It is turn 132, it has been a solid effort but no longer will Grimror Ironhide nor his filthy greenskin cronies become yet another grudge to be struck off in the Dammaz Kron. Their final settlement is being sieged down to the East, army number 4 taking responsibility for that siege and secure a place as my defenders of the South.
To the West, Thorgrim Grudgebearer made it known there is no place for the Orcs on the coast of The Black Gulf, taking settlement after settlement. And what better way to bear those grudges than two cannons blasting down their towers while the Gob Lobber is hurling goblins against the gates.
Grombrindal made his presence known, seemingly attracting Greenskin armies wherever he went. When Greenskins threw an army of 19 Troll squads against him, they quickly bowed to Dwarven might and ingenuity. Turns out Organ Guns and Irondrakes are more than sufficient to despatch those trolls back into the barren plains where they belong.
Belegar Ironhammer is my sentinel to the north, keeping Mt Gunbad safe from Vampires and their corruption. He hasn’t done much admittedly, chiefly because I don’t want to extend too far right now. I also have a fifth army in play, defending the Eastern Border Prince provinces largely from rebels. There is a dark shadow does loom to the North, stinking of Vampiric corruption, the Vampire Counts have yet to engage me. I can only guess the Empire is valiantly holding out.
My next session in the game will be mostly organising my army for the Vampires. I’m running at a positive income though not by much. The last army I have deployed to rectify the issues around the former Border Prince area took my end of turn profit from 5000/turn to -2000. I’ve only just managed to claw that deficit around to +500/turn thanks to improving a gold mine, constructing a couple of unique buildings and establishing trade agreements with the Tomb Kings to the south. Those guys at least don’t look like they’re in a hurry to stab me in the back. Whoever Khemri/Settra is friends with, I too will be friends.
I’m glad my fights with the Orcs are mostly over. It was getting fairly repetitive using the same tactic over and over again. I think VC will be a bit more challenging. I’m not 100% sure what will be the best unit match ups, especially because I don’t really have any vision at the moment of what their general army composition will be. There’s a lot to do, and looking at the overhead map has me shaking my head. Chaos invasions haven’t even started yet. The fact that neither myself nor VC are number 1 in strength rating has me concerned about what is going on to the West. I suspect that spot is held by Lizardmen. Typically unlikely that either Dark Elves or High Elves would manage it.