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Buck's Barnbusters Vs. Nova Cat brigands
« on: 25 June 2016, 23:09:32 »
April 24, 3060. Bryant: Lantren Corporation R&D Facility Ruins.

The Barnbusters have been hired by the New Home Provisional Government to raid a brigand base on Bryant. They find themselves fighting against clan deserters and pirates for a Star League cache instead.

AAR (addressed to the NHPG's liaison officer):

Dear Lt Ogawa,

First, let me applaud your commitment to your orders; your desire to enter a combat zone is to be applauded. I was glad to hear your wounds were not severe, and I sincerely hope you recover quickly. If you ever find yourself needing the Barnbusters, there will always be place on our ship for you. Your skills would be highly valued within our organization.

On to Business;
    Pursuant all operations up to and including the combat action dated April 24, 3060 and recovery operations thereafter;

    The Barnbusters were able to safely ground out on the continent of Voltanasia, and set up storm shelters and facilities within range of the first objective area. The frequency and intensity of the storms are not to be understated; all of the stories told of Bryant are quite accurate.

    After conducting initial security operations and insuring a safe operating base, the Barnbusters moved in force to secure the facility per Lt. Ogawa’s intelligence and instructions. A lull in the storm provided a perfect opportunity for unit maneuvers, and there was no environmental effect on the battle.

    Upon entering the operational area, the Barnbusters moved to encircle the facility and trap all raiders present. Of deep concern to the recon lance and the on-site commander was the presence of Clan forces, consisting of a Nova Cat and a Peregrine, in addition to an addition lance of enemy mechs and mixed vehicle and infantry assets.

    The Barnbusters held to their operational doctrine, and were able to advance on both the facility and hostile forces without significant incident. Upon open engagement, the clan forces were quickly routed and forced to evacuate the facility, and the bandit vehicles and infantry were captured for interrogation. The liaison officer and the unit’s executive officer were both injured as a result of the battle; both are expected to recover fully.
   
    Once the operational was secured, and salvage obtained, Lt. Ogawa discovered the true purpose of the facility and identified it as a Star league cache; a search was quickly arranged and stores containing roughly one hundred million c-bills worth of Grasshopper Battlemechs were identified.

Commanding Officer
Tully MacAuliffe

Pictures to follow.
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Re: Buck's Barnbusters Factory Ruins Battle
« Reply #1 on: 25 June 2016, 23:25:29 »
For once, I wanted to show mechs at their actual scale in a battle. This pic captures the heat of the engagement in approximately true scale:

http://i.imgur.com/Pqxrw4O.jpg

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Re: Buck's Barnbusters Vs. Nova Cat brigands
« Reply #2 on: 25 June 2016, 23:32:28 »
These pics capture the battle sequence:

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Re: Buck's Barnbusters Vs. Nova Cat brigands
« Reply #3 on: 25 June 2016, 23:34:55 »
The rubble proves tricky.

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Re: Buck's Barnbusters Vs. Nova Cat brigands
« Reply #4 on: 25 June 2016, 23:37:21 »
A brigand ARC-2M and vintage Stinger scramble to defend the north side of the facility.

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Re: Buck's Barnbusters Vs. Nova Cat brigands
« Reply #5 on: 25 June 2016, 23:38:24 »
The Barnbusters advance, using the few standing structures for cover.

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Re: Buck's Barnbusters Vs. Nova Cat brigands
« Reply #6 on: 25 June 2016, 23:44:12 »
A single Nova Cat mech, piloted by a deserter named Callon from the 4th Nova Cat Regulars, challenges the Barnbusters to cross no man's land.

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Re: Buck's Barnbusters Vs. Nova Cat brigands
« Reply #7 on: 25 June 2016, 23:46:08 »
So they do.

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Re: Buck's Barnbusters Vs. Nova Cat brigands
« Reply #8 on: 26 June 2016, 01:50:08 »
Both the Battlemaster and Nova Cat are taking punishing damage.

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Re: Buck's Barnbusters Vs. Nova Cat brigands
« Reply #9 on: 26 June 2016, 01:53:31 »
At this point, the brigand armored assets are both being eliminated. The demolisher crew would be wiped out from a single large laser searing through the cabin.

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Re: Buck's Barnbusters Vs. Nova Cat brigands
« Reply #10 on: 26 June 2016, 01:59:00 »
Meanwhile, on the north side, The brigand Archer has fended off its attackers and is moving to help secure the south side of the facility.

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Re: Buck's Barnbusters Vs. Nova Cat brigands
« Reply #11 on: 26 June 2016, 02:05:06 »
By now, The brigands are finding themselves hard pressed to hold the facility.

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Re: Buck's Barnbusters Vs. Nova Cat brigands
« Reply #12 on: 26 June 2016, 02:08:35 »
The Archer is too late in lending fire support to turn the tide. Retreat is all but imminent.

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Re: Buck's Barnbusters Vs. Nova Cat brigands
« Reply #13 on: 26 June 2016, 02:10:24 »
The Nova Cat commander refuses to surrender and the Barnbusters attempt to block his retreat.

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Re: Buck's Barnbusters Vs. Nova Cat brigands
« Reply #14 on: 26 June 2016, 02:41:48 »
The Archer and Stinger will escape the conflict. The infantry platoons will be forced to surrender.

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Re: Buck's Barnbusters Vs. Nova Cat brigands
« Reply #15 on: 26 June 2016, 02:45:10 »
A fierce brawl erupts between the retreating brigands and Barnbusters Stinger. Both parties withdraw with heavy damage.

 

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