21 November, 2010

Black Mamba Down

Rebel forces have shot down a Black Mamba interface shuttle. 1 crew member is seriously wounded and 1 security team member are killed.

Art by Omen2501

Crew assemble at the crash site, but the rebel forces are closing in.

Crash Site

The HCPS patrol drives in over the ridge

Patrol drives in

Sakhan Mercs move through forest towards the industrial complex

Sakhan Mercs move through forest

Gunbots scanning ahead - their heavy automatic weapons will add significant firepower to the mercenary fire teams

Gunbot scans ahead

Patrol moves through the fields - turret sweeps seeming to miss the rebel squad to their left

Patrol moves through fields

Rebel anti-armour team takes aim at the lead IFV from cover

Anti-Armour team takes aim

Light Tank has a commanding view from on top of ridge, and it takes out the anti-armour team with its main gun

Light Tank on top of ridge

The security team at the crash site is taking hits from the advancing mercenaries

Security team taking hits

A firefight erupts as the squad dismounts, with the rebels giving as good as they get

Firefight erupts as squad dismounts

A heavy anti-matter round immobilised the IFV causing the crew to bailout (although the platoon commander sticks around and calls in the quick reaction force. With the Light Tank suppressed things do not look good for the government forces!

IFV immobilised

Sakhan Mercs reach crash site to outflank the security team

Sakhan Mercs reach crash site

Merc sniper team sets up on rooftop

Merc sniper team sets up

Dropship crew run for it, although two of their number are wounded on the way towards the arriving APC

Dropship crew run for it

APC disgorges squad and heavy weapons team who set up to hold off Sakhan mercenaries at crash site

APC disgorges squad

Combined arms secure flank, wiping out initial ambushing rebels

Combined arms secure flank

VIPs get covering fire as they make their way to the APC

VIPs get covering fire

Something comes over the net which indicates that the HCPS will be deploying chemical weapons. The regular forces manage to deploy countermeasures without affecting their performance too badly, but the irregulars suit up and run for it


Bad luck continues for the rebel forces as HCPS nano-dust attacks their drones, taking two of the gunbots out of commission.
Another sniper team is in position - severely hampered by their anti-chem gear they have worked their way around the back of the government forces

Another sniper team in position

They've lined up a shot on the VIPs as they board the APC but the light tank takes them out before they can take it. It's main gun fails (equipment made by the lowest bidder!) but its twin machine guns will suffice

Snipers have lined up shot on VIPs

The armour unit continues it advance towards the Sakhan mercenaries

Tank advances

They have no chance in the open and take serious casualties

Sakhan Mercs in open

The other merc fireteam is taking hits as well as they cross open ground to reach the crash site

Mercs taking hits as they cross ground

Sakhans take aim at the APC with a light anti-tank weapon (but its better than nothing, right?)

Sakhans take aim with anti-tank weapon

The vehicle explodes in spectacular fashion (a Golden BB!) with everyone on board killed

Golden BB

Fire team in office has a commanding view and puts fire in on the shocked troops alongside the wrecked APC

Fire team in office has commanding view

The Quick Reaction Force swoops into the complex, aiming to land directly in front of the beleaguered patrol. And close enough to deny the opportunity to capture one of the stricken security guards

Quick Reaction Force swoops in

The power armour squad leaps into action laying about them with terrible accuracy

Power Armoured squad leaps into action

Discretion the better part of valour - the light infantry escape, but their comrades in the building to their right aren't so lucky

Discretion the better part of valour

Light Tank takes plasma directly in the guts - destroying its anti-grav modules

Light Tank takes plasma directly in the guts

The Sakhan mercenaries withdraw, with the rooftop sniper team clipping the patrol's commander hampering any attempts at pursuit.

Sakhan Mercs withdraw

The two VIPs were killed along with the four crew members who survived the crash, when they were seemingly safe and about to be evacuated. The rebels bloodied the government force's nose, but in the end the loss of their irregular troops and the timely arrival of the quick reaction force proved the salvation of the government patrol.
The rebels win 11-9, which is indecisive, but no shame for the rebellion...

My first game of Tomorrow's War - impressive stuff and the changes which have been made to the system are quite effective


  1. Very nice. Great looking game.

    I have a small collection of GZG's 25mm stuff along with some of the old Ral Partha 25mm Battletech figures, but it's been sitting in a box for several years. Not a lot of people playing in that scale, so I haven't been able to unload the figures to a better home and haven't found any rules that I liked enough to encourage me to get them out and play. I did like the Force on Force game I played, so perhaps I should look at Tomorrow's War.

  2. Vary nice, I have been looking forward to a report from Novaya Sakha. Were did you get the gun drones from?

  3. Thanks guys
    I did play with the BattleTroops system a while back Brian, but I think tomorrow's war is a great successor to Stargrunt without some of the niggly/annoying bits of that system.
    The gun drones are from GZG's 15mm range

  4. typical rebels, space hippies and their pets take out military installation kinda lucky. : )
    next time they won't be so lucky..........

    nice battle though and congrats on little Laura again!


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