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Battle of Richtersveld
MosaicoMyrmidons1.png
Date 11 December 2021, 20:00 UTC — 14 December 2021
Location Myrmidons, Thessalian Empire (present-day Richtersveld, South Africa)
Result Decisive British victory
Status
Territorial
changes
Belligerents
UnknownFlag.png Thessalian Empire
German Empire1.png Deutschland
Earth.png Earth
QinDynasty.png Qin
Hawaii Provinces.jpg Hawaii Provinces
Earth.png Great Britain
SPQR.png SPQR
Hokkaido.png Hokkaido
Commanders and leaders
UnknownFlag.png IWontAcceptThat
German Empire1.png Nimbizol
QinDynasty.png 1ett
Earth.png HamHamHam_
SPQR.png Apigale
Hokkaido.png yukiJP_
Strength
20—25 15—20
Casualties and losses
94 (as of 12 December, 5:08 UTC) 118 (as of 12 December, 5:08 UTC)


The Battle of Richtersveld was a clash between the Thessalian Empire and Great Britain which began at early evening on 11 December 2021 and ended on 14 December. Great Britain attacked the town "Kingdom of Myrmidons" from the Thessalian Empire, located in Western South Africa.

Background

The reasons for Great Britain's attack are still unknown, but it's possible that they decided attacking this nation due to seeing them as an easy target among all the allies of Earth -rival nation of Great Britain-.

Combat

11 December

Begginning of the battle

On 11 December at 20:00 UTC, Great Britain started the siege on the northern edge of the town, quickly dominating the siege zone with at least eight soldiers. Little to no fights happened in this part of the battle as no defenders were present at the place (only few soldiers from the Thessalian Empire).

Defenders arrive

As the news of the siege reached Earth and its allies (specially Deutschland and Qin), the three nations started rallying soldiers in order to break the British lines and take control of the banner. After some disorganization on the German Army, big numbers arrived to the battlefield at 21:40 UTC. By this point, Great Britain was already ahead by 130K points.

The poor defences prepared by the British Army rapidly made their attempts to resist the offensive useless, and roughly sixteen men from Deutschland, Earth and Qin were already around the banner. As their best fighters were killed, Great Britain had to retreat back to their outpost to the north.

Thessalian Empire and allies had a long hour to prepare for a harsh fight coming, so they took advantage of the time and built a four-storey fortress to make sure the banner was safe enough and easy to keep control.

First British offensive

At 22:45 UTC, the bulk of the British Army, also reinforced with a few SPQR soldiers, marched to the siege zone willing to steal the banner control from the Thesallians and allies. However, German scouts saw the attackers gathering earlier north of the fortress and informed all men in the "castle" to be prepared, with German commander Nimbizol giving different tasks to each soldier depending their resources. Also -shortly before the British threw their offensive- the lands around the fortress were blown up by German bombers on purpose so the enemy would have a hard time getting close to the banner.

Once the British-Roman force entered the battlefield, the Germans welcomed them with heavy bow fire from the top of the fortress, along with TNT minecarts being thrown quickly from the skies. Surprisingly, the German bombings (performed by UtahJazz, minister of Engineering) had positive results, as they caused six deaths in just one second, thus killing half of the attackers' forces.

Despite this initial success, the area was not clear yet as another half of the British were still there. Fighting continued for ten minutes until the last attackers retreated.

Defenders' fortress is bombed

At 23:10 UTC, a new offensive was thrown, this time by Roman forces supported by Hokkaido. The British gave up after losing the first offensive and despite staying online for some time, did not send soldiers to the battlefield anymore.

The Romans' plan was to bomb the fortress from the skies in order to expose the banner and hinder the attempts to defend it, while -at the same time- an attack would be thrown on land. This plan was executed and the bombings destroyed the fortress completely within a few minutes, forcing Deutschland and Qin forces to stay far from the banner on the meantime not to die because of the explosions. This forced movement left their positions exposed to attacks, though most of the defenders managed the situation well and avoided both being killed and dying by TNT.

After three hours of continuous fighting, the banner control was still Thessalian's and the defenders got ahead in the siege score.

12 December

New fortress for defending built

After the tall and imposing fortress protecting the banner was bombed by the Romans, the Germans started building a new fortress around the original one. This one was much simpler but quite effective, and it was covered with thick "cacti walls" (rows of cacti) that were supposed to slow down the enemy's advances and damage their armor.

A new offensive started at 00:10 UTC (12 December), with the Romans trying to breach the lines again without success. This time, the Roman Elite was quickly killed by German and Qin soldiers before they could reach the banner. From now on, banner control was definitely secured, and the next Roman attacks would be done by one or two soldiers, being these very easy targets for the defenders.

Defenders go offline; attackers take advantage

At 1:00 UTC, the Romans pushed closer into the banner as most of the German and Qin soldiers left the server. This advance set off the alarms on the Deutschland discord, so some soldiers came to the battlefield as backups just in case. The situation was under control by 1:40 UTC, as the German elite Ivze and others chased down the attackers.

However, after some patrolling, the Germans went offline definitely and SPQR -alongside Great Britain- went to capture the banner almost unopposed with at least ten men. This was at 3:30 UTC, and despite the points lost the defenders were still ahead by 117k points.

By 11:00 UTC, the Attackers were ahead in the siege score again as the resistance imposed by Deutschland and Qin on these 8 hours was weak though many attackers were killed and banner control was lost for some time.

Finally, Deutschland gave up on helping at the siege and paved the way for Great Britain and allies to secure victory.






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