Sunday, October 27, 2013
Battle of the Venture Star Depot ( A 1000 point No Limits Battle report for the Station 42 War)
Notes: Well this was a pretty smooth skirmish. It had been a long time since we had played so we didn't want to do a very large action. Also we have decided that it would be logical for the next phase of the campaign to involve several smaller skirmishes with militia insurgents instead of pitched battles with the Planetary Guard. We decided to hold this game to 6 turns. The Hell Knights main objective was a scan as many of the compound buildings as they could. I managed to scan 5 out of 6 of the buildings and inflict more casualties than I sustained so we considered it a victory for the mercs. One of the funniest things about this battle was the poor performance of the militia field gun. They managed to hit the Venture Star earth mover and shuttle as well as two generators and one of the buildings with scattered shots. The only two shots they fired that hit nothing flew way over the heads of the snipers.
Also I decided to try and take wide shots of the battle every turn and then add smaller inset details of the action which I think worked out here. I plan to do that again for other battle reports. I like to keep my total number of images small but this way I can also show more of what happened.