Jhokalups – Field Operation Action Report – 50

Jhokalups – Field Operation Action Report – 50
Jurisdictional Command of Tunguska vs O12
300/ITS 11 – Supplies

Our warcors took a poll one day at the game store, and discovered that of the 10 of us there, 8 were playing in Rose City Raid, and two were running it. So they decided that we should work on improving all of our playing. Last week in FOAR – 49, I played against my brother in a Tigerland event all about going fast. This week we were all about going fast again, but with an additional challenge of focusing on our priorities.

Additionally this month the Bromad Academy mission is all about focusing on missions, one way of doing this is by taking away all of the high burst guns. Feeling inclined to play into this, both Xammy and I had lists with no gun burst over 3 and focused on going fast!

Wip Roll
Jurisdictional Command of Tunguska – 12
O12 – 11

Decision: Jhokalups
Deployment: Xammy
Initiative: Jhokalups
1st Turn: Jhokalups
1st Deploy: Jhokalups

O12 List:

 O-12 Supplies
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GROUP 1  7
 DELTA Doctor (MediKit) Boarding Shotgun / Pistol, Knife. (0 | 25)
 BETATROOPER Doctor (MediKit) Boarding Shotgun, 2 Nanopulser / Pistol, Knife. (0 | 37)
 DAKINI Tacbot Paramedic (MediKit) Combi Rifle / Electric Pulse. (0 | 15)
 RAZOR (Minelayer) Boarding Shotgun, Antipersonnel Mines / Pistol, Knife. (0.5 | 31)
 GANGBUSTER Hacker (Killer Hacking Device) Submachine Gun, MadTrap / Pistol, Knife. (0 | 21)
 GANGBUSTER Hacker (Killer Hacking Device) Submachine Gun, MadTrap / Pistol, Knife. (0 | 21)
 ALPHA Lieutenant (Strategos L2) 2 Light Shotguns, 2 Nanopulsers / Pistol, DA CC Weapon. (0 | 26)

GROUP 2  6  1  2
 CYBERGHOSTS Hacker(Hacking Device Plus) Combi Rifle + Pitcher / Breaker Pistol, Electric Pulse. (0.5 | 26)
 VARANGIAN Submachine Gun, Chain Rifle, Smoke Grenades / Pistol, AP CC Weapon. (0 | 12)
 VARANGIAN Light Shotgun, Chain Rifle, Smoke Grenades / Pistol, AP CC Weapon. (0 | 12)
 RAZOR (Minelayer) Boarding Shotgun, Antipersonnel Mines / Pistol, Knife. (0.5 | 31)
 DELTA Doctor (MediKit) Boarding Shotgun / Pistol, Knife. (0 | 25)
 DAKINI Tacbot Paramedic (MediKit) Combi Rifle / Electric Pulse. (0 | 15)
 WARCOR (360º Visor) Flash Pulse / Stun Pistol, Knife. (0 | 3)
1.5 SWC | 300 Points
Jurisdictional Command of Tunguska List:
 Supplies?!
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GROUP 1  7  1
 INTERVENTOR Hacker Lieutenant (Hacking Device Plus) Combi Rifle, 1 FastPanda / Pistol, Knife. (0.5 | 27)
 MARY PROBLEMS Hacker (Forward Deployment L1) Submachine Gun + Zapper, Pitcher / Pistol, Knife. (0.5 | 30)
 TRANSDUCTOR ZOND Flash Pulse, Sniffer / Electric Pulse. (0 | 8)
 TRANSDUCTOR ZOND Flash Pulse, Sniffer / Electric Pulse. (0 | 8)
 STEMPLER ZOND Combi Rifle, Sniffer / Electric Pulse. (0 | 17)
 STEMPLER ZOND Combi Rifle, Sniffer / Electric Pulse. (0 | 17)
 WARCOR (360º Visor) Flash Pulse / Stun Pistol, Knife. (0 | 3)
 METEOR ZOND Combi Rifle / Electric Pulse. (1 | 21)
GROUP 2  5  1  1
 ZONDNAUT Hacker (Assault Hacking Device) Combi Rifle / Pistol, Knife. (0.5 | 31)
   ZONDMATE Chain Rifle, Smoke Light Grenade Launcher / Electric Pulse. (5)
 HECKLER Combi Rifle, Jammer, 1 FastPanda / Pistol, Knife. (0 | 23)
 HECKLER Combi Rifle, Jammer, 1 FastPanda / Pistol, Knife. (0 | 23)
 SALYUT Hacker (EVO Hacking Device) Electric Pulse. (0.5 | 25)
 SPECTOR (AD: Combat Jump) Boarding Shotgun, Nanopulser, Drop Bears / Pistol, E/M2 CC Weapon. (0 | 33)
 SPEKTR Hacker (Killer Hacking Device) Combi Rifle, Cybermines / Pistol, Knife. (0 | 34)
3 SWC | 300 Points

Our table was a bit more open that I am used to playing on. But, variation is good. We split of the space station terrain out to make it more of a construction in process type area. It felt pretty good in the end. After getting it all set up we rolled our dice and got under way.

Deployment:

I won the roll and wanted to go first, so Xammy had me deploy first. I put my HVT nestled into the station on my left. In my deployment zone I had my warcor covering where I would put my Zondnautica reserve. Along the back I had my Salyut EVO hacker, and Mary Problems. My right side had two Transductors and two Stemplars ready to rock out. In the back right I had my Interventor Lt. I had my two Hecklers stationed up in the middle and right side. And my Spektr was within a short walk of the middle container.

Xammy had a Dakini on the left, with a Beta to the right behind some boxes. The Warcor hid behind the station section that had a varangian inside, with a cyberghost hiding next to that same section. The other dakini was hiding by the big station section. There was another varangian and Alpha in the back right corner. The two Razors where on the midline, between the left side and left side container, and then between the left and center containers. They had their mines covering the left and middle containers. The two Gangbusters were between the middle and left containers, with all the glue traps set up to stop anything from getting in.

Top of 1: Jhokalups Tunguska

I announce my priorities this turn as: clearing out the glue traps, getting a box or two, and stopping Xammy at the midline. To start off, I cancel my Zondnautica impetuous order, having it run out and get glued isn’t the best plant. I then take a look and see that I could drop my Meteor Zond in and get a repeater on both of the Gangbusters and eat several of the glue traps. Unfortunately as I drop the Zond in, the Cyberghost uses Hack Transport Aircraft and gets a crit. So my Zond drifts and lands by the Zondnautica. I then spend a couple orders coordinating my Transductors and my Stemplars forward. On the first order I got one transductor caught in the glue. On the second my other transductor got caught while putting out a sniffer. I then proceed to try and coordinate hack the Gangbusters down, getting one, but forgetting about splitting burst during a coordinated order, so I only got one. On the second attempt I have Mary go it alone, only to die to the Red Rum of the Gangbuster, sad day.

At this point, based off of the mines and where my Zonds were running around, I have a pretty good idea where the Razors are. And with my Transductors eating all of the Madtraps, I see a nice Raoul shaped hole on my left side (Xammy’s right), right by the Alpha, who I suspect is Xammy’s lieutenant from him holding two Razors back. So, I walk Raoul on, and after getting no AROs, walk him over and knock the alpha out with the boarding shotgun. Pleased with where everything is at, I end my turn.

Bottom of 1: Xammy O12

Xammy starts his turn in loss of lieutenant, he cancels one varangian order, since he doens’t want it to just die to Raoul. The other varangian runs forward under smoke. After much debate, Xammy smokes the alpha and brings a Delta in to bring the Alpha back, before walking over to threaten Raoul. I believe that a Dakini walks up to take a shot at Raoul, and Raoul successfully lives and gets out of sight from the Dakini. Out of orders, Xammy ends his turn.

Top of 2: Jhokalups Tunguska

I once again cancel my Zondnautica’s impetuous order, not wanting to get in the hacker fight just yet. I have one of my Stemplar walk forward and Sensor, revealing both mines and almost catching the Razor’s. My other Stemplar then comes forward to start mine hunting, gets the mine but also shot by a Razor. The Razor unfortunately revealed in the line of sight of my Meteor Zond, so I have the Meteor Zond do a Triangulated fire and take out the Razor. I then have Raoul sneak around the backside, taking down the Delta, Alpha and a varangian on the way over to threaten the Cyberghost and the Gangbuster. Out of orders I end my turn.

Bottom of 2: Xammy O12

Xammy has his Dakini shoot at Rauol, and force him around a corner. Something else then shoots at Raoul and takes him out. A razor starts walking and reveals to take out my other Stemplar. The Dakini then successfully brings back a varangian with a thrown medpack. A delta Doctor walks in, and wanders around the corner to take out my Zondnautica, while itself going down in ARO. Out of orders, Xammy ends turn.

