Set up

The two horde armies try to outmanoeuvre each other to take the starting initiative.

The Selumari generate 8 results, the Empyrea generate 10. The Empyrean army go first, the Selumari select the coastland castle as the frontier terrain.

The Selumari start on face 4, a missile distance, which is good news for them, as the main archery force is stationed here.

The Empyrean home terrain is also showing missile distance, this time on its third face.

The frontier is going to prove important at the start of the battle as the first face magic distance favours both of the campaign armies.