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All things related to infinity and Corvus Belli from my perspective. I play all flavours of Nomads and occationaly dabbel in Haqqislam.

Cutting a Cutter

Kategori: Ariadna

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Irmandinhos Jake went through the scattered equipment of the battlezone just before the Panoceanians became visible in the distance. He gasped as he noticed a monofilament sword in a heap of scraps. With a humming sound the powercore of the sword kicked up and he smiled.
Shots errupted in the center of the field when camouflaged Panoceanian troopers clashed with the Ariadnan forward elements ontop the central walkway. From out of nowhere a Cutter materialised and hurried up the stairs so he could handle the situation, though in his hurry he failed to notice an infiltrated grunt nearby who tourched the cutter in heavy flames, burning of the camouflage capabilities of the TAG.
On the other flank a howl errupted as the Devildog team launched across the field in an attempt to press the right flank of the panoceanian forces, getting across but falling to the concentrated fire of the Panocenaian superior firepower.
The Irmandinhos beconed the nearby maverick on to cover his approach with her smokelauncher before moving up himself. Just as she placed the smoke a machinist found his mark with a lucky shot and felled the maverick in her tracks.
Jake however advanced and didn't notice the Knight perched ontop of the building, thankfully the tankhunter to his right did. Dropping him in a cascade of bullets from his heavy machinegun.
Jake moved on darting between the support beems of the walkway befor climbing up just beside the Cutter heavy Tag, still covered in the smoke layed down by the maverick. He powered up his newly found swords and dashed into combat, slicing the construct in half. A couple of foxtrots emerge from cover and started working on the data feed from the consoles scattered throughout the ruined city.
Sensing the Panoceaninan force losing ground as the heavier elements of their force were decimated. Lieutenant Penelope's voice echoed through the comms when she ordered Van Zant and Uxia to spring their trap. Decimating the support of the Panoceanian force from behind leaving the remaining forces scattered and broken, managing to achive supremacy over the city ruins before driving of the last of the Panoceanian forces.


There and back again

Kategori: Battle reports

 
Jaina took cover behind the container on the far right flank with her college Raydin from the Tunguskan interventor unit deploying near the center. Amaya deployed in cover from the tall central building in her Szalamander armor now battle ready after the last misshap versus the Haqqislam forces.
The analyst that recorded the anomaly in the communications was still positioned close to the antenna were she hade first picked up the signal from the approaching Onyx force. Jaina had brought a small but accomplished force to deal with the Onyx insertion upon recieving the distress signal from the Nomads analyst of the surface.
 
The nomads positioned defensivly, waiting for the onyx force to approach before springing the trap. The onyx force scurrying among the buildings connecting servera antennas to their spacecraft in orbit before Meridia got a chanse to hit back with full force. Employing her multispectral visor and the cover of smoke providied by the near Jaguar to decimate the onyx force. Felling several Unidraons and a Umbra Legate before retreating back into concealment with her camouflage technology.
 
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The onyx cought of guard by the shear brutality of the Intruder assault quickly regrouped and managed to down Meridia with a shot from a Plasma sniper across the road. Setting out to secure the battlefiled and connecting another antenna to the Onyx cause.
A vaugly familiar form darting from cover to cover on the right flank connecting an antenna with easy before sneaking up further but not quite manageing to secure another connection before having to duck for cover.
Several remotes from the Onyx army crossed the now secure street in an effort to take up positions to retaliate towards anything trying to get to the comms center.
 
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Seeing the onyx force connecting antennas the Nomads hurried to intercept and made for the antennas closest to them but falling prey to the reactive fire of the onyx force before being able to secure any antennas. A zero climbing a building to get to an antenna catching fire from the dreaded Unidron sniper being evaporated by plasma before she could secure the device.
 
Jaina having agreed to once agian try out experimental gear in the form of explosives urged the Lunokhod remote up the board to detonate the forklift left further up the field.
Though the way was blocked by the somewhat familiar form of Bit and her pet droid Kiss the remote felled them both with little effort after shrugging of a Plasmasniper shot from the Unidron across the field. Though making it across most of the the field it didn't get all the way to the indended target before taking another snipershot and breaking apart from the force of the exotic weaponry.
 
