Battle of the Expository Bridge

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|side1= [[Gobwin Knob]]
|side1= [[Gobwin Knob]]
|side2= [[Jetstone]], [[Faq]], [[Haggar]]
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|commanders1= *[[Chief Warlord]] [[Ansom]]
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|commanders1= <big>Gobwin Knob</big>
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*[[Chief Warlord]] [[Ansom]]
*[[Croakamancer]] [[Wanda Firebaugh]]
*[[Croakamancer]] [[Wanda Firebaugh]]
*[[Foolamancer]] [[Jack Snipe]]
*[[Foolamancer]] [[Jack Snipe]]
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*[[Chief Warlord]] [[Ossomer|Prince Ossomer]]
*[[Chief Warlord]] [[Ossomer|Prince Ossomer]]
*[[Chief Warlord]] [[Tramennis|Prince Tramennis]]
*[[Chief Warlord]] [[Tramennis|Prince Tramennis]]
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*Duke [[Adam Antium]] ([[Warlord]])
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*Duke [[Adam Antium]]  
*''Other Warlords''
*''Other Warlords''
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*[[Healomancer]]
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*[[Healomancer]] [[Pierce]]
*[[Dollamancer]] [[Ace Hardware]]
*[[Dollamancer]] [[Ace Hardware]]
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*[[Dittomancer]]
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*[[Dittomancer]] [[Lloyd Elliott]]
<big>Faq</big>
<big>Faq</big>
*[[Queen]] [[Jillian Zamussels]]
*[[Queen]] [[Jillian Zamussels]]
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* [[Chief Warlord]] [[Duncan Scone]]
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*[[Chief Warlord]] [[Duncan Scone]]
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* 2 Faq Warlords
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*[[Belzon]]
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*Lord [[Bobtail]]
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*Lord [[DeTrop]]
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*''Other Warlords''
*[[Turnamancer]] [[Vanna]]
*[[Turnamancer]] [[Vanna]]
<big>Haggar</big>
<big>Haggar</big>
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*[[Transylvito]]
*[[Transylvito]]
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***[[Purple dwagon|Purple]]
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*1 [[Spidew]]
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**[[Decrypted]] [[Piker]]s
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**[[Decrypted]] [[Stabber]]s
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***[[Wrigley]]
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**[[Decrypted]] [[Archer]]s
*[[Twolls]]
*[[Twolls]]
*''Possibly Others''
*''Possibly Others''
|forces2= <big>Jetstone</big>
|forces2= <big>Jetstone</big>
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*[[Golem#Cloth Golem|Cloth Golems]]
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*[[Animated Units]]
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*[[Stabber]]-class [[Infantry]]
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**[[Golem#Cloth Golem|Cloth Golems]]
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**Swordsmen
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* 9 [[Unipegataur]]
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<big>Transylvito</big>:
 
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*A few spy [[Doombat|bats]] (non-combatants)
 
