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Completed Let's Play Warhammer: Shadow of the Horned Rat

Discussion in 'Codex Playground' started by Ivar the Boner, Mar 16, 2013.

  1. Darth Roxor Prestigious Gentleman Wielder of the Huegpenis

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    This thread makes me want to reinstall dark omen :oops:
     
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  2. anus_pounder Arcane

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    I know, but I like this potato. I want to see his take on it. :bro:
     
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  3. Erebus Arcane

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    Interesting game, but I get the feeling that (as in WFB) the Random Number God plays too big a role.

    On a different subject, what improvements does XP bring to units ?
     
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  4. Ivar the Boner Arcane

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    MISSION: COUNTERATTACK (Briefing and Battle)

    Update in which Ragnar kicks ass and take names (and mispronounce them, because he's danish).

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    [Intelligence]So, you want to hire us?

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    The orcs attacked our keep some days ago. We broke their assault with our volley guns but took many casualties. The main force has left a unit of Stone Throwers in the hills to try to break us. We have taken bombardment from them for the last three days. Our defences are weakening and I fear another attack from the main force very soon. I need you to lead an attack on their war machines. With those destroyed we can hold on until reinforcement arrives from Averheim.

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    Sorry, not inte...

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    For 1000 crowns we'll take them apart.

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    Do we have time for this, Commander?

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    If doing this will make Ceridan unhappy... we'll do it

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    That's a lot of troops, but I really want to do this mission. Not for money though. If we do this right Leitdorf 9th will join us and after screwing ourselves off some magic items after telling Carlsson to stick his mission up his ass, we need all the help we can get.

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    Here they are, three Rock Lobbers, and a lot of supporting orcs, this is may be rough... prepare for attack!

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    We start near some lava pond, cozy.

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    Enemy full strength.

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    Our objective. But first we need to get through sea of orcs.

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    White blob Ragnar Wolves.

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    Another slightly Total War'ish deployment, but it should work.

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    We start battle and order everyone to shoot at everything that get close. Also, rock lobbers tries to shoot at us but they misfire.

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    Picture of approaching orcish horde for more CINEMATIC EXPERIENCE!

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    Silly orcs. Rock lobbers tries to shoot at us again, but it misfires and destroyes itsef.

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    We shoot at war boars with all we got, but to no effect.

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    Cleve curses boar boyz to slow them down and scare their mounts.

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    Boar riders flee!

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    Orcs are getting near.

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    We try to scare them off by pewpewing them with fireball and casting Curse of Arnaheir.

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    It didn't scare them, but direct hit with mortar finished the job...

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    But other orc regiment immidiately takes their place. Fucking oricsh immortals man.

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    Now they are too close to do any fancy bullshit, now it's the time for manly deeds. No gay-faggot tactics, no homo-bathhouse strategies, only manly fight side by side, till we all are naked and sweaty.

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    We are all so pumped-up with testosterone that even 9th Crossbow regiment rushes to charge orc boyz...

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    Mortar hits orc boyz killing all of them and saving 9th from dying most gruesome, but manly, death.

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    But shit ain't gettin' any less manly. Proud warriors fighting side by side, sweat rolling down their beautifully carved bodies. Sweet smell of fear and manly excitement...

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    That's actually not good. Big'Uns are charging dwarves and our dorfs are going to be badly outnumbered. And only units that are near are crossbowmen... but maybe there is a hope.

    In the distance, one can hear fear-inducting warcry of Eric Ragnar.

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    Mit luftpudefartoj er fyldt med al!

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    BOOM!

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    Our right flank starts shaking. Well, Jarema is shaking. Wołodyjowski is straight-up fucking fleeing.

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    But we stay strong and disaster is averted.

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    While Jarema together with Ragnar went to deal with Arrer Boyz, lone orc regiment regroup behind our lines. We order Fletcher and Holger to shoot the fuck out of them before they do any damage.

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    Jarema fights arrer boyz...

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    ... and outcome is as usual. GOD FUCKING DAMMIT! At least Ragnar didn't make fool of himself.

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    We send Ragnar alone do deal with rock lobbers.

