Colony World: Glory
Area: Foix Gap, near the DPRG border
US Mission: An American aerospace fighter has suffered engine failure and crashed in disputed territory near the DPRG border. The pilot has managed to eject and is currently held up in a nearby ruin awaiting rescue. Nearby US marines are ordered to advance swiftly and extract the pilot before he is captured by Communist forces. The pilot must exit the board by turn 8.
+3 for making contact with the pilot
+10 for exiting the pilot before turn 5
+7 for exiting the pilot before turn 8
US Force, 13 men, TQ D8
Tech level: 3
1 Squad Leader
3 Fireteams (2 rifle men, 1 SAW gunner AP1, 1 SLAM gunner AP2)
DPRG Mission: An Imperialist Air Pirate has been shot down over the People's Paradise. The pirate managed to eject from his aircraft and is attempting to escape from the People's justice. Prevent his rescue at all costs. Destroy or capture any Imperialist forces which attempt to intervene.
+2 per US marine KIA
+1 per US marine seriously wounded
+3 per US marine POW
Pilot still on the table at the end of turn 8: VICTORY
Communist Forces, 25 men, TQ D6
Tech Level: 1
GPMG Team, 2 men (AP 2)
4 Fire teams (3 riflemen, 1 SAW gunner AP1, RPG Gunner AP2)
|Battlefield, 3'x3' table.|
|Communists await the Imperialist forces|
|Ford in the river.|
The US marines advanced into the nearby woods and fields. Unfortunately, the DRPG was waiting for them. Enemy units waited until after all US marine fireteams were on the board before they activated. Three of them and the GPMG team poured fire into the left most US marine unit, while a forth moved behind the building in the center. When it was all said and done the US marine unit was pinned down and wiped out, with no DPRG casualties to speak of. Needless to say I was surprised.
|End of Turn 1. US Marine Platoon is wiped out, with no DPRG casualties.|
Turn 2 began with some hesitation on the US side. However, confident in their technological prowess (TL 3 vs TL 1) another US fireteam advanced to the river ford with the team going on overwatch to cover their advance. A furious firefight ensued between both sides, leaving two DPRG fireteams wiped out. However, lady luck was not with the marines: their command squad fell off overwatch and the remaining DPRG fireteam and GPMG team caused 4 casualties on the marines in the river, wiping them out! This was very bad since the DPRG fireteam was still beside the house and within rapid movement distance of them. They activated and with no one to oppose them, moved into cohesion distance with that unit and captured them.
|End of Turn 2. Another US Marine fireteam is wiped out. DPRG takes several casualties as well.|
|DPRG fireteam wiped out.|
|DRPG casualties: one wiped out fireteam and one casualty in another.|
|US Marines captured!|
|End of turn 2.|
|End of Turn 4.|
|Final DPRG situation|
|Final US situation|
Communist casualties amounted to 3 dead, 5 seriously and 4 lightly wounded. American losses were 2 dead, 1 seriously and 1 lightly wounded men and 4 prisoners of war.
Victory points were:
DPRG: 17 plus an automatic win due to the pilot being left on the board.
VICTORY FOR DEAR LEADER!