Top of 3: Jhokalups Tunguska

I need to get some boxes this turn. I have my Spektr reveal as a TO marker and suprise Red Rum the last Gangbuster off the table, before having it snag a box and running back around behind the station. I have the Meteor Zond go into the building and snag the box on my left side, before retreating back. I finally have my Warcor run forward, in the hopes of getting the revived varangian to come say hello and give me concilium watch. That done, I end my turn.

Bottom of 3: Xammy O12

Xammy needs me to drop my boxes and pick one up. To do that he has the Varangian charge forward and try to chain rifle my warcor and Meteor zond, who both survive the encounter. The Beta trooper then runs all the way across the field to try and get my Spektr. The beta takes a shot, misses and then gets isolated by the Interventor. With no orders left, Xammy has no hope of getting his paramedic to the last box, so he ends his turn.

With me having two boxes, to Xammy’s zero, and a concilium watch point, the game ends in a:

Final Score: 8 – 0 Tunguska Total Victory

Lessons Learned:

This game went extremely well for me. I feel like Xammy made some deployment mistakes with his Razors, that I was able to capitalize on to get Raoul into the back field and wreck some face. I got too enamored with a coordinated hack from my EVO hacker turn one. Mary on her own had a better chance of taking out the two Gangbusters, and Xammy could have easily put me into LOL if he had ARO’d differently. I think I messed up my transductors a little. If I had played more cagey with the one on my right, I could have gotten out two sniffers and gotten all the madtraps, instead of just the one. It would have been the same number of orders.

I was impressed with the Zondnautica’s impact on the game for a model I never spent an order on. I feel like Xammy spent a lot of resources and mental energy on dealing with my fast hacker-cycle. The hacking net I put up turn one also really limited where all of the O-12 bots could go. Which was nice.

I really didn’t feel like I missed any of my big guns for this mission. A kriza is always cool, but I got a bunch of work done with my Combi’s and boarding shotguns. The hacking game was also very in my favor this game. WIth 4 visible hackers and a HD killer hacker, if the Cyberghost, or either gangbuster had attempted to interact with the middle they would have gone down. I am interested to see what Xammy’s thoughts on this game are.

Until next time.

Jhokalups – Field Operation Action Report – 46

Jhokalups – Field Operation Action Report – 46
Jurisdictional Command of Bakunin vs Jurisdictional Command of Tunguska
300/ITS 11 – Biotechvore

First game of the new year, we had a random roll for scenario this week and got Biotechvore. This will be good practice for Rose City Raid, and a good experience with a scenario I am not as familiar with. This was the first list I tried for the January Bromad Academy mission; which is about not relying on high burst weapons and more focusing on playing to the mission.

Wip Roll
Jurisdictional Command of Bakunin – 18
Jurisdictional Command of Tunguska – 3

Decision: Seshia
Deployment: Jhokalups
Initiative: Seshia
1st Turn: Jhokalups
1st Deploy: Seshia

Jurisdictional Command of Tunguska List:

 Seshia Techvore
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GROUP 1  7
 KRIZA BORAC Lieutenant HMG / Heavy Pistol, CC Weapon. (2 | 54)
 SECURITATE Paramedic (MediKit) Combi Rifle / Pistol, Knife. (0 | 15)
 SECURITATE (Repeater) Boarding Shotgun / Pistol, Knife. (0 | 15)
 SECURITATE Combi Rifle / Pistol, Knife. (0 | 13)
 SECURITATE Combi Rifle / Pistol, Knife. (0 | 13)
 GRENZER Missile Launcher / Pistol, Breaker Pistol, Knife. (1.5 | 29)
 HOLLOW MEN Spitfire, Chain-colt / Breaker Pistol, Knife. (2 | 36)

GROUP 2  5  
 MARY PROBLEMS Hacker (Forward Deployment L1) Submachine Gun + Zapper, Pitcher / Pistol, Knife. (0.5 | 30)
 SPECTOR FTO (Regular) MULTI Rifle, Nanopulser, Drop Bears / Pistol, E/M2 CC Weapon. (0 | 36)
 STEMPLER ZOND FTO (Super-Jump) Combi Rifle, Sniffer / Electric Pulse. (0 | 18)
 TRANSDUCTOR ZOND Flash Pulse, Sniffer / Electric Pulse. (0 | 8)
 PERSEUS FTO (Fireteam: Haris) Breaker Combi Rifle, Nanopulser, Smoke Grenades / 2 Pistols, DA CC Weapon. (0 | 33)
6 SWC | 300 Points
Jurisdictional Command of Bakunin List:
 Hipster Techvore
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GROUP 1  6  1  1
 REVEREND CUSTODIER Hacker (Hacking Device Plus) Lieutenant Combi Rifle + Pitcher / Pistol, Knife. (0.5 | 34)
 REVEREND HEALER Boarding Shotgun, Nanopulser / Pistol, EXP CCW. (0 | 32)
 KUSANAGI MULTI Rifle + Light Flamethrower, E/M Grenades / Pistol, Shock CCW. (0 | 44)
 ZOE & PI-WELL . (0 | 47)
   ZOE (Hacking Device. UPGRADE: Stop!) Combi Rifle, D-Charges / Pistol, Knife. (0 | 28)
   PI-WELL Combi Rifle / Electric Pulse. (0 | 19)
 ZERO Hacker (Killer Hacking Device) Combi Rifle, Antipersonnel Mines / Pistol, Knife. (0 | 21)
 MORLOCK Chain Rifle, Smoke Grenades / Pistol, E/M CCW. (0 | 6)
GROUP 2  7  
 TASKMASTER Heavy Rocket Launcher, Light Shotgun, CrazyKoalas / Heavy Pistol, DA CCW. (2 | 47)
 MODERATOR Combi Rifle / Pistol, Electric Pulse. (0 | 9)
 MODERATOR Combi Rifle / Pistol, Electric Pulse. (0 | 9)
 MODERATOR Combi Rifle + Light Grenade Launcher / Pistol, Electric Pulse. (0.5 | 13)
 MODERATOR Combi Rifle + Pitcher / Pistol, Electric Pulse. (0.5 | 10)
 MODERATOR Combi Rifle / Pistol, Electric Pulse. (0 | 9)
 ZERO (Minelayer) Combi Rifle, Antipersonnel Mines / Pistol, Knife. (0.5 | 19)
4 SWC | 300 Points

Our table was the catwalks with a lot of little walls blocking some of the cross table firelanes. The purple crystals at the board provided a good set of challenges for getting out of our deployment zones, but alsos good things to hide behind.

Deployment:

Seshia had a Securitate core on the left side. On the right the Perseus, Spector, Stemlpler haris was covered in overwatch by a hollow man. There was a Transductor zond, and Mary problems occupying the right side. There was a Kriza that was hiding on the left side.

I had 5 attempts to have models start outside my zone, my Reverend Haris and my two zeros. Out of the 5 confused deployment rolls, I only managed to pass one. So I set the Reverends up on my left ready to run up, and my Zero minelayer was near them. A thing I didn’t realize, is that since I didn’t over infiltrate my Zero, it would have stayed in a marker state, instead of being revealed. I had Zoe and Pi Well ready to move out of my zone as well. Since Seshia deployed null, I had my taskmaster deploy exposed. My Moderator core was on my right side, behind some crystals.

Top of 1: Jhokalups Bakunin

With my opponents mostly null deployment I have the freedom to run models up. There is a securitate not completely hidden that I hope I can get to. I have the Taskmaster coordinate with the Zero minelayer to bring them both out of the biotechvore zone. After hiding them I have the Moderators run up out of the zone and, mostly into cover. I manage to land a pitcher forward under some stairs to cover where the Kriza is. I then get Zoe and Pi-Well out of the zone. Lastly I bring my reverend haris forward I can get the Custodier into cover, but the healer and Kusanagi are only out of sight. Out of orders I end my turn.

Bottom of 1: Seshia Tunguska

To start things off, Seshia has their Hollowman stand up and walk over to take a shot at Kusanagi. The Hollow Man gets a crit and Kusanagi fails guts out of sight. The hollow man then jumps down and takes out my Taskmaster in a face to face. The Perseus, Spector, Stempler haris comes forward and lands drop bears covering my reverend Haris. I am able to get a couple shots on models as they walk by, but can’t hit anything. The Kriza comes forward with a lieutenant order and gets hacked through the repeater, unfortunately I cannot succeed my hacking rolls. After that the Securitate link team comes forward to take out a moderator, Pi-Well and the repeater. Out of orders Sesia ends their turn. The Hollow Man, a Transductor Zond, Mary Problems, and the Kriza all take Biotechvore rolls. The Hollow Man takes a wound, and the Transductor goes unconscious.

