Fall of Altdorf

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The Fall of Altdorf prt. 3 the Imperial Palace
Fallaltdorf.jpg
Conflict End Times/Nurgle invasion of the Empire
Date Geheimnisnacht 2525 IC
Location Altdorf, the Imperial capital city
Outcome Allied victory
Combatants
Nurgle forces Allied Imperial/Undead forces
Commanders
The Glottkin Emperor Karl Franz
Supreme Patriarch Gregor Martak
Vlad von Carstein
Strength
The Chosen Few
The Clotted
The Knights Entropic
The Palace Dead
Losses/Survivors
complete heavy
The Fall of Altdorf prt. 2 Temple of Shallya
Fallaltdorf.jpg
Conflict End Times/Nurgle invasion of the Empire
Date Geheimnisnacht 2525 IC
Location Altdorf, the Imperial capital city
Outcome Allied victory
Combatants
Nurgle forces Allied Undead/Bretonnian/Imperial forces
Commanders
Festus
Ku'gath Plaguefather
Vlad von Carstein
Louen Leoncoeur
Strength
Putrefex Blistertongue;Daemonic Herald of Nurgle
The Angels of Decay; 7 Plague Drones
The Suppurating Host; 7 hordes of Plaguebearers
The Frolicking Swarm; 3 swarms of Nurglings
The Slubberdegullions; 7 Beasts of Nurgle
Stemcutter;Soul Grinder of Nurgle
Emperor Wilhelm I; Wight King
The Shambling Dead; 3 hordes of Zombies
The Last Remnants of Tribe Unberogen; 3 hordes of Grave Guard
The Walking Wounded; 40 scratch companies of State Troops
3 Free Companies
The Sons of the Comet; 1 congregation of Flagellants
The Skyhost; 11 lances of Pegasus Knights
Losses/Survivors
heavy heavy
The Fall of Altdorf prt. 1
Fallaltdorf.jpg
Conflict End Times/Nurgle invasion of the Empire
Date Geheimnisnacht 2525 IC
Location Altdorf, the Imperial capital city
Outcome Allied victory
Combatants
Nurgle forces Allied Imperial/Bretonnian forces
Commanders
The Glottkin
Gutrot Spume
The Harbinger
Epidemius
Kurt Helborg
Louen Leoncoeur
Strength
The Maggoth Riders of Icehorn Peak
The Repugnauts of Brass Keep; 1 tribe of Putrid Blightkings
The Tattooed Tribes; 18 tribes of Marauders and Chaos Warriors
The Tallyman's Host; 17 hordes of Plaguebearers
The Bounding Beasts; 13 Beasts of Nurgle
The Giggling Horde; 18 swarms of Nurglings
The Skyblight; 4 swarms of Plague Drones
The Metal Fist; 3 Chaos Chariots
The Drakwald Beasts; 46 warherds of Gors and Ungors
The Bloodgluttons; 3 herds of Minotaurs
The Monstrous Horde; 35 Chaos Spawn, 6 Chaos Giants, 2 tribes of Dragon Ogres, 3 Ghorgons, 2 Cygors, 1 Slaughterbrute
The Reiksguard Reserve; 8 regiments of Reiksguard Knights
The Knights of the Setting Sun; 1 regiment of Inner Circle Knights, 2 regiments of Empire Knights
The Knights of Sigmar's Blood; 1 regiment of Inner Circle Knights, 3 regiments of Empire Knights
The Knights of the Blazing Sun; 1 regiment of Inner Circle Knights, 3 regiments of Empire Knights
The Knights Panther; 1 regiment of Inner Circle Knights, 2 regiments of Empire Knights, 1 regiment of Demigryph Knights
The Knights Griffon;2 regiments of Empire Knights, 3 regiments of Demigryph Knights
The Company of Honour; 1 regiment of Empire Halberdiers
The Grand Altdorf Garrison; 48 regiments of Altdorf State Troops, 19 detachments
The Talabheim Refugee Corps; 6 regiments of Talabheim State Troops, 3 detachments
The Middenheim Displaced; 3 regiments of Middenheim State Troops, 2 detachments
The Imperial Engineers School; 30 Imperial Engineers, 14 artillery batteries, 4 Steam Tanks
The Crusaders of Bretonnia; 53 lances of Knights of the Realm, 32 lances of Knights Errant, 13 lances of Questing Knights
The Skyhost; 12 lances of Pegasus Knights
Mundvard the cruel
Losses/Survivors
heavy heavy


