Jhokalups – Field Operation Action Report – 18

Jhokalups – Field Operation Action Report – 18

Foreign Company vs Caledonian Highlander Army

300/ITS X – Frostbyte

Playing against Sprocketgx and his Highlanders again. Practicing for Rose City Raid, and testing out my checklist plan for Frostbyte.

Wip Roll

Foreign Company 7

Caledonian Highlander Army 14

Decision: Jhokalups

Deployment: Sprocketgx

Initiative: Jhokalups

1st Turn: Jhokalups

1st Deploy: Jhokalups

Caledonian Highlander Army List:

Heavy

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GROUP 1 10

HIGHLANDER GREY AP HMG, Smoke Grenades / Pistol, CCW. (1.5 | 34)

HIGHLANDER GREY T2 Rifle, 2 Light Shotguns, Grenades, Smoke Grenades / Pistol, CCW. (0 | 33)

HIGHLANDER GREY T2 Boarding Shotgun, Grenades, Smoke Grenades, D-Charges / Pistol, CCW. (0 | 25)

HIGHLANDER GREY T2 Boarding Shotgun, Grenades, Smoke Grenades, D-Charges / Pistol, CCW. (0 | 25)

HIGHLANDER GREY T2 Boarding Shotgun, Grenades, Smoke Grenades, D-Charges / Pistol, CCW. (0 | 25)

CALEDONIAN MORMAER (Fireteam: Haris) AP HMG / Pistol, Knife. (2.5 | 43)

CALEDONIAN MORMAER (X Visor) T2 Rifle / Pistol, Knife. (0 | 33)

CALEDONIAN MORMAER (X Visor) T2 Rifle / Pistol, Knife. (0 | 33)

112 (Motorized) Light Shotgun / Pistol, CCW. (1 | 20)

DOZER Rifle, Akrylat-Kanone / Pistol, Knife. (0 | 14)

GROUP 2 1 1 1

VOLUNTEER Lieutenant Rifle / Pistol, Knife. (0 | 8)

HIGHLANDER Chain Rifle, Smoke Grenades / Pistol, AP CCW. (0 | 6)

5 SWC | 299 Points

Open in Infinity Army

Foreign Company List:

Frozone

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GROUP 1 10

KRIZA BORAC Lieutenant HMG / Heavy Pistol, CC Weapon. (2 | 54)

HANNIBAL (Chain of Command) MULTI Marksman Rifle, Nanopulser / Pistol, Knife. (0 | 39)

SEÑOR MASSACRE Boarding Shotgun, E/M Grenades, Eclipse Grenades / Pistol, AP CCW, E/M CCW. (0 | 26)

BOLT (Multispectral Visor L1) MULTI Sniper Rifle / Pistol, Knife. (1.5 | 27)

VALKYRIE Heavy Shotgun, Grenades / Heavy Pistol, EXP CC Weapon. (0 | 35)

SECURITATE Feuerbach / Pistol, Knife. (1 | 22)

SECURITATE Combi Rifle / Pistol, Knife. (0 | 13)

CSU (Specialist Operative) Rifle + Light Shotgun, Nanopulser / Pistol, Knife. (0 | 12)

CSU (Specialist Operative) Rifle + Light Shotgun, Nanopulser / Pistol, Knife. (0 | 12)

CSU (Specialist Operative) Rifle + Light Shotgun, Nanopulser / Pistol, Knife. (0 | 12)

GROUP 2 3

ZERO (Forward Observer) Combi Rifle, Antipersonnel Mines / Pistol, Knife. (0 | 19)

ZERO Hacker (Killer Hacking Device) Combi Rifle, Antipersonnel Mines / Pistol, Knife. (0 | 21)

FUGAZI DRONBOT Flash Pulse, Sniffer / Electric Pulse. (0 | 8)

4.5 SWC | 300 Points

Open in Infinity Army

The board was a catwalk collection with a few high buildings that offered some nice sniper perches on either side. There was a long catwalk approach to the central building on either side where the central console was. Thanks to the Rose City Raid Terrain standards, this building could be shot into, and out of, but not through, so the approach to it wasn’t so bad. Sprocket got to choose sides and picked the side with two sniper nests and then had me deploy first.

Deployment:

Looking at my zone I knew I wanted the Kriza up in the sniper nest, but didn’t want to telegraph that, so I held the Kriza in reserve. I set up my Hannibal, Massacre, Bolt haris up on my left side, with Hannibal and Senor Massacre in total cover out of sight and the Bolt prone on the catwalk. My idea being that she would have decent board coverage there. My Securitate link was in the middle, split with a CSU and the feuerbach on the top and the other two CSUs and my other Securitate spread out on the ground, all prone. I had my FO zero in the deadzone on my left, within a Move-Move of the Console, and the Killer Hacker Zero in a similar spot on my right. The Fugazi was in the lower portion of the sniper nest on my right and Valkyrie was on the center right ready to mix it up if needed. With my reserve I stuck the Kriza prone up high.

