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Albedo Combat Patrol Counterattack

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Albedo Combat Patrol Counterattack

Albedo Combat Patrol Counterattack

Albedo Combat Patrol: ACP164

Counterattack - Hammerhead participation game 2019

This week Doug and I have started sorting out our participation game for this years Hammerhead show at Newark SHowground on 2nd March, which is played using Albedo Combat Patrol

The situation on the ground is that ILR Planetary Invasion forces have landed on and around major population centers on Coralaus Prime. ConFed Coralaus Homeguard forces were pushed back after intense firefights.

Over subsequent weeks the ILR consolidated there positions, digging in (bunnies are good at that), around strategic sites, such as the Government buildings and media hub featured in our counterattack game, which sees elements of an Extra Planatary Defence Force (EDF) Mech Company, landed outside engagement range via Aerodynes moving forward in a deliberate assault to recapture these strategic sites.

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Across the road from the Government buildings is an attractive patch of parkland that the ILR have used to dig in to form an outer defensice cordon around the sites.

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The EDF Mech Infantry debus from their AV8 AFV's making best use of available cover. Unfortunately a stray shot from an ILR LMG team strikes Sgt Davies, wounding her. First blood to the ILR!

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The EDF decided to attach over a wide frontage, No 2 section debusses and heads for cover off the tree lined sunken path, while No1 section goes right flanking.

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Doug is commanding the EDF forces. Combat is fast, intuative and card driven. All of the probabilities and factors that you would expect from a realistic, platoon level skirmish game are reflected on a unique set of 50 action cards. Shooting involves flipping a card, looking at to hit area which is based on shooting skill of troops doing the shooting, modified by factors such as range, if target is moving, if firing unit is moving etc. If target is hit another card is flipped to which figure in target group is hit, cover stops round and the severity of the wound.

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On the EDF right flank we see No 1 section advancing in extended line against a half section of dug in ILR troops. Unfortunately for them there is also an ILR LMG on building roof behind trench which has them in range.

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On the EDF left flank, Sgt Davies pulls herself together and limps into cover behind the AV8, while the one pip wonder and the rest of Platoon HQ head for cover of the fast food outlet.

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The ILR keep there heads down in there trenches waiting for the EDF to advance into killing range of there less powerful carbines.

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In the center No 1 section cautiously advances making best use of cover.

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The boss makes it into cover of building, is he checking the map or collating a take out order from Battalion HQ?

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Bravo Fireteam, No 1 Section take casualties from incoming small arms fire as they attempt to dash between cover.

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Platoon HQ moves through the building to take up firing positions against the far wall.

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To be continued - as  we spent most off the evening talking about how we wanted the game to play at Hammerhead and finalising the terrain, we did not get the game finished on Monday night. We are planning to finish it next week, at which point I'll update this report.

In the meantime, if you'd like to find out more about ACP164 - click here for the Albedo Web page which has links to video play throughs and interviews on Beasts of War, reviews from magazines etc.

The terrain tiles are built using Sally 4th Terra Former kits covered with Lukes Apps scenic products.

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Tim Dawson |
RE: Albedo Combat Patrol Counterattack
Hi Chris and team,

I took part in your game and really enjoyed it, went on to purchase an EDF boxed set and set of combat patrol rules.

Will be following progress of this game and will be back for Partizan. Keep up the good work

Tim
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