Battle for Xilos

Beyond the Gates of Antares

Lavamite Lunch Party

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VS Boromite

Strike force Superfletch engaged a Boromite skirmish force in the Gilead highlands at approximately 1100 hours this day. The area of engagement was dominated by a large hill that stood between the opposing deployment zones. Scattered throughout the are were small patches of low scrub and a few rock formations that provided some substantial cover and created some choke points and line of sight obstructions.

The battle opened with a somewhat isolated Boromite weapons team taking position among the rock spires. The vast majority of the Concord fire in the early stages was directed at these unfortunate gangers, but their sacrifice bought time and opportunity for their comrades.
Gradually, both forces advanced through the sparse patchwork of terrain, plasma and mag rounds filling the air. The Boromite infantry was getting the worst of the fire, but their morale held firm. Paid for in blood, they soon had control of the central hill and used this position to their advantage almost immediately.

As the Overseer brought fresh troops into the firefight, a strike squad attempted to meld with the slope to survive the onslaught. They held briefly, but were soon over run. The Concord right flank now began to crumble and troopers began to loose heart. The Interceptor squad, pride of SF Superfletch, was next on the hit list. Much fire was poured in their direction. The bikers had made the mistake of slowing down to fire at range. They now paid for this oversight by becoming the target for every Boromite in view as they stopped, started, and stalled at the base of the hill. They managed to launch one completely ineffective assault but could neither find any reprieve from the fire, nor launch any other assault runs for the remainder of the engagement.

Meanwhile, the much expected Lavamite “lunch” party was gobbling up strike troopers on the opposite flank. They had managed to get behind the Concord firing line and utilize their rapid sprint before the troopers could react. The troopers panicked while turning their carbines on this new threat and were quickly turned into “mite chow” before they had a chance to run. Another strike squad fell victim, not to the spittle and claws, but to their loss of nerve.

As the battle concluded, only the command team and a couple of interceptors remained on the field. In terms of raw casualties, the butcher’s bill was roughly equal on both sides. However, the gritty determination of the Boromite gangers won out. SF Superfletch was left in want of more inspired and heroic leadership as both commanders acknowledged that failed reaction tests were possibly the most decisive factor in this defeat (save, of course, the perpetual “lavamite terror.”)


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  • Karyle says:

    Lavamites are SO fierce!

  • Maye Gelt says:

    Keep it up. A solid battle report and yeah, Lavamites are mean!

  • Superfletch says:

    Will do next time. Didn’t think about it last time for some reason.

  • Tvayumat says:

    Thorough battle report. I’d love some shots of the action, but keep up the writing.

  • Superfletch says:

    Yeah, lavamites, not sure what to do about them. My experience is that they are probably going to take out a unit and the best you can do is to shoot them to pieces after they do. If they are able to take out a squad and then regroup and hide, then the process just repeats. It’s a rather cost effective unit for the Boromites as they will likely be able to sacrifice it to take out or occupy twice the point value in enemy troops. The only remedy I can think of is to try and pin them out with net and slingnet ammo. A skilled Boromite will likely keep them out of LOS until they make their rapid sprint assault.

  • Flux Flos says:

    Fun report, lavamites rules!!

  • KiltedTech says:

    Lavamites-the stuff of nightmares!

  • Cthorn85 says:

    Keep up the battles and reports! Love to see pictures as well next go around.

  • Zeppomarzimus says:

    Interesting report. Good on the Boromite side.