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About / Re: Maps
« Last post by ACP_Mike on Yesterday at 08:53:30 AM »
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About / Jika Campaign
« Last post by ACP_Mike on Yesterday at 08:53:06 AM »
Turn 7 start.  All actions to be completed in two weeks.
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GNN News Reporting / Intercepted Traffic: GNN News Report
« Last post by ACP_Mike on May 25, 2020, 02:30:56 PM »
(Fade from black)

A large tiger is wearing a flak jacket and EDF Pattern helmet, over his Hawaiian shirt and shorts.  He's ducking behind a wall while speaking into a handycam.

He says:  “This is Kenn Harlinen reporting again, here on the planet Jika.   If you've been following the story, you'll know that until recently, Jika was a quiet mining colony, made special only by very large fungi and some icky scaly things.  But for the past three weeks it has been the scene of intense military activity.

I'm embedded with an EDF Armoured Infantry Unit - I can't say which one for security reasons, or say exactly where we are.  But I can say that there's bitter fighting going on for control of this important railroad junction, with no clear winner in sight, as far as I can tell.

The campaign has moved out of the strategic phase, and dived right down into tooth and claw at the small unit level."

He pauses, and ducks deeper as a spray of badly aimed fire passes over the wall. 
 
"In fact, it's probably a bit warm for me, right now.  The unit I'm embedded with has been fighting for control of this dirtball town for several days, and although casualties have been taken, it looks to this critter as though the other side is not doing as well.  Every day and night there are EDF air strikes on enemy positions and transport column (cuts to strike camera imagery of a gunship strike on a column of wheeled APC) and it seems as though the air war is also going in the EDF's favour.

While nobody is specifically saying it, the prisoners I've seen are all lapines, which is as strong a hint as you can have that the ILR is behind this.  Although GNN is impartial, as you know, and that's only my opinion, there's been no evidence presented to dispute these facts."

He peers round the edge of the wall and then pulls back quickly. 

"That's all for now.  Kenn Harlinen - GNN, Jika"



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Battle reports / Summit Junction III - attack on unprepared defence
« Last post by Felna 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 / EDF meeting engagement on outskirts of Summit Junction
« Last post by Prollo on May 17, 2020, 02:31:21 AM »
EDF meeting engagement on outskirts of Summit Junction
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Battle reports / ILR attack on Hasty Defense at Summit Junction
« Last post by Deniper on May 14, 2020, 10:15:27 PM »
deployed 2 sections of EDF infantry in barracks with one small section on patrol at the time the ILR attack began. 2 APCs in shutdown mode parked out side of the barracks. ILR began game with 2 sections of reduced strenght on foot and a full section riding in a P-69t. preceeding the P-69t was a SP-74 scout. during the first turn of the game the scout car rushed forward fireing at the EDF scouts. causing stuns but no damage. the APC followed while the ILR infantry made their way thru cover to the left flank of the town.  one section of EDF infantry moved towards the roof of the 2 story building they where in to take up fireing positions. while the other section moved out and to thier right of a small building useing a civilian car as cover.
the Scout car after a brief exchange of fire pushed thru the 2 civilian vehicles critically injuring one of the guards that was using it for cover. (failed reaction check) after moving forward the scout found itself under mg fire from the roof top. the exchange of fire between the scout and the roof top squad would last most of the rest of the game.
the EDF guard squad attempted to pull itself together but having lost one of its outlying members and the other being totally cut off from assistance never got opportunity to assault either armored vehicle.
one of the EDF APCs came on line and fired its beam laser at the scout missing. which earned it several 27mm autocannon rounds one of which damaged the AV8g's primary weapon. meanwhile the ILR APC dismounted its infantry section who moved towards the exchange of fire that was occuring on the ILR left flank.
the EDF section on the ground was involved in a exchange of fire with 5 rabbits in cover. when due to a tremendous bit of luck they wounded or killed 3 of the team they where fighting. this exchange prompted the 2 observing officers to fall back and call for the APC to pick them up at the edge of the battlefield.

the cut off guard who was fireing at any target of opportunity found himself surrounded by a full section of ILR soldiers and after a scuffle was hoisted off by 2 rabbits to be secured in the waiting P=69t meanwhile a second section joined the ground fighting and thru weight of fire finally reduced that squad by 3 troops.
the section on the roof found itself with a casualty and under continuous bombardment by the SP74 about time they got out from the various stun counters another volly was coming in. they did manage to get a solid non penetration hit that caused the crew to bail out. which gave them breathing room to inflict fire on infantry for 2 turns causing 2 wounds.
the operational EDF APC found itself under attack by rabbits with variable grenades which knocked out its ability to maneuver any farther. so with a damaged beam weapon and no movement the crew stayed put and tried sensibly to be a non target.

at this point the ILR was storming the building the P69t had picked up the officers and had the prisoner aboard and was prepared to leave the area of engagement. the guard squad (who had miserable action rolls and never really got to do any thing.) was in cover behind a truck and the remaining 2 sections (7 rabbits total) where moving towards the building with a lone EDF riflemen between them and their objective. at this time i had to call the game off due to time.
One EDF AV8g had never gotten the required roll to come active as reserves ( a situation which suprised me) the other never really got a chance to perform its dutys. in the future i should have added a PML to each side as well as at least one additional squad to give me a little more options in force balance.

one EDF APC mobility kill on a non pen variable grenade hit. 5 EDF casualties 2 wounded. 1 POW. ILR lost 3 troopers including 1 corporal. And probably would have lost one more either dead or wounded in the house fighting. This is the first game where the SP-74 was not a star performer. Causing one casualty. And damaging a APC
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Battle reports / Summit Junction II - attack on hasty defence
« Last post by Felna 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 / Raid on Pebble Park
« Last post by davidburden on May 12, 2020, 08:43:40 AM »


For the second night running it was night-ops in Chanzori as Lupus Company tried to keep the ILR Assault force occupied whilst its fellow companies engaged in bigger battles on its flanks. For tonight the target chosen was a LARC (assault flyer) pad based in the old Pebble Park.

