Siege of Haverlock

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Siege of Haverlock
Part of the Urguani-Orenian War

siegeofhaverlock.jpg

Date: 7th of The Grand Harvest, 64 S.A.
Place: Haverlock, Grand Kingdom of Urguan
Result: Decisive Imperial Victory
  • Reconquering of Lower Petra by the Empire
  • Sacking of Haverlock
Preceded by: Battle of Haverlock's Fields
Followed by: Battle of Eastfleet
Belligerents
Holy Orenian Empire & Allies:
OrenianFlag.png Holy Orenian Empire
GaspardVanAert.png County of Blackvale
The Ferrymen.png The Ferrymen
SonsOfNagg.png Sons of Nagg
Tripartite Accord:
Urguan Emblem.png Grand Kingdom of Urguan
BackgroundHaenseCoatBiggerCrown.png Kingdom of Haense
norland.png Kingdom of Norland
Rexdom Of Krugmar Flag.png Iron'Uzg
new sedan2 .png Principality of Sedan
daelandcoa.png Lordship of Daeland Ceru Tower COA.png Rustlers
Commanders
OrenianFlag.png Philip III, Holy Orenian Emperor
OrenianFlag.png Anastasios Basrid, Viscount of Susa
GaspardVanAert.png Generalissimo Hugo van Aert
The Ferrymen.png Captain Basiyl 'Banjo' Mareno
Urguan Emblem.png Ulfric Frostbeard, Grand King of Urguan
Urguan Emblem.png Levian'Tol Grandaxe
BackgroundHaenseCoatBiggerCrown.png Lord Marshal Johann Barclay
norland.png Marshal Ragnvald Eiriksson Ruric
new sedan2 .png Frederick I, Prince of Sedan
Strength
~14,600 Infantry & Calvary ~12,800 Infantry & Calvary
Casualties
~2,900 Dead or Wounded ~12,100 Dead or Wounded

Fought on the 7th of the Grand Harvest, on the 64th year of the Second Age, the Siege of Haverlock was the deciding battle for the reconquest of Lower Petra in the Urguani-Orenian War. After three days, the Imperial Alliance was able to secure Haverlock and force the remaining Triparite soldiers to retreat back into Urguani territory. While much of the city was still intact after the conquest, the Imperial Alliance proceeded to raze the city a year after the conclusion of the siege.

Prelude

Following the Battle of Lower Petra, the Imperial Alliance Army Group Center, despite taking numerous casualties, continued their march south to the city of Haverlock. Upon reaching the city late into the 63rd year, an Imperial siege camp was constructed north of the city. While a camp was built, the Imperial Alliance would not launch an attack for another year. During this year period, both combatants sent for reinforcements for the upcoming siege. The alliance was reinforced by an additional 9,600 units while the coalition was reinforced by an additional 12,600 units from their respective cities. Nearing the middle of the 64th year of the Second Age, Imperial forces decided to launch a large-scale assault on Haverlock on the 7th of the Grand Harvest.

"To the city’s northside lay the Imperial Siege Camp. It bustled as men and women of the Imperial State Army set to the task of tending to their siegeworks. Ditches were dug, latrines made, and armaments tended to, they numbered fourteen thousand and eighty men. Opposite the field were the city walls belonging to the squatters of Haverlock. Atop the battlements crawled the forces of the Coalition, numbering around twelve thousand and eighty men. Hugo van Aert, the Field Marshal of the Imperial Forces cried out and let loose the payload that now slammed into the already crumbling walls of Haverlock." - An excerpt from The Sacking of Haverlock by Arn van Aert.

Battle

Aftermath

After being ordered to withdraw from Haverlock, the Tripartite forces retread out of Lower Perta. The Imperial Alliance had claimed victory and immediately occupied Lower Petra. Several infantry divisions of the alliance sack homes before departing the city to secure the other regions of Lower Petra such as the County of Yves (a Sedanian holding on the eastern coast) and the ruins of Southbridge. Following the securing of their regained borders, Imperial command began preparations for the eventually razing of Haverlock.