Tuesday 28 November 2023

Battle of the 10th hall


Deep under the Grey Mountains the dwarves face their old enemy in the mines of Moria
The mass of goblins is bolstered by four massive trolls, a tough opponent for the doughty dwarves
Led by Dwalin Durin's folk stands ready for battle
The goblins have the ranged advantage with their bows, and the dwarves must move quick before their ancestral foe brings extra troops from the left

A solid wall of fighters bars a gap between some stalactites while the rest of the host advances
During the advance an endless rain of arrows falls on the dwarves, killing one of the armoured warriors
Battle begins in the right with a clash between both flanks
While Dwalin and his dwarves form the shieldwall
While outnumbered, the superior quality of the dwarves begins to show up, and goblin after goblin fall to their swords, spears and spears
By now Dwalin has also entered the fray, slaughtering some poor goblin archers
The charge soon becomes hard fought melee for a critical chokepoint
On their backs the dwarf blockade stands firm against a rising number of orcs
The fight on the right also goes in favour of the dwarves with just four goblins remaining
More and more goblins launch themselves at the shieldwall but they cannot pierce the thin armoured line and are slaughtered 
Total wipeout on the right with just the troll and a goblin captain remaining
At the cry of Baruk Kâzad the dwarves slay goblin after goblin
Killing even one of the fearsome trolls
The death of the goblin leader spells defeat for the dark forces, that having crossed their morale threshold start to flee from the battlefield
The casualties speak for themselves: dwarves on the left, orcs on the right

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