Saturday, January 4, 2014
Battle of the Martian Sector: A 2000 point battle report for the Station 42 War!
Martian Commander: Attention intruders this is Commander Igor Kovalevsky of the Martian Soviet Socialist Republic. You have entered into sovereign territory of M.S.S.R. Turn back now or we will be forced to engage you.
Hell Knights Commander: This is Lieutenant Domingo Gomez of the Hell Knights mercenary company. You are harboring the fugitive militia leader Ivar "Bear" Belyakov. He is wanted by the Titania government for numerous crimes and we have a legal contract to apprehend him. Remand him to our custody and we will be more than happy to depart.
Hell Knights Commander: Get back to your base and leave this to us or we'll kick your Marski ass!
Both of the mercenary light transports were destroyed in the first few shots and several mercenaries were kill when one of them exploded.
The mercenary forces retreated just moments before Martian Gunships and Dropships arrived on scene.
Notes: This was a nasty 2000 point No Limits battle between my mercenaries and My wife's militia and Martians. Those Martian Battlesuits survived a heck of the lot of punishment and did quite a bit of damage to my forces. After they wrecked my transports and nearly wiped out one of my squads I focused on taking them down which kept me for focusing on my objective of capturing Bear. They slippery militia leader also survived my best attempts to kill him at the end of the battle.
We had decided that this would be a six turn battle and I would have needed to be in clear control of the field for a total victory or kill Bear for a minor victory. Unfortunately I did neither. All I had left at the end of the battle were four damaged tanks and one trooper with a plasma carbine.
One funny thing about the battle is that my wife forgot to deploy here field cannon so we decided it was held in reserve. She then forgot to bring it on the board until the fourth turn.
It was a pretty good battle and we had a lot of fun with it. Both sides did some heavy damage to each other and we introduced another faction to the conflict.