Top of 2: Jhokalups Bakunin

I need to clear out the dropbear that is covering my Reverends. I start by having my Zero minelayer trying to get a line on it. But have to clear the Hollow Man first. The hollow man crits the Zero. I spend some orders trying to spec fire grenades onto the securitate link, with no luck. I then try to have Kusanagi attempt to take out the Hollow man and Spector. I take out spector, and get a hit on the hollow man but it passes armor. I missed that the securitate could get a line on Kusanagi, and she goes down to a combi rifle crit. I then reveal my Zero KHD to try and take out both Drop Bears. I get the one covering my custodier, but lose the Zero to the Hollow Man. I try and have the custodier take out the stempler, but it passes its armor roll and rolls out of sight. After clearing the Stempler I complete my data scan classified against Perseus. I have a plan to slip the Custodier forward to take the remote out with hacking, forgetting about Mary, but passing the hacking exchange. As I try to get her out of the danger zone I lose her to Mary’s lightning.

At this point we call the game, I have Zoe, a Reverend Healer and 4 Moderators left.

With most of their army alive, and me completing the only classified, the game ends as a:

Final Score: 6 – 2 Tunguska Victory

Lessons Learned:

This game had me really frustrated, during the game I felt like I couldn’t pass a roll, and that my opponent couldn’t not pass a roll. My opponent said that they felt like I outplayed them, but our dice said no. After a bit of time I can see some areas for improvement.

One thing I could have done better was to manage my orders better. I over extended the Taskmaster and left a flank exposed. If I had it further back, I probably could have tucked my moderators completely away. I am not sure what I could have done better with group 1, but I would have liked to have the Reverends and Pi-Well fully in cover.

On my turn two, I got very focused on trying to clear out the mines on my left side. I am unsure if there would have been a different way to deal with the mines. I had a Morlock, but on turn two it went down against the Securitate. I would have liked to have used it to Chain rifle down the drop bears. Thinking back I am not sure on the distance, but I might have been able to drop the Reverend healer out of the link to take out the close drop bear.

The Bromad mission for January is about focusing on the mission, to force us to do that, we are asked to take no weapons with a native burst greater than 4. This list was my first pass at this, I found that on turn 1 I did really well of getting all of my models out of the biotechvore zone. One thing I didn’t do well, or got greedy about, was that I over spent orders on some units for the chance of being able to attack something out of cover. I overextended my Taskmaster, my Morlock, and this left my moderators, Pi-Well, and some of my Reverends out of position. In the future for Biotechvore (a scenario for Rose City Raid this year), I will need to focus on not just getting my models out of the Biotechvore zone, but also ensuring they are in a good position while out of the zone. The dice were not in my favor this game, there is no denying that. But I did not do myself any favors by having so many models in the open and out of cover.

Thank you Seshia for the game, and thank you for your patience with me. I am sorry for letting the dice get to me and not being able to provide an enjoyable game.

Until next time.

Jhokalups – Field Operation Action Report – 41

Jhokalups – Field Operation Action Report – 41
Jurisdictional Command of Tunguska vs Shasvasti Expeditionary Force
300/ITS 11 – Countermeasures

After a long hiatus, I am back with another exciting report from the field! With the American Thanksgiving being this week and our normal game night being Thursday, my brother, DoodleKing, and I decided to get some gaming in early in the week. After eating a tasty dinner we set up the table and started to roll some dice.

Wip Roll
Jurisdictional Command of Tunguska – 17
Shasvasti Expeditionary Force – 1

Decision: DoodleKing
Deployment: Jhokalups
Initiative: DoodleKing
1st Turn: DoodleKing
1st Deploy: DoodleKing

Shasvasti Expeditionary Force List:

 Countermuse
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GROUP 1  2
 GWAILO Lieutenant (Multispectral Visor L2) Heavy Rocket Launcher / Breaker Pistol, Knife. (2 | 43)
 MENTOR (EI Hacking Device) Boarding Shotgun / Pistol, Knife. (0.5 | 30)
 MED-TECH OBSIDON MEDCHANOID (Journalist L1) Submachine Gun, D-Charges / Pistol, Knife. (0 | 22)
 CALIBAN (Chain of Command) Submachine Gun, Pulzar, D-Charges / Pistol, Knife, CC Weapon. (0 | 29)
 CALIBAN (Chain of Command) Submachine Gun, Pulzar, D-Charges / Pistol, Knife, CC Weapon. (0 | 29)
 SPECULO KILLER (Minelayer) Combi Rifle, Smoke Grenades, Antipersonnel Mines / Pistol, Monofilament CCW, Knife. (1.5 | 39)
 IKADRON (Baggage, Repeater) 2 Light Flamethrowers, Flash Pulse / Pistol, Electric Pulse. (0 | 9)
 IKADRON (Baggage, Repeater) 2 Light Flamethrowers, Flash Pulse / Pistol, Electric Pulse. (0 | 9)
 TAIGHA Chain-colt / AP + Shock CCW. (0 | 5)
 TAIGHA Chain-colt / AP + Shock CCW. (0 | 5)
GROUP 2  5
 NOX (Forward Observer) Combi Rifle, Zapper / Pistol, Knife. (0 | 15)
 NOX Hacker (EI Hacking Device) Submachine Gun, Zapper / Pistol, Knife. (0.5 | 17)
 NOX Combi Rifle, Zapper / Pistol, Knife. (0 | 14)
 T-DRONE FTO Missile Launcher, Flash Pulse / Electric Pulse. (1.5 | 19)
 NOX (Forward Observer) Combi Rifle, Zapper / Pistol, Knife. (0 | 15)
 
6 SWC | 300 Points
Jurisdictional Command of Tunguska List:
 Countermeasures v2
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GROUP 1  1
 SECURITATE Paramedic (MediKit) Combi Rifle / Pistol, Knife. (0 | 15)
 SECURITATE HMG / Pistol, Knife. (1 | 21)
 SECURITATE Feuerbach / Pistol, Knife. (1 | 22)
 GRENZER (Forward Observer, Sensor) Combi Rifle + Light Flamethrower / Pistol, Breaker Pistol, Knife. (0 | 27)
 PERSEUS FTO (Fireteam: Haris) Breaker Combi Rifle, Nanopulser, Smoke Grenades / 2 Pistols, DA CC Weapon. (0 | 33)
 INTERVENTOR Hacker Lieutenant (Hacking Device Plus) Combi Rifle / Pistol, Knife. (0.5 | 25)
 SPECTOR (AD: Combat Jump) Boarding Shotgun, Nanopulser, Drop Bears / Pistol, E/M2 CC Weapon. (0 | 33)
GROUP 2  1
 CLOCKMAKER Combi Rifle, D-Charges / Pistol, Knife. (0 | 18)
 PUPPET MASTERS Submachine Gun / Pistol, Knife. (0 | 12)
 LUNOKHOD Heavy Shotgun, Heavy Flamethrower, D-Charges, CrazyKoalas (2) / Electric Pulse. (0 | 25)
 DAKTARI Combi Rifle / Pistol, Knife. (0 | 14)
 MARY PROBLEMS Hacker (Forward Deployment L1) Submachine Gun + Zapper, Pitcher / Pistol, Knife. (0.5 | 30)
 METEOR ZOND Combi Rifle / Electric Pulse. (1 | 21)
 WARCOR (360º Visor) Flash Pulse / Stun Pistol, Knife. (0 | 3)
 
4 SWC | 299 Points

Open in Infinity Army

We played in what we had available, which was my dining room table, it was a little narrow but not too bad. We played on one of the prototype layouts I am working on for my apartment block table.

Playing Countermeasures our first three classifieds were Mapping, Test Run, and Nanoespionage. After picking sides we started to deploy our armies.

Deployment:

(Unfortunately being super rusty and tired, I neglected to take deployment pictures)

My brother had a Gwailos on the left side, on top of a building, looking down the big street. Next to it on the ground was one of the Ikadrons. Next up was a Caliban hidden by the bus stop and Semi. The Mentor was on the roof of the apartment, lying prone. In the same apartment, another Caliban hid near the back door on the ground level. On the building to the right, he had set up his Nox fire team. Near the apartment on my side, a Speculo Killer came in, but neglected to deploy it’s minelayer mine.

