Monday, 22 July 2019

"Black Tree Design" Battle Report: Sharaz Jek's Androids Verses The Nimon - Part Two

A RAIDING PARTY OF SHARAZ JEK'S ANDROIDS ATTACK A NIMON INFESTED WORLD
"The story so far... Having witnessed the Nimon Empire and the Silurians creep ever closer to a destructive confrontation, the mad terrorist Sharaz Jek has decided to launch a surprise raid against one of the Nimon's ruined conquests in an attempt to establish his own territory. Dispatching a small task force of his highly developed androids, the facially disfigured outlaw soon learns that the parasitic species won't give up their valuable resources without a fight and swiftly finds his faceless automatons taking casualties..."
THE ORIGINAL TABLETOP - A RUINED PLANET WITHIN THE NIMON EMPIRE

Realising that their firing line was about to be overrun by the large, black-skinned humanoids with bull-like heads, Sharaz Jek's robots retraced their steps back towards the eastern edge of the tabletop, ensuring that they were out of range of any more Psionic mind beams. They then returned fire with their sub-machine guns, and almost brought down the southernmost Nimon right there and then. One of the Minotaurs near the Chemical Sample [Objective One] was also reduced to his final wound of four following a ferocious burst of gunfire from the android near the Drinks Machine [Objective Four].
SHARAZ JEK'S ANDROIDS FIRE AT THE ONCOMING NIMON ASSAULT
Despite taking some significant hits however, the Nimon were still seemingly dominating the battlefield, and shrewdly re-positioned its injured combatants back to secure both the Broken Robot [Objective Two] and the Space Antenna [Objective Three]. The rest of the Minotaurs stalked towards the automaton positioned by the Drinks Machine [Objective Four] and with a deafening roar sought to destroy the machine with a blast from their Psionic mind beams. Disappointingly though, they only managed to partially buckle the android's outer shell.

In response the southernmost robot moved south towards the Fuel Barrels [Objective Five]. Whilst the other featureless artificial beings aimed their weapons in the direction of the Nimon who was approaching the Drinks Machine [Objective Four] and reduced the alien to a lifeless heap on the ground. Having obliterated one Minotaur, the robots then turned their attention to another of the extra-terrestrials by the Chemical Sample [Objective One] and wounded it.
THE NIMON START TO DIE AS SHARAZ JEK'S ANDROIDS BEGIN THEIR OWN ADVANCE
Sensing that their full-frontal assault was taking a distinctive turn for the worse, those Nimon that could sought cover behind whichever ruins they could reach. In front of them the injured Minotaur by the Chemical Sample [Objective One] tried to give some covering fire, and managed to score a palpable hit on one of Sharaz Jek's androids.

To the south, one of the robots moved to retake the Fuel Barrels [Objective Five]. Another automaton approached the Chemical Sample [Objective One]. It was becoming clear that the masked maniac from Androzani Minor's minions were slowly starting to win the day. To reinforce this viewpoint a scattering of automatic gunfire struck one of the Nimon hiding near the Broken Robot [Objective Two] and killed the black-furred beast.
MORE NIMON SUCCUMB TO THE FIREPOWER OF SHARAZ JEK'S ANDROIDS
With their ascendancy assured, one of Sharaz Jek's androids reached the Chemical Sample [Objective One], and injured the Minotaur nearby. This Nimon was then killed by another automaton hiding in the south-eastern ruins. Finally the Android by the Fuel Barrels [Objective Five] fired at the alien close to the Space Antenna [Objective Three] and felled the brute. The battlefield well and truly belonged to the Spectrox smuggler's forces...

16 comments:

  1. Go Spectrox! Thanks you a fun read this Monday.

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    1. Thanks Phil. You're more than welcome :-)

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  2. Good come-back by the robots and a wise move dropping back to reform.
    Excellent aar, very enjoyable read.

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    1. Cheers Joe. It certainly looked like the Nimon were about to break through, and still could have, but for a few unlucky dice rolls. Still, it looks like Sharaz Jek will be around in the campaign for a while now.

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    1. Cheers Fran. I'm hoping to showcase another two of the warring factions in the next BatRep, as both the Voord and Nimon come under increasing pressure.

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    1. Cheers Simon!! Hopefully I can get another BatRep posted soon.

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  5. A nice read this morning as I have a coffee and feel myself getting got in this heat. Perhaps your next batrep can be on an ice planet! Funny how you find yourself liking one team just from your writing as I found my sympathies going towards the Nimon. Nicely written and very entertaining.

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    1. "I meant ***hot***!!!" - Thanks very much indeed, Undercoat. I'm a big fan of the Nimon minis too, so please look out for a shorter AAR featuring the black-furred alien minotaurs in a posting or two's time :-)

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  6. Sounds like hese Nimon had a really hard time.
    Great report!

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    1. Cheers Wouter. A few dice rolls going their way would have made all the difference to the Nimon in this one I think. Still, there's plenty more games to go yet.

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