War. War never changes. Especially in the sinister Mortan Empire. At every given time, at least one border in engulfed in raging conflict.
At one flank, Banebrood barbarians are pillaging the land, raiding deeper and deeper into the heart of the Empire. The dire situation even forced an unwritten alliance with some Halodyne City-States.
But there are many City-States, each one acting independently. When some Halodyne try to stop the barbarian invasion, the others are more interested in pushing into Mortan Empire.
Mortans don't have the men to fight on all fronts. But luckily, in the Empire you don't need men to fight. Only their corpses...
So the army of the dead faced the invading Halodyne forces.
Since my friend don't have all the minis yet, he had to proxy the Priestess
At first both armies just marched forward, trying to anticipate the enemy's moves. Both Necromagi summoned more dead into the fight, Moloch moved forward, and Princeptor moved to protected the Mortifex.
On the other side of the battlefield the Priestess helped Demarchon in leading the troops (Archon Aura
), Hoplites formed their famous Phalanx, and Syntarch got ready to engage the incoming enemies (Counterstrike
End of turn one
And then, the mighty Undead beast charged into the best of Halodyne - the Sons of War! It got in exchange engaged by the Syntarch, but Moloch's tail seriously wounded one of the Sons.
But after that Sons of war showed that their fame did not come out of nothing! With only two powerful blows, they managed to cut the construct into the pieces.
Moloch's final moments
And the brave Syntarch rushed to engage the Mortan commander, but was stopped by his Princeptor bodyguard.
Necromagi tried to raise as many undead as quickly as they could, and then send them to outflank the enemy. But when Hoplite Phalanx took the middle ground, the Mortan's situation started to look badly.
End of turn two
But one should remember and beware the dreadful magic of the Empire! With few hand signs, Mortifex casted the Enigmatic Wave upon the Phalanx, wiping out all but two of the Hoplites.
But in response the two brave Hoplites engaged the Legio Mortum near them, destroying some of the zombies. And the famed Sons of Wars charged into another undead unit. Though there were only three of them, they almost wiped out the entire unit.
As for Syntarch and Princeptor - they were still locked in a fight, equal in skill.
End of turn three
Mortifex, seeing what the three Sons of War did to his army, decided he must kill them at all cost. Once again he casted the Enigmatic Wave, but he killed only two troopers - one of the Sons, and of his undead.
After Mortifex's spell
And Demarchon, seeing what happened to his Hoplites, decided to join the fight, and plunged the spear into the second undead unit.
Demarchon, and nicely painted one too
As for Syntarch and Princeptor - they finally resolved their duel, plunging they swords through each other, dying in the same moment.
Last moment - Syntarch attacked, Princeptor counterattacked, both died
Unfortunately, the rest of the battle in shrouded in mystery, and we'll never knew the true outcome...
Well, truth is that we had to end our game, because the gaming club was closing. It was the first time I faced the Halodyne, and also the first time my oponent faced the Mortans (in fact, it was his second game in Godslayer).
I underestimated the Sons of War, thinking "meh, what three dudes can do to my army?". Well, they can do a lot
Also the Demarchon's ability to give away a free action token, combined with Archon Aura - that's just insane amount of tokens to give away!
So, in the end, there were Demarchon, Priestess, two Hoplites and two Sons of War, facing Mortifex, two Necromagi and two units of Legio Mortum (one 2 men strong, other 4 or 5 men strong). To be honest, I'm still not certain who would win that - let's just say that battle ended inconclusive