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    Lone badass orc is lone and badass.

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    Ragnar's trail of death and destruction.

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    We can hear the sound of lone orc not giving a fuck so it's time to deal with this most terrible foe.

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    Mission complete.

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    That's it for this episode, till next time.
     
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  5. Azira Arcane Patron

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    Moar crossbows = good. :salute:
     
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  6. Major_Blackhart Codexia Lord Sodom Patron

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    Goddamn I love it!
     
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  7. SerratedBiz Arcane

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    This is definitely stirring the DO nostalgia in me. Great LP!
     
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  8. Ivar the Boner Arcane

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    MISSION: MARCH TO ZHUFBAR (Finale... or not)

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    While you were on your campaign reinforcements from Averheim arrived. Captain Holger has new orders from the Mad Lord himself to assist us until he hears otherwise. It seems that Sven Carlsson is a powerful ally of the Lord...

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    Awwww shieet...

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    and sent word of our need.

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    Oh... well, send my regards to Sven Carlsson Deitrich.

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    Leitdorf 9th joined us. I don't know for how long but when It comes to ranged units in this game, all I can say is:

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    Our brothers at Zhufbar are in dire need of assistance. I can pay you when we reach Zhufbar.

    [Intelligence] He will pay us when we finally reach Zhufbar. And it's not like we will have to pay our troops again for going there or something...

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    ... Oh, well if game is going to be fucking dick about it, then I'm going to choose only cavalry and hope for the best.

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    clip-clop...

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    Are we there yet?

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    Where are me monies dorf?!

    We reached something but it's not Zhufbar...

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    The Landowner of the local farm wishes to hire us to remove a gang of Goblins who have driven him from his barns and outhouses. They have destroyed his crops, eaten his livestock and are terrorising the area. He doesn't have the resources to handle them himself and has asked us to deal with them by any means necessary.

    Remember that feeling in Dark Omen? "Oh yeah! another mission, let's do this!"? Well, in SotHR it's more like "GOD, NO! NOT ANOTHER MISSION PLEASE!". But since we broken our contract with Carlsson now we need to do pretty much every mission to gain experience for our men. Especially Cleve. And at least we FINALLY get reinforcements. Since last time we got those after... I don't know, rescue Carlsson family? Things started to look bleak. But everything is fine now.

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    Full strength AND max experience. I think they gained "weapon skill" with EXP but I'm not sure how this works with melee units.

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    Also at full strength, but with morale of 10 bravery x-com rookie :troll: Well, not really. They are fine but I always send them into nastiest shit and then bitch that they flee. They are very good soldiers. And don't listen to what Necroscope said about them in his Dark Omen LP (on youtube) they are manly men and Mr. I love My Fucking Voice Necro is evil.

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    Full strength and quite a lot of experience.

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    307 experience... Gold Almighty we are fucked.

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    Black Avengers finally seen some action in last missions. And hey, they don't suck!

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    Ragnar Wolves got some EXP, not that much considering that they done last battle pretty much on their own. But they get special "Potatohammer" award for reching highest levels of badassery.

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    Next time, we do mission for a freaking farmer beacuse we are so damn poor.
     
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  9. Ivar the Boner Arcane

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    MISSION: SQUATTER'S RIGHT (Battle)

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    Since we have to take cavalry there is no chance to make much profit from this mission. But at least we make sure no to loose money doing it.

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    ... Our mission "objective".

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    So, it came to this... we are guarding sheeps.

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    Our deployment in this mission. Not much to say about it really, this mission is so easy you would think it's Dark Omen or something :troll:

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    Battle starts and we order Fletcher and Holger to shoot at anything that gets near. You would think that Wolf Riders should be priority target but they are so easy to rout that Goblin stickers proved to be more dangerous in this mission.

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    Cleve casts Hunting Spear because we still have hope to get him some experience.

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    Stickers are routing and we switch target to wolf riders.

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    Wolf riders charge Cleve so we order him to fall back and make room for Jarema.

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    Apperantly wolf riders didn't noticed 12 winged hussars standing fucking next to them when they decided to charge Cleve and they rout because got charged from the side.

