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Battle reports / Summit Junction IV – attack on fixed defence
« on: June 09, 2020, 06:23:34 PM »
EDF forces:
Command group - 2x officer (E,E,1,3,3 - MPKW2-18) 1x trooper (R,R,1,3,3 - LAKW1-56)
Heavy infantry - 1x leader (R,R,1,3,3 - LAKW1-56) 2x trooper (R,G,1,3,3 - LAKW-156) 1x trooper (R,G,1,3,3 - MAKW2-60)
Heavy infantry - 1x leader (R,R,1,3,3 - LAKW1-56) 2x trooper (R,G,1,3,3 - LAKW-156) 1x trooper (R,G,1,3,3 - MAKW2-60)
Heavy infantry - 1x leader (R,R,1,3,3 - MKPW2-18) 3x trooper (R,G,1,3,3 - LAKW-156)
Heavy infantry - 1x leader (R,R,1,3,3 - MKPW2-18) 3x trooper (R,G,1,3,3 - LAKW-156)
1x AV8G

Assault infantry - 1x leader (E,E,1,3,3 - ML199) 3x trooper (E,E,1,3,3 - ML199) 1x grenadier (E,E,1,3,3 - ML199+AW191) 1x gunner (E,E,1,3,3 - MG202) 1x loader (E,E,1,3,3 - ML199)
Assault infantry - 1x leader (E,E,1,3,3 - ML199) 3x trooper (E,E,1,3,3 - ML199) 1x grenadier (E,E,1,3,3 - ML199+AW191) 1x gunner (E,E,1,3,3 - MG202) 1x loader (E,E,1,3,3 - ML199)
Garrison support - 1x leader (R,R,1,3,3 - ML199) 2x trooper (G,R,1,3,3 - ML199) 1x grenadier (G,R,1,3,3 - ML199+AW191)
Command team - 1x leader (E,E,1,3,3 - ML199) 2x trooper (G,R,1,3,3 - ML199) 1x grenadier (G,R,1,3,3 - ML199+AW191)

Mission was to secure and hold the town square on the southern edge of Summit Junction currently being used as a staging point for ILR troops coming into the town. EDF assigned troops supported by an armoured personnel carrier. Scouting missions had confirmed no ILR armour currently present so heavy armour was stood down to minimise damage to the town.

EDF units approached from the north, to discover a well defended position featuring multiple LMG creating a potential kill-zone in the centre of the town, protected by defenders watching for flanking attempts.



Because of the narrow streets in this area, the APC was of limited value and so held back while the foot soldiers advanced.



Initial progress was slow as the well-defended positions caused serious injuries to any troops that ventured near.

The ILR units were led by the first of the fanatic officers our intelligence keep telling us about, and while certainly fearsome, it was their over eagerness that led to their undoing. First the units covering the eastern flank (led by the commander himself) charged the EDF units attempting to penetrate - however the distance was too great, and after an inconclusive melee they were left exposed by our own troops counter, and at point blank half the squad was killed (including the officer) while the rest were seriously wounded.

The story was the same on the western flank where despite being outnumbered almost two to one, a similar charge was attempted, and although the initial melee caused injury, they were left exposed and both squads dispensed with the ILR troops in short order.



With experienced troops still holding the central ground and the squad there taking heavy fire, it was decided to bring the APC up as far as possible to bring additional machine gun fire to the battle. Although the LMG placed inside the building on the southern edge proved impossible to dislodge, it was able to do damage to the team placed on the barricades to the east. This supported by the flanking squad there, enabled the central squad to move up into positions in the square itself.



An attempt by Sergeant Roxatl to bring his squad round the side of the building led to the only casualty for the EDF. Sadly Roxatl was killed in this assault, while several of his squad were injured.

The remainder of the battle was inconclusive, with both sides taking casualties without claiming much ground, however the superior fire form the APC started to take its toll on the ILR and forced them back from the square into the buildings beyond. With this staging area in the town lost to them, it shouldn't take much more effort to dislodge them form the town completely.

