Last Stand of the Asoborn

From Warhammer - The Old World - Lexicanum
Jump to: navigation, search
Last Stand of Asoborn
Conflict Sigmar's War against Nagash
Date Time of Sigmar
Outcome Victory for the Asoborn and Sigmar
Combatants
Asoborn Undead of Nagash
Commanders
Maedbh Khaled al-Muntasir
Strength
c.400 humans, 100 Dwarfs. [1c] c.700 human reinforcments. [1d] C.5000 [1c]
Losses/Survivors
Only Khaled and his cavalry escaped. [1d]


A week after Queen Freya left Three Hills, Alaric the Mad arrived with a hundred Dwarf warriors to tell Maedbh that the Queen had been defeated at the Battle of the River Aver and was likely dead. Maedbh gathered the remaining Asoborn and headed for Reikdorf. [1a]

Around 600 people formed a long column but on the fifth day of the march the dead caught up with them and Maedbh resolved to make a last stand rather than leave the very young and very old. Honouring his life-debt to Wolfgart, Alaric and his century of warriors stood with her. [1b]

Battle

Khaled first sent in his Dire Wolves, the Skeletons marching behind them - the undead wolves were met by arrows destroying fifty and many more fell to the crossbows of the Dwarfs. Those that reached the Asoborn lines were met with spear and sword, but managed to kill some of the defenders but then the Dwarfs on the flanks swung into to slaughter them, their armour inviolate to the fangs and claws. [1c]

Now however the massed ranks of the Skeletons began to close in perfect lockstep but as they drew within fifty paces, a series of Unberogen horn blasts sounded from the woods behind the Asobron. Led by Sigmar and Wolfgart, hundreds of heavy cavalry crashed into the Skeletons, splitting the host in two. Alaric and his Dwarfs followed the cavalry, cutting their way through with sweeps of their heavy axes. [1d]

As Sigmar headed towards him, Khaled retreated, his own cavalry galloping away and without him the dead began to fade. Another hour of hard fighting saw them completely destroyed. [1d]

Order of Battle

Asoborn

  • Maedbh. [1a]
  • Garr. [1c]
  • Fridleifr, son of Freya. [1c]
  • Sigulf, son of Freya. [1c]
    • Queens Eagles, 30 elite warriors in leather armour with golden helms, a long spear and a short sword. [1c]
    • Three hundred men. [1c]
    • Almost a hundred woman and children. [1c]

Dwarfs

  • Alaric the Mad
    • 100 hundred armoured dwarfs with heavy crossbows and axes. [1c]

Reinforcements

Undead of Nagash

Sources

Dwarfs
Units Anvil of Doom - Artillery Guard - Brewmaster - Daemon Slayer - Doomseeker - Dragon Slayer - Dwarf Bolt Thrower - Dwarf Cannon - Dwarf Engineer - Dwarf Firethrower - Dwarf King - Dwarf Lord - Dwarf Master Engineer - Dwarf Miner - Dwarf Mountaineer - Dwarf Ranger - Dwarf Seadog - Dwarf Stone Thrower - Dwarf Thane - Dwarf Warrior - Engineers Guild Organ Gun - Flamecannon - Goblin-hewer - Grudge Thrower - Gyrobomber - Gyrocopter - Hammerer - Ironbreaker - Irondrake - Long Drong's Slayer Pirates - Longbeard - Quarreller - Runelord - Runesmith - Slayer - Thunderer
Characters Alaric the Mad - Alrik Okrisson - Alrik Ranulfsson - Anarbarziz - Arngrim Redbeard - Baldrikk - Baragor - Behram Gundarson - Belegar Ironhammer - Belgrina Fargunsdotr - Borri Silverfoot - Bowli Griefwing - Bragi Axebiter - Berndt Lavaspear - Brok Stonefist - Brokk Gunnarsson - Burlok Damminson - Byrrnoth Grundadrakk - Crazed Khargrim - Drong - Dumwin Stoutbelly - Duregar - Durzak Dragonback - Ergrim Stonehammer - Ethgrim Paingrinder - Finn Sourscowl - Garagrim Ironfist - Gazul - Gorth One-Eye - Gotrek Gurnisson - Gotrek Starbreaker - Grandin Air-Talker - Grimcrag Grunnson - Grimm Burloksson - Grim Grunnson - Grindan Deeplock - Grombrindal - Grungni Ironhand - Gurdok Granitehelm - Gunnar Hrolfsson - Gunnar Torkilsson - Hadrin - Haki Skavensplitter - Heglan Copperfist - Helgar Longplaits - Hengist Cragbrow - Josef Bugman - Kadrin Redmane‎ - Kazador - Kazgar - Keela - Kragg - Krudd Mad-Mattock - Kurgan Ironbeard - Kurgaz - Long Drong - Lunn Yorrisson - Malakai Makaisson - Moera Sure-Strike - Morgrim - Morgrim Bargrum - Mungrun Steelhammer - Nadri Copperfist‎ - Nurn Shieldbreaker - Olaf Greatnose - Olif Thumpcrush - Ranuld Silverthumb - Rogni - Skag - Skalf Blackhammer - Skavor - Skorri Morgrimsson - Smednir - Snekki One-thumb - Snorri Lunngrin - Snorri Nosebiter - Snorri Spangelhelm - Snorri Thungrimsson - Snorri Whitebeard - Stromni Redbeard - Sven Hasselfriesian - Thorek Ironbrow - Thorgrim Grudgebearer - Tordrek Hackhart - Throndik Snorrisson - Throndin Stoneheart - Thungni - Thurgin Ironheart - Thurgrom - Thuringar Zaladrinsson Orc-hewer - Trygg Trollslayer - Ulfar Stonehammer - Ungrim Ironfist - Valaya - Yazeran
Holds Karaz-a-Karak - Barak Varr - Grimmpeak - Karak Angazbar - Karak Angkul - Karak Azgal - Karak Azgaraz - Karak Azul - Karak Kaferkammaz - Karak Eight Peaks - Karak Eksfilaz - Karak Gantuk - Karak Grom - Karak Hirn - Karak Izor - Karak Kadrin - Karak Norn - Karak Ziflin - Karak Zorn - Zhufbar
Images - Magic Items - Miniatures- Vehicles
Great Tribes
Tribes Asoborn - Brigundians - Cherusen - Endals - Jutones - Menogoths - Merogens - Ostagoths - Taleutens - Teutogen - Thuringians - Udoses - Unberogen
Characters Adelhard - Aldred - Alfgeir - Aloysis - Alessa - Artur - Berongunden - Björn - Bysen - Conn Carsten - Cradoc - Cuthwin - Ebrulf - Egil - Eoforth - Freya - Fridleifr - Garr - Gerreon - Govannon - Griseldis - Henroth - Idris Gwylt - Krugar - Laredus - Leovulf - Maedbh - Marbad - Marika - Marius - Markus - Myrsa - Notker - Otwin - Pendrag - Petra - Ravenna - Redmane Dregor - Redwane - Siggurd - Sigmar - Sigulf - Trinovantes - Ulfdar - Ulrike - Wolfgart - Wolfila