Going second, I set up a lot of my power focused on the left side, to counteract the Speculo Killer. I had my Securitate link team spread across the floors of a small apartment building. Nearby I had my Lunokhod on the ground nearby with the Koalas hidden in some second floor corners. I had my Daktari and Clockmaker near the center on the ground level, hiding behind some buildings. My Interventer was on the left side, hidden prone inside an open container. Finally I had my warcor standing up behind where my interventor was, ready to take some sweet pictures.

Top of 1: DoodleKing SEF
Disc: Nanoespionage
Draw: In Extremis Recovery

Disliking most of the objectives, DoodleKing elects to drop Nanoespionage, and draws In Extremis Recovery to replace it.
I then attempt to remove orders from the group with the Nox fireteam, and DoodleKing reveals that he has Counterintelligence and I only take one order, oh well.
He starts off by having a Taigah attempt to run across the big road down the middle, the poor creature gets pasted by my rooftop Feuerbach. Next the link team activates, only to have the Q-Drone get stunned while getting off the building from my Warcors flash pulse. After a couple more glamour shots the link team has all moved up. DoodleKing wants to start moving his Gwailo up, but realizes that the Securitate Feuerbach has slightly better odds than his Gwailo at that range. He instead opts to have the Speculo Killer walk around the side of a car to lay a smoke screen covering the street. This let’s the Gwailo come forward and through the building to behind the apartment building on my side, where he slips out a door and behind a container, staying just out of sight of the Warcor. Out of orders, DoodleKing ends his turn.

Bottom of 1: Jhokalups Tunguska
Disc: In Extremis Recovery
Draw: Extreme Prejudice

I choose to discard In Extremis Recovery and draw Extreme Prejudice as the replacement. After looking carefully at the situation in my opponent’s deployment zone, I decide to try landing my AD troops in the deployment zone and take out his troops from behind. I start with my Interventor using the lieutenant order to put up assisted landing. I then drop my Meteor Zond in on the building where the Gwailo was. The Meteor Zond completed mapping before blasting Doctor Worm off the table. I then creep the Zond forward and take out a Caliban.
Next I successfully drop Raul Spector in on the far side out of sight. I have Raul throw down a drop bear and then come around the corner to blast half the Nox link team. I catch two members of the team and with the shotgun and the mine. Spector takes a wound from a Crit, but both Nox and a Ikadron went down. After having Spector circle around the building the other way, I take out the last three members of the former link team. Spector then came down and completed a Coup de Gras against a downed Nox to finish Extreme Prejudice.
At this point we called the game, it was late, I had eliminated most of his options to complete classifieds, and was in a powerful position for my next turn.

With two classifieds completed to my opponents zero it was a:

Final Score: 6 – 0 Tunguska Total Victory

Lessons Learned:

For this game, I swapped around combat groups to try an even split instead of the 10-4 I had used previously. I absolutely loved the split group, I felt like I was able to use all my orders more effectively and that my group 2 was able to actually do things. One thing I noticed, is that I have to spend more time in list building thinking about how I want my turns to go. I am able to do more with each group, but the more moving pieces in one group they compete more for orders.
One thing that I noticed about this game was that my brother and I were brother and I were very rusty. We both made some silly mistakes, I was just able to better capitalize on my brothers mistakes better. One of the biggest things that decided this game was positioning mistakes. Between not covering for my aerial deploy, forgetting minelayer, and putting a boarding shotgun skirmisher on the roof, my brother has a lot of rust to shake of for proper positioning.

All in all, a fun relaxed game to ease back into playing.

Until next time.

Jhokalups – Field Operation Action Report – 40

Jhokalups – Field Operation Action Report – 40
Jurisdictional Command of Tunguska vs USArianda Ranger Force
300/ITS 11 – Countermeasures

This week I had a rematch with SprocketGX from last week! Instead of playing with Caladonians, Sprocket decided to bring the Ariadna Ranger Force. I haven’t tried Countermeasures and wanted to try out the new mission. After selecting our table and lists we rolled our WIP.

Wip Roll
Jurisdictional Command of Tunguska – 4
USArianda Ranger Force – 12

Decision: Sprocketgx
Deployment: Jhokalups
Initiative: Sprocketgx
1st Turn: Sprocketgx
1st Deploy: Sprocketgx

USArianda Ranger Force List:

 Countermeasures
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GROUP 1  10
 DOZER Rifle, D-Charges / Pistol, Knife. (0 | 13)
 ROSIE Light Rocket Launcher, Light Shotgun, D-Charges / Pistol, Knife. (0 | 22)
 UNKNOWN RANGER (Specialist Operative) Mk12 / Heavy Pistol, T2 CCW, Knife. (0 | 45)
 MARAUDER (Fireteam: Haris) Rifle, Heavy Flamethrower / Heavy Pistol, Knife. (0 | 22)
 GRUNT (Marksmanship LX) Sniper Rifle / Pistol, Knife. (0.5 | 18)
 GRUNT (Marksmanship LX) Sniper Rifle / Pistol, Knife. (0.5 | 18)
 GRUNT Paramedic (MediKit) Rifle / Pistol, Knife. (0 | 12)
 GRUNT Heavy Flamethrower, Light Shotgun / Pistol, Knife. (0 | 10)
 MINUTEMAN Lieutenant AP HMG / Pistol, CCW. (1 | 34)
 FOXTROT (Forward Observer) Rifle, Antipersonnel Mines / Pistol, Knife. (0 | 18)

GROUP 2  5  1  1
 GRUNT (Inferior Infiltration) Heavy Flamethrower, Light Shotgun / Pistol, Knife. (0.5 | 11)
 GRUNT (Inferior Infiltration) Heavy Flamethrower, Light Shotgun / Pistol, Knife. (0.5 | 11)
 GRUNT (Inferior Infiltration) Heavy Flamethrower, Light Shotgun / Pistol, Knife. (0.5 | 11)
 112 Light Shotgun / Pistol, CCW. (0 | 12)
 GRUNT (Inferior Infiltration) Heavy Flamethrower, Light Shotgun / Pistol, Knife. (0.5 | 11)
 DEVIL DOG Chain Rifle, Smoke Grenades + 1 K-9 Antipode / AP Heavy Pistol, AP CCW. (0 | 32)
   K-9 ANTIPODE AP CCW. (7)
4 SWC | 300 Points
Jurisdictional Command of Tunguska List:
 Countermeasures
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GROUP 1  9  1
 CLOCKMAKER Combi Rifle, D-Charges / Pistol, Knife. (0 | 18)
 DAKTARI Combi Rifle / Pistol, Knife. (0 | 14)
 SECURITATE Paramedic (MediKit) Combi Rifle / Pistol, Knife. (0 | 15)
 SECURITATE HMG / Pistol, Knife. (1 | 21)
 SECURITATE Feuerbach / Pistol, Knife. (1 | 22)
 GRENZER (Forward Observer, Sensor) Combi Rifle + Light Flamethrower / Pistol, Breaker Pistol, Knife. (0 | 27)
 PERSEUS FTO (Fireteam: Haris) Breaker Combi Rifle, Nanopulser, Smoke Grenades / 2 Pistols, DA CC Weapon. (0 | 33)
 INTERVENTOR Hacker Lieutenant (Hacking Device Plus) Combi Rifle / Pistol, Knife. (0.5 | 25)
 PUPPET MASTERS Submachine Gun / Pistol, Knife. (0 | 12)
 SPECTOR (AD: Combat Jump) Boarding Shotgun, Nanopulser, Drop Bears / Pistol, E/M2 CC Weapon. (0 | 33)
GROUP 2  3  1  
 LUNOKHOD Heavy Shotgun, Heavy Flamethrower, D-Charges, CrazyKoalas (2) / Electric Pulse. (0 | 25)
 MARY PROBLEMS Hacker (Forward Deployment L1) Submachine Gun + Zapper, Pitcher / Pistol, Knife. (0.5 | 30)
 METEOR ZOND Combi Rifle / Electric Pulse. (1 | 21)
 WARCOR (360º Visor) Flash Pulse / Stun Pistol, Knife. (0 | 3)
4 SWC | 299 Points

 

Our table for the week was a cool one. There were three pretty big lanes down the middle that were broken up enough with some scatter to make them not just murder alleys. After reviewing my options, I chose the side on top of the below picture. I felt that having more options to deploy in elevated cover and total cover would be more advantageous than the single more elevated piece of terrain where the standard deployment zone didn’t quite touch the wall.

We revealed our first classifieds to be:

  • HVT: Identity Check
  • HVT: Inoculation
  • HVT: Retro Engineering

That done Sprocket started to deploy.