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    Wolf riders are getting royally fucked up by Jarema and we order our crossbows to shoot at goblin stickers who decided to come back.

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    Wolf riders regiment appeared from nowhere and attacked fletchet. Meanwhile Jarema rains death and destruction among fleeing goblins.

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    Stabing fleeing goblins may be fun as hell but there is job to be done here so we order Jarema to stop having fun and go help Fletcher.

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    But Fletcher is too manly to need help of some dudes on their faggy horses and he bitchslapes wolf riders by himself.

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    After routing wolf riders, one of the Fletcher's men have heart-attack and dies (I don't even...).

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    Meanwhile Holger shoots at some goblins that decides that they still can beat us.

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    They were actually able to get through volley of crossbow bolts and attack Holger. So we curse them with Cleve and prepare Jarema to buttfuck them.

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    And buttfucked they were.

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    Fletcher shoots at goblins that tries to re-group.

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    We noticed something shiny...

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    We sends Jarema to investigate.

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    I think Josh Sawyer left something here.

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    One dead dude due to heart-attack...

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    Not much money were made.

    Ok, so now we can finally go to Zhufbar, for free right? because we payed for this trip, like, three times by now...

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    FAK U GAEM...

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    We've blew our money on coke and hussars...
     
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  10. Azira Arcane Patron

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    But at least your main regiment is now immune to magic. :roll:
     
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  11. eklektyk Erudite

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    this made me want to play dark omen again ...:grumblegrumble:
     
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  12. Ivar the Boner Arcane

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    MISSION: GRUMM'S GATE (Biefing and Battle)

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    There is more than one way to get into the city. Our best chance is through on of the secondary gates. Grumm's Gate is guarded by a Goblin Shaman and his bodyguard. A surprise attack by a selected few would create a diversion, enabling the rest of your army to slip into the city. This attack must hold the main Goblin force and then make a run for the open gate before the greenskins can take advantage.

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    How can you be sure there will be someone to open them for us?

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    We are expected to arrive through the Underway or the secondary gates. My comrades will be watching for us.

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    This is fucking suicide mission, right?

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    Certainty of death...

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    And you won't even pay us for it if we survive?

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    *small* chance of success...

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    What are we waiting for?

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    Our "selected few". We can't afford anything else.

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    This is where our diversion force starts.

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    From this place, rest of our army will try to make their way to Grumm's Gate.

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    Goblin watchmen.

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    Our deployment.

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    We immidiately order our troops to start making their way towards Gumm's Gate.

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    Enemy sends night goblins to harass us so we order dwarfs to shoot them.

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    Night goblins are not very dangerous by themselves, but they have "Goblin fanatics" among their ranks who are basically berserkers who smash everything around them and are OP piece of shit design in a wargame apperantly favorite unit of Dark Omen modders.

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    We tell Fletcher and Holger to help dwarves shooting night goblins because we don't want those cunts anywhere near our troops.

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    Also we order Jarema to get into position, in case that three regiments of crossbows were not enough to stop night goblins.

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    Come on! die you walking reminder of how random Warhammer is!

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    Yes!

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    We order Fletcher to continue shooting at fleeing night goblins while rest of crossbows target approaching wolf riders.

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    PEW PEW!

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    Some wolf riders breaks under volleys of crossbows bolts.

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    More goblins are routing so we order crossbowmen to move up north.

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    More goblins coming...

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    So we order our expendables trusy dwarves to shoot at approaching goblins and slow them down.

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    Our army is getting near the gate so we order Fletcher and Holger to help dwarves fend off goblins.

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    Two regiments are coming our way.

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    On of them breaks...

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    ... But the other one continues their march.

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    Meanwhile, our army is getting ready to go through the gate.

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    Wolf riders managed to get through suppresive fire and are ready to charge dwarves... well, dorfs are on their own now.

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    Not a very fair fight to be honest...

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    But sacrifice made by dwarves bought us enough time to get most of our army through Grumm's Gate.

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    Holy crap, they are fucked.

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    Rest of army get's their asses into the city.

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    And the gate closes!

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    Many dissapointed orcs.

