|This battle (3) follows the battle "Washing Day in Azmakassar" (2) as the British continue their advance to the rear.|
|The convoy and the six Valkyries|
|Hotakistani infantry appear above the Uruguayans near the exit.|
|An overzealous Mtsa...arrives...and burns (the 2S19 Mtsa from QRF)|
|End of Turn 2. In the lower right you can spot the Hotakistani platoon commander, he was only able to bring in two 107mm rocket barrages in the whole engagement, and one of those did as much damage to his own men as the enemy.|
|The ODA arrive and attack the Hotakistani ambushers.|
The firefight near the exit had begun to get very hot, the Hotakistani's had snatched one of the fortified buildings and the Uruguayans were not allowing this to continue. However, both sides gave and received (This battle was too have the highest KIA and WIA out of all the games we have played with regular vs. regular).
|The fierce firefight at the Uruguayans defenses.|
At the other end of the engagement the Hotakistani's pushed a Quad 14.5mm AA gun down the road to engage the soft-skin vehicles, but the ammo-less Challenger blocked the road. The AA gun, however blasted the rear of the Warrior "Spear-Shaker", but to no effect.
|The Quad fires at the Warrior.|
|The Hotakistanis attempting to close the road take very heavy fire and start to break.|
|A WMIK dies.|
|A fire erupts destroying the three storey building (much laughter from said Hotakistani player and grumbling from the UN :)|
|Hotakistani 107mm land indiscriminately among both sides, destroying the Hotakistani fortified building.|
|The Barrage from down the road.|
And then it happened. That which cannot be penetrated was penetrated (I pulled a Golden BB card at the perfect moment!).
|A measly RPG (2D and M) hits the Challenger on the bridge and the Challenger explodes (played Golden BB card!). Laughter! Bill asked for a burning Abrams, he gets a burning Challenger.|
On the road to the west an RPG hit the lead Warrior causing the crew and passengers to bail out. The second Warrior moved in to give them cover. Meanwhile, a group of five Hotakistani's tried to swarm the debussed British soldiers but were all shot down. All five Hotakistani were killed.
The ODA team in the south (top of the photo below) overran the downed Hotakistanis in the fallow field and captured three of them (a very useful 9VP).
|The struggle around the bailed Warrior (at the top you can see the ODA overruning the downed Hotaksitani.|
|The Warrior "Debt" burns|
A fun game.
This was a big game, basically four infantry platoons and ten vehicles. Though we took 9 hours to play (with a BBQ, thank you Shane) the Force on Force rules worked well.
We have added a new Bog rule. If a vehicle using tactical movement bogs it may expend 4" to try to unbog. If it fails and still has remaining movement it can attempt a second unbog.