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Battle of Agamand Mills
Battle of Agamand Mills
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Next: Plague at Garren's Farmstead & The Defense of Brill
Campaign: The Invasion of Tirisfal & Quel'Thalas
Date: July 10, 623 K.C.
Place: Agamand Mills, Tirisfal Glades, Lordaeron
Outcome: Minor Horde Victory
Belligerents:

The Congregation of the Silver Hand

The United Horde Forces

Commanders and Leaders:

Grand Knight Erich Gottfried Manstein
Commander Dame Amaliana Bradford

Warbringer Keewaytin
High Warlock Ivan Sibelius Felsorrow
Grand Necromancer Seleste Shatterheart

Strength:

65 Crusaders

23 Horde Auxiliary forces

Casualties and Losses:

Heavy

Heavy

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The Battle of Agamand Mills was a large and extraordinarily bloody engagement between the crusading forces of the Congregation of the Silver Hand and an auxiliary force of Horde troops sent to halt the Alliance advance on Brill. Centered primarily within the large complex of decrepit and abandoned windwills, known before the Third War as the Agamand Mills, near the Forsaken outpost located at the ruins of Garren's Stead. 

Hard fought on both sides with high casualty rates, the Horde was ultimately able to grasp a minor victory from the weakened forces of the Congregation. By eeking out a victory at Agamand, the Horde defense forces were able to prevent a near complete encirclement of Brill by the invading crusaders but were also unable to achieve their goal of pushing south and cutting off the Alliance forces at the Vanston Heights from the Congregational base of operations in the Scarlet Palisade. Regardless, the engagement proved to be a vital turning point in the Forsaken defense of Tirisfal by proving that stalwart resistance to the Alliance could be effectively mustered.

PrefaceEdit

With the Forsaken forces purged from the lands immediately west of Brill and the crucial Vanston Heights under Alliance control, Brill was left vulnerable. Unwilling to squander time after the Horde retreat, the crusaders were quick to begin fortifying their strong position on the Heights in order to make way for the seige engines that would lay waste to the town.

Unwilling to make a direct assault on the treacherous Height, the Forsaken High Command made the decision to attempt to encircle and cut off the valuable hill by sending a large attack force north through the Agamand Mills. The force, lead by Warbringer Keewaytin of the Horde Auxiliary Forces, was instructed to make their way through the Mills and crash down upon the unsuspecting rear of the Alliance rearguard at the Calston Estate. Unfortunately for the Horde, the Congregation had deployed a large contigent of soldiers from the Royal Army of Lordaeron to secure the northern flank against any such maneuver. Finding that the Alliance had fortified the area around the old mill house, the Forsaken forces decided to attempt to break through the Congregational lines and pursue their previous objective.

BattleEdit

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The fight for the Mills was quick to commence as the commander of the Horde forces, Warbringer Keeywatin, ordered a furious charge against the defending crusader force. Initially successful at driving the defenders from their positions, the Horde was swiftly turned by a surprise cavalry charge from a small wooded area above the small ravine in which the first clash of arms took back. Dispersing the momentum of the Horde assault, the Alliance began a series of zealous counter charges that resulted in the pushing back of the auxiliary Horde force to the bare edges of the Mills.

Unfortunately for the Alliance, their counter-attacks exhausted the primary force, a weakness which the Horde soon exploited. Taking advantage of the over extension of Congregational forces, the Horde was able to completely drive back the Alliance, pushing them from the hills of Agamand. Only a decisive charge by the attached Royal Army of Lordaeron prevented the auxiliary forces from extracting further casualties and turning the defeat into a route that would have resulted in the total isolation of the siege forces at the Vanston Heights.

OutcomeEdit

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With the Horde in control of the Agamand Mills, the Congregation's ability to lay siege to Brill was severely hampered. Although the northern approach to the town was inaccessible to the Congregation, they had managed to prevent the Horde from completely cutting them off, thus making the siege a still tenable option. Quick to try and secure the position, the Congregational Grand Knight dispatched several teams to follow up on their defeat. Small scale skirmishes between the Alliance and Horde continued throughout the night, with the Horde mostly testing the defenses the crusaders had set up outside the Mills and at the Vanston Heights.

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