The Algoryn prepped for battle against the Ghar, yet their drop capsules met advanced Isorian anti-air batteries on their descent.
9 units, 3 weapon support pods and 3 decoy pods were dropped. It started well with the first decoy being destroyed and giving General Janar a straight run to the lower atmosphere. From there it went south, fast. A support weapon pod was destroyed, followed by the Intrudet Squad and a squad of infliltrators. As most of the pods made lower atmoshphere, a decoy made a landing and temporarily overwhelmed the Isorian defences, allowing the rest of the forces to drop lower. But this proved to be a wasted opportunity, as no pods were able to take advantage and land outright.
When the landings were attempted, the Isorian fire intensified and savagely cut through unit after unit.
In the end only 2 support weapon teams and a Support Weapon Capsule landed on target, smashing into a Light drone and destroying it and landing in close yet guarded positions. General Janar and his bodyguard and a single unit of infltrators overshot the board, landing north and south of the landing area respectively.
The battle was lost before the pods hit the ground, but General Janar let his pride get the better of him and ordered the attack. The Mag Cannon and gun pod were able to rattle a Phase Squad and kill 2 members, but the X Launcher team could not find it’s target. For it’s troubles the X Launcher team was destroyed, with the Mag Cannon team weathering the fire.
In the second turn, General Janar decided to charge onto the board and into the Isorian Command unit. With the General and 3 of his finest against 3 Isorians at close range he thought a victory was assured, but he did not count upon the tenacity of the Isorians. Their commander reacted lightning quick with precision fire, cutting Down on of Janar’s bodyguard before he could return fire. The General’s reaction fire caused a wound but this was patched up by the medical droid.
Close combat then, with numbers equal but the Isorians packing grenades. Ineffectual attacks from the General’s side again, with the Isorians killing the general and 2 of his men. A single Algoryn survived and fled into cover.
The rest of the Isorian forces flooded onto the board, destroying the remaining units. The Algoryn infiltrator squad entered from the South East, causing 3 casualties on a newly entered Phase squad that stood firm.
2nd Turn – The Isorians open fire on the Inflitrators, who go down under Camo drone cover. At this point they decide survival is the only positive outcome for the day, and concede the field to the Isorian General.