Having heard of Harry’s bar as an acceptable place for relaxation, Daoying lieutanant Zhu Li and her comrades decided to take a breather after a long day of hard work for the Emperor. Upon arrival, ALEPH units were spotted and though offered a drink, they impolitely refused. The ALEPH units took it further by spilling a drink on Daoying Lieutanant Zhu Li’s clothes and armour, after which a brawl started. Reinforcements were then called and defensive positions assumed.
Notes: My friend Jag Kara’s board, which we use, has a grid. He has already had many people comment on it and I would enjoy that you keep pestering him about it, especially after he whooped my behind so harshly. The board with the grid is what we have though and it usually doesn’t come into play. Some models have been proxied and are of course listed below.
Map: We aimed to make our map a bit narrative, so we assumed that there was a ceiling to the map, hence no tops to buildings. All fences, shipping containers, and walls were considered infinitely tall. We tried to focus on making a bit shorter ranged map that surrounded a single building, Harry’s bar in our case.
Profile – Name – Model
Machaon – Machaon – Machaon
Phoenix – Phoenix – Phoenix
Myrmidon (Hacker) – Kim – Asura Hacker
Myrmidon (Boarding Shotgun) – Felicia – Myrmidon Officer
Hector (Lieutenant) – Hector – Hector
Thrasymedes – Jessie – Deva Spitfire
Thorakites (Paramedic) – Maria – Dart
Thorakites (Forward Observer) – Summer – Wardriver
Atalanta – Atalanta – Naga Sniper
Wild Bill – SS-01 – Hippolyta
HVT – Thamyris – Thamyris
Profile – Name – Model
Dāoyīng (Lieutenant) – Zhu Li – Dāoyīng Hacker/Sil 2 Template
Hǎidào (Sniper) – Taizong – Hǎidào Sniper
Zhanshi (Paramedic) – Zheng He – Zhanshi
Zhanshi (Paramedic) – Mengde – Zhanshi
Zhanshi (Paramedic) – Xixian – Zhanshi
Zhanshi (Grenade Launcher) – Zu-ko – Zhanshi
Húláng – Cao-ren – Zuyong Multirifle
Rui Shi – L3-3T – Sil 4 Template
Yān Huǒ – Iroh – Yan Huo HRMC
Hac Tao – Xuande – Wu Ming HRL
Wild Bill – Bill – Zhanshi
Warcor – Zhongda – Sun Tze v1
HVT – Zixiao – Free-lance Stringer
Initiative and Deployment: Hector rolled a 16 versus Daoying who rolled a 2. Invincible army decides to take deployment. Steel Phalanx chooses to go first.
Aleph deploys all but Atalanta initially. The HVT gets deployed next to Harry’s bar on the right side. Hector (prone) and the Thorakitai form an Enomotarchos in the center pressed up against Harry’s Bar with Hector as lead. Wild Bill’s Shadowshooter joins them. On the far left in another building, the entire Myrmidon Enomotarchos deploys prone and in cover inside the building with Phoenix as lead.
Invincible army deploys the HVT to the opposite side of Harry’s bar from the Aleph HVT. In addition, they counter deploy the Haidao in a small building in the middle Yu Jing side to cover the fire lane to the Myrmidons. Along with him, the Zhanshi joined him to form a fireteam core with the Haidao as lead. In addition, the Yan Huo is deployed on the right flank of Yu Jing watching the same fire lane. To help hold the left flank, Yu Jing then deploys a Rui Shi behind some crates, with Wild Bill’s Shadowshooter behind some green force field fences. Lastly, Yu Jing deploys a Hulang behind a pillar near the Aleph HVT.
Aleph deploys Atalanta behind a shipping container across from the Yan Huo and behind Hectors Enomotarchos. Yu Jing then secretly deploys the Hac Tao behind some crates in the fire lane containing Atalanta, the Yan Huo, and the Myrmidons.
At this point Aleph declares the Myrmidon with Shotgun as Datatracker and the Yu Jing player declares the Hulang as Datatracker.
