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October Revolution

Battle #3 Summary

Report by Neil Rochford
T051 is now a FA (Oh! The shame). It was decided that FA (T051) should be manned requiring only two soldiers, this was partly because T051 is such an efficient machine and partly because we only had two soldiers left after one was destroyed in an accident, due to the poor navigational skills of an inexperienced tank commander earlier in the day. The main purpose to my involvement in this final sortie was to:

  1. Interrupt the supply route of SV012 to any opposing FA.
  2. Rain down long range fire on to the three soldiers around Pete's Valentine.
(FA006 was positioned at the other side of the castle walls and was totally out of my sights.) Both T055 and T027 were excellent at keeping me supplied with both Paint and soldiers. Large sums of points were flung at them as an incentive to do so. Generosity pays dividends in such situations. (Thanks guys a total of 300 to each of you.)

With paint in quantity I was able to fire endless rounds of paint in the direction of Pete's Valentine. Neil's law states that if enough paint is fired in a targets general direction then some of it will hit that target, and indeed some did. My advantage over the Valentine was that my supply route was little over 20 feet whilst Pete's was more like 80 feet and his solo supplier (the Jeep) also had to supply FA06.

All three soldiers were eventually wiped out due to considerable good/bad luck, not to mention just shear pig headed determination. I found great delight in managing a long range shot on the Jeep trying to re-supply the Valentine. Pete managed to shoot both my brave troopers putting me very temporally out of action until new recruits were brought to me by my loyal team. The sortie ended like the last with the KOR unable to silence the Government Artillery after 20 minutes.

Report by Chris Malton
With T051 relegated to field artillery status, some of us started to feel a little bit safer. Only a little, though, since Neil can't easily be stopped from firing paint at anything and everything. With most of FA006 out of sight behind the town wall, there was little I could do to eliminate the Leopard. Pete, on the other hand, was having better luck. With a direct line of fire to Neil's men, it wasn't long before there was paint flying back and forth between the two artillery pieces.

James, in a moment of what we can only assume to be madness, changed sides to face off against us in the last battle. That was at the same time as supplying Neil. While Neil's supply run was a mere 20 foot, as opposed to my more like 80 foot run, the Jeep (SV012) kept me supplied well, and also managed to keep my artillery alive for the whole of the sortie.

Phil, with T055, decided to take cover behind a box, and then move said box in front of him as he attacked my position. It was to no avail. A few short shart hits on the lower front and sides of T055 took Phil out of the sortie fro a few moments. Eventually time was called, and the Government Forces had yet again survived the onslaught of the King's Own Regiment.

Report by James Murdey
After a team change, T027 had its first technical of the day. Movement, but no firing. With a new battery in place, everything behaved as expected. After that minor hiccup, I managed to supply Neil with paint twice, and regenerate his men once. I also manage to get killed by Pete and his Valentine. With -450 from this sortie, I was annoyed.

The scoring for the battle was as follows:

Offical Scores for October Revolution Battle #3
Team Asset Operator Hits
Government Forces T073 Pete Arundel 2 6 0 0 0 334 500 1,834 0.786
  SV012 Jason Pompeus 4 0 3 0 0 333 1,000 1,083 0.520
  FA006 Chris Malton 0 3 0 0 0 333 0 1,083 1.000
TOTAL 6 9 3 0 0 1,000 1,500 4,000 0.727
Kings Own Regiment T027 James Murdey 3 0 3 0 0 0 750 750 0.500
  T051 Neil Rochford 2 6 0 0 0 0 500 1,500 0.750
  T055 Phil Palmer 4 0 0 0 0 0 1,000 0 0.000
TOTAL 9 6 3 0 0 0 2,250 2,250 0.500

Asset Type Net Points
T073 Valentine XI 1,334
FA006 Challenger 2 1,083
T051 Leopard 1,000
SV012 Willy Jeep 83
T027 JgPz 38(t) Hetzer 0
T055 Locust M22 -1,000
Operator Net Points
Pete Arundel 1,334
Chris Malton 1,083
Neil Rochford 1,000
Jason Pompeus 83
James Murdey 0
Phil Palmer -1,000