Battle of La Maisontaal

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Battle of La Maisontaal
Bagrian's Last Stand.jpg
Date 2491 IC
Outcome Victory for Bretonnia
Combatants
Bretonnians Skaven
Commanders
Duc Tancred Gnawdoom
Strength
Losses/Survivors


The Battle of La Maisontaal was a conflict between the Bretonnian defenders of the monastery dedicated to Taal and Skaven and Undead attackers led by the Grey Seer Gnawdoom and the Lichemaster Heinrich Kemmler. [1a]

Bagrian and the Black Ark

The High Priest of Taal, Bagrian had been investigating the threat of the Skaven for some time and had even managed to enter the depths of Skavenblight, stealing the Black Ark to investigate the Warpstone it contained. He quickly magically transported himself and the artefact home but despite his wards and spells of protection, his theft was discovered almost immediately, sending the city into a vengeance fueled frenzy. [1a]

Only a few days later a powerful Skaven force had appeared at his monastery and fell upon the monks who defended the abbey bravely, holding the ratmen off. Worse was to come as the moon rose and a legion of corpses arrived, led by the Lichmaster who had been raiding Bretonnia. Initially the Skaven adn Undead clashed but Bagrian knew that they may unite against him and his monks to gain the Ark, even if they fell upon each other later. [1a]

He sent his spirit out to seek aid and found a encampment of Bretonnian knights led by Tancred II, Duc de Quenelles - he communicated the nearby threat to the Damsel that accompanied him. [1a]

The Battle

Initially the forces of the Skaven and Undead worked uneasily together but quickly fighting broke out between them when the Skaven attempted to assassinate Kemmler with Warpfire Throwers. Although the Zombies accompanying him burned, the Lichmaster himself walked unharmed through the flames and ordered his own forces to retaliate against them. As they fought Duc Tanacred held his men back until the right time for a heroic charge which smashed the skaven line. [1a]

Gnawdoom, seeing the three armies embroiled in a brutal melee transported himself and small cadre of Gutter Runners into the heart of the monastery, seeking the Black Ark, killing Bagrian in the process. Achieving his aim, he fled the battlefield leaving most of the Skaven to be cut down by the Bretonnians or the Undead, although Throt managed to slink away, his mutilated body only surviving due to his warpstone enhanced constitution. [1a]

Eventually the Lichmaster realised that the Skaven had stolen his prize and he too retreated from the field, leaving the few Bretonnian survivors and the monks of Taal to celebrate their victory. [1a]

Notable

Notes

The first incarnation of this battle was in the Citidel Journel of Spring 1986 as scenario entitled The Revenge of the Lichmaster. [1a]

Sources


Bretonnia
Units Battle Pilgrim - Bretonnian Lord - Foot Squire - Grail Damsel - Grail Knight - Grail Reliquae - Knight Errant - Knights of the Realm - Men-at-Arms - Paladin - Peasant Bowmen - Pegasus Knight - Questing Knight - Trebuchet
Characters Adalhard - Agilgar - Agravain de Beau Quest - Alberic - Aloys de Montjoie - Amalric of Gaudaron - Armand d'Aquitaine - Balderin Beastslayer - Balduin - Bagrian - Beren - Bohemond Beastslayer - Bruno Malvoisin - Calard of Garamont - Carleond - Cassyon - Chilfroy - Corduin - Corentin - Eleanor de Quenelles - Escargot - Fastric Ghoulslayer - Folcard -Folgar - Francois le Noir - Fredemund - Galand - Galeron & Joinville - Gaston de Beau Geste - Geg - Genevieve Dieudonné - Gilles le Breton - Gilon - Gui le Gros - Guillaume (king) - Guillaume de Grenouille - Gundehar - Hagen - Henri le Massif - Hermit Knight of Malmont - Huebald - Iselda - Jasperre le Beau - Jaques de Beaumarchais - Jerrod - Jonquille de Brionne - Jules le Jongleur - Laudethaire - Knight of the Perilous Lance - Lambard - Landuin - Laroche - Laudethaire - Leofric Carrard - Louen Leoncoeur - Louis the Righteous - Louis Rochelle - Lucus - Maldred of Mousillon - Mallobaude - Maraulf - Marcus - Marianna Chevaux - Martrud - Merovech - Morgiana le Fay - Odo d'Outremer - Panteleon - Phillipe d'Artaud - Pitre Fonce - Rademund - Red Duke - Reolus - Repanse de Lyonesse - Reynard le Chasseur - Roland le Marechal - Sir Dagobert - Sir DuClaw - Sir Richemont - Suliman le Saracen - Tancred I - Tancred II - Taubert - Theodoric - Theudric - Thierulf - Tristan de la Tour - Tristan le Troubadour - Viscount d’Alembençon
Dukedoms Aquitaine - Aquitaine - Artois - Bastonne - Bordeleaux - Brionne - Carcassonne - Gisoreux - L'Anguille - Lyonesse - Montfort - Mousillon - Parravon - Queneles
Images - Miniatures


