Sartosa Tourism Commission photograph
A cyclone has smashed Sartosa; buildings are wrecked and inundated by water. Buried treasure has been washed ashore or uncovered by extraordinary tidal action. Unfortunately for the citizens of Sartosa rescue parties do not arrive. Only murderous cutthroats bent on looting and pillaging for their own gain. However these rogues will find they are not the only ones so inclined…and Chaos was perhaps responsible for the storm in the first place–its minions stalk the ruins, foul warp-tainted beasts have risen from the depths of the oceans, and the recently dead walk the earth again though for whose bidding no one yet knows….
Into this maelstrom, Mercenary Captain Alvaro de Bazan leads the Estalian Armada; a vile group of scum and reprobates lured to Sartosa by visions of the gold and treasure they will pillage. With the riches so obtained they intend to corner the import/export market in fine Cathayan silks and make their fortunes. The storm is but a minor hiccup in their plans, and they enter the wrecked city to loot what they can.
The first battle of the campaign took place last weekend. I managed to take a few photos.
Battle 1: Scenario – Street Brawl. Many different groups of pirates arrive in the wrecked city. A fight breaks out. 6 players. Battle lasts until all but one warband have routed.
The battle is shown below. Click on a caption to go through the photo-roll. The captions set out the narrative of the battle (hopefully!).
Overall, I came second. I routed the Cathayan warband fairly easily. The other human warband was pincered between me and the Sartosan vampire warband, and when they routed it was just the Estalians and the undead left – the undead having been the victor on the landward side of the board. Sadly, the Estalians quickly routed though that saved me taking too many casualties. A warband update will follow on the RtheC page.