Fighting on the planet Charity continues as the Armed Forces of the Charity Freedom Alliance prosecute their campaign for independence. Neo Colonial Commonwealth forces defending Charity's food distribution centres are coming under increasingly heavy attack. On this occasion, a Neo Colonial Commonwealth APC has been ambushed; with 4 casualties and a damaged vehicle, a relief column is being sent to render assistance. The action takes place in Premloc Junction, a small settlement heavily damaged during earlier battles on Charity. No building remains undamaged but repair work has started and containers of materials are stacked alongside the road on the outskirts of the settlement.
|NCC relief column.|
|Ambush site - wrecked APC in centre, enemy forces closing in...|
|Uninjured troops prepare to defend the APC until relief arrives.|
|NCC tanks lead the convoy in.|
|One tank moves to secure the flank.|
|AFCFA infantry prepare for combat.|
|Tank and heavy APC approach along the road.|
|AFCFA move through the ruined buildings and take up firing positions.|
|Approaching the wrecked APC along a side street.|
|AFCFA commander's vehicle is taken out by ATGW.|
|NCC tank is destroyed by lucky shot from AFCFA ATGW team.|
|AFCFA troops hug cover as they advance.|
|APC leapfrogs wrecked tank and deploys infantry.|
|APC prepares to provide fire support with twin rotary cannon.|
|AFCFA gun team's last moments...|
|NCC vehicles close in on AFCFA troops.|
|1 fireteam down, 2 heavily suppressed.|
|Hang on - wasn't there a building there just now?|
More Sabre fire against a building - 2 ATGWs and the main gun do so much damage that the entire building collapses, killing everyone inside. Other AFCFA units have accumulated 4 suppression markers which mean they are removed from the game, presumably because they've run away! With around 15 units fled or dead, including the commander, AFCFA forces surrender and withdraw en masse.
An enjoyable game once we got the hang of it. The loss of leadership points as units are destroyed certainly played an important role. I did spend a lot of time flicking back and forth through the rules, I think they could be set out slightly better but I like the overall mechanics.
NCC vehicles from Old Crow. AFCFA vehicles converted from Matchbox. All figures from GZG (NAC Marines and New Israeli hardsuit troops).