Deployment:

Deploying first Sprocket sets up his HVTs across the midline. After that, Sprocket starts placing the infiltrating grunts, and makes three of the four infiltration rolls. A dozer gets tucked into a nice spot on the left side. Covered by the failed Grunt. A Grunt Core covered the central high rock formation, with two snipers up top, the Minuteman Lt, a plain Grunt and the Medic where hiding below in the cave. Rosie, a Marauder and the Unknown Ranger were in a haris on the right side, hiding behind a small office portable. There was a 112 that was covering the right side. A Devil Dog and Antipode were the reserve model, and went in on the left side.

Sprocket made his 112 his data tracker.

My HVTs were deployed as mirrors of where Sprocket had his. I then set up carefully around the Grunt Infiltrators, I didn’t want anyone to easily be walked and flamed. I had the Clockmaker hiding on the opposite side of a Grunt. The puppet master was prone on the roof blocking the ladder. I had a Warcor standing on my middle roof, out of sight from one of the two snipers. The interventor and Securitate HMG were prone on that same roof on different corners. I had the Grenzer and Securitate Medic on the ground behind that building, making sure to keep the Grenzer out of sight from the Grunt Sniper and not able to be easily walked and flamed by a Grunt. My Securitate Feuerbach was on top of a nearby roof with Perseus hiding behind it. Mary and the Daktari hid behind a rock on my right. I bring in a Lunokhod and it’s Koalas to cover the middle building. I then make my Grenzer my data tracker.

Top of 1: SprocketGx USARF

Discard Identity Check, replaced by Sabotage

After Sabotage comes up we each pick our building. I then choose to dock orders from the group with the Devil Dog. Sprocket sends his Devil Dog team forward, I attempt to have the Warcor Flashpulse the Antipode, several times, but am unable to get it done. Once the Devil Dog makes it forward, Mary attempts to hit it with a zapper, and succeeds, with the Devil Dog choosing to take a wound. Both the Daktari and Mary survive the chain rifle, with the Daktari backing up. Unfortunately the Daktari backed up to be seen by the nearby grunt, who burns her down. The middle Grunt tries to get forward to take down my Grenzer. But doesn’t have the distance on the first order, as he walks in he gets taken out by the Koalas as he burns up my warcor.

Out of orders in group 2, Sprocket moves on to group 1. He starts by bringing his haris forward to take out the silo on my side, completing Sabotage. The haris then comes forward to try and take out my core. Unfortunately for the Unknown Ranger, the Grenzer doesn’t care about his cover nor mimetism (MSV1 is useful from time to time) and takes him down. The Marauder comes forward to try and burn out Perseus. Perseus takes down the Marauder at the cost of his ODD. Out of orders, Sprocket ends his turn.

Bottom of 1: Jhokalups Tunguska

Draw Telemetry to replace the completed classified.

Discard Inoculation, replaced by Capture.

I start off by using my Interventors lieutenant order to idle, Sprocket almost doesn’t have Rosie declare reset. I successfully manage to get Spotlight onto her, and complete Telemetry. I then have my Lunokhod come forward to take out Rosie. After that my Securitate link activates and the HMG takes out the Grunt on the roof to my right while exchanging fire with the sniper. I then take out the Grunt Sniper I can see with the HMG and proceed to use a good portion of the rest of my turn to kill off the Devil Dog and the other Grunt. I attempt to drop Spector in to take out the Dozer and get an easy capture, completely forgetting about the link team. Cursing myself I dodge Spector into cover and then end my turn.

Top of 2: SprocketGx USARF

Draw Experimental Drug to replace the completed classified.

Discard Capture, replaced by Nanoespionage.

Sprocket spends an order to have the Minuteman take out Spector. That link team then maneuvers to get the paramedic up top, while the Minuteman and my Feuerbach exchange shots. Shots keep bouncing off, and eventually the minuteman falls back into total cover. The paramedic then becomes the angel of mercy and takes out the unconscious grunt sniper. I believe that this turn in a final face to face, my Feuerbach takes out the Minuteman lieutenant. After walking the Foxtrot forward a bit, Sprocket ends his turn feeling a bit frustrated with how it went.

Bottom of 2: Jhokalups Tunguska

Discard Nanoespionage, replaced by Kidnapping

I move the Lunokhod and my undeployed meteor zond.use my lieutenant order to put up Assisted Landing. Then successfully drop my Meteor Zond in on the other side of the Foxtrot Camo Marker. I have the Meteor use sensor to reveal the Foxtrot. I then put Marksmanship up on the Zond and proceed to take out the Foxtrot. I then walk a little haris of Perseus, the Paramedic and the Grenzer forward to have the Grenzer fail once at synchronizing the middle HVT before successfully grabbing it to complete Kidnapping. Feeling satisfied I end my turn.

Top of 3: SprocketGx USARF

Draw Test Run to replace the completed classified.

Sprocket has one chance to tie up the game. He has a grunt jump up to fall unconscious. Then brings the 112 over to try and heal him up to complete Experimental Drug. Unfortunately it seems that all of Sprockets medical staff went to the PanOceania school of medicine, and once again acts as an angel of mercy, killing the Grunt. Without orders and without options, he ends his turn.

Bottom of 3: Jhokalups Tunguska

Having already completed more classifieds, and one with my data tracker, I end my turn. Which makes it a:

Final Score: 8 – 1 Tunguska Total Victory

Lessons Learned:

Grunts are hard to play around, I am glad I was deploying second so I could see where all the grunt infiltrators landed and respond accordingly. The Infiltrators did influence my deployment, and I can see how a player could use that influence to set up a strong first strike. One weakness I saw in this list is my deployment control. Only the Grenzer can deploy out of zone, and I only had one piece that brought passive area control (the Lunokhod). I feel fortunate that group two had most of the orders spent on the devil dog. The two grunts on the ground could have really messed up my link team if they had tried.

I am extremely disappointed in myself for the complete waste of Raul Spector. I completely spaced that there was a link team looking at right were I dropped him in. So Spector basically walked in and died. What is really disappointing is that if I had walked Spector in on the other side of the board, I could have taken out the Data Tracker, and then sliced through the fireteam from the other side. Lesson learned. Walk around to the other side of the board before doing any aerial deployment.

An interesting anecdote, I recently replaced my dice, which seems silly. The new dice seem to be much more fair, and as a result, my perceived amount of criticals has gone up from the last few games. I am interested to see if this is just confirmation bias or what. If I have another game with really hot dice. I may start recording the results of all my die rolls, just to see.

Until next time.

Jhokalups – Field Operation Action Report – 39

Jhokalups – Field Operation Action Report – 39
Jurisdictional Command of Tunguska vs Caladonian Highlander Army
300/ITS 11 – Firefight

After taking last week off to let some others get games in, I was ready to play again this week. My opponent for the night was Sprocketgx, whom I have played (and lost to) on many occasions. This would be our first game of CHA against Tunguska, and I was looking forward to it. By random draw, our mission for the week was Firefight. After getting the table set up and armies unpacked, we rolled WIP and got into it.

Wip Roll

Jurisdictional Command of Tunguska – 4
Caladonian Highlander Army – 5

Decision: Sprocketgx
Deployment: Jhokalups
Initiative: Sprocketgx
1st Turn: Sprocketgx
1st Deploy: Sprocketgx

Caladonian Highlander Army List:

