The Molling Incident, Ep. VIII: Finale

Reich Base “Fuhrer’s Glory”, Interior North Continent, Molling
Karmesin Sturmtruppen Wulf
“That sure is a lot of Honschu, Kommander…”
Kommander Schacklow
“Good. We will kill many of them and many of their cursed Colores allies before today is through.
…and (the Kommander smiles) they will discover it was for nothing.
Is the evac ship ready?”

KS Wulf
“Yes Kommander, it can leave at a moment’s notice.”

Kmdr Schacklow
“Excellent. When I give the word, we break for the ship.  Anyone who is late gets left behind with the Automs and fights to the death, understood?”

KS Wulf
“Clearly Kommander”

SITREP
The alliance (Honschu and Kingdom of Colores) war party has reached the jump off points for their assault on the Reich’s Base.  From experience in past encounters (see the “Haussen Campaign”) this Base protects a large civilian settlement hidden below. Once the base is breached the Reich will surrender.

Alliance Forces
3 Bands of Honschu Warriors led by Targeethilar (20 each)
1 Pack of Honschu Dogs (5)
2 Bands of Carnosaur Riders (3 each, with Sgt. Mannesmann joining them)
2 Platoons of Eight Ball Commandoes led by Lt. Philo
3 Platoons of Battlesuits (Armored as Light Tanks)
1 Platoon of Cochran’s Independent Jump Company
1 Section of 1/141st Artillery (Lt. Mortars)
1 Battery of Spaceborne Fire Support (KCS Elizabeth)

Alliance Objectives
1. Neutralize the Anti-Space Battery to allow fire support from the KCS Fleet
2. Capture the Reich’s Base and access to the Enclave below

Reich Defenders
3 Platoons of Infantry Automs (Elements of the 456th Autom Division)
2 Platoons of Heavy Automs (Immobile, Elements of the 456th Autom Division)
1 Anti-Space Battery (Immobile)
1 Platoon Karmesin Sturmtruppen (Elements of 52nd SS Regiment)
Kommander Schacklow

Reich Objectives
1. Hold the Base
2. Evac the human defenders via the Evac shuttle (Karmesin and Kmdr Schacklow)

The Battle
Honschu are descended from predatory avians.  They move silently, and unlike our human ancestors, their charge is not accompanied by a malicious battle cry.  By contrast, there is a collective silence as if the whole jungle is holding its breath. …and then they surge like the tide.

Kmdr Schacklow
“Hold the automs, wait until they are closer…”
The Reich’s firing line explodes …
The Honschu capture the Anti-Space Battery and clear the way for the KCS Elizabeth to lay fire on the Reich’s Base
The firefight is furious, and while the Reich’s attention is to the front, Cochran’s Rangers drop in behind
The Karmesin and Schacklow are totally surprised and take several casualties as they break for the Evac shuttle.
Kmdr Schacklow
“Curse you…curse you all!! You are nothing before the Reich, you do not even know what is coming!!!”
…and they barely make it out before the end.

AFTERMATH
Lt. Philo
“Major Guiscard, we are below the base, but the enclave is empty.  It looks like it was evacuated awhile ago.”
“Sir? Why would they even defend this place?”

Maj. Guiscard
“I guess…they wanted us here…so we wouldn’t be somewhere else”
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So that brings an end to the Molling Incident.  A minor Victory for the Alliance.
1. The ships from Odeco Drilling have been rescued
2. The Nazi’s have been driven from Molling
3. A new Faction has been added to the Alliance (The Three United Tribes of Honschu)

BUT
1. Kommander Schacklow and his Karmesin Guard have escaped
2. There was only an evacuated enclave, so this was diversion?

Thanks for looking!
Until Next Time…


Comments

  1. A cunning little plan is a foot no doubt, great stuff Wil & as always the whole set up was first class.

    Can't wait to see what you come up with next mate.

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  2. Thanks Gents.
    It is always satisfying in these campaigns to finally roll up to the "all in" battle at them end.

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  3. Excellent stuff!
    Can I ask where you got the evac shuttle from?

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  4. Nice! Your games are really atmospherical, both ambientation and narrative give them life!

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  5. Great as always. thinks for sharing.

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  6. Intriguing. Most interested in the next installment.

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  7. Thanks all, yes daveb, watch this space for hints...

    wardy-la asked:
    "Can I ask where you got the evac shuttle from?"
    Good news, I know where I got it from, and I know what it is. It is a Matchbox "Hero Scale" Firefighter plane circa 2001. Originally fire engine red, with a detachable passenger compartment and speedboat. I bought two of them right off the shelf from Toys'R'Us
    Very Bad News: I have searched high and low for another one, and I have never even caught a vague scent. Not on ebay, countless resale shops or yard sales. Heck, I can't even find an image when I google it.

    Thanks again Suber, commisarmoody, and daveb for looking!

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  8. I'm always happy to see one of your reports on my feed, and this is another nice one. Lovely looking table.

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  9. Oh, brilliantly done! Your work makes a month. And it seems you've been very busy, thus I'm in for a treat.

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