**SPOILERS ** - but hey,you should already know that from the Subject Title, right?
Synopsis: With Anarchy having to leave on urgent business, Bedlam, who are Green as Grass, took over. With the departure of Anarchy, the enemy recaptured their base and Bedlam was forced to battle for ground that was previously won. (i.e. They had to begin at mission one )
The Squad: Bedlam (220 tons)
O'Brien - Pharoah (70t)
Carson - Mosquito (40t)
Marshall - Gremlin (40t)
Washington - Apparition (70t)
Mission One (Details are a bit scant, sorry, I was anxious to get to mission two!)
Suggested tonnage: 190-280tons
Setting: As we landed (jumping down from our dropship), we saw an enemy Prowler and Dragonfly engaged with our allies (Shadowbane) to the East. To the south were some woods which concealed an enemy Zealot and Unicorn. Our drop team was separated with O'Brien and Carson dropping near the Zealot and Unicorn, and Marshall and Washington dropping far to the north. So we knew that initially, O'Brien and Carson would have to hold their own, while Marshall and Washington went in pursuit of the Prowler and Dragonfly.
Zealot and Unicorn - After exchanging a little of medium/short range fire O'Brien charged the Zealot (with Carson directly behind him). The Zealot was knocked off it's feet by the charge and Carson planted a kick to it's Lower Torso disabling it. O'Brien then charged the Unicorn (only a few hexes away) and bowled it over, doing 18 damage to the Left Leg. After a few quick exchanges, the left leg was ripped off. Our titan's backed off and blew the right arm off the Unicorn, disabling it.
Meanwhile, the Shadowbane leader managed to take down the Prowler before the Dragonfly finished him off. Shadowbane2 was no help and disappeared to the Southeast, never to be seen agian. Opie let some GMEs fly and luckily took out the left torso of the Dragonfly, the jock ejected to safety.
We regrouped by the enemy armour bay, healed O'Brien's Pharoah (which was the target of all the Zealot and Unicorn attacks) and proceeded to the southeast, following the trail of the mission Shadowbane2. Washington led the way.
Enemy Encampment - The final clash was incredibly short. As we came into the clearing, Washington spotted an Inferno (70t) and a Thor (70t) within a kilometre. Washington pounced on the Inferno and landed both chainsaws to it's Centre Torso, destroying it. Opie charged the Thor and missed, and was attacked. This distracted the Thor long enough for Washington to perform a Death-from-Above doing 42 points of damage to the Thor's upper body. All four titans were now locked on to the damaged Thor and it didn't take long before the enemy was reduced to steaming scrap. VICTORY!
Aftermath - Washington, the key jock in the battle was promoted to novice. We earned 140k, after salaries, and had repairs of 76k.
Mission Two – Intelligence suggested tonnage of 210-280 tons
Squad – As above (220 tons)
There was little time to celebrate; we now had the enemy on his heels. After a quick repair, we were called to a sector to the east. A mountainous area with a hidden armour bay (to the far east). The mountain took up the majority of the map, with enough area to squeeze by the north or south.
As we approached the mountain from the west, we spotted a Pharoah rounding the mountain on the northern side, with a Mosquito right behind it. Washington charged (as he tends to do.) and Opie and Carson got within range and crouched down to provide support fire. O’Brien, was furthest to the South, and therefore was caught in the rear of our file, but proceeded to run northwards as quick as possible.
As we closed in, a Guillotine (70tons – LRMs) poked it’s head to the far southeast from on top of the mountain.
Washington clashed with the Pharoah and deposited his Chainsaw into the left leg, knocking it over. He then targeted the leg with his Machine Guns ripping it off. He then switched targets and proceeded to run away, but not before the Pharoah, still firing from the ground planted two Cold Light Rays to his Centre Back Torso, damaging his Gyro.
All titans switched targets to the Mosquito, and moved to the northeast, behind a hill. This took all of our titans out of sight of the Guillotine (still kms away) who was beginning to lob LRMs at us.
Washington charged the Mosquito and knocked it over. Both chainsaws then ripped it’s Right Arm off. With some support fire, a machinegun destroyed it’s left torso disabling it. We then returned our attention to the downed Pharoah, targeting it’s Right Arm (the arm with the energy weapon) and blew it off.
It was at this moment, that the Guillotine arrived from around the south side of our protective hill. Consequently, O’Brien was almost on top of it, when it appeared. O’Brien leaped into the air and successfully performed a Death from Above, and the Guillotine, not made for close combat went sprawling. O’Brien readied his chainsaw and shredded the Guillotine’s Right Arm, then Left Torso, then Left Leg. It was eject time for the Guillotine.
We regrouped and decided to circle the mountain to the south (the direction the Guillotine came from). We thought that if there was anyone guarding the northern pass, we could circle from behind, patching up our titans in the armour bay if need be.
The Light Titans led, with the Recons following at their heels. We spotted a lone Quantum (40t) in the southern pass, but with all of our titans taking aim, it didn’t take long until its left leg was ripped off, followed by its Lower Torso and Left Torso destroyed. We left it steaming as we continued eastwards.
We already met tonnage, equal to our own, so we didn’t expect too much more resistance at our objective (Intelligence usually isn’t far off the mark). Also, we thought that perhaps the enemy armour bay would be deserted and the northern pass occupied. By this time, ammunition was running quite low and we let the Recons take the point.
As we arrived at the eastern base, we spotted a lone Enigma (40tons). Opie and Carson charged. Opie and the Enigma ran into each other doing 23points each and crashed to the ground. This suited us well, as Carson began to punch and kick the downed Enigma. O’Brien and Washington arrived and a Machine Gun took out the Right Arm as the Cold Light Ray ripped off the Right Leg.
The enemy base was ours and no more titans were found. Victory!
Aftermath: We earned a whopping $160k and had $66k in repairs. As we were near the minimum tonnage for this mission, we’re focusing on upgrading both Recons. Opie drew the long straw and was given a Poltergeist (even more guided missiles). Carson will have to wait until at least next mission.