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    Two dorf regiments got screwed but someone had to be sacrificed because gates will close if orcs gets near it... and traps your army.

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    And we got freaking paid!

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    Grudgebringers finally got into Zhufbar proper...
     
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  13. anus_pounder Arcane

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    :bro: MOAR!

    But why did you abandon beautiful and detailed MS Paint arrows to show your tactical genius ?
     
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  14. Ivar the Boner Arcane

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    Yes, there is severe lack of mah beautiful arrerz in last two updates but to best honest there weren't many opportunities to draw them. Last two battles were pretty much done by crossbows. But I hope It will change now since we are at Zhufbar, which is inside a mountain apparently. But! if arrerz won't be back, the skavens will, because come on, orcs? what the fuck is this? LotR? gimme some rats!
     
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  15. Ivar the Boner Arcane

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    MISSION: RAT TRAP (briefing and battle)

    In this episode: Rats in a Cave and OHMAGOD RUN 4YERLIEF FUCKING WARPFIRETROWEERssSss... not really.


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    Ungrunn tells me there are many dark and ancient tunnels beneath the city which have been sealed for centuries.

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    What is it Deitrich, did you decided to pick up geology? Don't you realize that we are under siege?

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    Apparently the Skaven have been digging their own tunnels in an effort to gain entry to those passages.

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    Deitrich goddamit! who gives a shit about some rats doing some digging? Bloody orc horde at the gates are bigger problem right now...

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    Dwarven regiments of Iron Breakers KNOWLEDGE OF THE LAND IS GREAT have detailed knowledge of the tunnels but are far too overstreched to man them all. They need our help to fend off these Skaven intrusions.

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    Skaven are no problem for us. So they should be no problem for Iron Breakers!

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    I understand that tunnel fighting with Skaven is brutal and savage. Our men will need to be armoured with chainmail.

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    Exactly Deitrich! now stop wasting my time...

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    The King has promised that any of our units without chainmail armour are to be equipped by the quartermaster without charge.

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    Oh...

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    In addition we will be paid 25 crowns per man.

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    Oh... I mean... You know what Deitrich? Even greatest military minds listens to their advisers. I mean, those tunnels cannot fall to the enemy, they could attack us from behind... Wołodyjowski! prepare our men! we must help Iron Breakers, those tunnels CANNOT FALL!

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    How many men are to be prepared sir?

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    Wołodyjowski do you think this is a motherfucking game? ALL OF THEM!

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    *whistle* *whistle*

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    *whistle*...

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    We start near some green puddle, I don't think it's dangerous but I don't deploy my troops directly on it, just in case.

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    This is where are enemies are. Let's take a look at them, shall we...

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    Stormvermin, lots of them, and they are wielding halberds which seems like a pretty fucking stupid idea in close quarters but I'm not weaponologist so the fuck I know...

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    Warpfire trowers, dungerous as hell when used properly.

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    Clan rats. Nothing to write home about.

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    Our deployment. Grudgebringers finally look like force to be reckoned with.

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    We start battle and order everyone to shoot at approaching skaven. Stormvermin are priority target.

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    Horde is moving. I didn't bother to shoot at warptrowers yet, they are too far and, just like in Final Liberation, AI loves to put his troops in your blind spots. 'Cause Eddie Knows! AI Knows!

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    We move Cleve slightly so he has clean line of sight.

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    Stormvermin are in range of... everything, and going to have some really bad time.

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    Told ya!

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    Clan rats immidiately take their place.

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    But breaks under storm of crossbow bolts...

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    ... And got hit by mortar! This is liek, best mission evah.

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    Now it's 2nd stormvermin regiment turn.

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    They are getting quite far so Cleve curses them.

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    Get to the shingle!

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    But they got hit by a mortar! who would have expected that?

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    Their friends almosted reached us though...

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    ... But got hit by a mortar! holy shit I love this mission...

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    Ok, mortars finally stopped being so damn deadly and it allowed Clan rats to get to us.

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    I was paying so much attention to our left flank (because all those exploding rats, man) that I didn't noticed there is a fight going on on our right flank. I don't know if Ramon Black is better at fighting skaven than orcs, but he has some special dialogue lines when fighting them (and his chatter is what got my attention actually).