Needing the Lunokhod up and running and trying to secure an antenna the the tomcat enginner snuck around the corner of the far left buidling with his zondcat hurrying towards the remains of the remote. With a jet of flames and the soar of the missile a Noctifier materialized from thermal optical camouflage and struck down the enginner who didn't manage to dodge the incoming projectile before getting cought in the blast.
 
The onyx force now decimated but far from destroyed pressed on and managed to connect yet another antenna with a worm like specialist often seen managing both mechanical and biological injuries in the contect force. A fraakta flanking the nomad force struck from the shadows and managing to kill designated target that had warned about the onyx incursion earlier. The fraakta managed to get the kill jsut before itself falling to crazykoalas and fire form Carlos, the Masai positioned nearby.
 
Amaya realizing this battle was nearing the end with the Onyx force almost getting what they wanted. She activated her Szalamander armour and powering up her Hyper rapid magnetic cannon. Striding out into the crossfire she took fire from the plasma sniper but obliterated the unidron in return. Striding confidently across the field she took aim at the infiltrating onyx analyst covering behind a buidling fart to the right. Amaya massacring the designated target while shrugging of a shot from the noctifier's missile launcher. She slowly turned about aiming her cannon at the worm like specilist securing the nearby antenna massacring it to in a blaze of super sonic projectiles shrugging of yet another missile with the think armour of her Szalamander TAG.
Having achieved what she set out to do she shifted her attention to the noisance of the nocticifier shredding it too in a storm of red hot metal slugs.
 
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Both forces heavily decimated made tactical retreats without any onw of them mamaging to achieve their objectives this day.
 

The Acctual Battle for Örebro2

Kategori: Battle reports

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So this Saturday I went to Örebro to attend a tournament. We are only three people at my local meta and all of us went. I took the list I discussed in a previous blog post. I did bring another list but  I didn’t play it. The event is about two hours drive away but prettty easy to get to. I had a great time and below is a short summary of the games i had but first a short recap of the list.
 
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Before the event I got to take a picture of all but one of the tables but that one I got to play on and acctually took some photos. Here are the tabels I didn’t play on. Before the summary of each game is a picture of the tables I did play for that game.
 
 
 

GAME 1 - UNMASKING

For the first pairing I was matched of with Christian who brought Swalarheim premade lists from the ITS pack. I deployed on the top right side in the picture.

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My opponent won the WIP roll and elected to go first. I chose to have him deploy first at the side I though was less beneficial to me. Which in the picture is the bottum left side. The HVT positioning was hard on this mission. He placed his HVTs spread evenly across the board with one of them seeming as the obvious choice for designated target. I set up two to my left and one in the center. Leaving my right flank without a HVT.

In the game he took positions across the board and revealed my center HVT to be the right one in his first turn. At this point I was starting to get nervous.

I tried to counter as best I could and revealed the one HVT I though was obvious and I was right. My opponent telling me he was going for a double dare. I got played here as a bandit went for the HVT but was interrupted by a successful armor save from the HVT and a mine placed by a TO trooper.

He further cemented his position at the designated target with his Jotum on the second turn and activated his second console.

This is where the game turned around for me. My intruder HMG on top of a tall building to two bursts at the Jotum, getting three critical hits and dropping the massive TAG, opening up the left flank for my linked team of Alguacils who walked up and dropped a grenade from speculative fire on the designated target with my DataTracker. I then got to drop a grenade on his DataTracker who got critically hit to and died.

He dropped my designated target but eventually lost his second console to me. Adding up the points I got three pls two points from killing the designated target with my DataTracker. Then two more for having more consoles activated and finally one more for having my DataTracker alive at the end of the game. He got three for killing my designated target. Turning what I though was a loss into a major victory for Corregidor with a 8-3 result.

 

GAME 2 - SUPPLIES

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For my second game a got paired up with Arvid and his Vanilla Panoceania. My oppoenent won the WIP roll this game to. He chose to go first and I put him on the least beneficial side deploying first. He got the top side on the picture and i deployed closest to the camera.