Aleph Turn 1:
Aleph realizing the Hulang is a danger to the HVT uses the first order to slide Atalanta along the crate and shoot the Hulang who attempts to dodge. After failing to dodge the bullets, he dies to his wounds. Phoenix goes next and drops smoke in front of the crate Atalanta is behind. She then uses the smoke to slip out and fire at the Yan Huo, who attempts to dodge. He fails the dodge and gets knocked unconscious from the attack. She then leverages this and kills the Zhanshi with Grenade Launcher across from her. At this point, Aleph attempts to push forward up the lane. Carefully avoiding the Haidao’s sight, the Myrmidons spend the remainder of their orders creeping up the firelane under smoke and eclipse grenades. Aleph suspects that due to points missing, a Hac Tao may be in the Yu Jing army and hidden on this front. Eventually Aleph gets close enough to kill the enemy HVT with a shotgun, getting the first Objective points. With a few orders remaining, Phoenix enters Harry’s bar and draws the Hac Tao out. After a shootout, the Hac Tao loses one wound to a heavy rocket and burns his camouflage.
Yu Jing Turn 1:
Yu Jing moves Wild Bill’s Shadowshooter to first group and realizes the precarious situation the right flank is in and decides to attempt to use a Medkit at range to revive the Yan Huo, the shot is successful, but ultimately kills the Yan Huo instead of reviving him. In desperation, Yu Jing spends two orders to carefully flank Machaon and 2 of the Myrmidons with the Hac Tao. The Hac Tao Fired his shotgun killing Machaon and wounding the Myrmidon Hacker. Trying to leverage this windfall, he pushes closer and attempts to use his Nanopulser to disable the Myrmidon with boarding shotgun and kill the Myrmidon Hacker. The Myrmidon shoots her shotgun in return and disables the Hac Tao and shrugs off the Nanopulser. The Hacker is not so lucky and dies. At this point Yu Jing realizes it can push this front and moves the Haidao and its fireteam to revive the Hac Tao and push that side, after a failed first attempt to revive him, the second attempt succeeds. The Hac Tao Immediately attempts revenge on the Myrmidon and succeeds in downing her. Next up the Warcor moves up to put Phoenix in his zone of control, in an attempt to record evidence of his using a Nanopulser in battle. Out of Normal orders, the Daoying reveals itself with its first order and tries to take on the Thorakites Forward Observer and Thrasymedes. It succeeds in downing the Thorakites, but Thrasymedes expertly, critically hits her with a rocket, burning her camouflage and downing her. She does not die to the fire damage, but that is the first lieutenant dead. (Small mistake was made where we assumed it had No Wound Incapacitation. We resolved another lieutenant order before realizing this and undoing the order, hence why you can see the NWI marker next to it in the pictures.)
Aleph Turn 2:
Aleph trying to move through the hole left by the Daoying, shuffles the Thorakitai Enomotachos forward to first Paramedic the downed Myrmidon with shotgun and succeeds. Next order, Thrasymedes takes point and shoots a rocket through Harry’s bar and into the Rui Shi beyond it, disabling it. Opening complete, Aleph coordinates an order with Phoenix as lead, the last Myrmidon, Atalanta, and Wild Bill’s Shadowshooter to shuffle around and drop smoke next to the Rui Shi. Next Phoenix runs next to the smoke and drops another smoke grenade to completely cover his path to the Zhanshi. He then charges the Zhanshi and surprisingly gets his critical hit parried by a critical hit with the Zhanshi’s knife. Final order he disables the Zhanshi ending right next to the Haidao.
Yu Jing Turn 2:
Yu Jing only having 4 men left decides to try a last ditch effort and kill phoenix and try to at least get the Warcor close to the last Myrmidon. To do this they coordinate a move with the Haidao and remaining forces, other than the Warcor. Phoenix counters by trying to engage him. None of them hit Phoenix and he succeeds. Not abandoning their plan, the Yu Jing forces coordinate Wild Bill’s Shadowshooter and the last Zhanshi, resulting in a wound on Phoenix at the cost of the Zanshi accidentally killing the newly promoted Lieutenant Haidao.
Aleph Turn 3:
Thrasymedes and his Enomotachos, shift around successfully healing the downed Thorakites Forward Observer. After this is complete, he moves to shoot Wild Bill’s Shadowshooter at long range and successfully downs him. At this point, Phoenix disables the last Zhanshi, then confronts the Warcor in melee. After the Warcor refuses to turn over his footage and attempts to defend the free press, Phoenix brutally murders the Warcor, a civilian, highlighting the evil that is ALEPH as well as my friend, ending the battle. With no more Yu Jing forces left, the battle summarily ends.
Aleph kills more army points for 3 points.
Aleph Kills 2 lieutenants and loses none for 4 points.
Aleph killed the HVT for 2 points.
Alephs datatracker killed the HVT for 1 Point.
Yu Jing is unable to complete any objectives.
Total being 10 – 0 for Aleph.