|The Possessed have blocked the passage of travelling Halfling merchants.|
|But here comes Andrea Underoot and some Halfling villagers to thwart the evil dwarves.|
|Andrea Underoot dashes to the caravan's aid, trying to take down the Hellcaster. The Hound Rider races ahead as well. The Screaming Face Axeman has already claimed one of the Halfling merchants.|
|The Screaming Face Axeman drags the merchant Halfling away but is pursued by the Hound Rider. The Possessed Champion has claimed another merchant as the Halfling Chieftain takes on the Paincarver.|
|The Halfling Assassin stealthily leaps upon the Hellfire Fusilier, but he shrugs off her lethal backstab.|
|The Possessed Champion is able to break away as the Screaming Face Axeman is momentarily knocked prone by the Hound Rider. The Hellchain Fanatic has claimed his own merchant bounty.|
|The Possessed Champion escapes, while the Screaming Face Axeman and Hellchain Fanatic are not far behind.|
|The Screaming Face Axeman has fled but Andrea Underoot, with heroic effort, knocked aside the Heavy Infantry and caught up with the Hellchain Fanatic.|
|But the Heavy Infantry recovered and tackled Andrea Underoot, which freed the Hellchain Fanatic to escape.|
As for the Possessed, I kept their strategy simple. They needed only to slow down the Halflings enough to allow at least two of the demonic dwarves to drag away prisoners. I used the rules from Scenario 1 on kidnapping civilians after making the merchant OOA. You would think the short move dwarves would have a difficult time, but their Quality 3+ and gambling on three dice paid off, even if the best to hope for was two short moves.
Now the Possessed have a total of SEVEN Halfling sacrifices.