ANST - Reflections of the ressurection battle

Baronman Baronman at
Tue Mar 17 07:58:23 PST 1998

  Being old and decreped and knowing that the terrain of the gulley in which
the ressurection battle was held would tear my knees apart, I felt that I
could do more good by standing on the upper enbankments and cheer our fighters
on to victory.  What I saw from that enbankment was awesome-  
  Ansteorra was badly out numbered but that didn't matter to our fighters.
Our army strung the Trimaris army out from one bank of the gulley to the
other. Where their lines were two or three deep, we faced them with a single
line of warriors.  At the bottom of the gulley the Trimarians were five to
seven deep, their best kept around the Meridian  banner,  so hotly fought
over.  Wave after wave of Antsteorran fighters swept into the middle only to
be killed or shoved back.  The left line of our fighters held the line of
Trimarians to a stand still and effectively neutralized their army on that
side.  The right line of our fighters kept battling their flank and
unbelievably slowly started to turn them and force them back to their own
  Watching from the hill, I heard several Trimarian onlookers state that the
middle banner was safe and definetly theirs for the remainder of the battle.
I told them that the battle wasn't over yet.  When our wonderful and gallent
lads made their final push and surrounded the contested banner, and the right
line of Trimarians were being pushed back to their own banner, my fellow
onlookers comments were, " Oh my God, how did they do that?"  If only the
battle could have ended then and there.  But the swarm of overwhelming
resistence had taken it's toil and it was impossible to hold that middle
banner for long.  Eventually, having no reserve to re-enforce the fighters
holding the middle banner, it eventually fell back into the hands of the
Trimarians.  Our right flank still kept pushing their army back and could have
taken the Trimarian banner but ran out of time.
  After the battle, not one of our fighters had a dry tunic on.
  After the battle , not one of our fighters had a frown on their face.
  After the battle , not one of our fighters had sorrow in their hearts.
  After the battle , all the Trimarians knew what Anterorran fighters can do.
  After the battle , I stood on the hill side and felt pride in being
  After the battle, I know I had seen a miracle happen.

I never saw any tempers flair, any bad words between fighters, or any
excessive blows.
Both sides fought extremely well and both sides can be proud in their warriors
in this resurrection battle.
  To all who fought, both Trimaris, Ansteorra and the allies- VIVAT

Opinions of a bystander 

Baron Bors of Lothian, Baron Loch Sollier 
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