The second day of the battle sees Azhag's massive horde besiege the walls of the mighty city of Wolfenburg. A High Elf relief force is en-route, but will it arrive in time to lift the siege?
The Garrison of Wolfenburg deploy cannon batteries in the towers on either side of the gatehouse, and a mix of crossbow, handguns and halberdiers on the walls, with a small number of troops held in reserve.
In an effort to delay the Orc horde and allow more time for the High Elves to arrive, a cannon battery, and units of crossbows and pistolier cavalry are deployed outside the city wall in prepared positions.
The Orcs meanwhile have captured two Empire Mangonel and set these up to attack the gatehouse. Once again, Goblins lead the advance, with huge siege towers being pushed behind them by units of Orcs and Black Orcs.
Realising the danger of the approaching High Elves, the Azhag also deploys wolf riders and chariots on the main approach to the city, to prevent the Elves from wrecking havoc in the horde before it can reach the city.
Still carrying much of their plunder from Ristedt, the initial Orc Advance is halting, with only a few of the enormous siege towers moving forward.
The initial volley from the Orc mangonels fall short and the Empire troops pepper the approaching giants with well aimed cannon-fire.
The enraged Giants charge forward, but the defenders outside the walls are ready and both Giants are wounded and driven back from the barricades. A brave unit of pistoliers surges forward to charge into the horde. They choose their targets carefully and ride down a brigade of goblins.
But now the mangonels find their range and they strike the gatehouse with devastating force, damaging the mighty stone structure.
Seeing that the gatehouse is almost destroyed, opening a way into the city, Azhag orders forward his Boar Riders. They crash through the Empire barricades and slay most of the defenders outside the city walls.
The Orcs are now drawing close to the city walls in some places. Stubborn pockets of defenders still hold out on the delaying the advance of fully one half of the horde, and the Goblin infantry has been unable to deal with the Pistoliers in their midst.
Now the Orc rock lobbers are within range and a devastating rain of rocks causes another section of wall to buckle, as the gatehouse is pulverised and finally collapses. The Orcs cheer as the way into the city is open!
Once again the sorcerous power of Azhags Crown of Command fails and the Orcs bicker amongst themselves about who will get the spoils from inside the city, rather than exploiting the opportunity their machines have created.
Giant Eagles perch on the hill overlooking the crossroads on the northern approach to Ristedt as the Elven hero who leads them picks a vulnerable target amongst the Orcs. The Mangonels are selected and are torn apart with savage ease.
Now it's a race to see whether the Orcs can claim the city before the High Elves can destroy them. The Boar Riders at the gatehouse mount another charge into the city, cutting down more defenders, but again they are pushed back. However the numbers of Empire defenders are dwindling.