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    So we prepare some old-school viking butt-rape.

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    One clan rat regiment on our left routed so I changed my plan. And this gave opportunity to draw some more arrerz...

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    It doesn't really matter who attacks from behind anyway.

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    Ramon and Eric finally finished raping stormvermin.

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    Left flank is also finished.

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    There is one regiment left... and they are just standing there doing nothing.

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    We send pretty big force to deal with one regiment. But this looks like trap if I ever saw one...

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    We shoot them while not getting too close because they probably have tactical-nuke or some shit like that...

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    Actually, they don't have tactical-nuke and this whole bullshit was waste of time, but you can never be too sure, this is Shadow of the Horned Rat after all.

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    Soon they are dead and mission is over.

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    God damn that's beautiful!

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    In many situations that seemed desperate, the artillery has been a most vital factor. If not for artillery, oversized rats would have capture ancient tunnels under dwarven fortress of Zhufbar...

    Gen Douglas MacArthur
     
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  16. Darth Roxor Prestigious Gentleman Wielder of the Huegpenis

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    Mortar is hilarious. Especially when it flies off straight into your dudes :salute:
     
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  17. Azira Arcane Patron

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    That mission is pure win. Insane gold bonus, and an armor bonus to boot? What's not to like? :yeah:
     
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  18. Major_Blackhart Codexia Lord Sodom Patron

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    Awesome.
     
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  19. Ivar the Boner Arcane

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    MISSION: SLAVE ASSAULT (briefing and battle)

    More exploding rats and I think I catched cold because I feel like crap...

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    My lord, we have been summoned to assist in repelling a major attack in the lower halls. The Skaven are sending their slaves in to try to exhaust the Dwarf front line, no doubt as a prelude to an attack by their Stormvermin. We are to bolster the front line until they can replace us with fresh unit.

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    I have had it with these motherfucking rats in this motherfucking caves!

    But we want to see more exploding rats, so we accept the mission.

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    I actually decided to take BOTH mortars, because this doubles our chances to see exploding rats, even if it will costs us a little bit.

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    Battle overview. There is about as many slave rats here as there are bicycles in Beijing, I don't know how many that is, you can ask this georgian chick with a guitar if you want, but I think that's quite a lot of fucking bicycles...

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    ... Anyway, this is how we deployed.

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    Six regiments with 29 clan rats each, this makes a number of 172 clanrats total. This is, in fact, less than all the bicycles in Beijing so I am basically full of shit.

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    Skaven slave rats. They are send to battle with nothing but a stick and a loin cloth.

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    Everyone gets his order (shoot at rats) and the battle begins. Actually battle begins first, then everyone gets his order because you can't give order before begining a battle like in Dark Omen.

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    Artillery barrage starts, and that means...

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    Yup, exploding rats.

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    Volley of crossbow bolts. Also, look at message bar, whole battle will be like that. FIRE, FIRE, RELOAD!, FIRE FIRE! RELOAD FIRE FIRE FIRE...

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    More bolts and cannoballs.

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    I think my mortar crew started to pity those slaves and misses on purpouse.

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    Some skaven got to our lines, and we were forced to move Cleve away.

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    Slave rats wanted to charge Cleve so badly, that they exposed their side to Iron Breakers. Also, I don't like Iron Breakers so they get ugly arrer.

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    While dwarves are taking care of left flank we concentrate on fending off rats attacking our center.

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    Fletcher's men are so experienced by now that they are basically machineguns. But some rat's still managed to get to our lines.

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    I decided to charge slave rats with Iron Breakers. Even if this means they are going to be surrounded. I hoped that Iron Breakers charge will brake one regiment and they will be able to concentrate on the other. Anyway, just standing also wouldn't be such a great idea.

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    Iron breakers engaged one regiment and the other is getting ready to charge them from behind...

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    But decides just to runaway instead.

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    Dorfs on the left flank routed skaven slave rats.

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    We order them to get back into positions because battle isn't over yet.

