Monday, June 6, 2016

Star Wars Campaign: T2, sector 5: Ambushed!

"X-Wings to unidentified freigthers, you are entering a military sector, turn back immediately. I repeat..."
"Station A to Freigthers, you are entering a military sector, turn back immediately. I repeat..."

They are full of Tie figthers!
The scenario:
The Imperial spy network has sent the coordinates of the local Rebel Alliance HQ. Over there, Bud, the local corvette and a force of starfighters were preparing for their next strike. Knowing that the Rebel believed to be safe, the Imperial sent 2 freighters loaded with Tie Figthers to approach the base while a corvette with 2 squadrons of Tie Advanced were about to arrive from hyperspace on the other side, trapping the rebel before they could react.
Will the Empire triumph?
Rule: The rebel cannot win initiatives (play before) over the imperial in the first 2 turns. Initiative is rolled as usual to test if rebel are passive or active. The first reinforcement from the station arrive on turn 3.

Imperial fleet
The Imperial were ready for the Rebels
Rebel sector defense

Starting rebel units. An X-wing squadron, and the Bud is low level alert.
 Turn 1 (2:3)

Spear exited hyperspace in close proximity of Bud and shot it at long distance, lowering part of its shields. 
The X-wing diverted from the freighters to deal with the more pressing danger of the Tie Advanced. 

Spear shot Bud, Bud 1 shield out. T/A 4 dmg on X/W. X/W dealt 2 dmg on T/A
"It's a trap. All units, scramble, scramble!"
"X-Wing, engaging Tie Advanced"
Turn 2 (4:6 – Imperial initiative)

Bud and Spear tried to position themselves to be more effective. As shot were exchanged, none was able to take the upper hand. 
Meanwhile the Tie Advanced disabled the active X-Wing squadron, leaving the sky to the Empire.
"Tie fighters to command, all fighters out, ready to engage"
Turn 3 (2:4) 
"Y-Wing squadron, we will take that corvette out. Don't let the Empire win." 
"Torpedoes engaged, target on sight"
"Shot at will, we will not hold long"
Turn 4 (3:3)  

The Rebel were reinforced. Would they be able to invert the odds?

An imperial enseign looked as the shield flickered. The bridge officer looked panicked at his commander. 
"Don't worry, this scum is no match for the Imperial Navy. All power concentrated to their pathetic corvette. Without their commander, they are no more than mere sitting ducks."

The Spear shots all guns at the Bud who exploded in such fashion that for a while most rebel fighters were blinded. 
"They.... they.... Bud is gone!"
"What are the orders, what do we do?"
"They are too strong"
The local garrison, staffed with second tier fighters was not used to hard fight. 

With Bud destroyed the Rebel test for "Staying in fight" and missed the roll. All rebel receive order to flee the area by whatever mean possible. 

"Evacuate the area! The Empire is too strong."
Turn 5 (6:2) 
Turn 6 (4:6)

As the Rebel squadrons were fleeing the area, they were chased by the imperial fighters. One X-Wing and one Y-Wing squadrons were too slow. They were destroyed before they could calculate hyperspace jump.
4 squadrons barely escaped the area. The Empire was victorious and won without a scratch.


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