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Offline Felna

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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)