Sunday, January 19, 2014
At this point the Hell knight withdrew from the field failing the stop the Wolfhound advance although both mercenary forces had suffered considerable damage and casualties. 41 mercenaries were killed or wounded and four vehicles were completely destroyed. Many of the other vehicles were heavily damaged.
Although the Wolfhounds had been seen working with the militia and renegade Titania Planetary Guard this is the first time that they have been seen in any force. It is believed that General Drake and Carson Boon have been receiving a steady flow of donations from across the Confederacy after video of Ivar "Bear" Belkov's daring Christmas raid on the Redwing Farm was circulated by local news agencies. This will certainly change things considerably in the conflict as it seem public opinion in the Confederacy is strongly on the side of the Titania rebel forces.
This has been Alphonso Marks for the Titania News Network!
Notes: How did we come up with 2160 points for this battle. Easy. That is the what the entire Wolfhound force we have managed to paint added up to. I (Nate) was actually pretty excited to play this battle because I painted every figure and vehicle on the field although I have to of course give my wife credit for doing some of the scratch building. We played this battle for six turns and it was a bit grueling taking a bit over four hours to play. I think this is mostly because we had a number of strange things come up that we don't often deal with. We have not dealt with a lot of over run situations or ramming situations and we haven't engaged in much hand to hand combat. Also we have never actually had troops employ their grapple lines so we spent a bit of extra time looking up rules. For some reason the first turn took over an hour to resolve alone. I guess we just needed to warm up.
We are trying to move into a more military phase of the campaign by employing the Wolfhounds, Martians, and Titania Planetary Guard in more straight up battles. The Titania Militia will continue to play a role but mostly in smaller insurgent engagements. We are going to try to average 2000+ points for our military oriented battles and will hopefully have a few 3000 and 4000 point engagements. We plan to wrap the campaign up with year with a climatic battle in Station 42 which will probably be over 6000 points and will involve combined arms of infantry, tanks, mecha, and air support.
Sunday, January 12, 2014
Wednesday, January 8, 2014
Saturday, January 4, 2014
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.