Tuesday, 15 March 2016

15th March - 14th March Infinity vs The Eldest (Flamia Island Campaign)

Another game of Infinity in, this time against The Eldest and her Nomad force. We chose the Astroport as the location of our encounter and you can find my "official" report here (again the only difference is there are more photos here and you can vote there). The official scenario for the location is a quadrant control mission with the table apart from the deployment zones being divided into four equal quadrants with dominance being worked out at the end of each round based on the non-null state troops points value for each faction.

Our skirmish in Antela over and the squad quickly replenished we move on, back to the Astroport. The Nomad's defensively waited for us to act first but this would prove to be their downfall.

The Malignos signaled the start of the rush by preparing to firing from concealment at the Iguana, but the Nomad pilot spots the movement as the Shasvastii sniper breaks cover and a critical hit puts the solider into seed-embryo state. The Fraacta drops in behind the control tower and advances along the cover opening a firing line across the Nomad deployment. A steady advance through cover has the Combined Army force take control of quadrant one and two. The Rachio sends a burst down the street killing an Alguacil and damaging the Nomad TAG. A second burst of fire and it's answer sees no further damage to either machine.
 An accurate burst of HMG fire from the Iguana sees the Raicho rocked on it's feet, but the TAG's heavy plating holds and it is no worse for wear, but a nearby Unidron's return fire baths the machine in plasma forcing the pilot to eject from the mighty frame though he advances into quadrant four taking control for his faction despite the loss of his TAG frame. The Mobile Brigada fires at the Maakrep and the Fraacta but the return fire forces the man to miss as he is wounded and drops down prone behind the hastily assembled barricade. The Grenzer sniper then took aim at the Fraacta killing the Combined solider while the return fire from the Unidron did little but attract the snipers attention and his next burst took down the batroid. One of the Interventors began to push into the third quadrant dodging the Maakreps fire but as he pushed forward the Umbra lined him up and dropped him to the ground unconscious. One of the other Alguacils moves up into the third quadrant but attracts the attention of the entrenched Maakrep and Umbra and is caught by an explosive round and in knocked out but the wound. The final Alguacils advances into better cover and sends some fire down at the Med-Tech Obisdon Medchanoid but and combination of the horrible range and the hybrids quick reflexes see it slither out of sight behind a nearby cargo container. A flash of black and white and the remaining Interventor releases her panda in an attempt to shut down the flank approach of the Unidrons. (Objective points 1 vs 1)

At this point the Combined forces hold their ground with the Umbra sending a few shots to keep the Nomads heads down but to no physical effect and the Med-Tech streams across the back of the battle in an attempt to get the fallen Shasvastii sniper to his feet.

The Inteventor decides that she need to get her Classified Objective done to assist the Nomad cause. She heads across the battlefield drawing some accurate fire from a distant Unidron but her armour holds and her shielding easily deals with the plasma blast. The Grenzer heads to the rooftops and while the oncoming Combined Army rounds are accurate his armour holds and he ducks in behind a covering vent. The Nomad sniper tries out his new nest but more accurate HMG fire hits him and again he is only saved by his armour. The Mobile Brigada staggers to his feet and sends some deadly fire toward the Maakrep but the aliens armour holds and he holds firm in his position. (Objective points 2 vs 2)

The Raicho hugs the buildings and enters the fourth quadrant challenging the Nomad dominance while sending HMG shells toward the Grenzer knocking the man permanently from his perch. The Medchanoid attempts field surgery on the Shasvastii but kills fails and leaving the second quadrant in the hands of a couple of Unidron moves onward adding his weight to the push into the fourth.

The Inteventor rushes forward getting into a nearby building and into hacking range of the Combined Army HVT and quickly runs two spotlight programs achieving her Classified Objective. The hidden Spektr finally acts maintaining his TO:Camo but advancing into the first quadrant but leaves the third unclaimed forcing the paramedic Alguacil to risk HMG fire to secure the third quadrant again, which she does thanks to a wildly inaccurate burst. (Final Points 5 vs 3)

The Nomads are forced back and the Combined Army moves to fortify it's newly gained ground. Victory for the EI!!

Another enjoyable game and despite the final score we were fairly even with both of us having killing an even number of points of each other's forces, The Eldest's biggest issue was that she lost focus on the scenario object and didn't contest the quadrants evenly so lost out on one of her home ones in the last turn. But we both had fun and that's what counts in the end so I'm expecting some more game with the whole family soon. That Kurgat is now completely finished so I'll have a few shots up of him soon and I might do a bit of an update on that post as I've put a few bits together and started my next painting project as well.