It had been over a year since the Boar Company had last seen action when Grimli led his stalwart troops against their longtime foe, Marik Goldhelm.
Once again, Marik had slipped through their fingers and the very thought made Grimli bristle with anger. They had lost several stalwart companions on that fateful day both to the toxic surroundings of the North Woods and at the hands of the rogue sorcerers black powers.
The North Woods can be deadly
Since then, things had been quiet with the Boar Company carrying their dead and wounded back to the great frontier fortress of Dur Zamor before once again venturing out into the frontier country in search of Marik.
True to form, Marik had vanished without a trace and rumour has been circulating that he met a sticky end some months back at the hands of a Horned Folk warband. Grimli grunted sourly at the thought. There was no way that the cursed rogue had died so easily. The Boar Company had sworn a mighty oath over the graves of their fallen kin that they would not stop until Marik was brought low by fine Dwarven steel.
Unfortunately, the Orcish brutes who had survived the massacre of Krull's winter encampment were on the warpath again and the Boar Company had been forced to suspend their search for Marik to carry out their duty to their lords and defend the frontier from all foes.
The Orcs continue to be a problem but the Dwarves have erected several frontier forts, overlooking the Endless Plains and from these fortifications, bands of warriors have time and time again harried the Orcish forces and rained down fire from their mighty gun batteries.
With reinforcements, the Boar Company are once again setting out into the wilderness in search of their foe and this time, there will be a reckoning.
Well! I can't believe it's been over six months since I posted here! I've been so busy with other projects that the adventures of the stoic Dwarves somewhere on the border have been overlooked. I plan on remedying this as soon as possible but I am moving house at present so being able to do anything hobby related is proving to be quite a challenge!
Lightning strike on the Endless Plains as seen from the Old Road
Still, I have got several sculpts (including something very big) ready for paint and just need to get some time to sit down and get them painted before carrying on the saga of The Boar Company.
Hopefully I'll get chance to play out a game or two with Marik meeting some sort of justice but I suspect the sneaky toerag will escape to bedevil the frontier in the future. I am also hoping to introduce my fresh take on some of the denizens of the frontier, namely the Orcs, or Gorathians as they are becoming known.
I am also developing some ideas for the inhabitants of Pinecliff, the nearest Human settlement to the goings on on the border so watch this space!
In the meantime, All the best!