Battle of Wolfen River

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Battle of Wolfen River
Date 2499 IC[1b]
Location Beside the Wolfen River[1a]
Outcome Victory for the Empire[1b]
Combatants
Vampire Counts[1a] The Empire[1a]
Commanders
Dieter Helsnicht[1a] Valmir von Raukov[1a]
Strength
Losses/Survivors


History

Five years after the the defeat of the so-called Doomlord, Dieter Helsnicht at the Battle of Beeckerhoven, a series of brutal raids by the undead began to strike Ostlander settlements. Valmir von Raukov, the Elector Count of Ostland gathered an army and marched into the Middle Mountains seeking the enemy, encountering survivors who told him of unnatural attackers. After marching on a settlement that had been attacked, he made camp on a large hill beside the river. [1a] However, not all his army had arrived, his baggage train was still straggling towards the camp site with a large part of his army. As the sun began to set, the Doomlord burst out of the forest and across the river. [1b]

The resulting battle was hard fought, von Raukov having to fight in the front ranks of his own infantry until the rest of his soldiers arrived and turned the tide. [1b]

Order of Battle

Imperial Army of Ostland

Army of the Restless Dead

Notes

The battle in White Dwarf 235 is noted as having taken place in 2499 IC, 5 years after the Battle of Beeckerhoven but this is noted as taking place in 1244 IC in Warhammer Armies: Undead (4th Edition).

Sources

  • 1: White Dwarf 235 (UK)
    • 1a: The Battle of Wolfen River, pg. 37
    • 1b: The Battle of Wolfen River, pg. 38
    • 1c: Von Raukov's Army, pg. 40
    • 1d: The Doomlord's Army, pg. 41
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