With a loud Waaagh and a creaking of wheels the two Orc chariots lurched forward into the cavern, a high pitched shriek and some loud boings meant that Nubbinz and Muncha were advancing too. Meanwhile Loobinz the Shaman led da Red Arrerz into the woods in search of “fungus and shiny fings”. Gruzzkup held the Trolls in check and turned to tell the Squigs the same, just in time to see a cloud of stones, boots and old boar shoes come cascading down onto the ladz. Irate the boys began to hurl things back at their diminutive cousins and Gruzzkup had to lay about him with the flat of his chopper to restore order. Overcome with the excess Waaagh energy Kint Uckee’s Bloo Moonz began squabbling amongst themselves. Finally da Kreepiez ran up the walls and into the tower and started blocking the windows with webs, but not before shooting at the Savage Orc Boarboys – to no effect.
Ill disciple once again gripped some of Gruzzkup's boys and the Night Goblin spearmen lurched toward the spider riders – halting only to disgorge a pair of fungus addled fanatics toward the Black Orcs. The rest of the line held firm apart from the chariots, one of which smashed into the savage Orcs boarboys, wiping them out, and the second ploughed into the savage Orc infantry, finishing up on top of the Mangler and removing both itself and the Squig beast in a shower of wood and metal. Panicked by the obliteration of their boar mounted brethren, the Orc Boarboy unit fled away from the rampaging chariot and off the board. Gruzzkup grinned “Dat evens fings up a bit” he muttered.
Enraged by the loss of their boar riding brothers the Savage Orcs decided to charge the rash Night Goblin unit, despite the protests of the warboss. Fortunately they ran out of steam when faced with two whirling fanatics. Likewise the Black Orcs backed away from the spinning steel balls. Mardy Doris* the giant spider continued to scuttle across the battlefield and she and the night goblins once again shot at Nubbinz and Muncha, finally halting his erratic bouncing for good. Back at the watchtower the orcs kicked the doors in and ejected the upstart spider riders.
Sensing that his moment had come Gruzzkup urged his ladz forward. Caught up in the enthusiasm the Trolls joined the charge. Loobinz and da Red Arrerz were likewise imbued with Waaagh energy and shouting vile threats they launched themselves at the enemy Spider riders who were so surprised by this they forgot to run away. Both Gruzzkup and the Trolls hammered home into the Savage Orcs – sadly this meant one of the trolls sat on a fanatic, leading to an untimely and unpleasant end for both of them. Kint Uckee urged da Bloo Moonz forward from their defensive position, fearing they’d never get a look in any other way. Shooting and magic had little effect, but it’s fightin’ where Orcs make it count. Sure enough Loobinz and da Red Arrerz made mincemeat of the Spider riders and ran them down as they fled. In the centre the two Warbosses squared off, with each taking a wound off the other. The savage Orcs directed most of their attacks against the tolls, hoping to bring the lumbering beasts down before they could strike, however only one fell to their simple stone weapons. In return Gruzzkup’s ladz and the brute trolls rained bloody vengeance on the Savage Orcs and they duly turned tail and fled. Despite the menacing presence of nearby fanatics both the trolls and Orcs surged after the fleeing enemy and cut them down.
Feeling they were missing out the Night Goblins declared their intention to “Show ‘em” and ploughed into the flank of the Black Orcs. Hefting his chopper Gruzzkup roared out a challenge and proceeded to slaughter the Black Orc Battle standard Bearer. Despite the Black Orcs massacring a number of Night Goblins, their flank charge was enough to tip the balance and, stripped of their banner, the Black Orcs fled and were cut down.
Another great game down in the Underway with our two fully panted armies looking splendid. Now on to the climactic battle!
Stevo has his own version of events. Do go and read it on his blog.
*possibly not the real name of the Araknarok