Once again should the (victorious) Varuna Legion face the Order of the Twin Sickles. This time thou, the battle became a Priority 1, Tier 1 battle, so only low tier units was able to be fielded.
In a true pseudo-neo-communist spirit the Sickles has "convinced" a foreign species, the Lhurgg, to battle with them (Tier I units). The objective was to hold a building of (some) importance while fending off the attacking Varuna Legion. Due to the latest... setbacks... the Sickles now has imported drones to the cause, alongside the somewhat brave and daring Lhurgg.
|The Lhurgg! Guarding the so important building.|
- 2 irregulars (Tier 1, assault troops).
- 2 recruits (Tier 1, rifle infantry) whereof 1 as a drone unit.
- 2 light patrol vehicles (Tier 1, combat vehicle) as drone units
The Varuna legion was attacking with:
- 1 light MG section (tier 1, light support troops)
- 3 recruits (Tier 1, rifle infantry).
- 1 irregulars (Tier 1, assault troops), with a level! They had "Adrenaline Rush", which makes them activate twice once per game.
|Drone unit in the east, this is the unit Beeping Brawlers!|
|The Lhurgg units Brood Bloods (unpainted) and Hard Hoofs in the north. With the drones Mikoyan and Gurevich.|
|In the main building, in the middle of map, the Kicking Kepis led by captain Staya hold their position. Banner held high!|
|Two units from Veruna Legion approach from the north.|
|Veruna Legion in the south. This is the Red Skulls Assault Team, with Adrenaline Rush. Scary indeed!|
Not much action, mostly taking up positions.
|Mikoyan and Gurevich takes position to the north, behind some huge crates (left side of picture) while Hard Hoofs occupies a bunker, with their assault rifles... hmm...|
|Reinforcements in the south. On the left hand side the MG section sets up.|
|Getting ready for assaulting Beeping Brawlers in the east! The foam and cork made excellent cover!|
Remember the counterattack in the north? Well, it failed.
|Irregulars can't take that much beating. Getting pounded soon.|
"We have no choice, captain Staya! Our Lhurgg can't repel firepower of that magnitude!" - Brood Bloods, before hoofing away.Remember that counterattack in the south? Well, it failed. No hits and when the MG section returned fire it was bye bye beyond repair. The Lhurggs has failed me, but not for the last time!
|CHAAARGE! [...] DANGER DANGER! RETREAT!|
Turn 5 and 6
Beeping Brawlers, filled with joy and pride (metal, circuits and the like), got to cocky and launched themselves to avenge Hard Hoofs miserably attack, and as a result of that joined Hard Hoofs in their disarray. Retreating from the scary MG section. Pew pew. In the north a stalemate occurred. Gurevich and Mikoyan couldn't launch an attack without support, and the all ready, always prepared Joel had positioned his units out of reach from the heroic Kicking Kepis. With most of my units having fleed the battlefield the Sickles was routed, again!
Next time Joel... (maybe) next time...
|With the banner held high, captain Staya and his trusty dog Stoy evacuates the battlefield. Kicking Kepis were happy to survive more than one game round for once! Feat. turn die.|
"Requesting evac pronto for seven troopers, six droids and a dog!" - Captain Staya