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==Prelude==
 
==Prelude==
   
After previous defeats, the Gundarian armies retreated back to the stronghold of [[Thunderhead]]. In addition to them, the stronghold had received a fresh troops from nearby cities. The garrison numbered 16,000 troops, about one third of the Gundar's remaining forces. The force consisted of mostly light and heavy infantry. There was around 2,000 archers present and 200 drake riders. The Gundarians had set up numerous defenses along the path towards the stronghold.  
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After previous defeats, the Gundarian army of 8,000 were retreating back to the stronghold of [[Thunderhead]]. At Thunderhead, the garrison numbered 6,000 troops. The main Gundarian force was being harassed by outrider knight and it was feared they would not return without another engagement. Therefore, the last Storm King took his garrison and marched to meet the main force, leaving 300 soldiers behind. Though his storm dragon was large, it wasn't fully grown.  
   
The Engelic force was made up of 3 armies. To the north was a force of 6,400 men. The other two armies held 12,000 and 14,000 men respectably, totaling 32,400 men. Of these, around 24,000 were infantry, 5,000 cavalry, and the rest were archers. They had about 450 griffon riders with them as well as several dozen siege engines.  
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The Engelic force was split into 2 armies. To the south was a force of 6,500 men. It consisted of 850 griffon riders and the rest cavalry. The other army was the main force and held 37,000 men. Of these, 10,000 were trained in archery, around 600 griffon riders, and the rest infantry. The main force had given chase to the Gundarians after their battle. They were to be joined by the southern army which held half of the remaining griffon riders in the north. Due to excellent scouting, the southern army stayed unknown to the Gundarians.  
   
 
==The Battle==
 
==The Battle==
   
The main Engelic army set camp up nearby, on the edge of a forest, waiting for the other two armies to join them. During the first night, 85 drakeriders descended from the stronghold and harassed the camp, burning a major food supple and killing several soldiers. They were eventually replied by the few griffon riders present and archers. The second day saw the second, larger army arrive. As with the first night, drake riders descended to harass the camp. This night saw the western camp burn and several siege engines destroyed, though ten drake riders were killed. The third day saw the last army arrive at dusk which contained hundreds of griffon riders. The third night saw many drake riders descend again but the Engels had hid their griffon riders in the nearby forest. When the drake riders got close, the griffon riders charged killing many drake riders. The fourth day saw the Engels advance on the Gundarian stronghold. The Gundarians had around 10,000 of their troops on the pathway up to the stronghold. While this made it near impossible for the Engel infantry to advance up the mountain, it left them open to air attacks by griffon riders. The Gundarians had split their remaining drake riders into 3 groups. One group of 40 was to stay in the stronghold and counter any attacking griffon riders. Another group of 40 riders would patrol the uppermost barriers, while the last group of 40 would engage the advancing army. The griffonriders, while slower than drakes, were tougher and superior in air to air combat. While the Engelic vanguard and early troops suffered heavy causalities, the griffon riders were able to overcome the drake riders and weakened Gundarian defenses before Engelic troops arrived. Griffon riders would drop rocks on light infantry and land behind enemy barriers to engage the troops. With the Engels advancing, the Gundarians retreated into the fortress. By this point, the Gundarians had lost nearly 6,000 of their troops and 50 drake riders. The Engels lost over 8,000 men but only about 30 griffon riders. Over the night, griffon riders would drop rocks on the stronghold and engage drake riders. By morning, the drake riders had been reduced to only 45. The Engels would attack the main gate and storm the walls while griffon riders drove through troops. The battle ended with the near complete destruction of the Gundarian army with only 1,700 men being taken prison and Thunderhead stronghold laying in ruin.
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The two Gundarian armies had met in two days from Thunderhead. The king build his camp on a rocky ridge that over looked a field to the edge of a forest. The Engels had set up their camp in the forest to hide themselves from the Gundarians. Overnight, the Gundarians worked hard to build defenses. They collected stones, dug a ditch in the field to stop cavalry charges, and fortified the top of the ridge. During the night, the Storm King led 300 Gundarians to search for and harass the Engels' camp. They were met with heavy fire. They Storm King ended up burning part of the forest with his dragon's lightning breath.
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They Gundarians were ready for battle in the morning, excepting the Engels to attack. The Engels waited
 
