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Offline Felna

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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)

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.

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)

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

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