 So Many Galwegians
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GROUP 1  2
 112 (Motorized) Light Shotgun / Pistol, CCW. (1 | 20)
 VOLUNTEER Rifle / Pistol, Knife. (0 | 8)
 VOLUNTEER Chain Rifle, Light Shotgun / Pistol, Knife. (0 | 6)
 VOLUNTEER Chain Rifle, Light Shotgun / Pistol, Knife. (0 | 6)
 VOLUNTEER Chain Rifle, Light Shotgun / Pistol, Knife. (0 | 6)
 HIGHLANDER GREY AP HMG, Smoke Grenades / Pistol, CCW. (1.5 | 34)
 SCOT (2nd Battalion) CH: Camouflage Molotok / Pistol, Knife. (1.5 | 30)
 CATERAN T2 Sniper Rifle / Pistol, AP CCW. (1 | 24)
 HIGHLANDER Chain Rifle, Smoke Grenades / Pistol, AP CCW. (0 | 6)
 HIGHLANDER Chain Rifle, Smoke Grenades / Pistol, AP CCW. (0 | 6)
GROUP 2  7
 HIGHLANDER Chain Rifle, Smoke Grenades / Pistol, AP CCW. (0 | 6)
 HIGHLANDER Chain Rifle, Smoke Grenades / Pistol, AP CCW. (0 | 6)
 HIGHLANDER Chain Rifle, Smoke Grenades / Pistol, AP CCW. (0 | 6)
 HIGHLANDER Chain Rifle, Smoke Grenades / Pistol, AP CCW. (0 | 6)
 HIGHLANDER Chain Rifle, Smoke Grenades / Pistol, AP CCW. (0 | 6)
 HIGHLANDER Chain Rifle, Smoke Grenades / Pistol, AP CCW. (0 | 6)
 McMURROUGH 2 Chain Rifles, Grenades, Smoke Grenades / Templar CCW (AP + DA). (0 | 32)
 WALLACE Lieutenant Combi Rifle + Light Flamethrower, Smoke Grenades / Pistol, EXP CCW. (0 | 35)
 S.A.S. (Forward Observer) Rifle / Pistol, AP CCW, Knife. (0 | 24)
 UXÍA McNEILL (Covert Action) (CH: Limited Camouflage, Superior Infiltration, Specialist Operative) Boarding Shotgun, D-Charges, Smoke Grenades / 2 Assault Pistols, AP CCW, Knife. (0 | 27)
5 SWC | 300 Points
Jurisdictional Command of Tunguska List:
 Firefight
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1
 HOLLOW MEN Missile Launcher, Chain-colt / Breaker Pistol, Knife. (2 | 35)
 HOLLOW MEN Combi Rifle, Chain-colt / Breaker Pistol, Knife. (0 | 30)
 HOLLOW MEN Spitfire, Chain-colt / Breaker Pistol, Knife. (2 | 36)
 HOLLOW MEN Combi Rifle, Chain-colt + 1 TinBot A (Deflector L1) / Breaker Pistol, Knife. (0 | 31)
 STEMPLER ZOND FTO (Super-Jump) Combi Rifle, Sniffer / Electric Pulse. (0 | 18)
 SPECTOR (AD: Combat Jump) Boarding Shotgun, Nanopulser, Drop Bears / Pistol, E/M2 CC Weapon. (0 | 33)
 PERSEUS (Super-Jump) Breaker Combi Rifle, Nanopulser, Smoke Grenades / 2 Pistols, DA CC Weapon. (0 | 34)
 HECKLER Combi Rifle, Jammer, 1 FastPanda / Pistol, Knife. (0 | 23)
 ZONDNAUT Spitfire / Pistol, Knife. (1 | 32)
  ZONDMATE Chain Rifle, Smoke Light Grenade Launcher / Electric Pulse. (5)
 INTERVENTOR Hacker Lieutenant (Hacking Device Plus) Combi Rifle, 1 FastPanda / Pistol, Knife. (0.5 | 27)
5.5 SWC | 299 Points

 

Our table had a nice mix of natural features and buildings. I could see this being an industrial complex that is building up in a heavily forested area. The catwalk down the middle set up some nice line of sight breaks from the sniper levels and the ground. I chose the side with the taller buildings, since this was Firefight, I wanted my lieutenant to be as difficult to access as possible.

Deployment:

Sprocket brought 8 of the 45th Highlander Galwegians to the table, these were spaced fairly evenly across the front line. McMurrough, Wallace and a Volunteer link team supported his left side. He also had a Cataran Sniper covering that side as well. The right was more open and covered only by a Motorized 112. Across the middle was a Scots Guard, S.A.S. and Uxia from his right to left, each near one of the Panoplies.

I set my Hollow Men link on my left side, with a Combi and the Missile Launcher up high, and the Spitfire watching the forward approach down low. The Stempler and other Hollow Man Combi were tucked out of the way on my right. I had my Interventor LT hidden prone on top of the building on my right, being guarded by a Heckler Jammer. I had my Zondnautica deployed dismounted with the Zondmate forward on my right side, and then deployed Persues prone on the tall building. As we got started I declared Persues my data tracker. The Grey was the datatracker for SprocketGx.

Top of 1: Sprocketgx CHA

To start things off, the Highlanders all start running forward. Between my Missile Launcher Hollow Man, Spitfire, and the Stempler all take out a few of the Galwegians. Some are not available to shoot, one gets it’s smoke off and another goes dogged. After getting a smoke screen setup McMurrough comes over and snags a Multi Sniper Rifle out of the Panoplies.

After that he started to move his Volunteer link, unfortunately the Grey passed in front of my Hollow Man Spitfire and went down to a hail of bullets. After losing the Grey, a Galwegian in Dogged comes forward, pulls a motorcycle out of the Panoplies.

Before coming around the corner to take out my Zondnautica. A camo grey comes forward and does a wound to my missile launcher Hollow Man, before going down while trying the spitfire. That done he ends his turns and pulls of all the Dogged Galwegians off the table.

Bottom of 1: Jhokalups Tunguska

On this turn, I know I want to take out the 112 to keep the medic from getting up and maybe take out all the Volunteers. I start by having Perseus stand up and walk to the edge of the building. With no AROs declared he jumps off the back of the building, and spends a couple orders getting up next to a building where I can have him take a shot at one of the remaining Galwegians. The Galwegian successfully smokes and then I use that smoke screen to walk Raul Spector in. Spector walks over and shotguns down the 112 in the back before setting up a mine. Out of orders I end my turn.

Top of 2: Sprocketgx CHA

The last couple of the Galwegians come forward. Both coming after Perseus. The first one I dodge away from, I am concerned about the berserk after a chain rifles just taking out my Myrmidon. The other one Perseus is able to gun down. After a couple turns of dodging, the Galwegian on my left by Perseus gets hit with a Spitfire, before going down to Perseus’s blade. After losing his models on that side to Perseus, Sprocket starts sending some volunteers after Spector. He loses a couple, but is eventually able to take Spector down. An SAS comes forward and takes something out of the Panoplies. After that McMurrough comes up to Coup de Gras my Zondnautica and Zondbot. While doing that my heckler jams McMurrough successfully. As a final act, the Cataran reveals and takes a shot at my Hollow Man link leader. Unfortunately the Cataran gets Crit off the table.

Out of orders, Sprocket ends his turn.

Bottom of 2: Jhokalups Tunguska

With my Hollow Men more free to act, I spend some orders repositioning to take down the SAS, then kill the unconscious Scots Guard. I then spend a few orders exchanging fire with McMurrough before he falls prone. Out of options I end my turn.

Top of 3: Sprocketgx CHA

McMurrough being prone has to stand and walk towards the ladder with the Heckler up top. He goes down to a combination of Missile Launcher, Spitfire and Combi shots. Sprocket then forms a new core of Volunteers and Wallace and then advance up to open a Panoplie. Unfortunately Wallace is visible to the Missile Launcher and goes down, taking out Uxia as well. Out of orders and units, Sprocket ends turn.

Bottom of 3: Jhokalups Tunguska

Looking at the board, I have more specialist kills, lieutenant kills, have killed more army points and completed a classified and killed a data tracker. I end my turn without spending an order which makes it a:

Final Score: 8 – 2 Tunguska Total Victory

Lessons Learned:

This is a game that I felt like everything went my way. There were a couple of exchanges where the odds didn’t look great, but a lucky critical hit turned the game my way.

Perseus is definitely one of my favorite units in Tunguska. Lately he has been performing well above what I need him to do. In this game he took out two Galwegians, completed a classified and set up successfully for Spector to come in and tear up the back line. The real MVPs are the Hollow Men link team. Their AROs were wicked this game. They frustrated Sprocekt at every turn. I look forward to learning more about how Tunguska functions, I think I am starting to get a knack for it.

Until next time.

Jhokalups – Field Operation Action Report – 38

Jhokalups – Field Operation Action Report – 38

Jurisdictional Command of Bakunin vs Shasvasti Expeditionary Force

300/Asteroid Blues – Looting and Sabotaging

Once again we set up for our local game night. This week DoodleKing and I agreed to play Looting and Sabotaging from the Asteroid Blues phase 2 packet. After we arrived for the night and selected our table, rolled some WIP and got started.