Sprocket also brought a core and a haris to the party, and split them on either side of the building and split level on the catwalks. On my left was the Mormaer Haris with T2 X-visors up top ready to ARO. On my right he had the Grey Core with an AP HMG out to ARO. A volunteer took the high sniper nest on my left. Behind the nest were the 112 motorized medic and a dozer. A highlander was on my right. With that done we got to rolling dice.

Top of 1: ForCo

One of my CSU’s picked up an 8-4 move from Metachemistry, so I knew I wanted to use the core to activate some heaters on my first turn. Unfortunately the Mormaer’s had a good view of a CSU and Securitate. I had Senor Massacre through eclipse smoke blocking the line of fire between a bolt and one of the Mormaers. Then had the Bolt stand up and send several sets of DA shots into the first one before it went down. Another set of orders took out the other Mormaer. I had the Kriza pop up to try and fight the Grey Core. The only thing he succeeded in doing was having the Greys smoke themselves out of any more ARO’s. I had the Zero KHD walk up to the console on my right and attempted to turn on a heater. Unfortunately even with two tries he failed. The Securitate link advanced up and covered themselves to get a CSU into the central building. That CSU failed to activate a heater with two attempts. With that all done I passed turn.

Bottom of 1: CHA

To start things off the Highlander came up to have a party with the Zero KHD. The Zero lived through a chain rifle and placed a mine, stifling the Highlanders attempts. The Grey Team then started advancing up the catwalk, and after two orders took down the Zero KHD and the Fugazi. When the Greys got to the central building they started filtering models in 1 at a time. The first was a T2 boarding shotgun Grey. Of note was a CSU shooting a light shotgun at BS21 burst 2 against the Grey, and a Feuerbach also making some shots. Eventually the CSU went down breaking the link. But I was also able to take the Greys down to a 4 man link (after a reform). As other Greys came into the building Sprocket was also able to take out my Feuerbach. I believe the last Mormaer came out of hiding this turn and got into a gunfight with the Bolt Sniper, going down in the process. With that done Sprocket passed it back to me.

Top of 2: ForCo

Ok, based off of the list of things, my Data Tracker is safe, and I don’t have any easy access to Sprocket’s data tracker (the 112). The next step is to eliminate some army points. Imove the FO zero into the main group. And then I start spending orders with my Kriza, split bursting between the two Greys I can see. After a few attempts I get both to go down. I then have the FO zero go capture the Console on my left, turning on my deployment zone heater. Some coordinated orders with the CSU’s and the Zero get the CSU’s in place to cove the lower entryways to the central building and take out the Highlander on my right. I leave the Kriza up to ARO and pass turn.

Bottom of 2: CHA

Sprocket has a few orders and a lot to get done. Moving the AP HMG grey carefully through the building he fights with the Kriza in cover. The Kriza takes a wound and elects to go prone. The last order has a boarding shotgun fight with a CSU Zero and Securitate, and the Bolt. The T2 Grey takes out my CSU but dies in the process. Out of orders he passes turn.

Top of 3: ForCo

Alright, action time, I need to get Senor Massacre into the exclusion zone and a safe spot. I spend a few orders to spread out and advance the haris up. Masacre gets into the zone behind a 2” piece of cover. I have a CSU turn on the dead zone heater and stand back up the Kriza. That done I pass turn.

Bottom of 3: CHA

With only 4 orders left there is not a lot for Sprocket to do. He uses one order to put out smoke so that the 112 can get out from behind the building without eating a Bolt to the face. A few orders later the 112 is in base contact with a console, but fails to flip it. The volunteer uses its LT order to try and shoot Senor Massacre, who takes a wound and goes to No Wound Incapacitation. With done we end the game and the cold kills a few models. But both Data Trackers are hanging out in the exclusion zone.

In the end I have more army points alive and the only heaters, which makes it a:

Final Score: 4 – 0 Foreign Company Victory

Lessons Learned:

Going into this game I had the following checklist in mind.

Frostbyte Priority Checklist:

  1. Kill the Enemy Data Tracker : +2 Points / -3 Points

  2. Secure the Exclusion Zone with my Data Tracker : +3 Points / -2 Points

  3. Kill lots of Points : +3 Points / -3 Points

I feel like this was a good list to run down at the start of my turns and kept me focused on what I needed to do. In this game I felt incontrol almost the whole time. Even when I failed 4 WIP roles to activate consoles I wasn’t too concerned. Senor Massacre made a great Data Tracker, his ability to live through a bit more punishment than a typical 1 wound model really helped in that last hail mary order from Sprocket.

Sprocket was very aggressive on his turn, which put a few models into positions where I got favorable AROs against them. I think had he turtled up a bit more with the Greys and forced me to hunt his Data Tracker he would have been in a stronger position. He had 8 models that he didn’t need to move or activate a heater. If they had stayed in favorable ranges I would have had a much harder time dealing with them. Although, I think if he had turtle with the Greys, I probably would have tried to get the Securitate Feuerbach into a place to start taking shots at the 112. Overall a good game. I look forward to the next one.

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