Tuesday, March 17, 2015

When Armour Is Not Enough

Why are the FFL and Commonwealth fighting over this ground, who knows, but they are...

Commonwealth units cautiously patrol forward
 FFL run along the flank
 Commonwealth spread to avoid mines and other traps laid by the FFL during their tenure of this land
 The Commonwealth commander scans ahead
 And again, he's cautious
 Just as well, as out of nowhere a unit of light FFL armour and drones surge into view
 The lead FFL unit spots the Commonwealth vehicles
 More units pour forwards, gun drone in the lead looking for targets of opportunity
 Missiles streak from the lead units
While the gun drone engages the flank of a Commonwealth MICV, destroying it completely with all inside
 The other gun drone knocks out a main weapon on a light tank
 In response the Commonwealth MICVs leap forwards, debussing troops into close range
 The Commonwealth troops size up all targets
And pour small arms and buzzbomb fire into the light FFL Armour, KO-ing every TU in the unit
 Really, every one.  Infantry in The Crucible rules can be highly effective at short range against light to medium armour
 The view from the edge of the crater
 All missiles lose target lock (all firers are dead)
 The FFL respond with an infantry assault of their own
 Unfortunately, only half of the unit could get in contact (poor LP roll)
 It turns out to be the platoon commanders of both units locked in HTH
 The remaining Commonwealth tanks advance rapidly to protect their infantry
 The Commonwealth commander spots his FFL counterpart
 ATGM out!
 OMG what terrible rolling.  The Commonwealth miss everything
 But one FFL MICV
 The close assault goes as expected, the FFL wipe out the two Commonwealth TUs
 However, the ATGM scores a hit on the FFL command vehicle, destroying it and the FFL command TU
 Phew, a mid-battle shot
 The Commonwealth gain the initiative and respond to the FFL attack
 The infantry and MICVs kill the final FFL MICV and all four FFL infantry TUs
 This has to be the end for the FFL
 And, yes, it is.  The FFL flee the field, yeilding it to the Commonwealth
 But later...   ..the Commonwealth have established a forward base
Do we care?  Yes, we do! 

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