Jhokalups – Field Operation Action Report – 7
Bakunin vs Imperial Service
300 ITS X – Supremacy – Limited Insertion
Hello and welcome again to an operation report from the field. This week a Bakunin expeditionary force faced up against a force of Imperial Service troops.
My opponent this week came down for some last minute Limited Insertion practice for Emerald City Incursion MK II. We rolled on the list and got Supremacy. We rolled our Wip and got the game underway.
Bakunin – 15 (fail)
Imperial Service – 2
Decision: Imperial Service
Deployment: Imperial Service
1st Turn: Bakunin
1st Deploy: Bakunin
Imperial Service List:
ISS Limited Insertion
This was my first time playing supremacy. This scenario was an interesting challenge, it has points that score at the end of every game round, different points that are scored at the end of the game, and a mandatory objective that, if not completed, will lose points.
Remembering my issues from last week against USARF, I elected to do split level deployment, with units on top of the catwalks and units on the ground.
My Reverend Harris was on my left near the console. I had my AHD hacker on top of the catwalk, ready to walk in and claim it. The healer and HD+ we’re on the ground, ready to walk around towards another console.
My Riot Grrl core was on my right, with tinbot boarding shotgun and the non-specialist Combi rifle were on the catwalks. The specialist, missile launcher and spitfire on the ground. Zoe and the Xenotech we’re up high and out of sight. I had π-Well as my reserve.
Imperial Service Deployment:
My opponent also had a core and a Harris. The core was on my right behind a building and out of sight. The Harris deployed up on the catwalks on my left, watching the line to the console I was eyeing. The Pheasant Imperial Agent was attached to the Xenotech and on my left. The Hsien was the reserve and placed with the Harris.
Top of 1: Bakunin
Seeing that there were two heavy infantry on the field I wanted to see what my AHD custodier could do. I also only saw 9 models on the field, and a mysterious PHY roll. So I was concerned about the possibility of a hidden deployment ninja or something else nasty. First order had the reference link advance up a bit. Putting AHD into the building with the console and HD+ around a corner. I used HD+ to shoot a pitcher to be under the catwalk near the Harris with the Hsien. Another order had a successful face to face of ice breaker vs reset. (Here we forgot the rules of ice breaker and the Hsien passed his BTS using his 6; the Hsien should have failed and been immobilized. Oh well, live and learn…) The Hsien passed his BTS and I tried a couple other attempts to break the link with the Reverends. But it was not to be. Since the Hsien was still up I thought I would try to get two things at once with my boarding shotgun. While the Grrls moved up a ninja popped out trying to take a Grrl out of the link with some hacking. Fortunately the TinBot did its job and protected the Grrls. Once the Grrls were out of hacking range I had boarding shotgun go up and take a shot at the Hsien and a Zhanying. She missed, the breaker didn’t and she went unconscious, breaking the link. Next, I had Zoe and the Xenotech advance up the stairs a little and then put up assisted fire on to π-Well. π-Well then tried to to shoot the ninja. The ninja won the face to face with a dodge change-face, stupid TO Camo… using a coordinated order the Grrls and π-Well took down the ninja, and getting the specialist Grrl close to a console. I reformed the riot Grrl link and passed turn.
Bottom of 1: Imperial Service
The first concern of the imperial service was to ensure that the repeater was gone so that Hsien could activate with getting several hacker AROs. The core team of celestial guard advanced a little and shoot the repeater π-Well took an ARO and was knocked unconscious for his troubles. After taking out the robot and repeater, the celestial guard and the Phoenix operative decided to to take out my specialist Riot Grrl it took a few shots and it almost got blitzened,but in the end they got her. Next, the Hsien decided it was party time, and stood up to advanced down a staircase, the riot Grrl still on the catwalk took a couple shots at him with her Blitzen. The Hsien won the face to face and she took a wound, failing guts and dodging prone. Next the Hsien strategically advanced up to shoot my HD+ Custodier (also my Lt) off the table. Causing me to go into loss of LT. At this point Imperial service was out of orders and passed turn.
With models in three of the four zones and my Xenotech in one of them I scored 2 points.
Score at End of 1: 2 – 0 Bakunin Lead
Top of 2: Bakunin
Being in loss of lieutenant everything was irregular. First up I had Zoe and the Xenotech go. They both advanced and then the Xenotech placed the Multiscanner with the help of some hackers on the board giving a +3 to it’s WIP roll. Next, the custodier made a dash across the open space to a console, successfully hacking it. She unfortunately went unconscious for her efforts. Not wanting to break the Riot Grrl link I passed turn.
Bottom of 2: Imperial Service
Being behind by 4 at the start of this turn, Imperial service had some catching up to do. The Celestial core worked together with the Phoenix operative to take out the missed launcher. Luckily the Phoenix got a critical and he didn’t lose all the Celestial guards to a missile launcher template. After the missile launcher Grrl was gone, the Phoenix operative took out the Reverend healer. The core then secured the objective, which let the Grrl on the catwalk dodge change-face. Sulhe succeeded her role and stood up to threaten down below with stun grenades. Using his Hsien and Zhanying link he advanced towards my side, I had the remaining riot Grrl successfully dodge on both orders. The celestial core then ran toward the console on my right, the Riot Grrl up top failed to land a stun grenade and they hacked the console. Finally the Hsien used his Lt order to cross into the zone on my right, getting gotcha’d by Zoe for his trouble.
Having placed my Multiscanner and hacking a console, I picked up two more points. With two consoles and dominating more zones the Imperial Service got 3 points.
Score at End of 2: 4 – 3 Bakunin Lead
Top of 3: Bakunin
With Zoe and a single Riot Grrl left, I started my turn in retreat. I used one command token to have Zoe ignore the effects of retreat, and a second one to turn the Riot Grrl order regular. Using these two orders I advanced Zoe into the Zone of Control of the Imperial Service HVT, then ended the game.
After discussing with the available Warcore we determined that we would do end of round scoring. Imperial service picked up another point for dominating. Since the Imperial Service Xenotech never even activated, let alone place a multiscanner, the Imperial Service force also lost one point.
Final Score: 4 – 3 Bakunin Victory
- The Xenotech is a very important scenario piece. In this game the Imperial Service force lost 5 points by not even advancing it. Three for it being in a dominated zone, not getting a point for placing the Multiscanner, and losing an additional point for not placing the Multiscanner.
- I need to learn my hacking programs. Ice breaker is a zero BTS program. Everything after the second order would have been affected since the Hsien would have failed without his BTS.
- The Phoenix agent is a heavy infantry. I didn’t realize that until turn 2, I should have had a plan for it as well.
- I could have done better pitcher placement. I elected for caution to guarantee placement. But shooting it a bit further would have made it much more difficult for Imperial Service forces to remove. Locking down the Hsien for fear of more hacking devices.
- The ninja revealed in the Zone of control of π-Well, who is a repeater. I could have used the having device plus to take out ninja hacker without having π-Well fail to shoot it.
- Retreat can really mess with missions. Imperial Service could have easily won with one more turn.