Having pulled off a hit and run on a supply convoy, an all power armor detachment of IM infantry is falling back through the rocky desert badlands. They know that some sort of pursuit force must be coming for them, and before long a heavy mech and some tanks appear in the distance.
They will be upon the infantrymen soon and so the decision has been made for them, this will be a fighting retreat!
Moving to engage the besieged mech, one of the fireteams set out across the desert floor.
A heavy grav-tank moves up and fires at the ailing infantrymen targeted by the mech, further damaging them.
Seeing and opportunity to cause some real damage, the moving power armour changes direction, charging directly into the speeding tank, firing as they go.
A great thunderclap and the groaning of over-taxed metal can be heard as the heavy infantry´s assault eats through the vehicle and causes a fatal detonation.
The victorious Iron Men´s celebration is short-lived however, as a second tank moves into point-blank range before firing all their weaponry. The already damaged suits can't take another beating like this, and the team fall, out of the fight.
Growing bold one tank commander orders an advance, focusing fire on one of the more exposed infantry units..
.. And soon the second tank follow suit, gunning it´s engines and firing as they go.
The targeted unit is withering under the barrage of lasers and bullets, but they hold..
Again Burke´s Iron Men have pulled off a tough operation, yet it came at a high cost to both sides, with roughly 50 % of combatants ineffective on both sides.
I ran this scenario to test out just how well infantry would to against armour without any air or armoured support of their own. Safe to say, they are still a real threat! If they had been caught in the open, or fighting in a populated area I think the results would have swung widely in favor of one side or the other, but even so they did a good job.
I have a few ideas for games I'd like to play, so in the next few weeks I hope to come to a decision and have another AAR or two for you. Meanwhile I'm most likely going to make a few bits and pieces of terrain, and maybe some more figures as well.
Til next time!