Battle of Krudenwald

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Battle of Krudenwald
Location Drakwald Forest
Outcome Empire victory
Combatants
Daemons of Chaos The Empire
Commanders
Skarbrand and Father Necroth Count Herdred Hagstaf
Strength
Losses/Survivors


History

In 1668 IC Count Herdred Hagstaf, Castellan of Fort Schippel [1b] had carried out a series of raid against the Beastmen that lurked within the Drakwald Forest, destroying a number of Herdstones. However the release of so much magical energy gave the opportunity for Deamons to manifest near the town of Kelp. Although weary from their battle against the Beastmen, the forces of the Empire were still formidable with elite troops drawn from three imperial states. [1a]

As thunder crashed above them, the Empire forces sought to defend themselves across the Krudenwald-Kelp road. The accurate cannon fire had some effect on the advancing Plaguebearers whilst the Knights of Sigmar's Blood and elements of the Teutogen Guard fought bravely to the last man against the Bloodletters. As the artillery position became in danger of being overun, the Jagenhauser regiemnt was ordered forward and fought hard against their unatural foes. As they held the daemons back, the cannons raked the Plaguebearers with grapeshot but then Father Necroth charged out of the gunsmoke, laughing and scything down the halberdiers with his vast iron flail.[1a]

A heroic charge by Count Hagstaf on his Griffon served as little more than a distraction with the Great Unclean One using a cannon to smash the warbeast repeatedly in the head. The huge Daemon of Nurgle loomed over the stunned count but was then attacked and torn apart by Skarbrand, perhaps enraged that the enemy commander would fall prey to another. [1a]

The short battle between the Greater Daemons gave Hagstaf time to muster all the remaining firepower and direct it at the winner of the duel. blasting it apart. Records of the battle note that the remaining Daemons were rendered much more vulnerable with the death of their commanders. [1a]

Following the battle, the Count took the head of Skarbrand as a trophy and it remained at his family home for eight years until it was lost in a sluaghter at his mansion. [1a]

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Daemons of Chaos
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Characters Adora - Agnetha Weiltraub - Albrecht Helseher - Aldebrand Ludenhof - Alun Gartner - Annette von Telland - Anton Veidt - Axel Weissberg - Axelbrand - Balthasar Gelt - Benedict Stross - Bertha Bestraufrung - Bloody Beatrice - Blucher von Vincke - Boris Todbringer - Breugal - Bruno Malvoisin - Clarissa Lohft - Deathclaw - Dieter Schmiedehammer - Detlef Sierck - Diel Ulricsson - Dieter IV - Eberhardt - Eberhardt von Kreuzzug - Ebrem Manlect - Eldred - Else Sigloben - Elspeth von Draken - Emil Valgeir - Emmanuelle Nacht - Emmanuelle von Liebwitz - Erina Eberhauer - Erzbet Wegener - Felix Jaeger - Ferdinand Gruber - Fozzrik - Frederick van Hal - Frederick von Tarnus - Friedrich Holmann - Friedrich von Finklemann - Frederich Weirde - Genevieve Dieudonné - Giger - Gunther Bearhide - Gunthar von Bildhofen - Haf Lorenentz - Hans Leitdorf - Haqiqah Al-Hikmah - Harald Kleindeinst - Hedrich - Heinrich Altendorfer - Heinrich Johann - Heinrich Todbringer - Helena von Culper - Helmut Weisser - Illona Horvathy - Immanuel-Ferrand Holswig-Schliestein - Imperial Dragon - Isolde Begegnen - Jacob Stacheldhorf - Janna Eberhauer - Jarrick Valgeir - Johann Esmer - Johann Helsturm - Josef Sparsam - Jubal Falk - Jurgen Muntz - Karl Franz - Kaslain - Katarina Todbringer - Kistiane Brockdorf - Konrad Ludenhof - Konrad Vollen - Kristoff Haamar - Kurt Helborg - Leonardo of Miragliano - Leopold von Raukov - Leos von Liebwitz - Liepmund Holzkrug - Lilli Nissen - Lothar von Diehl - Ludwig Schwarzhelm - Luitpold - Emperor Luitpold - Luthor Huss - Magnus the Pious - Mandred Skavenslayer - Maria-Luise von Walfen - Maria-Ulrike von Liebwitz - Marius Leitdorf - Markus Wulfhart - Martin - Mattheus II - Mornan Tybalt - Necrodomo the Insane - Oswald von Konigswald - Ottilia I - Rein Volkhard - Rudiger von Unheimlich - Rudi Wegener - Salli Spaak - Salundra von Drakenburg - Schadrach Bürke - Sibylle Hagerdorn - Sigfreda Marham von Sieblich - Sigismund II - Sigmar - Tarradasch - Theoderic Gausser - Theodore Bruckner - Thunderball - Thyrus Gormann - Tobias Helmgart - Ulrich Schutzmann - Valmir von Raukov - Valten - Veiran Thugenheim - Vesper Klasst - Vladamir Ludennacht - Volans - Volkmar the Grim - Vorn Thugenheim - Werner von Kriegstadt - Wilhelm III - Wilhelm the Wise - Wilhelm von Vaulk - Wilhelmina von Garrick - Wolfram Hertwig - Zavant Konniger - Zofia Miska
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