Eliminate the Enemy
SSU brought 2 midwalkers, 2 large units of 11men with Commissars, 2 Platoon Command, 1 Sniper Team and 1 Rifle team. A balanced list. Basically Jyue wanted to test out the Battle Squads of 11.
I had no idea going in what to expect so I deployed conservatively. I hid most of my close combat stuff in my right flank as the containers gave them a lot of hiding space. Other than that, I deployed my Ludwig in the most centre position to threaten both his walkers. Held the left flank with my Flak Grenadiers.
|Both Battle Grenadiers squads held the middle ground supported by the Heinrich
|Both Platoon Commands had Improved Commands hence I have 6 men per squad
|Melee all hid in the containers. Deployed the Laser Grenadiers up front
|Jyue had big squads and elected to use body mass instead of cover
|First salvo took out 2 men from the opposite field
|SSU Snipers are deadly with their special ammo. Lost my Heinrich in Turn 1
|Continued the barrage
|Jyue moved his walker up to try to kill them
|Laser Grenadiers fall back closer to my lines. I did not have enough firepower to thin this squad out fast enough.
|I brought up my Platoon Command up to support the Laser Grenadiers
|Flak Grenadiers kept on firing into the battle squad. Now only 4 remained with a walker bearing down on my left
|I was taking quite a lot of losses on the right flank. The Zombies had already been destroyed giving Jyue 2 Kill Points
|By Turn 3, I knew I had to advance to take out his other Platoon Command
|After combined effort from multiple squads, his battle squad was finally reduced to 1 man
|Now that the SSU snipers were out of the picture I turned my attention to killing off the walker on my left flank. Miraculously it survived with 3 wounds remaining
|I pushed up my right flank now that there was less opposition
|Finally took out his walker on the left flank
|Since this was a KP driven game, I hid my Laser Grenadiers and Command Platoon to deny Jyue the points.
|My army started shifting to the right now to tackle his last squad and walker
|Lobbed a few shells at his Walker who again survived. 5 wounds. Tough nuts
|At Turn 5 this is what the table looked like
|Combined all my fire to take out his last squad
|I was finally able to take out his Walker.