Einrich Moltke

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Einrich Moltke was a Elector Count of Nordland who defeated Dieter Helsnicht. [1a]

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In 1244 IC[2a], the road between Middenheim and Erengrad had grown perilous and so Moltke mobilised his army and easily crushed the Orcs and Beastmen who had been raiding. However, upon entering the Forest of Shadows, he was ambushed by the Undead of the Doomlord, Dieter Helsnicht at the Lake of Woe [2a] still in column of march. As soldiers tried to flee across the lake, they were dragged below the surface by undead under the water. [1a]

Only Einrich himself, together with a group of pistoliers who had been scouting ahead were able to fight their way clear and escape to the village of Beeckerhoven on the Middenheim-Erengrad road. Here, the Elector Count assembled the small local garrison [1a] and, sending messengers for reinforcements to Middenheim and Kislev, he prepared for a bitter defence. A few other scattered survivors joined the defenders before the Battle of Beeckerhoven began. [1b]

Helsnicht had advanced slowly, raising the dead from Moltke's own Nordland army he had defeated. Helsnicht dispatched a small army of Undead to slow down the approaching force from Kislev and prepared to attack the Elector Count's meagre troops and sent hordes of zombies, skeletons and ghouls to attack the village. The undead slowly pushed the defenders back and when the Count of Nordland led halberdiers in a counter-attack, he and his men were cut off. [1b]

However just as Helsnicht was winning the battle, his army was flanked by the reinforcements from Middenheim, giving the defenders new hope and forcing Helsnicht to commit his reserves - the cavalry and chariots. Dieter himself swooped down to confront the Elector Count of Middenheim and his Knights of the White Wolf. [1b]

As the battle raged on, the Kislevites arrived too, having only slightly slowed down, and charged into the rear of the undead army, the charge of the Winged Lancers finally turning the tide. Einrich Moltke attacked the Doomlord, his Black Amulet protecting him from the magic of Helsnicht and the Elector Count struck Helsnicht with his Runefang, running him through. Helsnicht slumped in his saddle and the Undead hordes crumbled, but the manticore took Helsnicht's body and dragged it away. [1c][2a]

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