<big>Faq</big>:
<big>Faq</big>:
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*''Unknown mounted riders, possibly Knights''
<big>Haggar</big>
<big>Haggar</big>
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*[[Infantry]]
<big>Charlescomm</big>
<big>Charlescomm</big>
*At least 6 [[Archons]], "significant forces"
*At least 6 [[Archons]], "significant forces"
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|casual1= <big>Gobwin Knob</big>
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*1 [[Archon]] (destroyed)
*1 [[Spidew]]
*1 [[Spidew]]
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* Various Twolls and most high level decrypted infantry
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*[[Twolls]]
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*[[Infantry]]
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**[[Decrypted]] [[Stabber]]s
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**[[Decrypted]] [[Piker]]s
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**[[Decrypted]] [[Archer]]s
*[[Prince Ansom]] (captured)
*[[Prince Ansom]] (captured)
*[[Ford|Captain Ford]] (destroyed)
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*''Possibly Others''
*''Possibly Others''
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|casual2= *[[Ossomer|Prince Ossomer]], [[croaked]] and [[decrypted]]
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*[[Ossomer|Prince Ossomer]], [[croaked]] and [[decrypted]]
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*[[Infantry]]
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**[[Stabber]]s
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*''Possibly Others''
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<big>Haggar</big>
* [[Prince]] [[Sammy]]
* [[Prince]] [[Sammy]]
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Jillian directed Haggar's forces to withdraw and took advantage of the damage caused by their assault to surgically strike Ansom and capture him using her Megalogwiff to 'absorb' him. She appeared to have sustained some casualties and significant damage to her Megalogwiffs from having her other fliers crush Ansom's pikers in order to expose him. She then withdrew with the goal of destroying several of Gobwin Knob's cities on her way back to Faq.
Jillian directed Haggar's forces to withdraw and took advantage of the damage caused by their assault to surgically strike Ansom and capture him using her Megalogwiff to 'absorb' him. She appeared to have sustained some casualties and significant damage to her Megalogwiffs from having her other fliers crush Ansom's pikers in order to expose him. She then withdrew with the goal of destroying several of Gobwin Knob's cities on her way back to Faq.
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[[Ford|Captain Ford]] rallied the remaining Gobwin Knob infantry with the unorthodox tactic of primarily attacking only units that can harm fliers; however, Tramennis assaulted the remaining forces in the head of Gobwin Knob's column using only his [[Heavy Unit|heavies]] and a stabber/piker advance, wiping out Ford and the remaining forces. Meanwhile in the Gobwin Knob situation room, Stanley was forced to promote a new chief warlord. Parson suggested Ossomer, but Maggie cast a suggestion spell on Stanley forcing him to choose Parson Gotti for the role instead.
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[[Ford|Captain Ford]] rallied the remaining Gobwin Knob infantry with the unorthodox tactic of primarily attacking only units that can harm fliers; however, Tramennis assaulted the remaining forces in the head of Gobwin Knob's column using only his [[Heavy Unit|heavies]] and a stabber advance, wiping out Ford and the remaining forces. Meanwhile in the Gobwin Knob situation room, Stanley was forced to promote a new chief warlord. Parson suggested Ossomer, but Maggie cast a suggestion spell on Stanley forcing him to choose Parson Gotti for the role instead.
With all Gobwin Knob forces either captured, croaked, destroyed, or in Wanda's air group (which moved on to the [[Siege of Spacerock]]), the Battle of the Expository Bridge ended in a costly victory by the RCC II as the only forces remaining on this battlefield.
With all Gobwin Knob forces either captured, croaked, destroyed, or in Wanda's air group (which moved on to the [[Siege of Spacerock]]), the Battle of the Expository Bridge ended in a costly victory by the RCC II as the only forces remaining on this battlefield.

Revision as of 02:28, 7 May 2013

Wars of Stanley the Tool
Stanley's Historic Battles, The Gobwin Knob Campaign, Destruction of Unaroyal, Assault on Jetstone


Assault on Jetstone
Battle of the Expository Bridge, Siege of Spacerock


Previous battle: Battle of Chocula
Concurrent battle: None
Next battle: Siege of Spacerock
The Battle of the Expository Bridge
Conflict: Wars of Stanley the Tool, Assault on Jetstone
Date: 66 turns after the Battle for Gobwin Knob, 75 AW
Place: Expository Bridge
Outcome: RCC II victory
Belligerents

Gobwin Knob

Jetstone, Faq, Haggar

Commanders

Gobwin Knob

Jetstone

Faq

Haggar

Other Allied Sides

Strength

Gobwin Knob

Jetstone

Faq:

Haggar

Charlescomm

  • At least 6 Archons, "significant forces"

Casualties

Gobwin Knob

Jetstone

Haggar

Faq

  • Unknown, possibly none


Contents

Background

After the Destruction of Unaroyal the Battle of the Expository Bridge (75 AW) is the next campaign move of Stanley the Tool in his quest for the Arkentools. Stanley has sent his forces towards Jetstone under the (supposed) command of the decrypted Prince Ansom. Jetstone's capital, Spacerock, had been exposed by the new border with Gobwin Knob after Unaroyal was destroyed making it his next logical target given Stanley's history with Jetstone and the Royal Crown Coalition. However, Jetstone was prepared for the coming battle (though quietly nervous about their chances), massing its forces at the nearest choke-point, a bridge Stanley's forces must cross to reach Spacerock, Expository Bridge.

