Port Station, Jeriko Reach.
This scenario was essentially the Necromunda Ambush mission, with Patrol Drake guarding a shipment of Joy-Sims, as intelligence had indicated a recidivist element was intent upon stealing them away. The Joy-Sims were set up behind the shuttle in which they’d arrived, and Patrol Drake around it.
The attackers were Captain Jack’s new gang, a bunch of near-do-well pirates calling themselves the Con Fectors. The Defenders were Colonel Kane’s Patrol Drake.
The Con Fectors set up in the buildings around the landing pad. In the first turn, the pirates closed in on both flanks, the heavy taking opening up from his position atop a building and unleashing a withering hail of lead at the defenders. His stubber wounded three of Patrol Drake, putting down a Sepoy, the signaller and the medic. Even more impressively, Corperal Drake himself, the leader, was taken out entirely. This caused another Sepoy to break for cover, while Lance Corperal Kash was forced to attempt to restore order. Fortunately for the defenders, the pirate’s heavy suffered a stoppage, and spent the remainder of the battle trying to clear his weapon.
Things didn’t go so well for the Con Fectors on the other flank however, as the other half of Patrol Drake rolled up that side of the battle area, gunning down pirates as they went.
Meanwhile, on the landing pad, the psyker adept Grammatrix Apphia ran behind the shuttle, and operated the controls to raise the blast shields, affording at least some protection to the remaining defenders.
In the centre of the battle area, Drake’s sniper rained down fire on the pirates, but the attackers closed in, one scaling the tower and bursting onto the roof to engage the sniper. The pirate opened fire at point blank range, but missed entirely. The sniper then turned his weapon upon his foe, but found the weapon ineffective at such short range, and missed. The pirate fired again, pinning the sniper, who was saved by supporting fire from his fellows on the landing pad.
On the pad itself, the attackers closed in, making use of the ladders on the underside to scale the supports and burst out of the hatches. A volley of short range shotgun fire ensued, and things were soon pretty much over.
Both sides were now at break point, but Drake’s patrol failed their bottle test first, and a fighting withdrawal ensued. After a turn or two, the attackers had claimed their prize, and allowed the defenders to withdraw unmolested.
After the game, it transpired that Drake’s medic, Trooper Reko, had died from his injuries. As they had withdrawn however, the patrol has managed to drag away the unconscious form of one of the pirates. Will the Con Fectors fight to rescue their captured ganger? We’ll find out next time!
Patrol Drake deployment, with Grammatrix Apphia inspecting the merchandise.
Patrol Drake flanking party work their way through the station buildings.
The Con Fectors' right flank bites off more than it can chew...
The pirates claim their booty!