The Battle of the Watch Towers.
The orcs victory at Yoke Falls drew more clans to the war banners. Many of these roving bands were intercepted and wiped out by the elves seeking to isolate the main orc force, hoping, that as the noose tightened, the orcs would succumb to infighting and then scatter,
However, the elves reckoned without the appearance of larger enemy groups, usually too suspicious of each other to form alliances, the orcs were drawn by the promise of loot and new lands to expand into.
One of these larger groups even managed to slip undetected far into elvish territory before they stumbled upon a line of watch towers being repaired to give warning of just such an event. The elves carrying out this work were caught off guard and scrambled to mount a force to face the oncoming orcs.
This battle was fought between 2 armies of approximately 260 points (we always allow a little leeway with points, and it also gives the player with fewer points- even though it's only usually about a 5 or 6 difference- a great excuse for their defeat!)
Mark’s scrambled defence was as follows:
1 Hero General, 3 Generals, 5 Spearmen, 6 Archers, 1 Treemen, 1 Giants, 1 Giant Eagles, 2 Dragons. A force with no cavalry! I was amazed when Mark elected to choose table edge and set up first. His force took position in the centre of the table and were obviously intent on forming a defensive line anchored firmly in the woodlands to the front of their position. The treemen and giants were placed to provide a serious deterrent to any approaching attackers. The flyers were to provide mobile support, but also crucially deny key territory to the orcs (hexes occupied by enemy flyers cannot be passed through by any opposing forces).
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