Captain Alphonso de Rojas finds himself thick of the fighting on Fyrdraca as the combined forces of Garheim and Loreos attempt to rescue their captured brethren.
As night falls, a band of Outlaws attacks Alphonso's small company. Alphonos pikemen take advantage of the ruins to set up a defensive line.
Meanwhile his crossbow men fire from the cover of the ruins.
The outlaws attack the pike line
But their attempts to break the line are futile, and they are forced to flee.
So I first posted this build as a Brethren of the Brick Seas free build last month, but believe it or not it was always meant to be for Roawia. I was hoping to get some feedback on the BoBS version that I could incorporate into my LoR version. However, the build proved much more popular than I ever expected (it was blogged on the Brother's Brick )... anyway I did incorporate a few small suggested changes and added the Roawian figures.
After returning briefly to Port Valiant to resupply, Captain Alfonso de Rojas and Navigator Rashid al Maari meet a shady used camel salesmen in a section of the main Bazaar. The man claims to have a secret weapon which will 'win the war'. Rashid is very sceptical but agrees to accompany his Captain.
In one of the more seedy corners of the Baazar, they find the merchant. He sits on a cushion smoking flavoured tobacco from a hookah. An exotic belly dancer performs her act in the background.
"Ehh, Gentlemen, welcome, welcome, Sheesha?" he says, offering the hookah. Both men politely decline.
"You have a proposition for us?" stated Rashid. "Ehhh, always in such a hurry you soldiers... yes, my find gentlemen, I have for you a bargain that will see you defeat your enemies with ease..." "Well we would be very interested in something like that" said Alfonso "Battle Ostriches" stated the merchant Battle Ostriches???" asked Alfonso deadpan "Ehhh, well horses you see, they are not so good in the jungle no?? No? and Camels, also not so good. But Ostriches... quick, smaller, faster. You can ride rings around your enemies... and it just so happens I have a number of fine quality, specially trained birds ready for battle" "We're leaving." exclaimed Rashid angrily. "You sir are wasting our time" "Ehhh... leaving, no, no. Why I sold some beasts to some of our northern allies just last week. Well pleased with the purchase they were.." exclaimed the merchant. "Yes, well our brains have not been addled by the snow. Good day to you." with that the two soldiers briskly walked off.
However, meanwhile on Fyrdraca....
Garhim Ostrich Rider: "Charge!!!!" Lenfel Soldier: "Battle Ostriches, run for your lives" Outlaw soldier: "arrggggghhhhhhhhhhhh flee"