This is strange Vlad is facing Vlad. The confusion is complete. The only thing I am sure of is that Vlad is going to win. So, Vlad the Imposter is challenging the True Vlad. imposer is bringing Jaws of the Wolfs against True Vlad's famous Winter Guards. The battle proceeds as expected. Vlad is more or less in control, until he does what he sometimes do when he is bored. He wanders too far forward. He ends up inside Behemoth's threat range... Imposter is victorious.
The Harbinger is back. She has become a returning visitor to the rough land of Khador. Personally, I think she has gotten an unhealthy appetite for this whole chains and whip thing. At least she seems to enjoy having her rear smacked by Vlad. Once again, she discovers that Khador is among the fastest factions in the world. Between Gun Carriages and Marauders thriving on Vlad's feat, she is again a victim of piston to face (which she seems to enjoy).
Goreshade is back with the elves. This should be a battle well suited for Vlad and his fantastic Winter Guards. However, Vlad (or rather the man behind the lines) has a really crappy day. The battle quickly boils down to an excellent demonstration of "what not to do", "how to use the clock most inefficient", and "consequences of no planning". This is not the proudest day in the Winter Guards annals. Vlad will have a discussion with the man behind the lines.
Khador seems to have become a troubled place lately. Once again two of the Empress' finest are at it against each other. Irusk is leading a bunch of homicidal maniacs, support by several winged flying creatures against Vlad and his finest Winter Guards. This battle turns into a rather bloody thing. The final clash is between old wisdom (and really big cool flag) and young stamina. Irusk must admit that maniacs are no match for the valour and discipline of Winter Guards.
Once again there is civil unrest in Khador. This time, Strakhov or an imposter is plaguing the land. He is wandering around with a colossal, a few 'jacks, and is supported by the female Kayazy. Vlad is dispatched to contain the threat. It appears to be going quite well. Until, Vlad gets this brilliant idea of not just hanging back, enjoying the scenery, and handing out Signs & Portents.
Apparently Cygnar never manages to learn a lesson. This time Sloan is send into Khador territory. Vlad, having developed quite a hobby dealing with Cygnar troops is once again dispatched. It turns out that Sloan brought an impressive eight shooting 'jacks. This brawl turns into a slow bloody grind. After an impressive six rounds, Vlad turns out victorious. He clearly demonstrates to Sloan what a group of determined Winter Guards can do to claim and hold the battlefield.
Cygnar is once again making incursions into Khador territories. This time, Siege1 is brining some Heavy Metal. Who else but Vlad and his trusted Winter Guards can clean up the Cygnar trouble. It turns out to be a pretty simple exercise for the long term veterans. Khador metal is simply just heavier than Cygnar metal. Vlad is victories despite being on the receiving end of an assassination attempt under Siege1's feat. As an extra bonus, in this game Vlad never did get to use his feat!
Convergence is an almost unknown enemy. So, when they arrive at the Empress' borders, Vlad is send to investigate and contain. Vlad and his trusted Winter Guards discover a lot of shiny robots floating around, and decides to contain. It was a surprisingly easy match. Several of the best tricks are shown. such as: "How to kill a colossal" by Jozef Grigorovich; "Marauder to face" by Vladimir Tzepesci, and finally "How to ground flying robot" by the Gun Carriage Corps.
So, Orsus is a strange character. Not only is he extremely dangerous, irregardless of incarnation. He is also a tiny bit unpredictable. On this occasion, he seems to be under the impression that the Winter Guards he is facing is not entirely faithful to the Empress and require a good killing. Luckily, Vlad is leading the Winter Guards. In a case of squishy men vs. mammoths of steel, the Winter Guards come out on top through an assassination by Carriage.
The great Devourer is once again sending its Tharn spawn into Khador territory. Last time that happened, Irusk and his Winter Guards were dispatched. That turned out to be a terrible idea. So, this time Sorscha and her sturdy Man-O-Wars are send to intercept. It turns into a bloody battle far better than the last encounter. Yet, at some point Baldur is allowed to to pull off his famous forest walking assassination run.