Skaven
Units Brood Horror - Cauldron of a Thousand Poxes - Clanrat - Doomwheel - Doom-Flayer - Eshin Sorceror - Eshin Triad - Festering Chantor - Giant Rat - Grey Seer - Gutter Runner - Hell-Pit Abomination - Master Assassin - Master Moulder - Night Runner - Packmaster - Plague Censer Bearer - Plagueclaw Catapult - Plague Furnace - Plague Lord - Plague Pontifex - Plague Monk - Plague Priest - Poisoned-Wind Globadier - Poisoned-Wind Mortar - Rat Ogre - Rat Spawn - Rat Swarm - Ratling Gun - Rotten Rodent - Screaming Bell - Skaven Assassin - Skaven Chieftain - Skaven Warlord - Skavenslave - Stinking Thing - Stormfiend - Stormvermin - Verminlord - Warlock Engineer - Warp-Grinder - Warp-lightning Cannon - Warplock Jezzail - Warpfire Thrower
Characters Bokha - Chang Fang - Chang Kritch - Chang Squik - Drib Bentblade - Fleer Twitchkill - Flych Sharptail - Frothrend - Gashslik - Ghoritch - Gnawdwell - Goji - Griktrode Boltspear - Gritlok - Grootose - Grotchrot - Ibkikk Snatchclaw - Ikit Claw - Kaskitt Steelgrin - Kong Krakback - Krasslik - Kratch - Kritch Dwarf-slicer - Kritislik - Lurkwoal - Lynsh Blacktail - Malkrit - Manxrot - Moltskin Searflesh - Natty Buboe - Naktwitch Nosetaker - Nartik - Nikkitt - Nurglitch - Paskrit - Poxtix - Queek Headtaker - Quilisk - Rikzik Seepage - Rikkit Snapfang - Rusk - Scrench - Shen Tsinge - Shiwan Stalkscent - Skabritt - Skraekual - Skratsquik - Skrattch Scarpaw - Skreet Verminkin - Skretch Half-Dead - Skribolt - Skrittar - Skrolk - Skweel Gnawtooth - Sleekit - Slike - Sneek - Snikch - Squiktat - Staabnash - Szik Vilepot - Thanquol - Thratquee - Thratsnik - Throt - Tisquik - Tretch Craventail - Tsang Kweek - Twitchtail Burnpaw - Vecteek - Verminkin - Vermisch - Veskit - Viskis - Viskit Ironscratch - Viskitt Burnfang - Visktrin - Weezil Gutgnaw - Zingetail
Skaven Clans Clan Carrion - Clan Ektrik - Clan Eshin - Clan Feesik - Clan Ferrik - Clan Flem - Clan Gangrous - Clan Griblobe - Clan Gritak - Clan Gritus - Clan Grutnik - Clan Krizzor - Clan Mange - Clan Mawrl - Clan Merkit - Clan Mors - Clan Morbidus - Clan Mordkin - Clan Moulder - Clan Pestilens - Clan Rictus - Clan Rikek - Clan Scruten - Clan Septik - Clan Skaar - Clan Skab - Clan Skaul - Clan Skrapp - Clan Skryre - Clan Skurvy - Clan Skuttel - Clan Sleekit - Clan Treecherik - Clan Volkn - Clan Vrrtkin
Images - Miniatures - Vehicles


Vampire Counts
Units Abyssal Terror - Banshee - Bat Swarm - Black Coach - Black Knight - Blood Knight - Cairn Wraith - Corpse Cart - Coven Throne - Crypt Horror - Dire Wolves - Fell Bat - Ghoul - Grave Guard - Hexwraith - Mortis Engine - Necromancer - Master Necromancer - Necromancer Lord - Simulacra - Skeleton - Spirit Host - Strigoi Ghoul King - Strigany - Swain - Sylvanian Levy - Terrorgheist - Vargheist - Varghulf - Vampire Thrall - Vampire Count - Vampire Lord - Wight King - Zombie - Zombie Dragon - Zombie Pirate
Characters Abhorash - Adolphus Krieger - Alicia von Untervald - Andraste - Anmar bin Muntasir - Asteron - Chandagnac - Constant Drachenfels - Dieter Helsnicht - Evegena Boradin - Famke Leibrandt‎ - Frederick van Hal - Gabriella von Nachthafen - Galiana - Gashnag - Genevieve Dieudonné - Gorgivich Krakvald - Gothard - Harakhte - Heinrich Kemmler - Helena von Culper - Heloise Kalfon - Hermione von Auerbach - Isodora - Johann Haifisch - Kadon - Kattarin - Khaled al Muntasir - Khemalla - Krell - Layla - Louis Cypher - Lothar von Diehl - Lupa Stregga - Luthor Harkon - Mallobaude - Malvous - Mariato - Mathilda‎‎ - Melissa d'Acques - Merovech - Morath‎‎ - Mundvard - Naaima - Neferata - Nitocris - Nourgul - Obadiah Glothman - Palatine Drego - Pitre Fonce - Raiza - Rametep - Rasha bin Wasim - Red Duke - Renar - Rolinda - Rudolph Brecht - Sofia - Sycamo - Talia - Theodora Margrave - Thrashlaar - Tiberius Kael - Ulrika Magdova - Ushoran - Urzen - Anark von Carstein - Ariette von Carstein - Isabella von Carstein - Konrad von Carstein - Lydia von Carstein - Mannfred von Carstein - Nyklaus von Carstein - Vlad von Carstein - Vorag Bloodytooth - Katherina von Dernsbach - Frich Von Haas - Rabe von Stahl - Rodrik von Waldendorf‎‎ - Rametep - Vangheist - Vorag Bloodytooth - Walach Harkon - W'soran - Yamina - Zacharias
Organisations Dreadfleet - Lahmian Sisterhood - Necrarch Brotherhood - Order of the Blood Dragon - Vampire Coast - Von Carstein Dynasty
Images - Miniatures - Vehicles