Wip Roll
Jurisdictional Command of Bakunin – 11
Shasvasti Expeditionary Force – 2

Decision: Jhokalups
Deployment: DoodleKing
Initiative: Jhokalups
1st Turn: Jhokalups
1st Deploy: Jhokalups

Shasvasti Expeditionary Force List:

 DoodleKing L+S
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GROUP 1  10
 MENTOR Lieutenant Shock Marksman Rifle / Pistol, Knife. (0 | 27)
 GWAILO (Multispectral Visor L2) Heavy Rocket Launcher / Breaker Pistol, Knife. (2 | 43)
 R-DRONE Flash Pulse, Sniffer / Electric Pulse. (0 | 8)
 SPECULO KILLER (Minelayer) Combi Rifle, Smoke Grenades, Antipersonnel Mines / Pistol, Monofilament CCW, Knife. (1.5 | 39)
 SPECULO KILLER (Minelayer) Combi Rifle, Smoke Grenades, Antipersonnel Mines / Pistol, Monofilament CCW, Knife. (1.5 | 39)
 CALIBAN (Chain of Command) Submachine Gun, Pulzar, D-Charges / Pistol, Knife, CC Weapon. (0 | 29)
 CALIBAN (Chain of Command) Submachine Gun, Pulzar, D-Charges / Pistol, Knife, CC Weapon. (0 | 29)
 SHROUDED (Minelayer) Boarding Shotgun, Dazer / Pistol, Knife. (0 | 24)
 NOX Combi Rifle, Zapper / Pistol, Knife. (0 | 14)
 NOX Hacker (EI Hacking Device) Submachine Gun, Zapper / Pistol, Knife. (0.5 | 17)
GROUP 2  2  2  2
 TAIGHA Chain-colt / DA CC Weapon. (0 | 6)
 TAIGHA Chain-colt / DA CC Weapon. (0 | 6)
 IKADRON (Baggage, Repeater) 2 Light Flamethrowers, Flash Pulse / Pistol, Electric Pulse. (0 | 9)
 IKADRON (Baggage, Repeater) 2 Light Flamethrowers, Flash Pulse / Pistol, Electric Pulse. (0 | 9)
5.5 SWC | 299 Points

 

Jurisdictional Command of Bakunin List:
 L+S v2
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GROUP 1  9  1  1
 REVEREND CUSTODIER Hacker (Hacking Device Plus) Lieutenant Combi Rifle + Pitcher / Pistol, Knife. (0.5 | 34)
 REVEREND HEALER Boarding Shotgun, Nanopulser / Pistol, EXP CCW. (0 | 32)
 KUSANAGI Spitfire / Pistol, Shock CCW. (2 | 43)
 TASKMASTER Heavy Rocket Launcher, Light Shotgun, CrazyKoalas / Heavy Pistol, DA CCW. (2 | 47)
 BRAN DO CASTRO Boarding Shotgun / Pistol, DA CCW. (0 | 33)
 ZERO (Minelayer) Combi Rifle, Antipersonnel Mines / Pistol, Knife. (0.5 | 19)
 ZERO (Minelayer) Combi Rifle, Antipersonnel Mines / Pistol, Knife. (0.5 | 19)
 ZERO Hacker (Killer Hacking Device) Combi Rifle, Antipersonnel Mines / Pistol, Knife. (0 | 21)
 LUNOKHOD Heavy Shotgun, Akrylat-Kanone, D-Charges, CrazyKoalas (2) / Electric Pulse. (0 | 24)
 MORLOCK Chain Rifle, Smoke Grenades / Pistol, DA CCW. (0 | 6)

GROUP 2  1  2  2
 MORLOCK Chain Rifle, Smoke Grenades / Pistol, DA CCW. (0 | 6)
 MORLOCK Chain Rifle, Smoke Grenades / Pistol, DA CCW. (0 | 6)
 MODERATOR Combi Rifle + Pitcher / Pistol, Electric Pulse. (0.5 | 10)
6 SWC | 300 Points

 

I’ve really enjoyed some of the terrain our store has for it’s games. The mix of rocks and catwalks gives a nice feel that this could be the inside of an asteroid. The three level set up we had provided some nice tactical layering to think about. Unfortunately I didn’t have any hollow men to make the most of mobility between levels. I chose to go first and was assigned the side at the bottom of this picture.

Deployment:

The first thing I did was over infiltrate Bran to threaten the AC2. My Reverend Haris was on the middle level with the Custodier prime behind cover. Kusanagi was set up to start attacking right away. My Morlocks were on the left right and middle. My zero minelayers were set up to cover the AC2 approach. The lunokhod was up high with the koalas covering the AC2 as well. My moderator was up on level 3 prone. Finally, my taskmaster was my reserve and covered my left flank.

DoodleKing set up his deployment to try and deal with a over-infiltrated camo marker. The Speculos set up nearby with their mines covering the AC2. The Gwailo set up on the second level centrally. On the left and right a Nox covered a Taigha. The R-Drone was far right on the second level, watching where Kusanagi would stand up. The Calibans were forward on the left and right. With a Shrouded further up on the right. The Ikadrons were right and central. With the central one looking towards my Bran in Camo. Finally the Mentor Lt and its ambush camo marker went on the central back.

Top of 1: Jhokalups Bakunin

To start this party off the Morlocks all run forward. I can then use their irregular orders to run them all forward again. Then I activate Kusanagi and the Haris to take out the R-Drone and the Ikadron up high. Next Kusanagi discovers and takes out one of the mines covering the AC2. I have my Taskmaster put his Koalas into Stand-by before walking around the corner to shoot the other Ikadron. I spend a couple orders on Bran to try and get him by the AC2, but I forgot about a mine and so he is forced to dodge. Out of orders I end my turn.

Bottom of 1: DoodleKing Shasvasti

The Taighas run forward and safely dodge the AROs. The Gwailo then peaks out to start taking shots at Kusanagi. After a couple shots Kusanagi goes down. Running the odds on this exchange, it looks like this was not a favorable exchange for the Gwailo. Fortunately for DoodleKing the Gwailo makes it out unscathed.

After taking down Kusanagi the Taigha on the right comes around and Chain Colts down Bran. Then the Gwailos takes a shot at the Lunokhod and destroys it, taking out two of my Koalas and the Reverend healer with it. That done, DoodleKing ends his turn.

Top of 2: Jhokalups Bakunin

With Plan “A” (Bran) out the window. We are on to Plans “B”, “C”, and “D” (the morlocks). In running my Morlocks up I took out the Taigha on my right and performed a coup de gras do get my classified done. I then pull something out of the panoply before hunkering down. I lose one morlock to a shooting fight as I try to walk it forward more to try and set up a smoke screen to cover getting to the AC2. My last Morlock baits out a shrouded before going down to that same shrouded. I bring up my task master, taking out the Nox trooper on my left, clearing a mine and refilling Koalas from the second Panoply. After moving him a bit more forward to bring the Koalas way up, I end my turn.

Bottom of 2: DoodleKing Shasvasti

The main focus of DoodleKing’s turn was on advancing up a Camo marker that turned out to be a Chain of Command Caliban. After making it all the way up to my AC2, avoiding mines and fire from my Zeros the Caliban finally goes down. The shrouded then completes it’s classified against my unconscious Morlock. The Mentor lt reveals itself to fire at the Taskmaster, does a wound but fails to kill. After all this he ends his turn.

Top of 3: Jhokalups Bakunin

I start by attempting to have the last Morlock make it forward to the AC2, but it goes down to a combination of a mine and shock marksman rifle. The shock was unfortunate as this Morlock rolled V: Dogged for its metachemistry. The Taskmaster didn’t have enough orders to make it to the AC2, so I had my Zero come out to surprise shot down the Mentor Lt.

Bottom of 3: DoodleKing Shasvasti

Here we had a bit rules fumble, one of the remaining Camo markers was a Caliban with Chain of Command, so we played this turn as loss of lieutenant. So, in loss of lieutenant DoodleKing didn’t have enough points to get to the AC2, so he focused on maximizing points. He managed to take out my Taskmaster before ending his turn. With both AC2s undamaged and a classified each it came down to who had more things from the panoplies. With the two things I got them I got that point, making it a:

Final Score: 5 – 4 Bakunin Minor Victory

Lessons Learned:

Like what the Warcors and some of the more experienced players say, a game of Infinity has four turns, with deployment being turn one. I definitely messed up portions of my deployment here and that influenced how close this game was. It has been a while since I have used Bran, and I forgot how reliably he can over infiltrate. Bran should have been my reserve piece as an extra punch, instead of having him down first and shaping all of DoodleKing’s deployment.

I got too caught up in protecting Bran’s approach that I didn’t leave enough orders to actually do anything with him. I could have kept Bran where he was and used those two orders to better develop my board position. I am unhappy with some of my late turn plays, I basically wasted orders not accomplishing anything, relying instead on all my first and second turn actions to win the game.

It was fun to come back to Bakunin for a game after so long on other factions. I think I will go back to Tunguska for a while longer. I need to figure out how to make them tick.

Until next time.