Casualties:
EDF
1x heavy infantry (1 killed, 1 lightly wounded, 1 heavily wounded)
1x heavy infantry (1 lightly wounded, 1 heavily wounded)
1x heavy infantry (3 heavily wounded, 1 lightly wounded)
1x heavy infantry (1 lightly wounded)
1x command group (unharmed)
APC (unharmed)


ILR
1x assault infantry (4 killed, 1 lightly wounded)
1x assault infantry (4 killed, 2 lightly wounded)
1x garrison infantry (4 killed)
1x command team (2 killed, 1, lightly wounded, 1 heavily wounded)

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Battle reports / Summit Junction III - attack on unprepared defence
« on: May 18, 2020, 10:05:41 AM »
EDF forces:
Heavy infantry - 1x leader (R,R,1,3,3 - LAKW1-56) 2x trooper (R,G,1,3,3 - LAKW-156) 1x trooper (R,G,1,3,3 - MAKW2-60)
Heavy infantry - 1x leader (R,R,1,3,3 - LAKW1-56) 2x trooper (R,G,1,3,3 - LAKW-156) 1x trooper (R,G,1,3,3 - MAKW2-60)
Heavy infantry - 1x leader (R,R,1,3,3 - MKPW2-18) 3x trooper (R,G,1,3,3 - LAKW-156)
Heavy infantry - 1x leader (R,R,1,3,3 - MKPW2-18) 3x trooper (R,G,1,3,3 - LAKW-156)
AV8F


ILR forces:
Assault infantry - 1x leader (E,E,1,3,3 - ML199) 3x trooper (E,E,1,3,3 - ML199) 1x grenadier (E,E,1,3,3 - ML199+AW191) 1x gunner (E,E,1,3,3 - MG202) 1x loader (E,E,1,3,3 - ML199)
Garrison infantry - 1x leader (R,R,1,3,3 - ML199) 4x trooper (R,G,1,3,3 - ML199) 1x gunner (R,G,1,3,3 - MG202) 1x loader (R,G,1,3,3 - ML199)
SP-74


In what should have been a quiet sector of summit junction, EDF soldiers on rotation stand-down were surprised by the arrival of an ILR patrol in the area.

Early afternoon on the edge of Summit Junction, EDF troops had just completed resupply at a local depot, when the now familiar rumble of the ILR scout cars that have been infesting the area and causing trouble for the EDF. Grabbing their weapons and running for the nearest available cover, the troops waited to see what was facing them. A small fire team placed on lookout on top of one of the gantries reported two platoons of ILR approaching supported by an SP-74



Early stages were fairly inconclusive, with the fire team providing covering fire which sent the rabbits running for the boundary wall to the landing platforms, but doing no real damage. It did however provide enough cover to allow the EDF to take up defensive positions the other side of the platforms.




One brave platoon used the opportunity to bring a second LMG to provide a more effective cover form the centre of the platform. They came under heavy return fire while setting up, which saw half the squad killed by strafing fire from the ILR mech. This in turn saw the AV8F return fire, and after several rounds deflecting off the armour, a lucky penetrating shot 'brewed up' the SP-74, but not before two of the crew escaped the inferno.



The next round saw more inconclusive fire exchanged, although the EDF mech managed to send the advancing garrison infantry running back for cover on the left hand side, pinning them down. While combined fire from the LMG and other infantry, inflicted casualties on the ILR assault infantry causing them to pull back as well.



A brave move from the ILR crew however saw them approach and attack the LMG position, killing the LMG and wounding the remaining unit.



However by this stage a second unit of infantry had climbed the platform and cut them down with a hail of fire.



Possible emboldened by the crews actions the assault infantry returned to the centre of the battle, while continued fire from the AV8F sent the other ILR unit running from the field.




However the time that these manoeuvres took meant the remaining EDF units were able to move forward, and sensing that discretion might be the order of the day, the remaining ILR troops once again fled the battlefield, not before leaving a final parting shot – a lucky grenade fired at the AV8F managed to penetrate a viewing port, with the internal explosion killing the crew and disabling the vehicle. A reminder that, even when on the back foot, the ILR should never be underestimated as an opponent.



