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The Battle of Rod-Had-Ingriad was fought during the Anglasecuarnian Wars on 7 until 12 august 3140. It resulted in the defeat of the Anglasecuarnian army of Sultan Eik Zinkh in the Sierra of Rod-Had-Ingriad in an annihilation battle, and large numbers of Anglasecuarnian soldiers were captured. However, this wouldn't be a decisive battle of the war.

The 240,000 strong Anglasecuarnian Army of Kórdova, commanded by the General Al-Baja Wendev and accompanied by Sultan Eik Zinkh, was attempting to repel the Cretorian-Sretonian invading forces in the Peninsula that had retreated to the Sierra of Rod-Had-Ingriad.

The Allied Cretorian-Sreton-Motzabilian army, commanded by General Omar al'Kahiff and accompanied by Sultan Alí Megreb VIII Khamilo, lured the Anglasecuarnian army into the sierra, where they were cut from their communications and supply lines, surrounded and defeated.

BackgroundEdit

During the First World War of Aiers, as well known as the Anglasecuarnian Wars, fought between the 3139 to the 3155 a.a.H in Aels, Zarhuy, the seas of Caritz and Tok, and as well, in Ushaenor and Hieyoks.

the alliances were:

The Anglasecuarnian Alliance: from one side: the Sultanate of Anflasecuarnian, Danaanland, Ingoland, the Dukedom of Badheen -The "Ignacian" from Ignacio I, duke of Badheen, who during the war will conquer Franchia and proclaim the IG, or Gastronomic Empire, The Calintropian Empire, The United Kingdom of Sargos -Under the Joaquinian-Dinatsy: Joaquintopia- , Jean Joseph, The Trutsian and the Sueccian empires.

They faced the Cretorian Alliance: The Tork Empire of Cretor, The Kingdom of Motzabili, Carlotterdam, the Kingdom of Polak, Fisherburg, Franchia, Degoland, the JPM, Marcelooneo and the Califate of Sretor.

The Battle of Rod-In-Hiad or Rod-Had-Ingriad or Rodingrado was fought between the 7 to the 12 of august, 3140, where fought 240.000 Anglasecuarnian soldiers against 400.000 soldiers of the Cretorian alliance.

Until then, after a year of fighting the war was in a stalemate, without the victory inclining to any side, and neither was visible the end of the war.

Because of this, the Tork Sultan of Cretor, Alí Megreb VIII Khamilo, to put an end to this situation decided to put an end to the war hitting the core of the Anglasecuarnian alliance: Anglasecuarnia.

However, as his better forces were engaged against the Trutsians in the Tok sea region, most of the available forces were regional militias, with few artillery or modern equipment, ill-equipped to fight against the better armed, disciplined, modern and equipped Anglasecuarnian army.

Because of this, he sought for support from the Califate of Sretor and the Motzabilian Kingdom.

The Cretorian and Sretones crossed the Straits of Graval the 2 of march 3140, while the Motzabiliani attacked from the east Anglasecuarnia. During months, the invading forces destroyed and sacked all the south of Anglasecuarnia in the Peninsula Campaign, fighting the forces of the Anglasecuarnian Sultan Eik Zinkh occasionally, without any decisive victory as the Anglasecuarnian did an orderly retreat to gather their forces.

This situation continued until the first days of August, when the Sultan Eik Zinkh launched from Kórdova the counter-offensive, having gathered 224.000 soldiers of infantry, 16.000 cavalry soldiers and 1.370 guns, who advanced to the southwest to stop the depredations of the Cretorian and Sretonian forces, who were somewhat dispersed due the previous campaign, engaged in the siege of several anglasecuarnian fortresses and pursuing smaller units of the Anglasecuarnian armies.

Because of this dangerous situation of his army, Alí Megreb retreated with his forces to the Sierra of Rod-In-Hiad, to wait from here the arrival of Motzabiliani reinforcements to face off the main anglaecuarnian army in battle.

The Motzabiliani will arrive only on the 6th of august, one day before the date the Anglasecuarnians had decided to attack, and they did right so under the noses of the Anglasecuarnian, who while they observed the arrival of some Motzabiliani forces, underestimated the reinforcements that Alí Megreb had received.

BattleEdit

At the 7th august, the Anglasecuarnian army marched against the allied army in the Sierra. As the Cretorian, rather than to prepare for a Field Battle, dispersed in the sierra.

The Anglasecuarnian commanders, both annoyed by the "cowardly tactics" of the Cretorian, and thinking they had them on the run, began to pursue the "escaping enemy". Due to the bad roads of the Sierra, they were forced to march in several smaller columns, being lured due to the negligence of the Anglasecuarnian generals -appointed due relations with the royal family, rather than being professionals of the army- to a series of ambushes and minor battles, where the Anglasecuarnian army will be defeated and crushed by their enemies.

During 6 days of combat in the sierra, both sides fought bravely, but the Anglasecuarnian, better armed and equipped, but commanded by political generals rather than army officers, began to demoralize, especially as the supply routes were cut and they were left without food, water, a medical service or munitions.

Finally, General Al-Baja, commander of the Anglasecuarnian army, surrendered with his forces surrounded in the sierra: over 84,000 anglasecuarnian were taken prisoners.

Conclusion and AftermathEdit

And so, in Rod-Had-Ingriad was sacrificed the best of the Anglasecuarnian army, by the worse of it. The modern equipment, modern doctrine, the disciplined and trained soldiers, led by politicians and court fools, were thrown against a numerical superior enemy to a difficult terrain, without any plan and without securing the supply routes, communication lines -or a possible retreat-.

After this battle, the only good thing that happened to the Anglasecuarnians was that the Sultan finally realized that the generals of the army should be "professionals of the war", from the Academy of War and with a career in the armed forces, rather than political officers, uncles, sons-in-law, sons and friends.

After this defeat, Anglasecuarnia will need 5 years to expel the enemy of their own borders, and 5 years, to reorganize their army.

However, despite their victory, to Alí Megreb and his allies, this victory didn't mean the wanted end of the war, that will last for another 15 years, as neither Anglasecuarnia fell, and neither the alliance around Anglasecuarnia collapsed due to this battle.

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