Lt Chapais took two sections along and no heavy weapons. The opposition were two sections of ILR Assault troops - better armed and armoured than his own. Chapais sent 2 Section rifle group right to provide a diversionary attack against the main entrance, with the gun group on a roof top ready to provide covering fire to whoever needed it. 1 Section would go left flanking and in through a back entrance, hopefully less well guarded.


ILR security patrol, heading for the corner where the EDF will emerge

Unfortunately two ILR guards randomly headed towards that same entrance and the EDF emerged straight into their line of sight. A brief firefight saw 2 dead rabbits, but the alarm had been raised and the main ILR force came streaming out. 2 Section managed to catch a few as they headed for the main gate, but then got bogged down in a sporadic firefight.


ILR stream out, three of their number downed by 2 Section

Chapais drove 1 Section forward, taking the Rifle Gp round to the left of the pad, whilst the Gun Gp went right. Unfortunately the access ramp was on the far side. 1 Section came under fire from emerging Assault Troopers, but Chapais and two troopers held them off whilst two other trooper bravely legged it for the ramp, and made it up to the LARC.


1 Section holds off the ILR whilst 2 critters make it up to the LARC


A nice shot of the 1 Section firefight - note two out-of-ammo markers!


Setting the charges!

A random throw then showed that the EDF needed 2 activations in undisturbed contact with the LARC in order to set the charges and then blow it. The demolition team got one activation, but needed one more. But the ILR Assault Troopers had managed to kill the two critters with Chapais, and Chapais, now wounded tried to hold them back but his gun jammed and he was soon down too. Two ILR rabbits dashed forward, up the ramp, and charged into the EDF critters setting the explosives. The first round went one all, but the second round saw both EDF critters pushed away from their explosives. One of them, nursing a wound, thought better of the fight and left off the platform and ran for cover. The second bravely fought on but succumbed in the third round.


Two ILR charge into the back of the EDF demolition team

Any chance of blowing the LARC was now gone. OC 2 Section took charge, and ordered a withdrawal. His team had been fighting off ILR coming round both sides of a container, having a lucky break when a grenade failed to explode, but had inflicted enough damage on the ILR that the ILR section was temporarily stunned. 2 Section, and the Gun Gp of 1 Section slipped back into the dark and off the board.


Demo team pushed back, and effectively game over

A great game, and a real nail-biter as to whether the EDF would blow the LARC. The EDF suffered from 2 Section Gun Gp having blocked LoS to the action the whole time and never firing a round, and even 1 Section Gun Gp was poorly utilised. Had the ramp been in any other configuration (randomly chosen) it could have been a very different game. EDF suffered 4 losses, ILR 5, but an ILR victory as the EDF failed to blow the LARC.
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Battle reports / Re: EDF Attack on Hasty defenses at Summit junction!
« Last post by Deniper on May 09, 2020, 05:01:25 AM »
sorry about the pictures..... I sorta deleted them from the archive.  :-[
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Battle reports / EDF Attack on Hasty defenses at Summit junction!
« Last post by Deniper on May 07, 2020, 10:13:41 PM »
The EDF continued their unwarranted aggression in the Summit Junction area disrupting ILR soldiers attempting to feed and provide medical care to orphans after relentless Aerial strikes against thier town! the Heroic Lapine Republican soldiers jumped to the defense of the city. and attempted to contain the fighting out side of the city area. The defenses where set around a supply of Mushroom juice crates and storage facility however shortly after the EDF attackers appeared A section of troopers charged forward to attack causing some casualties.  and losing a comrade to vehicle based heavy weapons fire. From a Command APC.


Meanwhile a SP-74 began to engage EDF vehicles from the flank with the effect of a mobility kill.

the EDF never set foot in the town proper and took heavy losses in the attempt.

The squad ended with 6 casualties and the remaining 2 quit the field, the command team lost 2 casualties with 3 quitting the field and the AV8 APC's crew was forced to bail out and was cut down by a Republican squad that had been waiting for something to fire on they could affect.

Republican losses where limited to 4 troops from throughout the squads and 2 lightly wounded. (the squad of 14 was deployed as 2 sections of 5 and one section of 4 to represent a larger organization that had taken heavy losses already.)

Another glorious victory for the Heros of Jika!

The EDF spent most of this game either hiding behind cover or observing the situation. I bumped them into action a few times as the rolled result made no sense. the  game ran quite a few turns. and there was not a single turn where i would say that this was when the EDF started losing however. performers of note was the SP-74 (i seriously need to get a proper model of that unit) and a half squad of ILR troopers that performed 2 charge and melee attacks in a row pushing the EDF squad into the open, where they got cut up further by flanking squad fire that could not touch them previously)