Casualties:
EDF
1x heavy infantry (3 killed, 1 lightly wounded)
1x heavy infantry (1 lightly wounded)
1x AV8F destroyed, crew killed

ILR
Assault infantry (3 killed, 1 lightly wounded, 1 heavily wounded)
Garrison infantry (2 killed, 2 lightly wounded)
1x SP74 destroyed (two crew escaped with light wounds, subsequently killed in action)



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Battle reports / Summit Junction II - attack on hasty defence
« on: May 13, 2020, 09:47:38 AM »
EDF forces:
Heavy infantry - 1x leader (R,R,1,3,3 - LAKW1-56) 2x trooper (R,G,1,3,3 - LAKW-156) 1x trooper (R,G,1,3,3 - MAKW2-60)
Heavy infantry - 1x leader (R,R,1,3,3 - MKPW2-18) 3x trooper (R,G,1,3,3 - LAKW-156)
Heavy infantry - 1x leader (R,R,1,3,3 - MKPW2-18) 3x trooper (R,G,1,3,3 - LAKW-156)

ILR forces:
Garrison infantry - 1x leader (R,R,1,3,3 - ML199) 6x trooper (R,G,1,3,3 - ML199) 1x grenadier (R,G,1,3,3 - ML199+AW191)
Garrison infantry - 1x leader (R,R,1,3,3 - ML199) 4x trooper (R,G,1,3,3 - ML199) 1x gunner (R,G,1,3,3 - MG202) 1x loader (R,G,1,3,3 - ML199)


This action represents a typical example of the wider incidents taking place across Summit Junction as the EDF attempts to dislodge the ILR form the town.

EDF dispatched three platoons to sweep and clear a local facility identified by scouts as in the process of setting up a depot to support ILR units in the area. Upon arrival it was noted a hastily painted sign declaring the site to be a 'baby milk factory', although during the operation no bottling facilities, or refrigeration units were observed to bear this out.

Having cleared the outlying buildings, the EDF moved on to the central buildings. Movement was observed within the building so the decision was made to subdue the hostiles with grenades before moving into the building, clearing the place room by room.




Initial success was good with two platoons suppressing half an ILR platoon with minimal injuries. However while moving towards the back of the complex, the troops came under heavy suppressing fire. A grenade in an enclosed space will always cause trouble, and a well placed shot by the ILR effectively eliminated one platoon. The remaining platoon rushed the ILR position, and ensued a heavy firefight as both sides taking damage.




Meanwhile the third platoon moved round the side and came under heavy fire from the other ILR platoon. Taking only minor injuries, the EDF managed to flank and take cover in a building to the side of one the ILR were in. An attempt to subdue the ILR with grenades was ineffective, and the ILR response to rush the EDF was unexpected, taking advantage of numbers and health to push the EDF back, heavily wounding two troopers (one later died from his wounds shortly after).



Despite having the upper hand in this location, the ILR realised they were losing the primary objective, and so withdrew to support the second squad.



An attempt to rush the EDF units in the building was ineffective, with neither side making a significant impact on the other.

Some fortuitously short turns meant the EDF managed to hold the assigned objective for two turns and win the battle.

Casualties:
EDF
1x heavy infantry (2 killed, 2 heavily wounded)
1x heavy infantry (1 killed, 1 lightly wounded, 1 heavily wounded)
1x heavy infantry (1 lightly wounded)

ILR
Garrison infantry (6 killed, 1 lightly wounded)
Garrison infantry (2 killed, 1 lightly wounded)



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Battle reports / Summit Junction west
« on: April 14, 2020, 06:49:55 PM »
EDF forces:
Command group - 2x officer (E,E,1,3,3 - MPKW2-18) 1x trooper (R,R,1,3,3 - LAKW1-56)
Heavy infantry - 1x leader (R,R,1,3,3 - LAKW1-56) 2x trooper (R,G,1,3,3 - LAKW-156) 1x trooper (R,G,1,3,3 - MAKW2-60)
Heavy infantry - 1x leader (R,R,1,3,3 - LAKW1-56) 2x trooper (R,G,1,3,3 - LAKW-156) 1x trooper (R,G,1,3,3 - MAKW2-60)
Heavy infantry - 1x leader (R,R,1,3,3 - MKPW2-18) 3x trooper (R,G,1,3,3 - LAKW-156)
Heavy infantry - 1x leader (R,R,1,3,3 - MKPW2-18) 3x trooper (R,G,1,3,3 - LAKW-156)
2x AV8F

ILR forces:
Assault infantry - 1x leader (E,E,1,3,3 - ML199) 3x trooper (E,E,1,3,3 - ML199) 1x grenadier (E,E,1,3,3 - ML199+AW191) 1x gunner (E,E,1,3,3 - MG202) 1x loader (E,E,1,3,3 - ML199)
Garrison support - 1x leader (R,R,1,3,3 - ML199) 4x trooper (E,E,1,3,3 - ML199) 1x gunner (E,E,1,3,3 - MG202) 1x loader (E,E,1,3,3 - ML199)
1x SP-74

the skirmish occurred on the western side of the tow, by the railway where the marshalling yard gave way to the town proper. EDF objective was a comms array a short way into the town which if taken would enable disruption of the ILR comms network, as well as a potential to intercept communications.

