However, i think this might be due in large part to Excessive backlog from a massive variety of unreported hobby-ing. To remedy this dreadful situation now (and hopefully for good), i'm bringing you a synopsis of the battles fought in mine and JD's blood filled VSF campaign.
The Sheer volume of content i fear might overwhelm, so i'll be including the photos from the battles at the end (of course labelled accordingly) with a run-down of the engagements and their tactical importance on the campaign as a whole below.
The Battle of Hyll-Grove
In an attempt to flank around Saints Hill, troops flood into Hyll-Grove, a massive mining and manufacturing plant, that has cracked open and polluted the french countryside, and is pumping out vast arms, and war material for the French Army. It is a nightmarish hellscape of massive grinding gears and great black factories, but the worst of all is the secret powering the facility... The sickly bloated and mutated mining foreman, grossly bloated with sludge and poison to the size of a large town, the necromancy and vile steam engineering of the Hyll-Grove facility is plugged directly into his nervous system...
The game centered around massed infantry combat (though a few vehicles were present), with troops trying to seize vital areas of the plant. We determined that as the facility took damage, through tank fire, off board support fire etc. That it upset the overall stability of the facility, and potentially kill thousands of troops should it suffer a total failure.
Outcome: Draw, 150 infantry KIA/WIA/MIA (estimated) 2 Heavy Vehicles, and 2 Superheavies destroyed. The Facility was forced to be evacuated by both sides, the Death blow was delivered later that evening by the French Navy during a 24 hour Ceasefire, to ensure that the mutation beneath was not freed to wreak its sinister revenge. The fires ignited in the toxic marshlands adjacent are estimated to continue to burn until at least 1986....
The Duel at Saints Hill.
With a stalemate on their hands, it was decided that two noble gentlemen from either side would met at the top of the Hill Proper, and engage in a duel of honor. The victors side would inherit the field and the other would withdraw no less than 25 km from the site.
And so it was that Captain Teague, and Captain Bosch meet in the blood stained courtyard of a broken cathedral....
Outcome: Teague was victorious, but only barely, with Bosch escaping with his life. the British overtake the French lines withing a week and the battle for Orleans proper begins...
The Battle for the Damned City.
In a foolhardy move to out pace Lee's half of the campaign army and "steal the glory" Cromwell, leads dozens of regiments into the haunted and zombie filled ruins of Old Orleans, beneath the Floating Neo city, that the objective has been all along. With the intention being to use it as a easily accessible location to sieze the lowest sections of the city.
The Le Bebop, made its first appearance in this battle, with it having severe limitations of course, to represent that Cromwell's foolish rush had, made him neglect avoiding the French naval troops.
Outcome: A Slaughter of British force, nearly the entire assault force is obliterated. Cromwell is captured, after the entirety of the 7th Dragoons are slain in his defense. Teague and Matthews are both severely wounded and removed from the conflict for months at the minimum. However in a spot of luck, Bosch is killed by Teague as the city exploded around them, leaving the RGC leaderless, and sending the French Rebels into immediate action.
The Minute that Shall Live In Infamy.
With Cromwell captured, British high command had no choice but to exchange Vesuvius for him, in a humiliating turn of events for the (now former) Lord General. Left as the only major English officer in the field Lee, orders his men to secure their foothold on a "Sky Village" that connects to Orleans' central city platform via massive bridge. The French Rebels took the confusion and disarray of the RGC to strike at the government, as did The Young Prince, Vesuvias's bastard son, and leader of the German Army. Through an incredibly calculating a murderous ploy, Vesuvias lured his son, the British main force, and the French Rebels into the clamp struts for the sky bridge, where he detonated a twisted fusion of high technology and black magic. Protecting himself and his son, but shattering 1/4 of Orleans' super structure and ballast rig, and killing/mutating/or wounding hundreds of thousands of innocent civilians and combatants.
Outcome: With Vesuvias making the shattered and magically tainted remains of Orleans his dark capital. He and his son preside over a massive host of bestial necrophages. The English high command is totally shot, and those ground forces who survived are in disarray. The only hope for mankind lies with S.O.R.R.O.W.S or the (Service for Observing Reconstruction and Reinforcement during Occult. Warfare Situations). A secret arm of the English government responsible for isolating and destroying occult threats specifically.
The Battle in the City of the Damned.
A Battle on Board the Bebop to stop the cannon firing
The Brave English boys are under all that smoke....
The Coward Cromwell surrenders
Teague and Bosch finish their rivalry started since literally the first battle, in perhaps the coolest, place in the most cinematic way possible!
The 7th Fighting to the Last.
While i don't have pictures of the duel and the rather large and apocalyptic final explosion. Rest assured that it was terrifying and the other members of my house looked on in concerned while both of us screamed "THEY ARE ALL DEAD!!! EVERYONE IS DEAD!"
Total Casualties in the Campaign so far... (real ones)
1500 Infantry (approx.)
30 vehicles (approx)
-Captain Bosch [Commander of RGC, killed in Orleans]
- Xavier La Rouge and His Father [Commanders of the Stark Sires, both Killed at Saints Hill
- Commandant Jarvis [Commander of the 7th Dragoons, Killed at Saints Hill]
Less Real Casualties...
The "Hyll-Grove" Region of france
The Civilian Population of Orleans
Well i hope you enjoyed this massive titanic post o' doom. Hopefully we play the conclusion to the Campaign soon and see if the SORROWS team will be able to kill Vesuvias once and for all.
Stay tuned and hopefully i'll be bringing WFB, 40k, 15mm and much more in the future
-Your Favorite Madman-