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    One enemy regiment regrouped behind our lines so order Iron Breakers to finish them off. And that's it for this wave.

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    But there are more rats behind the gate up north.

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    We send Jarema to aggro them. Because, apparently, enemy regiments don't do a thing until they get a target. Or it's just a script thing.

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    Rats floods through the gate like a river... that's made of rats... and floods throught the gates... strange river indeed.

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    We send Jarema back and prepare ourselves for another attack.

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    Two rat ogres. They are not very dangerous to be honest, just scary.

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    We try to kill one ogre with hunting spear.

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    But it does nothing so we cast another one.

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    This one worked.

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    Cleve is out of juice so we must deal with remaning ogre old-fashioned way. Jarema hold the line while Iron Breakers are supposed to flank the ogre.

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    But they decide to runaway, trip, and die instead. But who am I to question dwarves decisions?

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    Jarema kills rat ogre...

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    But one of his men have heart-attack.

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    We noticed something shiny among pile of rocks up north.

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    Magic item!

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    No didn't made any money by doing this mission, but some rats exploded so I'll get over it.

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    The slave attack on the lower halls was apparently a deception. While the assault was in progress. Clan Etchin Assasins launched a covert operation in upper halls. They overcame the guards to the great treasure chamber and stole a single scepter of no apparent importance. It's only distinguishing was a shard of crystal in the handle. When Ceridan heard of the theft he run off demanding to see the King.

    Dem sneaky fuckers! next time, we'll see what this whole scepter business is all about...
     
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  20. Ivar the Boner Arcane

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    MISSION: THE IRON FORT (Briefing)

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    Lord Ungrunn, I believe i can explain the theft of the sceptre by the Clan Etchin gutterscum.

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    What? When my advisers can tell me nothing? I doubt it! But speak anyway Elfling.

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    Centuries ago, during our war with the Dwarfs known as the War of the Beard, and assault was led on our city of Athel Maraya. At the heart of the city stood a great menhir designed to attrack the winds of magic and focus them to Ulthuan where they would be dispersed into the cosmos. During the battle, Elior the High Mage begun the ritual required to safely remove the rune crystal. Before it was complete Elior was struck down by Dwarven warriors and the crystal shattered into three fragments.

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    And our sceptre contains of one these fragments?

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    I believe so. One piece was taken by each of the three Dwarf Lords from Karaz-a-Karak, Karak-Varn and Zhufbar. However, one of these was won back by us as it travelled en route to Karaz-a-Karak. I know of its location in the Loren forest and it was for this reason I was kidnapped by the Skaven horde. The other pieces have been lost for centuries.

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    So what of these fragments?

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    The whole crystal can re-activate the menhir, and dispel the complex illusions erected to protect the city by the fleeing Elves. The power of the reactivated menhir could be tainted by warpstone to cataclysmic effect.

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    Maybe to your sheltered isle of Ulthuan, but not...

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    Ulthuan and the rest of the world would be drown...

    No one ever told you to shut your fucking whore mouth when the king is speaking, Ceridan?

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    ... in the dark tide if Chaos. The end for us all and the rise of...well, I know not what the Skaven plan.

    You made up this whole story just to get out of here, right?

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    You must break the siege to allow us passage to Loren where I can inform the elder of events. Our existance depends upon it!

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    You are fortunate you arrive here with friends of mine, Elf. I will arrange passage for you to Nuln where word of this can be given to the Human Emperor. You will have an envoy and guard who will bear authenticity of my bidding. Good luck.

    Holy shit, that was a lot of informations. Want some more? ok, here you go:

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    One of the Dwarven fortifications in the Underway has been overrun by Skaven. We have been hired to mount a rescue for the surviving Dwarfs. We'll get paid 200 crowns for every Dwarf rescued.
     
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  21. Darth Roxor Prestigious Gentleman Wielder of the Huegpenis

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    Call of Skaven: Black Ops
     
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  22. Ivar the Boner Arcane

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    MISSION: THE IRON FORT (Battle)

    Update in which we grind XP for Cleve and WARPFIRE HITTING ASS AND LEGS OH MY GOD ITS HEAVEN.

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    Our troops selection.