He was using a lot of TO troopers and I spend a good portion of his deployment phase watch other players setting up. He had a good cover with a HMG and slot of specialists hidden near the supplies. I set up with an even spread across the field with an infiltration specialist at both the side supplies. The game was pretty even all the way to the end were he had two supplies and I have one when Señor massacre ran across the board to beat up an order sergeant and securing a supply netting me two.

At the end of the game I had two points for my supply boxes, Three for having more boxes and an additional two for completing both my classified objectives. My opponent had one for his supply box and one for a classified resulting in a 7-2 victory for the Corregidor with my second major victory.

GAME 3 - CAPTURE AND PROTECT

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For my third game I was up against the only other player who had 6 tournament points. Tuomas and his Ariadna. It was now time for one of my least favorite missions. This time I actually won the WIP roll for initiative and had a hard time deciding what to do. Eventually setting up second on the side of my choice. My opponent then electing to go first. I chose the top right side and he got the bottum left.

Before the game we both had a look at the opposition and the tie breakers for the tournament so we both knew what it would take to win the event.

Tuomas played aggressively all game and had me react to his play all game long. I believe this was mostly because he needed a win in this game to win the event, I needed a win or a 4-4 or better draw to win the event.

The game was pretty one sided in regards to casualties as I had about 100 points left and my opponent had more than 200 left. I finished my classified objective a couple of times as my Tomcat doctor patched up McMurrough quite a few times during the game. My opponent who also had the experimental drug classified spent around 6 orders trying to get his 112 across the board and on top of a tall building to heal a Zouaves who he accidently killed instead.

During his last turn my opponent went all in on my beacon which I had covered by the Señor Massacre Haris link and a Moran perched in a building. He ended his turn in possession of my beacon but still standing where he had picked it up. With Four orders in the order pool containing my now lone jaguar and the Moran, killing the Foxtrot wasn’t a problem and as he dropped it the game was set.

I finished up by killing a HMG trooper and forfeiting the rest of the orders.

Both of us had managed to prevent the opponent from getting our beacon for three points and I got another point from my classified, resulting in a narrow 4-3 victory for Corregidor and ensuring a first place in the whole event. Even though i hear that COrregidor isn't that good i like them alot. I am looking to improve on my list but so far i am reallt pleased with it. 

 
 

Amayas testrun

Kategori: Battle reports

The small force of Nomads had gathered at the outskirts of the settlement were the intelligence service had spotted a Haqqislam insurgence. Valuable military supplies were being stored at this site and it couldn’t be allowed to fall into the hands of the Haqqislam forces.

Jaina the Tunguskan interventor saw this as a perfect opportunity to let Amaya test out her new and improved Szalamandra armor without much risk to it. She gathered a small group of Corregidor Alguacils and Bakunin moderators along with a collection of remote and headed for the supply storage.

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The Szalamandra immediately spotted the heavy armored Azra’il perched on top of a building. A profound hum of the powerful electro magnet sounded as the weapon let out a hail of hyper rapid metal slugs. A malfunction in the power level of the gun made the shoots fall short and the Azra’il heavy machinegun bullets impacted the Tactical Armored Gear of with such force it broke an armor plate as it returned fire. Amaya increased the power to the gun and let loose another salvo, easily shredding the armor of the elite Haqqislam trooper.

Jaina coordinated a group of forward observers and flash pulse remoted forward to close with the objective. The group stopping in the middle of their tracks as a remote spotted a suspicious Nomads operative not registered to be present in this engagement, after assessment she seems to check out and was left to her own business.

Macy, an Alguacil forward observer snuck around further up and spotted a Naffatûn which she marked with her marker light. She gathered the nearby supplies and hurried away as a roar was heard in the distance when the Vertigo smart missile system let fly at the marked target. The Naffatûn sensing the danger she was in managed to dodge the impact of the guided missile, as did the Barid Hacker who was lingering nearby.

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The scanners showed a group of soldiers moving up the Nomads left flank towards the supply storage situated there, the nearby Transductor Zond spotting the insurgence and managing to blind the lead soldier with a flash of light stopping him from picking up the supplies. Climbing buildings and jumping crates a nasmat remote hurried to get to the unconscious Azra’il prone on the building. The Nasmat was able to avoid shots from both an Alguacil and Jaina herself. The Ghulam doctor controlling the remote easily identified the wounds and administered the right medication to patch the soldier back together. At least she had gotten the oppertunity to try out the newest Medical drugs from the laboratorys.
 
