Monday, June 26, 2017

Assaulting the perimeter of Firebase Viper



Grenada Reconquest- Iberian campaign- Iberia- Fort Viper-  Under a heavy artillery bombardment and in conjunction with heavy assault sentinels the 3rd Anglican regiment reinforced by the remnants of the 5th Anglican regiment breached the perimeter of Firebase Viper in overwhelming force despite desperate resistance from Stygian guard units defending the base.

Saturday, June 24, 2017

Heavy bombardment of Firebase Viper



Grenada Reconquest- Iberian Campaign- Iberia- Firebase Viper-  With the raid by the vanguard veterans of the Apocalypse Angels silencing the artillery from Firebase Viper, batteries from the 3rd Anglican guard regiment were brought up and began a relentless bombardment of the Stygian fort.

Friday, June 23, 2017

Angel Raid on Firebase Viper



Grenada Reconquest- Iberian Campaign- Iberia- Firebase Viper-  Responding to the request for aid a lone thunderhawk of the Apocalypse Angels Chapter risked the tremendous AA fire in order to drop a unit of Vanguard Veterans into Firebase Viper.  The Apocalypse Angels quickly destroyed the manticore artillery thus accomplishing their mission.  They also slew a number of Stygian guard soldiers before using their jump pack to escape before Stygian armor units could target and overwhelm them.  Firebase Viper was left adrift in bloodshed and disarray from the sudden raid.

Thursday, June 22, 2017

Interdiction from Firebase Viper



Grenada Reconquest- Iberian Campaign- Iberia- south of Firebase Viper-  Advanced elements of the 3rd Anglican Guard regiment sent to reinforce the badly mauled 5th Anglican Guard regiment come under heavy artillery fire from Firebase Viper after having been spotted by an Alpha Legion LRRP team.  The serious disruption to Imperial supply lines and the utter domination held by the manticore batteries saw the Imperial high command send out an appeal for aid.

Tuesday, June 20, 2017

Dawn surprise assault on Firebase Viper



Grenada Reconquest- Iberian Campaign- Iberia- Firebase Viper-  With the dominance of Stygian Artillery the 5th Anglican Guard regiment attempted a new tactical approach to overcoming the firebase.  During the night Anglican infantry attempted to infiltrate up to the firebase in order to launch a surprise assault at dawn.  As dawn came only a few of the Anglican units were close enough to launch the assault.  The rest came racing up only to run into a artillery barrage that devastated them and turned them back.  The same barrage isolated the infiltrating Anglican guard units cutting off their line of retreat.  The Anglican thus trapped attacked fearlessly but were eventually all cut down.  The Second assault on Firebase Viper had failed and the route to the capital still barred.

Sunday, June 18, 2017

counter-battery from Firebase Viper



Grenada Reconquest- Iberian Campaign- Iberia- Firebase Viper-  In response to Imperial shelling a Stygian manticore unit quickly engaged in very effective counter battery fire that very quickly saw the destruction of the Anglican artillery units in the 5th Anglican Guard regiment.  The utter superiority of the Stygian Artillery boded ill for the Anglican and Imperial high command.

Friday, June 16, 2017

Shelling Firebase Viper




Grenada Reconquest- Iberian Campaign- Iberia- Firebase Viper-  Imperial guns were brought up and began a program of shelling designed to shatter the defenses of Firebase Viper as a prelude to another assault on it's perimeter.  The Anglican 5th guard regiment hoped the artillery would bring the siege to a swift conclusion.