seems a possibility.
  • The Imperial line collapses when they begin to loose their footing due to the plague-slime spreading across the city. The Imperial troops are butchered.

Aftermath

The total destruction of both the Imperial and Undead armies gave the Glottkin the freedom to begin a campaign of destruction across the Empire which culminated in the Siege of Altdorf. One of the few survivors of the battles was Mundvard who joined Vlad von Carstein some months later at the defense of Altdorf to take revenge on the Glottkin for destroying what he perceived as his city.

Sources

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