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The Defence of Sci-Stat Z1430

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The Defence of Sci-Stat Z1430

The Defence of Sci-Stat Z1430

Albedo Combat Patrol:ACP164.

The Defence of Science Station Z1430.

A couple of weeks ago, my good friend Patrick had an unexpected free afternoon so we decided to have a go at the introductory ACP164 scenario - Defence of the Science Station.

Set on a planet, many light years away from Arras Chankra an ILR Planetary Invasion Fleet has recently landed and plan to annex Ralon186 to the Republic,

Taken by surprise, the planetary HomeGuard were quickly overthrown at the starport and main population centres, however there are many pockets of resistance that need to be cleared before the ILR can claim a complete victory.

ACP 164 Albedo Battle Report

Science Station Z1430 was a biological research station, engaged in valuable research to determine if cultivated plants could be used to supplement the critters mainly synthesized diet. A single section of 8 HomeGuard had been tasked with its defence, however the platoon HQ was also located in the building and an additional section were close enough to support if reinforcement was neccessary.

ACP 164 Albedo Battle Report

The left flank was secured by a fast flowing stream and number of dirt tracks led to the science station.

ACP 164 Albedo Battle Report

The EDF split there section in to two fireteams. Alpha Fireteam positioned themselves behind the sturdt walls of the plazza.

ACP 164 Albedo Battle Report

The LMG from platoon HQ was set up on the roof of the research building with a commanding field of fire.

ACP 164 Albedo Battle Report

The defenders did not have to wait long for the first wave of planetary assault troops to advance through the light woods and move towards the cover of broken ground to the left of the building.

ACP 164 Albedo Battle Report

Long range fire, particularly from the defenders LMG thinned out the attackers, but did not prevent them from making it to cover.

ACP 164 Albedo Battle Report

The HomeGuards Bravo Fireteam had positioned themselves amongst some rocky outcrops to the right of the research station. It was not long before they had multiple targets to engage.

ACP 164 Albedo Battle Report

Although the ILR took heavy fire, and lost some good rabbits that day, it was not long before a second quad joined them to consolidate there position.

ACP 164 Albedo Battle Report

Eventually a second squad of HomeGuard arrived as reinforcements and started to move forwards.

ACP 164 Albedo Battle Report

Alpha Fireteam had born the brunt of the ILR assault for many turns, casualties were mounting and cohesion was beginning to break down. Here we see a critter failing a morale test and heading for the next piece of cover...inside the building.

ACP 164 Albedo Battle Report

At this point, the Republics finest decide to settle the issue by close assault

ACP 164 Albedo Battle Report

The ILR win the melee after two turns of bitter fighting.

ACP 164 Albedo Battle Report

Charlie Fireteam, part of the reinforcing section counterattacks, but they are also overcome by the aggresive ILR Troopers,(who are quiet handy at close quarters).

ACP 164 Albedo Battle Report

Delta Fireteam move forwards, but are too late to prevent the science station falling into enemy hands.

ACP 164 Albedo Battle Report

As always, an exciting game of Albedo. The scenario was pretty well balanced with a platoon attacking a reinforced section. Up until the last turn I had felt that I would get my reinforcements into the battle and that they would make a difference, but it was not to be and Patrick and the ILR won a well deserved victory.

Links for further information:

Albedo ACP164 miniatures

Sally 4th Clear Bases

Terra-Former 12" square modular terrain board kits.

 

 

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