Jetstone Preparation

The Jetstone king allowed the use of some of his precious casters in the battle. With caster support the Jetstone force is unarguably superior to the force that Gobwin Knob appears to have brought. (Their flying units approach grounded and veiled.)
Faq allied itself with Jetstone and brought the largest air armada it could muster in the short preparation time (3 Warlords, 26 Gwiffons, 6 Megalogwiffs (Nb: this Is stated in Erf-b2-p010Same-site.PNG but later on it seems clear that the number is actually higher, 10 appear in Erf-b2-p016Same-site.PNG) and hired Turnamancer Vanna to Spacerock as part of the garrison to compliment the forces of Jetstone. Jetstone seemed to lack any significant air force of its own, making them dependent on Faq for protection against Dwagons.

Gobwin Knob Turn

An initial manoeuvre by Wanda and Prince Ansom to capture Prince Ossomer was successful but led to a skirmish in which Prince Ansom was injured and the Foolamancer, Jack Snipe, was incapacitated. Interrogating the executed then Decrypted Ossomer revealed information about hidden reinforcement columns prompting Wanda to lead an assault against Spacerock's garrison from the air with the intention of croaking King Slately; this would disband or convert Jetstone (since Ossomer was heir). In the meantime, Jetstone promoted Prince Tramennis to the position of Chief Warlord. Faq leader Jillian Zamussels then moved to intercept and parley with Wanda. Jillian "agreed" to leave without a fight but instead of telling Vanna to go into the Magic Kingdom as she had claimed, ordered her to cast a spell arranged by Charlie. This Caster link enhanced spell forced Gobwin Knob to immediately end turn leaving Wanda stranded in Spacerock's air space and the infantry column without any air or caster support.

Royal Crown Coalition II Turn

After the forced turn ending, Prince Sammy of Haggar captured one of Charlie's Archons (and croaked 3 others). Believing he had the upper hand, he interrogated her, but Charlie resumed Thinkagram communication and "negotiated" with him. Charlie successfully blackmailed Sammy into leading his column across Expository Bridge and softening up the Gobwin Knob column with the "main" objective of destroying Ansom. Jillian's objection to this strategy proved to be a sufficient distraction for Ansom to best Sammy in combat.

Jillian directed Haggar's forces to withdraw and took advantage of the damage caused by their assault to surgically strike Ansom and capture him using her Megalogwiff to 'absorb' him. She appeared to have sustained some casualties and significant damage to her Megalogwiffs from having her other fliers crush Ansom's pikers in order to expose him. She then withdrew with the goal of destroying several of Gobwin Knob's cities on her way back to Faq.

Captain Ford rallied the remaining Gobwin Knob infantry with the unorthodox tactic of primarily attacking only units that can harm fliers; however, Tramennis assaulted the remaining forces in the head of Gobwin Knob's column using only his heavies and a stabber advance, wiping out Ford and the remaining forces. Meanwhile in the Gobwin Knob situation room, Stanley was forced to promote a new chief warlord. Parson suggested Ossomer, but Maggie cast a suggestion spell on Stanley forcing him to choose Parson Gotti for the role instead.

With all Gobwin Knob forces either captured, croaked, destroyed, or in Wanda's air group (which moved on to the Siege of Spacerock), the Battle of the Expository Bridge ended in a costly victory by the RCC II as the only forces remaining on this battlefield.

Notes

  • A predictamancer (possibly Marie Lavraie) previously had predicted to Janis that there would be disarray for Gobwin Knob in this battle.
  • Charlie was indirectly involved in the battle, he was directly linked to Vanna as part of the Forced End Turn Spell and was spying on Sammy before blackmailing him into actually participating in the battle. As of yet, it is not clear if Charlie was acting of his own accord or had a contract with someone. He has an "arrangement" with Faq that is different from his usual contracts (she doesn't seem to need to pay him, at least in the present, despite his ongoing assistance) which makes his motive unclear.
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