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MercNews Battle Report 6
MercNet HQ, Kaitos (2)
I bid you greetings;
There is a field report coming in of a small, but intense, battle presently in progress. Current location has been CLASSIFIED by request of the 14th. Cav.
The force structure of each is as follows:
Dictator 70 Archer Ogre Scorpion Mastodon
The next unit, due to its varied scheme and colorful nature, must be the Pirates: Black Cutlass
(2) Wights (2) Rhinos Talon
Both units being reinforced Platoons, the first with Artillery support and the second with ECM/ECCM support.
Black Cutlass is advancing on his left flank taking full advantage of maneuver space and cover. The 14th is wending its way up the mountain passes. Unfortunately the slower units ended up in the lead. (Turns 1 – 4)It appears the 14th made a tactical mistake sending the Ogre and Scorpion up the left hand pass, as will become apparent. The Dictator is in position to open fire on the closest Wight, but the hits cause no damage and Wight returns fire and caused 1 hit. (Turn 5) The Archer is next to prosecute the same Wight, and again the fire did no appreciable damage. The Wight returned fire but was wide of the mark. The Mastodon reaches firing position and sends an AP (Armor Piercing) round down range and does 1 damage point on the same Wight. (Turn 7) Once again the Mastodon shoots at the Wight with another AP round, but causes no significant damage. The Wight returns fire but once again misses the target. The second Wight pops up and takes a shot at the Archer obtaining 1 hit, but the Archer returns fire and also scores 1 hit on the second Wight. (Turn 6) Rhino #1 comes in range to shoot at the Mastodon with no effect. The Mastodon returns fire with AP and scores 2 hits on Rhino #1. (Turn 7) The Dictator comes under fire and is hit 2 times, whereas the returned fire from the Dictator has no effect. (Turn 8) The first Wight again shoots at the Dictator and hits 2 times, and in return Wight #1 takes 1 hit. The Dictator scores 1 hit on the Talon, but when it gets into action and puts 2 hits on the Dictator, that was sufficient to take down the Dictator. (Turn 9) Wight #2 shoots and hits the Archer, with 1 hit and is missed with returning fire. (Turn 10) (Battle ended due to time constraints)
Battle Results: Black Cutlass 14th Cav.
Wight #1 2 hits Dictator 70 7 hits
Wight #2 1 hit Archer 2 hits
Rhino #1 2 hits
Talon 1 hit
After Action Report:
14th Cav. suffered from poor Recon initially. Sending the Ogre and Scorpion on the left hand trail, fatally took them out of action, as not being able to navigate the exit trail off the mountain and instead caused them to traverse to the right hand trail back off the mountain to the valley trail. Had the battle lasted they eventually would have been able to engage. The Dictator rushing out ahead of supporting forces gave the Pirates a primary target to focus on with little hindrance to there attacks. Once the Talon moved into coverage range the Dictator was in for a rough ride resulting in the necessity of punching out of the doomed machine. The only fault I can lay at Black Cutlass’ feet is putting the Talon on the front line as a regular combat unit, thus exposing the unit to the possible loss of the highly effective ECCM capability. (One small, small, concession to the Cav. Commander, was the distraction of running the rules to relearn the rule mechanics since the last battle, of say, a year ago.)
This is the Watchman
MercNet HQ, Kaitos (2)
Yet another Mercenary unit has has been observed operating on the outer fringes of standard "civilized" space. The observation was on a small barren planet beyond Fornax (160). It appears to be another company sized unit at this point. We are sending in a Sky High Observer Drone to obtain more detailed information on the force structure. Stay tuned on further developments.
Currently I have the third Data set ready, Combat Characteristics for CAV1.
What is in this set:
Total characteristics by race then UCOR.
Weapons characteristics by UCOR
Equipment characteristics by UCOR
Weapons characteristics by type then UCOR
Equipment characteristics by type then UCOR
Weapons list by UCOR
Systems by UCOR then type.
Each system type has its own sheet also by UCOR with available dates. Not sure where I am going with those as yet, but they are there.
Any one wishing a copy e-mail me: USofA3 at juno.com , subject CAV1 Combat Characteristics or CAV all for all lists. The list for CAV2 will take a bit longer.