|The British Armour and Mechanized Infantry must cross two bridges, run a gauntlet of Malikastani infantry and insurgents and exit to the west.|
|A bat's eye view of the HIND vs. Challenger.|
|The British advance over the first bridge, the HIND returns to try destroy the Warrior on the bridge, but to no avail.|
|The HIND returns and destroys the lead Challengers engine. Its crew remain in their pillbox bringing fire to bear until the end of the fight.|
|The British continue to advance, one Warrior detouring around the immobilized Challenger. The second Challenger escapes the faecal strewn canal and drives headlong into the Malikastanis|
|A close-up of the developing fight near the Golden Holden.|
The British squad and Warrior that remained as the rearguard destroyed the insurgents to the rear, though not without a few moments of danger. An insanely advised assault on two British soldiers by four Malikastanis ended with 4-0 win for the British. The rearguard mounted their vehicle and followed the now distant comrades. They stopped and destroyed the insurgents advancing along the lateral road, but then the HIND returned and destroyed the Warrior, the crew and passengers bailed with two wounded. The survivors then fired on the surviving insurgents in the lateral road and wiped them out and then the British fell back into the ruins and poppy fields and escaped on foot (though counted as VP to the Malikastanis)
|The HIND returns to destroy a Warrior.|
|A close-up of the final fight around the Golden Holden|
OUTCOME: British Decisive Win (Hotakistanis: 38 VP vs. British 77)
Mark played really well, burning our activations. I think this was the best use of initiative I have seen. The Fickle Finger of Fate also played a roll..role... The AT rolls by the Hotakistani/Malikastani side were amazingly poor compared to the armour rolls of the British. The HIND was a mean piece of equipment, and if I play the insurgents/Malikastani turncoats/Hotakistanis I hope to see that beast more often! If the more attack helicopters arrive I think we will need the sides to start to obtain AA! Or pick AA reinforcement cards.
An enjoyable day of gaming.
To top off the day, a surreal moment for me driving home when a Golden Holden appeared at the railway crossing! The Golden Holden has been in nearly all our games, has been smashed by artillery, driven over by tanks, blown up on mines...but it still appears! Spooky!