==Aftermath==
 
==Aftermath==
 
The battle saw over 14,000 Gundarians dead including over 190 drake riders falling, the stronghold of Thudnerhead in ruin, and the house of (name) extinct. The Engels had heavy losses on their side with over 11,000 men dead including around 70 griffon riders. The Engels, not wishing to siege the other mountain strongholds or more their southern armies north, decided to enter peace talks with Gundar. After the battle, the cadet branch of the storm kings were sent warnings of complete destruction unless they enter peace talks. Dishearten at the destruction of their capital and a third of their army, the cadet branch would surrender to the Engels and joining their war against the Horans, the Gundarians ally.[[Category:Battle]]
 
The battle saw over 14,000 Gundarians dead including over 190 drake riders falling, the stronghold of Thudnerhead in ruin, and the house of (name) extinct. The Engels had heavy losses on their side with over 11,000 men dead including around 70 griffon riders. The Engels, not wishing to siege the other mountain strongholds or more their southern armies north, decided to enter peace talks with Gundar. After the battle, the cadet branch of the storm kings were sent warnings of complete destruction unless they enter peace talks. Dishearten at the destruction of their capital and a third of their army, the cadet branch would surrender to the Engels and joining their war against the Horans, the Gundarians ally.[[Category:Battle]]

Latest revision as of 20:53, June 18, 2019

The Battle of Thunderhead Mountain was a major battle during the War of Sea and Sky between the invading Engelic forces and the Gundarian armies. It was fought by the Gundarian capital of Thunderhead. It ended in a victory for the Engelic army, the later destruction of Thunderhead, and the surrender of Gundar. 


PreludeEdit

After previous defeats, the Gundarian army of 8,000 were retreating back to the stronghold of Thunderhead. At Thunderhead, the garrison numbered 6,000 troops. The main Gundarian force was being harassed by outrider knight and it was feared they would not return without another engagement. Therefore, the last Storm King took his garrison and marched to meet the main force, leaving 300 soldiers behind. Though his storm dragon was large, it wasn't fully grown.  

The Engelic force was split into 2 armies. To the south was a force of 6,500 men. It consisted of 850 griffon riders and the rest cavalry. The other army was the main force and held 37,000 men. Of these, 10,000 were trained in archery, around 600 griffon riders, and the rest infantry. The main force had given chase to the Gundarians after their battle. They were to be joined by the southern army which held half of the remaining griffon riders in the north. Due to excellent scouting, the southern army stayed unknown to the Gundarians.  

The BattleEdit

The two Gundarian armies had met in two days from Thunderhead. The king build his camp on a rocky ridge that over looked a field to the edge of a forest. The Engels had set up their camp in the forest to hide themselves from the Gundarians. Overnight, the Gundarians worked hard to build defenses. They collected stones, dug a ditch in the field to stop cavalry charges, and fortified the top of the ridge. During the night, the Storm King led 300 Gundarians to search for and harass the Engels' camp. They were met with heavy fire. They Storm King ended up burning part of the forest with his dragon's lightning breath.

They Gundarians were ready for battle in the morning, excepting the Engels to attack. The Engels waited

AftermathEdit

The battle saw over 14,000 Gundarians dead including over 190 drake riders falling, the stronghold of Thudnerhead in ruin, and the house of (name) extinct. The Engels had heavy losses on their side with over 11,000 men dead including around 70 griffon riders. The Engels, not wishing to siege the other mountain strongholds or more their southern armies north, decided to enter peace talks with Gundar. After the battle, the cadet branch of the storm kings were sent warnings of complete destruction unless they enter peace talks. Dishearten at the destruction of their capital and a third of their army, the cadet branch would surrender to the Engels and joining their war against the Horans, the Gundarians ally.

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