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Raid on Alzoc 3

The rebels had decided to conduct a raid in force on Alzoc 3. The primary aim to keep the Empire off balance, and away from their main planetary base.

The operation was split into three main phases.
Phase 1
The destruction of an Imperial communications satellite orbiting the planet, and subsequent insertion of a commando strike team.
Phase 2
The commando raid to destroy the back up communication facility.
Phase 3
The insertion of the main force elements to destroy Imperial facilities on the planet.

Phase one elements approach Alzoc 3. The YT2400 contained the four troop commando element. It had been an uneventful journey to this point.

They soon spotted the Imperial communications satellite.

Closely followed by two Imperial TIE fighters. Things progressed quickly from this point onwards.

The two escorting rebel fighters sped towards the Imperial fighters whilst the YT2400 swung round to destroy the satellite.

Meanwhile a TIE fighter flown by a rookie pilot was quickly dispatched by the rebels. Hi…

Not at all Quiet on the Western Front

Yesterday me and another good wargaming friend were hosted at my secret wargaming friends home. We were provided with a giant cooked breakfast baguette, washed down with copious mugs of steaming tea. 
The sun was shining, the air was warm and the briefing read over breakfast.
I was playing the Germans my opponent the British and our table was set near a small town on the Somme.

The battlefield
My briefing was fairly straightforward. Both the German and British Army had been heavily engaged in this sector, and my command had been reduced quite significantly as a result.
My orders were to hold the trenches at all costs, and to investigate a suspected downed aircraft or balloon in the town to the north.
I had in effect, one heavy machine gun, three rifle squads, some Grenadiers, and the two officers left alive, to complete my task. It was going to be tough!
I was also expecting a British assault at any moment.

A rifle section supported by the heavy machine gun were left holding the trenches.
I de…