Bretonnian Journal of the quest to the island of Agor - Entry 3 (skirmish with Kislev)
Journal of the quest to the island of Agor
Entry 3 – Skirmish with Kislev
After the unsuccessful attack on the fithy vermin scouting force, forces of Godefroy Tirasse quickly regrouped and headed for the area we knew was rich with gold – mountains in the center of the Island of Agor and the river which springs in them.
Obviously, we were not the only ones sweeping that area and encountered a considerable force of Kislevite soldiers.
Godefroy Tirasse sent a messenger to demand that they leave the area immediately. However, instead of message of acknowledgement, the messenger came running back, without his horse and covered in horse urine, and with a word that the Kislevites started moving forward.
This angered Godefroy Tirasse largely and he ordered his forces to move forward in the center while ordering a part of his units to flank the enemy and capture the hill on the left side of the battlefield. On the left wing, things were going better and the hill was captured.
Kislev general apperently had a similar strategy on his mind and sent his cavalry to flank our forces on the opposite side of the battlefield, around the hills which, as one of the peasants noted, looked like tits.
Our commander sent out orders to move away from the cavalry threatening us on the right and focus on the infantry which the knights should easily crush. However, the orders were only partially fulfilled with the peasants and reliquae moving slightly forward and the cavalry in the center remaining stationary.
This allowed the cavalry to ceise opportunity and charge the cavalry head on, while outnumbering it. Luckily, one third of the charging Winged Lancers fell behind and did not make it for the main charge. Boris Dolgorukyj, the chief commander of the Kislevite forces on the island was so eager to see our cavalry destroyed, that he joined the charge himself.Squires got the brunt of the charge and bravely slowed the charging enemy so that they did not have enough momentum to roll over Grail Knights as well. Achieving such a feet cost the squires their lives, which they gladly gave away for their lords as commoners should always do to protect their lords.
So furious was their charge that the Winged Lancers carelessly got to the position where our Pegassus riders could charge them from behind. And so they did and took the unit which Boris Dolgorukyj joined between the hammer of charging Pegassus Knights and Grail Knights retreating in an orderly fashion. Kislevite cavaly was thrown into disarray and all but annihilated and Boris Dolgorukyj suffered serious wounds while trying to hastily organize defence.
He was carried away by his retinue and the kislev forces retreated, giving us opportunity to seize part of the mountains and the upper stream of the river and start building mines there. Eagreness of Boris Dolgorukyj cost him the battle and allowed us to celebrate first major victory in this campaign.