I changed the table a bit; removing the mountain and adding a heavily bombed compound to that corner. With the quick reference sheet downloaded from the Black OPS Facebook page we set about an encounter game with both sides seeking a downed pilot. Patrick took the Taliban and Mikey and I took JTF2. Patrick won the die roll and opted to come in on the table edge the Canadians used last game, mainly because that's where he was sitting.
I deployed the Command team into a compound on the left. The JTAC with his UGL and the marksman moved onto the roof for the better lines of sight while the commander and the rifleman covered from the wall by the road.
|Command team occupies the compound while the assault teams move into the pot field|
|Moving through the ruined grape hut|
|Tier 3 Taliban move up the ditch on the flank|
|Tier 3 fighters move into grape field|
|Tier 1 Taliban move through ruins on other flank|
|Sneaking down the road|
|Airstrike! 4 hits and 9 suppression on the Tier 1 cells!|
As his operators came up to the ditch side brush a shot cracks out! Patrick's sniper takes out one of Mike's C9 gunners.
My leader dashes over and making use of the extra activation leaders get and his 'medic' skill stabilizes the down man. My other rifleman then fireman carries the wounded comrade back to the LZ. The leader grabbed the fallen C9. Meanwhile the marksman on the roof draws a bead on the Taliban sniper through the trees and shoots him down from long range.
|Ready to cross the ditch|
|Approaching the objective|
|Taliban advancing cautiously|
|More cautious moves|
|Pilot in hand (near the corner of the grape hut), starting to exfiltrate|
As I was getting the Command team off the compound roof, Patrick rushed his Tier 1 RPG teams up. A near burst on my Commander caused him to retreat off table too, when his C9 would have been useful covering the others. But they managed to extract themselves without further fire by dropping off the roof behind the compound.
As Patrick's advance scouts closed on the compound, the last of our riflemen dashed from the pot field for the LZ and the helicopter back to KAF.
So much smoother this time. Only took 3 hours included pregame talk and referring to the rule book. Next game I'll introduce the 'stealth' rules and maybe do a raid on a Taliban HQ.