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Offline Felna

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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)