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    Deployment zone. Also, there are more damn columns that are fucking with my camera.

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    First wave of skaven. Mostly clan rats and few stormvermin.

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    We start battle and order Cleve to move to better position, because this is his mission.

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    Stormvermin approaches.

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    We order Amazing Crossbow Bros to shoot them.

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    Cleve fires first of MANY hunting spears he will cast during this mission.

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    Since there is only one skaven regiment attacking our right flank (which is guarded by two regiments of Iron Breakers), we concentrate fire on center and left.

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    Dwarves prepare to go all Matt Barton on some rats.

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    Meanwhile we continue to pewpew stormvermin with hunting spears and crossbows.

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    Rats got too close so we order Cleve to GTFO.

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    Wołodyjowski prepares to flank rants while Jarema accepts their charge.

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    One Iron Breakers regiment got fucking routed even though they outnumbered enemy 2 to 1. God dammit dorfs, get your shit together.

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    Melee on left flank.

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    Iron Breaker regiment, that didn't fled, finally took care of stormvermin.

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    More rats approaching at the center. Standard procedure of shooting them with hunting spears and crossbows.

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    Some of them got through and attack Jarema. We prepare Wołodyjowski to butt-charge them. Notice that rats are outnumbered AND encircled...

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    LOOK AT IT!

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    Apparently gods of RNG were against us, Wołodyjowski routed... But Jarema managed to take care of rats by himself and we prepare to move north without Wołodyjowski. Because he fled the fucking field. This fucking game man... this fucking game.

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    Our approach aggroed some rats.

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    Cleve casts hunting spear at them. And this is basically what we did for the next 10-15 minutes.

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    We waited till our mana goes up and then we shoot rats with hunting spears. And again, and again... I was actually quite lucky with Winds of Magic in this mission, I don't remember Cleve having that much mana before.

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    After killing clan rats waiting for us in the middle of the map we continue our march north. Where the rest of skaven apparently have rave party and are dancing in circles not paying attention to us.

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    We try to get their attention by shooting them, but they still just dance in circles.

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    Suddenly, mysterious gate opens.

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    Dwarves which we are suppose to save are getting through it. Well, they are not in much danger since all rave partying skaven are mostly dead or fleeing...

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    Or attacking us, so dorfs should be fine.

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    I don't want to loose any more cavalry in this mission so we order Cleve and Jarema to move out of crossbowmen way.

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    Meanwhile, gate opens to our right...

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    And our left...

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    Since this is apparently a trap, we no longer have time to pick off clan rats with crossbows and we must charge.

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    Jarema fights clan rats and we order Iron Breakers to go to gate on our right.

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    Look out! warpfire throwers!

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    Die-die stunties!

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    We thought that dorfs are done for, so we order Fletcher and Holger to shoot those damn warpfire throwers.

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    But they survived! and are getting ready to attack stormvermin and warpfire throwers.

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    Slowest charge in history...

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    Come git some!

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    Awwww shit-shit...

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    Meanwhile we order Cleve to cast hunting spear at other routed stormvermin to get him some more xp.

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    And he hits warpfire thrower crew!

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    Groovy!

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    867 XP for Allor, this is more than he got through this entire campaign.

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    2 dead and 3 wounded because of Wołodyjowski incompetence.

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    We are rich! for now...
     
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  23. Azira Arcane Patron

    Azira
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    Pump that cash! :yeah:

    You're going to need it when you fight for the elves later...
     
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  24. Dead Guy Arbiter

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    Awesome! I think I arrived broke for these missions because I always fielded everything and was fucked by the recruitment system (and my retardation). Not sure how many human missions I did, though. I seem to remember some icy map with rock lobbers or something, and some type of ogre or troll coming at me.
     
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  25. Ivar the Boner Arcane

    Ivar the Boner
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    Ok, I'm tired of fucking tinypic trying to sell me an Iphone. So I'm testing Picasaweb thingie, since it's part of google and I have e-mail account on gmail, and there are some e-mails from my bank there so picasaweb should know that I can't afford fucking Iphone.

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    does this work?

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    is rat any bigger now? halp me
     
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