Following the fight around Patrol Base 55 a platoon of Warriors and a transport platoon of trucks arrived to evacuate the survivors, with the burning base to their rear the Warriors headed back to the FOB. The observers at the FOB soon noticed that several dust clouds were following the retreating Warriors. When the Warriors stopped to deal with a suspected IED they soon the race was up and now it was time to fight. Major D. Zaster, acting on information from a special force team in the hills above Azmakassar had ordered his two precious Challenger's out of the FOB to cover the retreat.
In the late afternoon a platoon of T-55's approached the outskirts of Rahthkabir. The first battle between tanks of UNSAF and Hotakistan was about to play itself out.
|A platoon of T-55's (Peter Pig) approach the old 19th Century British Fort wall. In the distance the Hotakistani commander sees a British soldier running for cover.|
|British soldiers debussing|
|An AT-4 fired straight down the road destroys the lead T-55|
|The Challenger II's arrive (QRF)|
|A Warrior explodes.|
|A second T-55 is set alight with a AT-4, while a British fire team takes on a last surviving insurgent.|
|A knife fight between a Challenger and T-72, surprisingly the Challenger struggled to destroy the T-72, merely blowing a track off with several of its wheels (both models QRF).|
|Flames from the last T-55 flicker up over the ruins.|
|The scene in the woods, two badly damaged T-72s.|
A fair game, we spent too much time chatting, but that was good anyway :)
The Challenger's are mean, but battled to destroy the T-72s outright. The game gave much for thought and now I think we can design the campaign to mission interface in a better manner.