We finally wrapped up the remaining phases of Winter, cast our Spring Equinox Magic and campaigned for the first two months of Year Two.
The Espionage phase was fairly uneventful. The only aggressive player was the Lizardmen (blue). Chaos (red) and Skaven (pink) played defensively, sending agents into the field to diffuse any potential trouble. The Lizards made an assassination attempt on the Orc (yellow) warlord, and attempted spying on the Goblins (green) -- both failed.
Equinox magic was a little more interesting. Several storms were summoned up, all in the unfortunate Orc realm, as well as an earthquake that leveled the Orc city on the coast (now being fought over in the map above.) The Skaven failed to cast a similar storm on the Goblin capital. An undead host was also rose from the ground beaneath the Lizardmen's feet in hex E7.
The Lizards dealt with the undead in the first month, as their remaining banners, as well as half the Chaos forces, explored and expanded their empires. The Skaven also went on a bit of an expansion binge, much to the chagrin of the Goblins, razing two fortresses and a village (all former Goblin possessions) along the way. The Goblins moved into a neutral village to their north in the first month, which is now being contested by the western arm of the Skaven field army. The Orcs stayed holed up in their capital (well, stuck there by the storms, actually) losing troops to starvation, while the earthquake victims were invaded by the Lizard flotilla from across the bay.
Next week we have two battles to fight out: Lizards vs. Orcs, and Goblins vs. Skaven.