Having unloaded the EDF started in the marshalling yard and made their way towards the comms array. Movement could be observed in some of the buildings and armour support was noted up near the comms array itself.



First turn, was fairly cagey as the EDF moved up taking advantage of cover. Early incident was when ILR unit moved out of a building to bring grenade fire to the lead AV8F. Damage was taken but nothing critical.





As the second turn progressed, EDF moved their second AV8F to the north of the field, in an attempt to flank the concentrated fire now coming form at least three locations on the lead vehicle. Unfortunately this was too late as sustained fire from the SP-74 destroyed the unit along with the crew..



Turn three saw the remaining AV8F return fire, crippling the SP-74. With the heavy armour gone it was now down to the troops to go building to building flushing out the remaining ILR insurgents.





Turn four saw the ILR start to - pull back inflicting minor injuries as they moved along. but superior and sustained firepower saw the main ILR infantry decimated and the remaining units fled the field.




The units dug in nest to the comms relay proved surprisingly resistant to fire and held out for two more turns, but eventually, with multiple units closing in on them and starting to take injuries themselves, they too left the arena, leaving the comms array in EDF control.





Casualties:
EDF
1x Av8F destroyed, crew killed
1x heavy infantry (1 killed, 1 lightly wounded)
1x heavy infantry (2 lightly wounded)
1x heavy infantry (1 heavily wounded)
1x heavy infantry (unharmed)
1x command group (unharmed)


ILR
SP-74 disabled, crew escaped unharmed
1x assault infantry (5 dead, 2 lightly wounded)
1x garrison infantry (4 dead, 2 lightly wounded, 1 heavily wounded)



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Battle reports / Battle report - Bohini road incident
« on: April 05, 2020, 04:42:12 PM »
EDF forces:
Command group - 2x officer (E,E,1,3,3 - MPKW2-18) 1x trooper (R,R,1,3,3 - LAKW1-56)
Airmobile light infantry - 1x leader (E,E,1,3,3 - MKPW2-18) 3x trooper (E,E,1,3,3 - LAKW1-56)
Heavy infantry - 1x leader (R,R,1,3,3 - LAKW1-56) 2x trooper (R,G,1,3,3 - LAKW-156) 1x trooper (R,G,1,3,3 - MAKW2-60)
Heavy infantry - 1x leader (R,R,1,3,3 - LAKW1-56) 2x trooper (R,G,1,3,3 - LAKW-156) 1x trooper (R,G,1,3,3 - MAKW2-60)
Heavy infantry - 1x leader (R,R,1,3,3 - MKPW2-18) 3x trooper (R,G,1,3,3 - LAKW-156)

ILR forces:
Planetary assault group - 1x leader (R,R,1,3,3 - ML199) 5x trooper (R,R,1,3,3 - ML199) 1x trooper (R,R,1,3,3 - ML199+AW191)
Assault infantry - 1x leader (E,E,1,3,3 - ML199) 4x trooper (E,E,1,3,3 - ML199) 1x trooper (E,E,1,3,3 - ML199+AW191) 1x trooper (E,E,1,3,3 - MG202)



Report
Contact made on Bohini road just west of the town. No time was given to dig in so company had to run to nearest cover available and assess the situation. Observers spotted ILR force comprising of two platoons.
Initial movement was careful as the company moved up to intercept using available cover. ILR observed a single platoon remained back to hold buildings, while assault infantry moved forward to engage.




EDF forces split up to engage: airmobile and one heavy infantry moved up the road to engage directly; while remaining squads moved down the side to flank enemy positions. Command unit remained in the back to oversee and direct. Initial engagement was fierce, and the resulting crossfire caused heavy damage to the ILR assault platoon killing three units and wounding several others. Reactive fire from ILR was inconclusive, failing to cause any injury.


EDF crossfire continued eliminating the remaining units in ILR platoon. An ill-advised attempt to move up by platoon on the left side led them to walk straight into heavy fire from ILR, killing two soldiers instantly in the initial volley, including the squad leader, and wounding the remaining troopers. The survivors panicked and ran from the field (soldiers were recovered by outlying patrol later and now in med centre receiving care and psychological support).


