Second mission. Even tonnage this time, at least. Resounding victory, not even close.
0000: Second of three Polar maps. Woody and hilly this time.
0000: +25% to -25% enemy balance, rookie pilots.
0000: Left side of the map this time, still behind a tall mountain.
0000: Gun Buynny and Skorn both fine tuned their heat regs. Surprising for Skorn, given his skill level.
0182: That took a while, but finally Valkyre spots an enemy Titan in the middle of the map, an Icelord.
0204: Skorn climbs a hill and spots the Icelord also, attacks but misses.
0236: Three hexes away from Valkyre, the Icelord alphas... and misses.
0247: After closing up with Valkyre, Gadget fires her BRG and misses. Drat.
0254: Bringing up the rear, as usual, Gun Bunny finally sees the Icelord. Five hexes away for her.
0259: Another pair of misses for the Icelord. Firing and moving not so bright for Rookie pilots.
0262: Green scan for Valkyre. Will close with the Icelord in 10 seconds, if it doesn't leave its hex, first.
0267: Skorn is on top of his mountain, but a little too close to the Icelord for effective GMH fire.
0267: Funny, he can see most of the map, and still only one enemy Titan. Even if I outton the enemy, I shouldn't outton by this much.
0270: Yellow scan for Skorn.
0272: Valkyre charges the Icelord... and falls down. Icelord remains standing. Drat it.
0273: Airdrop of Team 2. Oh. That explains the missing Titans. A Needler drops in.
0273: Gadget misses her scan, and her BRG. MGs hit, yay.
0277: Valkyre gets up. Apparantly the charge yellowed the CT of the Icelord. A chainsaw turns it red.
0285: Another pair of misses for the Icelord, but it does land a punch. It is being a lot less scary than expected.
0297: And more misses from the Icelord. The only damage it has done is through physical attacks.
0297: Chainsaw to the head of the Icelord from Valkyre. She is just tearing it up. Quite the oppisite of expected, really.
0299: After several misses, Gadget finally connects with her BRG
0306: Gun Bunny gets yellow scan on the Needler. She and Skorn will engage it while the other two finish the Icelord.
0311: More misses from the Icelord. That chainsaw probably messed him up good.
0314: After missing his scan, Skorn lands a GMH on the Needler.
0317: Another kill for Valkyre as she saws the CT out of the Icelord. She took minimal damage, almost all from the charge.
0317: Four recon Titans versus one light almost seems unfair.
0320: Gun Bunny gets adjacent to the Needler, alphas but only her Medium Laser hits.
0320: The Needler is closing to point blank range of Gun Bunny. She is going to decline the honor and run past it, dance around until her teammates arrive.
0327: Gun Bunny takes SRM fire from the Needler, mostly misses. Damage minimal.
0334: Gun Bunny enters the Needler's hex first, and charges. And falls down. The Needler doesn't. Drat, again.
0339: Upright again, Gun Bunny alphas. Everything hits, and now she runs from the hex before the Needler can return the favor.
0340: There we go, yellow scan for Skorn. Great range for the GMH, which hits, less good for the AC/4, which does not.
0344: Ouch, Gun Bunny is getting pelted. Armor is turning red. She is still trying to leave the hex, but with knee damage, it is taking a while.
0353: Gun Bunny is out of the hex and behind the Needler. CT, LT, and RL all red. Now to turn around...
0355: Gadget not having any luck with her scans. 3 seconds until movement complete.
0358: From one hex away, Gadget lands her BRG.
0361: Gun Bunny turns and alphas, but ionly one SRM hits. Drat and double drat. Run away, run away.
0366: Despite a poor to hit, Skorn lands his AC/4. Still no red sections on the Needler.
0380: The Needler catches up to Gun Bunny. Hm, it has a red LT. Didn't notice that...
0380: Not standing still, Gun Bunny attempts to leave point blank range...
0392: Alha strike and mostly a miss from the Needler. THe one SRM that hit was enough to light damage Gun Bunny's engine, though. Ow.
0398: Valkyre enters the Needler's hex and chargers. No one falls down.
0401: Gun Bunny moves away from the Needler, again. Alphas and hits this time. LT, RT, RA, LL all red on the Needler.
0405: Needler switches attention to Valkyre. A little late to do much, I think.
0408: Valkyre saws the RT off the Needler, and stil it doesn't fall. Jeez. Oh well, half of its weapons are now gone.
0410: Gadget misses her scan, again. But at least the BRG hits. In the CB, too. Nice being behind someone.
0415: And Gun Bunny lands a Medium Laser that takes off the LT of the Needler, and still it does not fall. Well, this is over.
0422: Gun Bunny lands another Medium Laser, that takes out the CB of the Needler. Game over, it should eject now.
0422: Or the game could end with a victory.
Valkyre is now Green. Yay.
Salvage + Payment - Upkeep is 148,959. Les than last time, but fewer Titans, and less repairs. Except for Gun Bunny's Locust.
Valkyre gets the lion's share of XP again. But at least Skorn gets a bit of XP as well. Found a good hill, as it turns out.
No wonder the Icelord was so innacurate. That chainsaw halved his health.