Friday, December 27, 2013
The Christmas Massacre: A 1000 point battle report for the Station 42 War
Notes: We gave the militia 1200 points vs the mercenaries 1000 points in this battle because we have found in the past if one side gets any kind of defensive position from the start that it really unbalances the game. Also this was a surprise attack that we did as much to move the story line along as anything. It wasn't that we pitched the battle specifically for the militia to win but we did want them to have a slight advantage. My wife really used the terrain well pinning down my units with her "technicals" and snipers while Bears assault rifle armed unit moved into place. With a rate of fire of 2 they are usually devastating at close range although they lack the skill of my trained mercenaries and they had the high ground as well. All in all I think it was a fun little fight and it worked out well for the story line. The militia were able to make off with some badly needed supplies and bloody the mercenaries which will bolster their recruitment and allow them to hold out a while longer.
The insurgency phase of the campaign is about wrapped up. We have some interesting things in store for the next phase of our little war.