And away we go! Drop ship lands us on a ridge. We have a surprising amount of information on the bad guys and their deployment. The Target is located at about Behemoth's One o'clock, indicated by a verticle gold line. The indicator for the supporting forces is hidden in this view. It's behind the next ridge directly at Behemoth's 12 o'clock. Surprisingly, I have been given the location of the Ambushers. The indicator is at Behemoth's Two o'clock off in the distance. So much for going straight for the target and avoiding the bad guys. Not what I was hoping for, but it could (and may be) worse. May be as if there are reinforcements also.
So... first moves. I am sending Legend down the hill to the right trying to draw attention. The rest of us are going way left.
They had a guy over the ridge out front first move, so much for my feint. I headed everybody left, looking for cover (trees) and altitude. First target; a Battlemaster looking for trouble. Glitch gives him a full salvo of 50 LRM's and the end of round 3. Begin round 4 and I jump Behemoth in front of him looking for a head shot.
BINGO! No more headache for this guy. One down to Behemoths twin AC20+++. He had altitude on the target, decent range and hit him on the most damaged side.
I have been maneuvering, basically to to right, and fighting now for seven more turns. It's now round 11 and Legend is finishing off a very pesky and resilient King Crab. That's a Battlemaster, the Crab and a AC 20 Demolisher (tank) so far. We are in good shape, again, so far.
The target has shown itself, it's another King Crab with Dual AC20's. The ambushers are three Victors and a loaded for bear Stalker, along with a leftover tank of unknown type from the original supporting forces. I think I made a tactical error here. I went after the target Crab but I was in good position to wreak havoc on the ambushers.
The target took off running after taking damage and being knocked down. I should have remembered to shoot a leg off first, as I have lost/failed a mission because the target made it to his escape zone. I got him, had to shoot him in the back a few times.
While this was happening we were starting take serious damage from those ambushers. I quit worrying about screenshots and worried more about the fight. Took more damage then I liked, but I got them in the end.
Finished the last one off in Round 21. Nix was OUT of Gauss Ammo, Behemoth almost lost an arm (empty), and legend's armor was getting real thin.
It doesn't show, but had the selection arrow on Nix's right arm. Arm's armor almost gone and on good ac20 shot would have taken it off and good chance of blowing up the ammo and the right torso. Goodbye Gauss guns and ammo! When I realized that I sent Nix way up a mountain in the trees to snipe from range. Behemoth's left arm is empty and I use it for a shield. Legend was getting close to structure in his center torso...not good.
Thanks for looking. Tough game, for me anyway, to take your time and get good screen shots for stuff like this. Could really cost you.