After listening to his guard Leonidas started to divide them out among the defenders. To the West he assigned Merik and it also seemed that Rodolph had been assigned the western gate as well and Merik was given the go ahead to use the explosive charges he requested. To the east Faira and Manald were sent to deal with those who dared climb the ladders. Up north was going to be Leonidas and Zatana to face off against the orcs themselves. And finally down in the sewers was Acrius placed somewhere where he could go a little wild if the enemy were able to smash the barricades that had been put in place. And Balthazar would remain in the war room assisting with troop redeployment and rotations.
---About an Hour later---
It was still early in the morning, a chilling breeze was in the air and a light drizzle started to fall. Leonidas stood on the wall Bow in had with a cauldron of arrows at one side his Warhammer leaned against the wall on the other. As he breathed you could see his breath hang in the air. "Don't you go running off on your own today. The orcs probably won't be as nice as the Goblins and run away from you.
" he said with a grin looking at Zatana. It was about this time that war horns started to sound in the distance and a massive chorus roars started to sound from the mountains. "Well, looks like its about time to start.
" And the attack came. Rocks flew from behind their cover aimed at the Northern and Western walls. Goblins flooded out rushing to assault the West and East walls and a green tide of orcs charged the North. As the forces rushed forward the cannons facing each side started to open fire. Leonidas started to sling arrows at the approaching Orcs trying to thin their numbers, but the green beasts were resilient most taking multiple arrows without even flinching.
As the war horns blew goblins spilled forth rushing the gate. As the goblins approached it seemed they wanted to try the gate again, although in lesser numbers this time. Only three sappers rushed at the western gate in the initial charge but those three were quickly taken down by the focused fire of the guardsmen. With the failure of the sappers the battering ram started to emerge from its hiding spot. slowly making its way to the gate.
The goblins rushing the eastern wall didn't waste any time at all their lead ranks rushing forward while carrying the siege ladders. There were about 20 ladders in total making their way to the walls, and the ladders seemed big enough that the goblins could climb them two at a time. To make things more difficult two massive armored war trolls were also deployed to this side, one wielding a massive hammer, the other a huge great axe. The trolls made their way to the gate forcing the defenders to split their focus between the ladders and the trolls.
Things were quiet down in the sewers at the start. With each of the cannon shots above the sewers shook a little and the guardsmen below seemed a little shaken. And as the battle continued things were boring especially for Acrius. That was until there was a bit of a boom. The barricade that had been built to close the sewer entrance was blown apart by a goblin sapping team. As goblins started to race into the tunnel the guardsmen readied themselves.