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, with Altdorf as their final destination while secretly Festus the Leechlord established himself in the Altdorf sewers to start working on a dark ritual which would culminate on the day the Nurgle forces where due to arrive- Geheimnisnacht. After the disaster at the Battle of Heffengen Kurt Helborg had been left as Steward of the Empire after the Emperor's apparent demise. Seeing the Nurgle forces converging on the city he started building up the city's defenses and sent requests for aid across the land. One recipient, Louen Leoncoeur, former King of Bretonnia called an Errantry War and gathered a large force of crusader knights to march towards Altdorf. Additionally, upon seeing the influence of Nurgle spreading across the land on his return from the Auric Bastion, Vlad von Carstein resolved to once again try to create an alliance between himself and the mortal lords of the Empire. He and five vampires, including Munvard the Cruel of Marienburg traveled to Altdorf. Gregor Martak, Supreme Patriarch of the Colleges of Magic, inspired by dreams and furious at the dismissive attitude of Kurt Helborg left Altdorf to search for the Emperor, who he believed to be still alive after Heffengen. He found him in the woods and the two slowly made their way back towards Altdorf. When Vlad arrived in Altdorf he offered an alliance to Helborg who agreed out of desperation. The vampires resurrected the dead of the city, both recent and ancient, to fight in it's defense. Just as they finished the three armies of Nurgle; The Glottkin, The Maggoth Riders and Epidemius and Gutrot Spume and The Harbinger all converged on Altdorf. A relief force in the form of Louen Leoncoeur's knights also arrived at the city. As the armies meet in battle Festus' ritual is completed, opening a huge portal to the Realm of Chaos in the heart of the city, spewing daemons into the streets.

Stages of Battle

  • A jungle of twisted, rotting growth spreads rapidly throughout the city.
  • The bulk of the Bretonnian force charges the Nurgle armies while Leoncoeur himself leads his pegasus knights into the city on his hippogriff to the Temple of Shallya which is being assaulted by Festus and the Great Unclean One Ku'gath. Vlad also arrives at the temple. Leoncoeur slays Ku'gath before being decapitated by Festus. Vlad destroys Festus in return.
  • Epidemuis is banished by the explosion of a misfiring Hellblaster Volley Gun.
  • Mundvard is destroyed by the Ethrac Glott.
  • The Emperor and Martak arrive at the city. They, the Glottkin, Helborg, the Harbinger and Vlad all converge on the Imperial Palace.
  • Vlad easily defeats Otto Glott in a duel, but is infected by the foul blood of the Nurgle Champion and is forced to flee before he can finish his opponent off.
  • Defeated in a magical duel by Ethrac Martak flees into the Palace complex pursued by the Harbinger and his Beastmen. He leads them to the Imperial Menagerie where the Beastmen and their sorcerous master are immolated by the Imperial dragon.
  • Helborg is killed by Otto defending the Emperor, but Karl Franz is still killed soon after.
  • Karl Franz is reborn in a fiery conflagration of light that destroys or drives away the forces of Nurgle. Unknown to all save him, this is in fact Sigmar reborn in Karl Franz's body and he has become the Incarnate of Heavens.

Aftermath

Altdorf is abandonded and the Imperial forces, led by the newly empowered Emperor move to the city of Averheim, the only major city still standing in the Empire.

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