Wednesday, May 10, 2017

Summer of Slammer Strikes Back

The Commonwealth Marines got booted from their nice valley.  They are not too happy about that.

The Free Foreign Legion have better things to do so have subcontracted the defense of the valley to the Wolverines and Guardforce O'Higgins.

Wolverines dig their guns in at the end of the valley

Heavy powerguns are trained down the valley

Guns are well hidden by the trees (acts as extra cover)

A command unit controls two tribarrels for air defense.  A light reaction platoon is ready to defend the guns if need be.  Tow vehicles are off-board (Ok, in they are still in the painting queue!)

 Guardforce O'Higgins occupies the hilltop with a pair of dug-in tribarrels

The stillness of the valley is disturbed by VTOL drones

Two Recce and two attack drones scope out the defenders setup

Not for much longer, the tribarrels swing into action (Commonwealth loses the initiative)

 Drones down!  The tribarrels make short work of the drones

A little later...  A heavy Commonwealth battle group enters the valley, MBTs charge down the road

Support AFVs and IFVs assault the hill

MBTs mean business...

Errrrrr.... ...guarding this hill may no be such a plum posting after all

 Wolverines win initiative and open up with all the heavy guns.  They miss with all but one, and the best that does is to KO the main gun of one of the Bengal MBTs


We got him, we got him!

 MBTs return fire destroying one gun and suppressing others

Burning as powergun rounds cook off

Get yer head down!  The Medium MBTs engage the guns

 Final tally, two guns KO, one suppressed.  It could have been much worse.

Sighting on guns way off down the road

Guardforce O'Higgins jockeys into position to unleash buzzbomb hell!

NOOOOOOO.  one measly hit, another main gun KO

Still, that's way better than this group managed.  No hits, nope, none at all.  That's going to come back and haunt them

Wolverines win initiative again, and BOOM!  Powerguns reach out and connect, two MBTs down

Got him this time!

Behind the hill its ZOOM time, IFVs surge forward pouring mass-driver rounds into the dug in infantry.  AS soon as the IFVs slam to a halt the infantry hatches pop and out pour the Commonwealth assault force, assault rifles at the ready

Sarge, perhaps we surrender now?

The Commonwealth assault mows down the Guardforce troops, causing them to break (>50% casualties)

Massacre on the ridge

Meanwhile, the Wolverines still lead a (relatively) charmed life, no effective fire, only suppression

Commonwealth win initiative and advance

MBTs bead in on the Wolverines

BOOM, BOOM! both guns down

However, the MBTs have made a mistake ,they have strayed into buzzbomb range

FIRE! and miss...

But wait, penetration is max

With overkill this means...

KABOOM!, another MBT down, breaking the unit.  This game's not over after all

Commonwealth infantry remount, IFVs charge across the grass pumping mass-diver rounds downrange


The Wolverines infantry is exposed

The MDC rounds tear into the Wolverines, gunning down the platoon

With no FFL in sensor range, the demise of the Wolverines and the surrender of Guardforce O'Higgins the valley is now firmly in the hands of the Commonwealth

Fast and fun.  OK, so perhaps an atypical Slammers game as there isn't much armour, OK I'll admit that.  I wanted to try out kit I've not played with much, this was the first time I've tried out fixed guns and I'm still enjoying the infantry aspects of the game.

What's next?  Maybe its time to pull those huge tanks out, I've some Khurasan Sillers somewhere...

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