24/11/2017 at 23:35 #76900
Satomi is a planet in a system long contested by the UCS and Collective. The seemingly eternal war continues. Satomi has not been ravaged by war, but in an effort to remove a few systems from UCS forces to create a buffer zone, the Collective have decided that now is the time for Satomi to fall…26/11/2017 at 19:48 #77070
The cold war had lasted 50 years. The first war for independence had taken the United Commonwealth of Systems (UCS) by surprise, and the political fallout had been disastrous. There had been so much factional infighting and other small scale rebellions that the decision had been made to let the Collective of Independent Systems exist and just insulate the rest of the Commonwealth from the failure to defeat the Collective rebellion. Since then the UCS had been unable to penetrate the Collective and was unaware of what was going on there. All that could be done was fortify bordering system, and hope for the best.
The town of Wessington Springs on the planet Satomi. It sprung up on a natural hot, underwater spring and became a natural, renewable power supply town. Now, however, it is the chosen point for the reopening of hostilities as the Collective of Independent Systems as they try to move UCS control out of this particular solar system.
UCS forces rush to defend the town as Collective strike elements approach from the east.
Collective Light cavalry and strike mechs speed along the north flank in an effort to circle around Wessington Springs.
UCS infantry and command mech advance being the woods. Experimental mechs advance on the north flank.
Collective command mech and infantry secure the outskirts of town.
Inspired, a strike mech rushes forward and in a stroke of luck, discovers the gods are with him. The enemy mech is completely obliterated in a hail of armour piercing rounds. It looks like there might be a speedy breakthrough for the Collective.
The second strike mech charges into the fray exchanging fire with the remaining UCS mechs.
UCS mechs respond and damage more Collective hardware. The threatened north flank looks like it may hold. The Collective commander is beginning to worry. The potential breakthrough is looking less and less likely.
Rallying, one of the damaged UCS mechs engages in a firefight and destroys the remaining strike mech.
Collective forces engage and destroy a UCS infantry unit. enough to become combat ineffective under a hail of fire from opposing infantry. Things are looking better for the Collective.
Losing the strike mechs was worrying, but the large mechs in the Collective centre are wiping out infantry units, meaning the UCS commander is having to stretch her forces out.
The tactical situation for the UCS continues to deteriorate when light cavalry engages and destroys another mech on the north flank.
Aerial images show the UCS clinging to the edge of Wessington Springs, while Collective forces continue to encircle the town. Intercepted UCS transmissions indicate problems contacting their reserve elements. The Collective commander is currently feeling no need to call on his.
Garrisoned UCS infantry mange to get a bead on some Collective infantry in the open, unleash a hail of fire and completely destroy the unit. If their officer had survived, he would most certainly be facing a courts martial.
In retaliation the light cavalry destroy the final UCS mech on the morth flank and close on the UCS command mech, peppering it with fire, blasting off bits and pieces, damaging it.
Unable to raise the reserves and with only two combat effective infantry units in Wessington, the UCS commander decides to fall back to fight another day.
The cold war was over. The UCS had underestimated the combat prowess of the rebels, and their ability to field large, conventional ground armies.
Wessington Springs sat in Collective hands, the battle for Satomi was underway, and the second independence war had begun.29/11/2017 at 05:58 #77298
A great first fight, I’m glad to see your troops getting some action as well!
http://lasersandbroadswords.blogspot.com My project blog29/11/2017 at 20:06 #77339
It was good to get them onto the table. We will see where the war goes!29/11/2017 at 21:19 #77348
MikeKeymaster30/11/2017 at 19:29 #77456
It is the screw top of a baby food pouch that you can get from any supermarket. The round, squat thing is the part you screw off. The chimney is the actual opening of the pouch. I just chopped away as much packaging as possible.
Inspiration: Lars homestead on Tatooine.30/11/2017 at 21:50 #77472
Great write up, photos, minis, and terrain! I am in awe!
https://thegreatspaceopera.wordpress.com/01/12/2017 at 09:50 #77509
Nice batrep it’s a fun read.03/12/2017 at 15:14 #77676
Not sure I’m supporting the right side. But cheered when the Collective broke through.
Keep up the good work. Looking forward to more.03/12/2017 at 19:36 #77730
The right side? How many shades of grey do you have?04/12/2017 at 11:45 #77793
More a streak of Black really, hahahahahaha.
For the benefit of the forum that “hahaha” was a cackle, like what Vincent Price does at the end of Michael Jackson’s Thriller.
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