Battle of the Smuggler's Camp: A 1500 point No Limits game report for the Station 42 War.
Sunday December 15th 3032: Early Sunday morning a patrol of Hell Knights mercenaries operating out of Station 42 engaged a group of insurgents off loading supplies at a smuggler's camp about 8 kilometers east of the spaceport.
The Mercenaries attacked swiftly with three light APCs and a light hover tank supporting a light mech. The insurgents seem to have been caught unprepared but they quickly rallied and fought back.
Several militia improvised armored vehicles arrived on the scene trading fire with the mercenaries. Among the insurgents was a squad of Wolfhound Friekorps and a Wolfhound APC.
The Hell Knights quickly overwhelmed the insurgents right flank but were stalled by the determined resistance of Boon's Militia and the Wolfhounds.
The Insurgents managed to destroy two Hell Knight APCs and push the light tank back. The Hell Knights mech picked off the last of Boon's Militia but slipped and fell on some loose ground near one of the smugglers ship.
The remaining Hell Knight APC charged the center of of the insurgents line and offloaded it's squad which engaged in hand to hand fighting with some Venture Star Miners while also trading fire with the Wolfhounds.
The mercenary mech regained it footing and attacked the insurgents field cannon and sniper killing them both. The Wolfhounds APC was destroyed by the Hell Knights light tank and the rest of the Wolfhounds were killed by the mercenary APC. The remaining miners immediately surrendered. The smugglers ships managed to take off and escape in the confusion. Other insurgents seen approaching the battle broke off and fled Northeast.
Notes: This was a brutal battle that turned into a complete rout of the insurgents. Most of the mercenary vehicles were heavily damaged and two were destroyed but I only lost one trooper. I think my wife should have brought the rest of her reserves onto the board much more quickly but that's always a hard call.