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    Thuseld
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    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…

     

    #77070
    Thuseld
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    http://inexperiencedmodelmaker.blogspot.co.uk/2017/11/satomi-part-1-horizon-wars-aar.html

    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.

    #77298

    Alexander Wasberg
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    A great first fight, I’m glad to see your troops getting some action as well!

    #77339
    Thuseld
    Thuseld
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    It was good to get them onto the table. We will see where the war goes!

    #77348
    Mike
    Mike
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    Oooh I missed this.

    Sorry.

    What is this made from?

    #77456
    Thuseld
    Thuseld
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    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.

    #77472
    Rhys Humphrey
    Rhys Humphrey
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    Great write up, photos, minis, and terrain! I am in awe!

    http://thegreatspaceopera.wordpress.com/

    #77509

    Matthew Hipkin
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    Nice batrep it’s a fun read.

     

    #77676

    greg954
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    Not sure I’m supporting the right side. But cheered when the Collective broke through.

    Keep up the good work. Looking forward to more.

    #77730
    Thuseld
    Thuseld
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    The right side? How many shades of grey do you have?

    #77793

    greg954
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    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.

    #92002
    Thuseld
    Thuseld
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    The Defense of New Charon pt. 1.

    Here are a few shots from the game I had tonight. Horizon Wars. Presence 10 battle. Short and sweet. Full battle report on the blog.

    #92171
    Thuseld
    Thuseld
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    Tedrion III battle report.

    A very bloody battle as the Pan Asian Combine advances up the jungle road to join up with another unit to assault Tedrion City. Will they even make it though? Thanks for reading.

     

    #92195
    Darkest Star Games
    Darkest Star Games
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    Great read!  Playing solo can sometimes be tough.  Honestly, I was cheering for the Alliance guys, I like plucky defenders and underdogs!

    "I saw this in a cartoon once, but I'm pretty sure I can do it..."

    #92201
    Thuseld
    Thuseld
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    Great read! Playing solo can sometimes be tough. Honestly, I was cheering for the Alliance guys, I like plucky defenders and underdogs!

    I was originally cheering for them, up until they suicided a bunch of infantry against tanks. At that point I had to question their respect for human life.

    #92203
    Darkest Star Games
    Darkest Star Games
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    At that point I had to question their respect for human life.

    Ya, there is that… The way it reads to me though is that they have a real worry about the PAC reaching the city, perhaps there is such worry as the PAC is known for atrocities against civilians?  Would put a bit of a spin on their suicidal charges as more trying to stop the PAC at any and all costs in ordre to save the civies…

    "I saw this in a cartoon once, but I'm pretty sure I can do it..."

    #92206
    Thuseld
    Thuseld
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    Ya, there is that… The way it reads to me though is that they have a real worry about the PAC reaching the city, perhaps there is such worry as the PAC is known for atrocities against civilians? Would put a bit of a spin on their suicidal charges as more trying to stop the PAC at any and all costs in ordre to save the civies…

    The last conflict between these two powers was quite bloody and lasted 15 years. Atrocities were committed by both sides. It was even to the point where the UCS senate intervened to avoid a repetition of the war that ruined Old Earth. This new conflict has potential so spiral out of control, even though the goals are limited in scope.

    #92213

    Alexander Wasberg
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    That was quite a fight, the infantry was bloody fearless!

    I’m ready for more 🙂

    #92299
    Thuseld
    Thuseld
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    Tedrion III part 2 – Closing the noose

    The second installment of the battle for Tedrion III. Can the Pan Asian Combine close the noose around Tedrion City?

     

     

    #92323
    Darkest Star Games
    Darkest Star Games
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    Arrrgh, no!  Not the CO!  The alliance put up a stiff defense, their CO dying like a hero.  Those PAC guys are pretty rough.  I’m betting the fight of the city itself is going to be a meat grinder, and I am looking forwards to reading about it!

    "I saw this in a cartoon once, but I'm pretty sure I can do it..."

    #92328
    Thuseld
    Thuseld
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    I am desperately trying to make up more buildings to be able to fight out some of the city battle. It is tough though, and good people are dying.

    #92344

    Alexander Wasberg
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    I’m impressed at the rate you manage to play through these battles, keep them coming 😉

    The Alliance but up a good fight, shame about their CO, it feels like that really broke them in the end!

     

    #92351
    Thuseld
    Thuseld
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    Here in the UK it is the May half term holiday. So being a teacher I have the week off and have found the time and motivation to throw together some games. Expect a sharp drop off after Monday for a few weeks until the middle of July.

    #92412

    greg954
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    Certainly kept me busy reading all that. Good stuff, don’t mine if you carry on inspiring me with it 

    #92431

    Alexander Wasberg
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    I see, good for you!

    I’m just happy to see some cool games with an interesting story being played, so thank you 🙂

    #92453
    Thuseld
    Thuseld
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    Glad I can help, Greg. Us 6mm sci fiers need to stick together.

    #92454
    Thuseld
    Thuseld
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    I see, good for you! I’m just happy to see some cool games with an interesting story being played, so thank you 🙂

    We each go through phases of what is realistic. Like I build far more terrain in the summer when I can leave it drying in the garden.  I paint more during school holidays. And I actually play games when I feel like it. Right now I have a story I want to tell and some cool miniatures to tell it.

    Right now you seem to be more in a designing your own miniatures phase, but previously you told some amazing stories that inspired me to try 6mm sci fi.

    #92489

    Alexander Wasberg
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    I’m hoping to get a few more games in soon, recently I’ve had a few ideas for some mini-campaigns. It’s great fun when you get so into telling a story that you just keep going until it’s finally finished.

    I’m humbled that you would find anything I’ve cobbled together inspiring enough to start your 6mm journey 🙂

    #92503
    Thuseld
    Thuseld
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    Those adventures using Clash on the Fringe showed me that I can probably have games, where the terrain can be completely made up, on a small table, that have a few figures. Not much storage needed. It also showed that I can make stories up to give my games more fluff, which is always fun. I will always be in your debt because of that, due to the absolute hours of enjoyment I have gotten out of painting, collecting, building, thinking, writing stuff for my 6mm world.

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