HOTT in Hyboria : Turan vs Vendhya

Here is a battle that played out well today.

In the deserts of southern Turan the hosts of Vendhya are making incursions. The Emporor Yezdigerd has dispatched an army to destroy the invaders. Led by the sorcerer Mithras the Turans take up position on a hill side. The Vendhya army is more mobile and led by an Amazonian horse general. Mithras sends his Fire Demon forward.

The Vendha cavalry charge but are met by the sons of Turan, while the beasts surround the fire demon. Mithras considers calling the demon back, to lure the Vendhya into his trap. The Turan knights are pushed back. The Fire Demon halts the tigers who seem wary of the flames.

The Vendhya infantry advances inexorably on the left. Mithras smiles thinly to himself. Just a little more time and the fools will realise his powers. The brave knights of Turan continue to be pushed back. Suddenly the Demon of fire deserts the battlefield. Curses! Never trust an Effreet!

The bows are firing. His archers retake the oasis and push the enemy away with withering fire. His spears push back the cavalry. The armies are so confined that the enemy cannot commit their entire force at one time. Mithras begins to believe things could go his way.

Aiyi! The tigers charge at lightning speed against his remaining archers. While bow-fire rakes through the palms. Then they are dead. Mithras suddenly realises that he has lost nearly half his command.

Surrounded! Mithras screams. The end can only be near. His loyal men rush to reform the line before the tigers can charge again. Arrows fall in upon the hill. Then beasts attack to be impaled upon the tips of spears, but his men are falling back. It is time to be elsewhere. Mithras flees the battle in the shape of a monstrous bat. The Emperor will not be kind. Curse that Fire-Demon!

All in all a very enjoyable game. Losing the Fire Demon early on really screwed up Mithras’s plans. The pips held the tigers out of the game for a long time, but when they ate the archers time was running out. The Vendhya cavalry getting pulled into a hill attack kept Mithras busy until too late.

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~ by kropotkin303 on April 5, 2012.

2 Responses to “HOTT in Hyboria : Turan vs Vendhya”

  1. I just found this post today, it’s really fantastic! Do you mind if I link to it on my blog?

  2. Love your Hyborian site Chad. Please link : )

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