While the Altdorf band is busy in the Grey Lady Pass, the struggle continues as House Shar’La advance towards Altdorf. Markith Shar’La, a sorcerer who is shunned in his homeland for double crossing too many Dread Lords and for practicing magic, is doing his uttermost to carve a name for himself by proving his worth for his house. In a deadly campaign, he is leading an advance force towards Altdorf along the river Reik, to clear out any cannon positions that could damage the Shar’La fleet as they advance up the river.
Near Carroborg a watchtower oversees the River Reik. It is of high strategic importance to the Empire and of course the Shar’La invasion force. Markith has gathered his best scouts in a daring mission to overtake the watch tower before the Empire can deploy reinforcements.
Empire Greatswords hold the watchtower. They have 3 Demigrypphons on the Morr side and a large unit of handgunners on the river side. House Shar’La deploy Repeater Bolt Thowers in the center wood and on the center hill. Broken Heart crossbows in the center, flanked by two units of shades. A third unit of shades deploy on the hill in enemy zone on the Morr side. Dark Riders are deployed on the Morr side.
Shades move right up to the grypphons, shooting at them. The Dark Riders advance a bit. Bolt throwers wound the demi grypphons and lots of shots are fired at the greatswords in the house.
Demigryphons advance together with handgunners.
Durring the next turns, demigrypphons advance slowly, tailed by the shades. The handgunners have little luck with their shooting, and are Doomed and Darkness’ed. Their wizard is killed by a powered up spirit leach (on his unmodified leadership). Countless of shots are fired at the house with the greatswords, who barely gets huts. A concentrated round of fire is made against the handgunners in the following round where they are doomed again, this time panicing and fleeing.
Demigryphons continue towards the house but are finally shot dead by shades and dark riders. Further missile fire against the house, but barely wounding any. Handgunners flee off the battlefield.
Reaching turn 4, things are getting a bit tight for the elves, not able to get the greatswords to panic. This turn, they doom and darkness the greatswords, and use all their firepower on the house. With a bit of luck on the crazy amount of shots, 5 greatswords finally fall, and with the curse over their heads, the unit finally panics, and flee towards the Shar’La deployment zone.
With the Carroborg Watch Tower in the hands of the dark elves, the main force speed up their progress towards Altdorf!