Friday, July 5, 2013
Battle of Dutton's Camp (Station 42 War Battle Report)
With only seven men left in the battle the Hell Knights commander chose to withdraw from the field. Although they had bloodied the militia they were unable to achieve their objectives.
Notes: This was actually one of the more grueling battles we have had for the campaign. With no vehicles allowed there was a lot of moving but there was also a lot of moving through difficult ground and a lot of cover. The Militia snipers did a lot of damage to the Hell Knights. The Hell Knight scouts really had a great position on the hill. Elevated and with +2 cover from the woods enemy shots were at a -3 for the entire game. This made them a tough group to take out. Not only that they managed to give as well as they got in the long run. If only I had put the other scout squad in an equally good position. The Wolfhound Friekorps were also particularly nasty. They dispatched my other unit of scouts in two turns without taking any damage. The Hell Knights objectives were to take down Dutton and Bear and to destroy supplies and the militia's generator and communications up-link. This may have been a few too many objectives especially with so many defenders to face. This ended up being a pretty solid victory for the militia although a hard fought one.