Jhokalups – Field Operation Action Report – 37

Jhokalups – Field Operation Action Report – 37
Jurisdictional Command of Tunguska vs Invincible Army
300/Asteroid Blues – Transmission Matrix

This week we tried another campaign night. Our local group has been all playing on the same scenario lately, so that we can all compare experiences and lessons when the game is over. We tried out the Asteroid Blues version of Transmission Matrix. This week I was paired up with RomanLegion who said “I want to play against someone with heavy hacking.” So that’s what we did. After we got our table set up we rolled our wip roll.

Wip Roll
Jurisdictional Command of Tunguska – 11
Invincible Army – 9

Decision: Jhokalups
Deployment: Jhokalups
Initiative: RomanLegion
1st Turn: RomanLegion
1st Deploy: RomanLegion

Invincible Army List:

 AB RomanLegion

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10
 SON-BAE Yaókòng Missile Launcher / Electric Pulse. (1.5 | 17)
 HÙSÒNG Yaókòng HMG / Electric Pulse. (1 | 25)
 ZÚYŎNG (Fireteam: Haris, Tactical Awareness) Combi Rifle + 1 TinBot B (Deflector L2) / 2 Breaker Pistols, Knife. (0.5 | 34)
 ZHĒNCHÁ Hacker (Assault Hacking Device) Boarding Shotgun / Pistol, Knife. (0.5 | 41)
 KOKRAM FTO (Fireteam: Duo) Feuerbach, Chain-colt, D-Charges / 2 Heavy Pistols, Knife. (2 | 48)
 HǍIDÀO Hacker (Killer Hacking Device) Boarding Shotgun / Breaker Pistol, Knife. (0 | 26)
 HAC TAO Hacker (Killer Hacking Device) MULTI Rifle, Nanopulser / Pistol, DA CCW. (0 | 67)
 ZHANSHI (Forward Observer) Combi Rifle / Pistol, Knife. (0 | 12)
 ZHANSHI Lieutenant Combi Rifle / Pistol, Knife. (0 | 11)
 Zhanshi YĪSHĒNG Combi Rifle / Pistol, Knife. (0 | 15)
 YÁOZĂO Electric Pulse. (0 | 3)
5.5 SWC | 299 Points
Jurisdictional Command of Tunguska List:

 AB Transmission
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GROUP 1  10  1
 SECURITATE Paramedic (MediKit) Combi Rifle / Pistol, Knife. (0 | 15)
 SECURITATE Combi Rifle / Pistol, Knife. (0 | 13)
 SECURITATE Combi Rifle / Pistol, Knife. (0 | 13)
 GRENZER Combi Rifle + Light Flamethrower / Pistol, Breaker Pistol, Knife. (0 | 25)
 PERSEUS FTO (Fireteam: Haris) Breaker Combi Rifle, Nanopulser, Smoke Grenades / 2 Pistols, DA CC Weapon. (0 | 33)
 KRIZA BORAC Lieutenant HMG / Heavy Pistol, CC Weapon. (2 | 54)
 MARY PROBLEMS Hacker (Forward Deployment L1) Submachine Gun + Zapper, Pitcher / Pistol, Knife. (0.5 | 30)
 HECKLER Combi Rifle, Jammer, 1 FastPanda / Pistol, Knife. (0 | 23)
 ZONDNAUT Hacker (Assault Hacking Device) Combi Rifle / Pistol, Knife. (0.5 | 31)
   ZONDMATE Chain Rifle, Smoke Light Grenade Launcher / Electric Pulse. (5)
 INTERVENTOR Hacker (Hacking Device Plus) Combi Rifle / Pistol, Knife. (0.5 | 25)

GROUP 2  2  
 TRANSDUCTOR ZOND Flash Pulse, Sniffer / Electric Pulse. (0 | 8)
 SPEKTR Boarding Shotgun, Antipersonnel Mines / Pistol, Knife. (0 | 30)
3.5 SWC | 300 Points

Our table used some terrain that our locals, (TheDiceAbide and White_Lang) have designed and made. We played with the sections in a small donut configuration, with the antenna in the middle only accessible by two ladders and going over the roof. There were some nice rocks on both sides. I chose deployment and having RomanLegion deploy first so that I would likely be able to go second, which has some nice advantages on this scenario.

I chose the side that is at the bottom of the picture below. In hindsight, I think that I probably chose the wrong side.

Deployment:

A missle bot in a Zhanshi core was deployed on top of the donut, in the center. The rest of the fire team was to the left on the ground level. Further left was the Zhanshi Yisheng. There was a Zuyong haris with Krit and a Haido in the tunnels on the left. On the right the Yishen’s helper Yaozao was hanging with the Husong TR bot. A Hac-Tao was in hidden deploy on the far right. The Zencha was a reserve camo marker that was dropped into the central transmission matrix area. The designated target was on the left behind some purple rocks.

I set up my securitate link with Perseus and the Grenze on my left, guarding that Transmission area and the nearby Designated Target. I over infiltrated my Spektr to contest the far left Transmission Zone. I had Mary and the Interventor on my back edge and outside of the repeater network. My Heckler was inside the rings, ready to cover and approach. I had the Zondnautica and my Transductor Zond on the right side, behind the purple stones. Finally, I brought the Kriza in centrally, able to threaten some approaches from inside the ring.

Top of 1: RomanLegion IA

At the start of the game, I forgot to limit the use of Command Tokens on RomanLegion. I remembered after he talked about breaking Krit out of the link and then reforming it again. After breaking the Zuyong and Haidao out, the Haidao attempted a split Redrum at Mary and the Interventor. I responded with Lightning form Mary, Sucker Punch from the Interventor and Oblivion from the Zondnautica. The Haido makes it through all of these and takes out the Interventor. Another two orders and the Zondnautica and Mary go down to the Haido’s hacking. A TO marker reveals and slowly walks all the way across the map to be within a few inches of Persues. It reveals to be a Hac Tao and tries to take out my Persues, who successfully smokes. The Hac Tao then takes out my DT in close combat before reverting to a TO Camo marker. That done he passes the turn.

Bottom of 1: Jhokalups Tunguska

My first priority is to deal with the Hac Tao that is right by my link team. I spend a few orders to try and have the Grenzer discover, when that fails I have Perseus smoke out and attempt an intuitive attack on the Hac Tao. After the Hac Tao is revealed I walk Perseus in with the Grenzer moving nearby to attack with Martial Arts 3 against a change face, and take the Hac Tao off the table. After taking down the Hac Tao, I run my Transductor into the control zone on my right. I then use my remaining order to reveal my Spektr to surprise shot down the TR bot before ending my turn. WIth three zones to his two, I score this turn.

Score at the End of 1: 2 – 1 Tunguska Favor

Top of 2: RomanLegion IA

In order to deal with my Spektr, the Krit link team walks across the board. Krit on the rooftops and the others inside. On the way over Krit exchanges fire with Perseus. On their first exchange, Perseus deals a wound to Krit. After exchanging fire twice more, Krit manages to hit with both shots and Perseus goes down.

The odds seem to be in favor of Perseus winning that fight, alas, it was not meant to be. After taking out my myrmidon, the Haidao takes out my Spektr. Krit uses these orders to retreat down the side of the wall and pick up the TR bot. All done, RomanLegion passes his turn.

Bottom of 2: Jhokalups Tunguska

I start off with moving my Kriza over to a ladder, hoping to take out the missile bot and clear/capture the middle antenna. Unfortunately I fail a reset and BTS against the Zencha’s Oblivion. I then spend a few orders to bring my Grenzer, the Paramedic and another Securitate forward in another attempt to take out the missile bot, this goes awry and my Grenzer dies. Out of orders I end my turn. With three zones to my two, RomanLegion scores.

Score at the End of 2: 3 – 2 Invincible Army Favor

Top of 3: RomanLegion IA

The Haidao comes around and takes out my two forward securitate before Coup De Gras’ing my Spektr for the classified. With that done RomanLegion ended his turn.

Bottom of 3: Jhokalups Tunguska

I currently don’t have a lot of hope for the mission. Maybe if I get lucky I can take out the designated target and the Zencha with my Heckler. I spend orders to advance him forward and onto the roof, taking a shot at the Zencha, and losing my Heckler. With his classified done and another more zones scored, the final score is:

Final Score: 6 – 2 Invincible Army Minor Victory

Lessons Learned:

I think that this game was lost in deployment. The side I chose did not have any easy access to the roof. Additionally, I didn’t have a plan for the middle zone. It would have been better to put my Spektr in the middle zone, and focused on controlling that zone.

I am pleased with the usage I got out of Perseus. His ODD and fireteam link bonus can really push firefights in his favor. Even at bad ranes. Additionally, the mixed fire team and Stealth rules help Perseus push melee engagements into his favor as well. He is quickly becoming one of my favorite models.

Until next time.