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The heavy machinegun echoing over the settlement as it let loose on the Szalamandra. The armor piercing rounds harmlessly bouncing of the heavy TAG armor as a magnetically propelled projectile impacted the heavy Azra’il armor knocking him unconscious again. The doctor who was witnessing this spectacle from her nasmats sensors urged her remote to once again patch up the fallen soldier. The Azra’il let out a final volley before needing to reload his gun, impacting the Szalamandra armor and shredding the fiber bundle muscles of the giant figure’s chest area. In the center of the encampment near the supplies a shadowy figure advanced and took cover on an overhead walkway.

Jaina senseing her elevated position was exposed to the heavy machinegun of the Azra’il felt uncomfortable on top her containers. The high vantage point now didn't seem as good as it previously had.
Macy positioned the supplies on the ground next to her for a moment and advanced up to so she could see the Naffatûn who now blocked the view to the doctor. She marked the target once again and this time the guided missile struck home and obliterated the soldier narrowly missing the doctor hiding behind. Macy peaked out again and marked the Ghulam Doctor with her marker light and a new salvo of guided missiles struck from above knocking the doctor unconscious.

Amaya was getting annoyed with the persistency of the Haqqislam heavy infantry. She readied her Hyper Rapid Magnetic Cannon, turn up the power level and blasted the Azra’il to smithereens in a cascade of red hot metal projectiles.

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Cervantes, another Alguacil forward observer snuck up to the left supplies and extracted it from the storage. He coordinated a move with Macy over the comms who picked her supplies back up and made for safety out of reach from the Haqqislam forces.

Jaina now feeling safe from the Azra’il as it lay shattered on the rooftop, she climbed down and hid behind the container next to the Vertigo Zond. She took a look at the scanners to find that the Ghulams were advancing on the center supply. She exchanged a gaze with Amaya in her tactical armored gear just before the construct erupted in a blaze of fire as it exploded from rifle fire from the nearby Ghulams. A burst of rifle shots all bursting through the exposed Power Cables of the previously damaged chest of the TAG armor.

The Haqqislam soldiers extracted the supplies and evacuated towards their back lines. One of them taking a hit from a green skinned Moderator of Bakunin, staggered away with the supplies and dropping them as he fell unconscious a distance away from safety.

From the shadows an Al’hawwa hacker emerges and immobilized a Transductor Zond as his head was blown open by a sucker punch from Jaina who felt his presence through the zond’s repeater. A hunzakut advances around towards the supplies and the Haqqislam stop to assess the situation before moving on.

Jaina advanced up within range to data scan a Haqqislam Ghulam hiding behind the center container where they recently extracted the supplies. Gathering vital military intel from her uplink to command. The Interventor moved further and tried to get to the back lines of Haqqislam in an effort to stop them grabbing the supplies. In her hurry she missed the hiding hunzakut and is dropped by a shotgun shell as she peaks the corner stopping the Nomads advance and dropping their command.

Making the best use of the situation the Haqqislam Lieutenant hurries to get the supplies and yells to the Barid Hacker to data scan the downed interventor for information before withdrawing.

The Haqqislam forces not gettign all that they wanted retreated with some of the supplies while tending to their wounded. Jaina waking from her unconsious state looked over att the shredded Szalamandra were a Group of engineers and doctors were extracting Amaya from her armor and tending her wounds.
It had been a hard earned victory for the Nomads but a victory none the less.

The battle of the cowards

Kategori: Battle reports

    
 
Yesterday I played a game of Capture and Protect against my regular opponent.
After 5 rolls were first we both rolled 18 and then we both rolled 13 and crittet, Yu Jing finally won the dice roll  and elects to go first. He deployed his 10 order list first in an even spread across the deployment zone. The Nomads then deployed their 16 Order list with everyone prone.
 
Pink line is the Nomads Deployment, Orange for Yu Jing
The Beacons are located inside the left house and ontop of the right one.
 
