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Overwatch - the plains of the Ikan Archives
Faction: MagnaCorp. - 6 Regulars, 2 Light Attack Vehicles - Objectives: Defeat other factions; Secure MagTape boxes
Faction: EnviroCorp. - 8 Regulars, 1 Battle Tank - Objectives: Defeat other factions; Secure MagTape boxes
Faction: StarCorps - 4 Troopers, 1 Trooper Officer, 1 Titan Mech - Objectives: Defeat other factions; Secure MagTape boxes
The Battle Begins!
MagnaCorp. starts with the nearest LAV shooting at the Titan Mech, but it doesn`t even scratch the armor. The other troops move up.
The Titan returns the favor with a single missile. The LAV Pilot tries to bail out, but due to a rolled 1 he obviously forgot to unfasten the seatbelt...
BLAM! The LAV explodes, the pilot, too. First Blood for StarCorps!
The Battle Tank shoots a full salvo at the Titan, overcoming the armor slightly but doing only 1 point of damage.
The closest soldiers shoot at the Troopers, not combining their fire and therefore unable to overcome the heavy armor.
Overwatch - Not much happened, but the MagnaCorp. troops are a little bit cut off of the rest, due to the burning wreckage of the LAV. They´ll need to move around it, or will they just grab all the Magtape Boxes and run off?
At the beginning of the turn, all the troops hear a thundering motor sound...
A Brootal Kustom Kroozer speeds in!
"Oi, ya Panzees! Want all da Fun fer Yerselves? Alwayz appresheatin` a good fite! C´mon ladz!"
Faction: Da Brootalz - 4 Boiz, 1 Ammerzon, 1 Kommanda, 1 Kustom Kroozer - Objectives: Defeat other factions; Secure MagTape Box"Oi, wat shall we do with sum werthlezz Kassett Taips? BLAARGH!"
okay, just Defeat other factions.
"Dat´z rite. BROOOTALZ!"
The Brootalz start to scatter around their quarter of the battlefield, the Kroozer still at full throttle...
MagnaCorp. troops barricade themselves behind the boxes, shooting at the - slightly out of range - newcomers, failing to do any damage.
The others move up, holding back their actions, preparing for brootal attacks.
Meanwhile, StarCorps gives the EnviroCorp. faction a whole Broadside of grenades and gunfire.
The grenades of the Troopers send the well-arranged squads of regulars flying, while the Titan deals proper damage to the Tank...
...creating 5 casualties within the troops, 3 points of damage on the tank and 2 holes in the ground.
An onrushing brootal gets a lucky critical hit with some extra damage dice on another EnviroCorp. troop.
His colleague is not so lucky, missing his direct shot on a MagnaCorp. troop. The Kroozer keeps driving straight across the field, as the Amerzon and one Boi jump off...
The Boi just rolls to the ground, becoming disrupted, the Amerzon yet has a nice skill roll, keeping her flying in mid-air...
Overwatch - End of turn 2 - that escalated quickly!
The disrupted Boi is an easy target for MagnaCorp. Two others take care of the other brootal behind the boxes. "Brootaldammit!"
Two EnviroCorp. guys get rid of another Boi...
...while the Tank, although only able to fire just one barrel, vaporizes the last Boi.
The Titan maximizes his remaining power output by firing one Gun and two rockets at the Tank...
...successfully blowing it up! The two remaining regulars of EnviroCorp. abandon all hope of success and go on a run!
The Amerzon returns from an anime-worthy flight stunt and also has an outstanding attack roll! She lops off the head of a MagnaCorp. trooper with a smooth movement...
...and makes a stunning superhero landing. Unfortunately, right in front of some shotgun barrels. Not pictured is how the MagnaCorp. troops make quick work of her with their hold-back actions.
The Troopers moved up. They want to get beside the Kroozer to hit it broadsides.
Yet the Kommanda has other plans...
"Keep up kourze and direkshun! Full ahead!"
*Ker-BOOM!* - the Titan can´t withstand the full built-up Momentum of the Kroozer crashing in it at full speed.
The Kroozer Pilot and the Kommanda learn to fly. They both die from the following impacts.
The Mech Pilot dies in the flames of the related explosions. The brootalz leave the battle with a blow.
The remaining MagnaCorp. troops take advantage of the reigning chaos. the LAV pilot puts the pedal to the metal, not caring about what or who he runs over. He has a plan. The rest moves up.
The Troopers have to move up, too, not having any line of sight between the wrecked vehicles that surround them. Only one comes into weapon range for the LAV. He critfails with his head held high.
*PRÖKK* (yes, this is exactly the sound of a LAV running over a Trooper in heavy armor!)
The pilot uses his action to deploy the gunmount drone.
He then goes into reverse and comes to halt besides one of the MagTape Boxes. Most of the other troops close the gap to the drone.
They fire at the StarCorps Troopers, but due to bad use rolls they don`t get a combined attack to penetrate the armor.
Revenge comes instantly, with some well placed shotgun loads the drone is taken down...
...as well as another regular. *Kaboom*
Things happen quickly now. Several shots go in the Troopers´ directions, as two combined attacks they take out their targets effectively.
Also very effective are the last two grenades from the Troopers´ launchers, killing three of the remaining MagnaCorp. soldiers and knocking back the last one. Meanwhile the LAV pilot has grabbed one of the boxes and stowed it in the back of the vehicle.
The pilot jumps back into the cockpit and gets ready to leave the place as fast as possible, while the last troop sits up to aim at the remaining troopers...
...but they send her to oblivion. With overly effective damage rolls (2 extra dice!) her head turns to drizzle. Yet in the meantime the LAV manages to leave the battlefield unharmed but with one box of MagDisks.
MagnaCorp completed 1 objective partially, StarCorps wins the battle!
Captain Arnold Willis: "Phew, that was a close one. Looks like we have to rally troops and take those MagTapes back from MagnaCorp. soon! And those Brootalz guys? What the flark? Where are they coming from all of a sudden? Not as if we had enough enemies at the moment! Well, we´ll see where that all leads. Anyway, we will have to increase our military presence in the galaxy considerably! I will recommend to increase the budget for StarCorps extensively on all accounts!"