The end

This is it, the end of the campaign, the final battle in which Eilif and his king Einar fight an all or nothing battle for survival against the Orcs.

For this battle Eilif has brought everything he could muster from his lands plus three units of Elves, one Mountain Giant and a wizard. The Orcs have also brought all his forces plus four units of big Orcs, three Trolls and two wizards.

I deployed first and then I rolled for the Orcs deployment. I got Penetrate Center, so the Orcs deployed in a very similar way to me, with the shock troops in the centre and cavalry in the wings.

Bottom left, the Elves and one cavalry unit, centre king Einar with his bodyguard (huscarles), the wizard and the Giant, on the right a unit of archers and Eilif' Rangers backed by another unit of cavalry, and finally four more units of Fyrd. In front of them the Orcs deployed as commented and with a unit of skirmishers up front.

Turn 1. Humans 2 - Orcs 6. Orcs don't activate. Humans advance and fire to the Goblin skirmishers. They cannot resist two units of Elves with long bows, one of Rangers and another of archers plus the wizard, and they are all eliminated.

Turn 2. Humans 2 - Orcs 5. Orcs activate first and move forward, then humans charge and the battle is joined.

The Elf archers make one unit of Orc cavalry flee the battlefield and kill a few Orcs on foot. In the centre, king Einar charges one Troll and suffers many casualties, the Giant goes for the Troll in the middle but the combat is inconclusive, the third Troll results wounded but most of the fyrd unit goes down in the process; The Trolls resisted quite well the melee because they had a spell of protection that the Wizard casted on them. Eilif and the archers don't charge but shoot and kill many Orcs. The right flank advances forward unchallenged.

Same moment from a different perspective. At the bottom you can see the Orc cavalry fleeing from the battle.

Turn 3. Humans 6 - Orcs 3. Humans don't activate and the rest of the Orcs charge and the humans received them in Shieldwall. The evil sorcerer casts a unit of Undead!

The Orc general is slained by the archers in melee as his units suffered many casualtiesfrom bow fire during the charge!

A general view of the massacre.

 The Orcs are already doomed and in the following turn they are finished. Einar charges and kills the wizard, making the Undead unit to disappear, the Giant kills the last Troll, the elves wipe out all the Orcs on the left flank, and the two units of cavalry finish the weakened units of Orcs.

A feast for the crows and new lands to colonise for  Einar and his people!

Happy Christmas!


  1. Excellent, thanks for sharing!

  2. Hooray for king Einar and Eilif and Merry Christmas to you!

  3. Merry Christmas! A fitting end to your story, I would say. Plenty of carnage, some giant versus troll action, and the king skating the enemy wizard. What's not to like? I may have to check out horrible choices for some ideas on running large solo battles

  4. Now I'm considering to get the War of the Ring battle rules in Middle Earth and adapt it for solo as most of my 1/72 minis are from LOTR lore. Happy Xmas Alan!

  5. Hi Blacksmith! Very nice report, your figures are a delight to see on the table, I really like them a lot. I wondered how you could take pictures from the whole battlefield from above, the shadow of your arms with the camera gave me the answer :D

    1. LOL, Yes, sometimes I stand on a chair to get a general view of the battlefield! Cheers,