Monday, March 16, 2015

The Aftermath

A quick game using Hammer's Slammers: The  Crucible rules

The bombs fell years ago... ...nature begins to reclaim the space

Until the howling of turbines shatters the peace.  Commonwealth armour enters from the south east
From the west a FFL armour patrol appears 
The FFL tanks enter the ruins cautiously
 Commonwealth armour crests a small hill
 The unit sweeps forwards
 Contact!  FFL unit seen
 Commonwealth tanks engage, drawing first blood
 FFL advance to engage
 Missiles ripple out from the FFL (using 'Rapid Fire')
 The Commonwealth has no answer, missiles inbound!
 And again
 FFL fire KOs a Commonwealth tank's main gun
 Missile time!
 Boom! another Commonwealth loses its main gun
 While a third learns that the combination of ATGM missiles and no point defences can be deadly
 Commonwealth tanks rush forwards to flank the FFL, hoping to KO the lighter tanks in the weaker side aspects
 The sole intact Commonwealth tank moves into overwatch position for the attack
 Frantic fire from the Commonwealth heavy support weapons finds a weak spot, one FFL tank down
 The overwatch tank ranges with its main Railgun

 And KaBoom! a supersonic projectile rips the length of the second FFL tank
 Things are not looking good for the FFL
 However, the FFL unit passed its morale (When the bullets Fly) and goes on the attack
 FFL closes to knife-fighting range
 Launching a salvo of missiles at the overwatch tank on the way
 At point-blank range the FFL main Powergun KO's one Commonwealth tank
 The other unit fails to scratch the FFL's front armour, and the overwatch tank misses  - UuOh...
 Fortunately the ATGM pings harmlessly off the overwatch tank
 The FFL seize the initiative and go for it again.  Missile out!
 Speed forward to gain a rear deck shot on the Commonwealth armour
 Only one missile gains target lock
 While the main gun shreds the Commonwealth tank
 Final approach
 View across the valley
 View from the other side, incoming missile!
 A hit! the ATGM KO's the main gun
 Next turn the FFL misses with their main gun, but gain another missile lock
 The Commonwealth are taking a pasting, the tank becomes immobilized.  At this point the crew bail
Leaving the sole FFL tank as the victor

A quick and fun game to remind myself of the rules in prep for the GZG ECC.  There will be more soon.

Tanks are a bit shiny as they need varnishing and its just been too cold here to varnish.  I hope I can get it done next weekend before the Con.

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