|Ariel recon of the approaching UNSC forces.|
The UNSC approached from the open plains to the North West. Al-Tharki had ordered his scouts and snipers into the village earlier in the day. They were deployed in the farm buildings on the left and the hab building on the right. His mechanized force rolled in from the southeast.
|The southeast edge of the village of Ifs.|
|Close up of 1st Plt, 47th Company, 12th Infiltration Bn as they close on the village of Ifs.|
|Tuna Boats debarking their infantry.|
|Tuna Boat and two infantry squads.|
|Burning APC. The two red markers are infantry casualties.|
|The enemy armored thrust on the left flank.|
|Spider droids engaging the Caliphate armor.|
|The heavy flank, anchored by the Babylon tank. Al-Tharki's APC is next to the mech after reversing out of range of the droids.|
|Two burning tuna boats. One damaged spider droids. Infantry still advancing.|
|The right flank, still holding strong. The Babylon positions itself to engaged the Paladins, barely visible on the far side of the village.|
|One Paladin engages the Warspite. The second suppresses the infantry in the houses before turning back to the tank.|
|The second Paladin prepares to avenge its litter mate, burning beside it.|
|The infantry is hiding in these buildings.|
|With the loss of the second tank the UN commander realized that he'd not only lost the fight but that he was going to have some serious explaining to do.|
This was a Gruntz game vs Nick of Little Nicky's Game Room. The only house rule we used was the usual doubling of range. We also allowed the option to fire then move. That required that you announce that you would be moving so you didn't benefit from the +1 to firing for standing still. Nick really suffered from some back rolls with his tanks. They killed some infantry but when it came to the all important tank duel he just couldn't roll a hit, missing two shots by one pip. The tanks were all mediums with comparable stats. My one advantage was my advanced fire control system.
Yet again Gruntz gave us a fun and flavorful game. I love the ability to build any army I want and then to have them play in a believable way. Nick's vehicles are all GZG, while his infantry are Clear Horizon. My vehicles are a mix of Khurasan and Rebel with Rebel Sahadeen infantry.