The Slag War was a conflict over the Slag Plains of Ontario, a resource-rich area. The Main Combatants were the Kingdom of Owen and Republic of Niagara.
In 1978, Niagara established a colony on the coast of the Slag Plains. King Owen Prichard had long had his sights of the Plains and saw this new colony as a threat. He began to move troops into the Plains, building forts on top of hills, and capturing Steel Boomtowns. Niagara had caught wind of the Owenites, but were not worried as Port Hill was well garrisoned.
Battle of Ronto
Early 1979, Owen built Ronto, one of his largest castles. This was Owen's command center for the plains, and he placed one of his best men in charge, a man by the name of Culwich (accuracy unknown). Culwich knew that he needed to weaken the Niagarans by drawing fire towards the castle. He set off fireworks, impressed Niagaran sailors, and blew ships from the water with commandeered cannons. Quickly the Niagarans sent an expedition force to lay hell upon this perceived warlord. What they were met with surprised them. Upon dispatching troops, Culwich detached troops from his castle to make war with the aggressors rather than fortify his position further. The Niagaran troops were undisciplined and ill-tempered for war, even as veterans of the Lawrence Campaign. It was said even the peasant slingers were of greater ferocity than Niagarans, as stones rained on them near constantly, as pike-wielding skirmishers skewered their ranks for the first few hours, until the majority of Culwich's forces fell back. The Niagarans made camp across a river, but the next morning the Owenites were ready, and when forces met on the battlefield, the Niagaran army had to retreat off-shore after two days of grueling battle.
Siege of Hilltown
Hilltown was a sizable city, and was surrounded by a wall of considerable height (40 ft.). The navy had yet to fall back to this port, as the Battle of Ronto was just nearly over. This is were Culwich played his ace in the hole, in the form of a detachment sent earlier in the month to wait outside Hilltown. Ronto had only 10 men holding it the castle, and all of Culwich's men were invested in the field. Outside of Hilltown, reinforcements had come, and the force numbered 10,000, nearly twice the population of Hilltown. Hilltown was an important mining town, and Owen wanted it under his control, so Culwich starved them out. He blockaded them, burned their fields, and when they could no longer resist, he stormed them over earthen ramps just as Owen had done in Soggy Shores.
Battle of Miss Hills
Reinforcements from Niagara hit shore a week after Hilltown was captured, and attempted to recapture the city, but to their dismay the entire population of Hilltown had been culled. Outside the city, in the Miss Hills, as the Soldiers attempted retreat, sling stone began to rain on them, and it quickly became apparent that Culwich was upon them once more. Fear was struck into the greenhorn army, and their formation quickly broke, and heavy infantry from Owen quickly dispatched them.
After the Miss Hills disaster, Niagara completely withdrew from the plains, and Owen had complete control over the area. Owen's strength grew tenfold with a constant source of metal and the morale boost of victory.