Despite being heavily outnumbered, the ILR platoon brought heavy suppressing fire to bear on remaining units, particularly the airmobile platoon, who lost a trooper, and took serious injuries. One noticeable incident at this point was one member of the squad who despite his unit taking heavy damage broke cover and ran at the enemy, screaming obscenities.



Whether it was this brave act of defiance, or just an awareness of other units moving up form multiple directions. The remaining ILR platoon took this opportunity to decamp from their defensive position and retreat, leaving the field in EDF control.




Casualties:
EDF
1x heavy infantry (2 dead, 2 incapacitated)
1x airmobile unit (1 dead, 2 seriously wounded, 1 unharmed)
2x heavy infantry (unharmed)
1x command group (unharmed)

ILR
1x assault unit (7 dead)
1x assault group (2 lightly wounded, 5 unharmed)


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Battle Reports / Battle report - 31 October 2019 - SouthWight Wargamers
« on: November 04, 2019, 05:58:13 PM »
<< EDF contact report >>
<< Record no: 011119/20 >>
<< Location: 12.7 clicks west of Bowdor province base camp >>
<< Filed by: Sergeant Talmenda >>




After an uneventful days patrol on outer edge of EDF territory, our squad prepared to make camp at 1840 hours, at an abandoned science station on the edge of the plain. Having secured the area and set perimeters, it seemed that we had barely had time to set up the cook pot when the detector on the northern edge was triggered. Private Pantia was despatched to check it out, and he'd barely had time to clear the main complex building before coming under fire from enemy units. We’re not sure exactly what their objective was, but the speed and direction which they moved through the facility indicated that they were not interested in getting bogged down in a firefight with ourselves. My estimate was that there were seven units, and uniforms were of standard ILR units and not the elite forces we'd heard were operating in the area. Moving my squad to the back of the building we prepared to return fire.



Private Tari moved up to support Pantia at the left of the building, while myself and Private Gando moved to the right. Tari and Pantia returned fire with two ILR units forming their rearguard and after a short firefight eliminated one, and forcing the other to withdraw to the rear of the hab block. Meanwhile myself and Gando set up to deal.with the rest of the force. As previously mentioned the speed with which the intruders moved through the area surprised us, and before we had a chance to properly set up a response they had already moved through the centre ground beyond the perimeter. Private Gando managed to wound the remaining attacker, but his distance meant he had moved beyond our range before we could put proper suppressing fire on him. Instead we radioed back to HQ, reset our perimeter checks, this time augmented with paired patrols.



Our second contact of the night occurred about an hour after the initial contact, and again was with what appeared to be another scouting party intent on following a similar path to the first group. This time our improved preparedness meant we had locked down the centre ground, and we're able to put up a far more substantial defence. Again the ILR attempted to move between the hab block and store, moving on our location in the main building. However this time I moved Pantia and Gando to the left and right of the building respectively to hold them in place while myself and Tari created a kill zone from the door and window facing into the area. This way we managed to eliminate half of the enemy squad without too much difficulty.



One scary moment was when one of the rabbits managed to move up the front of the building and attempted to throw a grenade into the building, however fortune favoured us as the grenade bounced off a shelf and back out of the window onto the surprised rabbit, mortally wounding him. Private Tari responded by putting him out of his pain.



Down to two units, the enemy finally managed to move past our field of fire and should have been an easy target for Private Gando to finish, had it not been for an empty ammunition clip which when replaced, jammed the gun on a subsequent attempt to shoot. This sadly left Gando in the field of their fire. Myself and Tari attempted to support him, but both our guns failed to fire, which meant that the rabbits brutally mowed him down before moving out of range.



It's never easy to lose a soldier in your care, and in the two months I had the honour to work alongside Private Gando I found him to be an asset to the team. His lost will be felt by not just the squad, but the whole platoon too.

Attached to this report is a copy of my letter of condolence to his family, as well as my report to the quartermaster regarding the importance of issuing battle-ready weapons to frontline teams.

Sergeant Talmenda

<< Report ends >>

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General Discussion / Rank insignias
« on: September 08, 2019, 07:43:39 PM »
In the process of painting the minis at the moment, and was wondering what people were doing to mark squad leaders?

Was thinking of adding some stripes to the EDF helmets (US WW2 army style) but not sure what to do for the ILR - maybe a shoulder patch (as the caps are not universally worn) but what kind of symbol should it be?

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