 YU JING TURN 1
An impetous monk starts the Yu Jing turn by running up. Next up a Lú Duān shimmis across the no mans land and   lures out all the koala from the Lunokhod and Moran. It then proceeds and shots the Moran disabling its repeater but it ends up getting isloated by a Bandit in the  process.Out a nowere a Tiger soldier drop in from the side and tries to spotlight an Alguacil but is out of range. He move up further to engage the Bandit and sucessfully immobilising it with a Carbonite.
 
 
NOMADS TURN 1
As noone has eyes on the Lú Duān it enters Holo state and two more remotes appear.
McMurrough jumps forward towards the monk and lands near the Lú Duān as he is getting shot by a Hyper Raid Magnetic Cannon, A Heavy flamer and a Spitfire while the monk drops a smoke grenade. McMurrough dodges it all. Señor Massacre and his Haris link of Jaguars move and drops a pile of eclipse grenades on McMurrugh. Mercenary dog warrior walks out to kill the Lú Duān but exits the Eclips and takes a spitfire and a HRMC to the face and drops unconsious to the ground. Though he wrecks the remote with his Templar Close combat weapon.
A Tomcat Medic walks out from around back into the eclipse and heals McMurrough also achiving the Nomad classefied objective. The dog retreats in behind the saturation of the nearby cherry blossom.
On the other flank the Alguacil Link specualitve fires from it's light grenade launcher on the tiger soldier and drops him. An Intruder climbs down from his vantage point ontop a container and peaks out from behind the eclipse and downs the Rhu Shi, he then goes back up and sets up suppressinve fire.
 
 
YU JING TURN 2
A Guiláng moves forvard in camouflage stat and total cover into range of the downed Moran and drops a repeater. A Hac Tao Hacker drops out of thermo optical camouflage and spotlights the Moran and a Son-Bae all the way in the back drops a guided missile on him even though the Alguacil hacker trys to U-turn the missile. The blast kills the Moran and catches McMurrough who drops unconsious again.
The Guiláng moves over on to some crates and shoots at McMurrough with his combi rifle though McMurrough's armour stops both hits.
 
 
NOMADS TURN 2
Señor Massacre and his posse moves up and tries to drop some eclipse smoke but is having a hard time landing them but makes it eventually. The tomcat walks up and is unfortunatly killed by a precise HRMC shot. Señor Massacre moves up and shoots at the Guiláng who drops a camouflage token next to him as he falls dead to the ground . The Bandit hacker climbs down from the roof, then streaks across an allyway and climbes a new hose and ends up within hackingrange of the Yān Huǒ but doesn't manage to immobilise him. The Alguacil Link move up as far as they can on the right flank. To threaten the Yu Jing beacon with speculative fire.
 
 
YU JING TURN 3
A Guiláng reveals on the objective building and places a camouflage token on the first story balcony.
The Yān Huǒ lets lose with the HRMC at a Jaguar in the link with Señor Massacre, the Jaguar dies as he sets of a mine with his dodge. The good Señor however tanks the hit with his armour.
The Bandits hacks the Yān Huǒ in response with a carbonites and immobilizes it.
The Son-Bae walks around a corner emerging from it's hidingspoit and tries to shoot the Intruder but ends up getting down itself.
The Hac Tao advances and shoots at the Intruder and two Alguacils with his multirifle. but ends up only getting hit himself but a Corregidor combi rifle twice and loosing a wound. He tries it again and takes out an alguacil but takes a crit from the Intruder heavy machinegun who drops him.
 
NOMADS TURN 3
The Alguacil link speculatives fires at the Guiláng next to the camouflage token but misses with three shots. WHile he dodges away from the token. They then try to wound the Yān Huǒ with a grenade but he shruggs it off. The Lunokhod runs across the field in a last ditch attempt to grab the beacon but manages to get isolated but the Guiláng hacker who the nomads had neglected to identify.
 
 
CONCLUSION
The game ending in a 4-4 tie as the nomads managed to get Experimental drog and the Yu jing got Telemetry while they both retained control of their respective beacons.
The game was fun and tense but a bit monotonous and to be honest, cowardly. I need to step up my game in terms of aggression and i know we both need to play faster.
 
I have another game scheduled for Sunday were the nobel Nomads will have to fend of the dastardly Panoceania piloted by the Muffinman.