2. The War against State "E"
A. 630 - 631
The war between Ruthopheax and Crechonni
- the conquest of the states of Atlantis by Ruthopheax,
The assassination of General Treckol in 629 by agents of Crechonni's led immediately to Louron taking control of State "C"
and declaring war on State "E". All this time there had been
hatred between the two States, on State "E"'s side, caused
partly by Crechonni's fury at Louron's seizure of Atlantis city ahead of him,
and partly by Treckol and Louron's assumption that they should now rule
the whole of the Provinces of Tuainn- and Nundatlantis. On Treckol's side,
he wanted to see the armies of Crechonni withdrawn from the Atlantis states
and was willing to grant him territory in Atlantidieh in exchange. Crechonni
refused any compromise and hoped that by killing Treckol, State
"C" would fall to pieces. But he reckoned without Louron, who
immediately seized power, declared war on Crechonni shortly after and then by
his strategic genius would conquer the whole of "E"'s
territories within four years.
Ruthopheax I's war against State E, part 1: 633
2. Ruthopheax's conquest of Atlantidieh, 633
Once again Ruthopheax gained the initiative over Crechonni and struck first. Over the couple of years of peace, he built up his armies by conscripting the middle and upper classes of Atlantis - everyone who had supported the Republicans, all the lower classes and all inhabitants of the larger towns were kept out of the armies and were indeed suffering ever-increasing persecution. He had a force of 40000 on the western bank of the river Rollepp, opposite Tilrase, another 40000 further south opposite Gentes, about 30000 in north Helvrieh, 20000 within Cennatlantis and an army of 35000 south of the Cresslepp. Small forces faced "E" in Meistayieh while a growing internal force of military police kept guard within Atlantis and Helvrieh.
20000 of the force facing Gentes was moved surreptitiously and before the war had started, south and east to join the 30000 already in north Helvrieh. This army then began, in March, by moving into Failbloua, cutting the communications between "E"'s army at Gentes and their forces further east around Failrunn and Cennatlantis. As Ruthopheax anticipated, part of the army defending Gentes was quickly marched east to confront the intruders at Failbloua, while another 20000 men moved on them from Failrunn, the opposite direction. Ruthopheax's next step to force his way over the Rollepp was to move 25000 men of the army opposite Tilrase about 60 miles south. At the same time the remainder of the army opposite Gentes moved north, also to cross the river. The defenders along this part of the river first moved south and countered this threat, but this of course allowed the northern force from west of Tilrase to get over the river. The defenders were then defeated and forced to retreat east on Yalgor. It was followed by Ruthopheax's Tilrase army and defeated again, when it made a stand at Ancahouth.
Meanwhile to the south, the army which had crossed the Rollepp north of Gentes, accompanied by Louron himself, forced back the army in that town, which had already been depleted when half of it had gone to face the attack at Failbloua. Louron's armies there had already managed to throw back the attackers from Failrunn and then those from Gentes. Louron's Gentes force now turned up and completed the rout of the enemy (Battle of Failbloua). The next three months, until July, saw Louron's armies occupy the rest of Atlantidieh. In the north, his forces moved on to face and then besiege Gasirotto. In the centre, the same happened to Rundes. To the south, where another attempt to relieve the Siege of Cennatlantis from the south had failed, Louron's armies moved on via Failrunn and in a final fight outside Cennatlantis, forced Crechonni's armies back across the Dodolla.
For the next stage of Ruthopheax's wars against State E, go to: Ruthopheax I's wars against State E, 2- 634
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