This was the climactic battle of the Dr Who scenario I wrote for the "Battle at the Farm" - a weekend I hosted for Ollie and Richard back in 2014 at my folks' place in the Lake District. This was made even more fun by Richard's excellent Imperial Dalek army - a fitting foe for my Renegades! Ollie took command of the Brigadier, the Doctor and the Unit forces.
Not sure why I never posted this back at the time - possibly worn out after writing up the reports for the other games we played that weekend!
War of the Daleks
One of our Dictators is Missing
Rogue Trader - Battle at the Farm
Epic Space Marine - The Greater Good
Anyway, after a little light dusting and a few more words added, here's the report of the final showdown!
The stakes have been seriously raised in this, the final scenario of the Dalek Civil War game we played back at Easter. The war between the Imperial and Renegade Daleks has escalated and both factions move to eradicate each other from the face of the Earth. UNIT too has a part to play in the coming conflagration. Driven by desperation, the Brigadier has initiated plan R - the mobilisation of nuclear assets against the Daleks. To this end a major UNIT force is moving on the nearby Nuclear bunker at Spediham to reinstate the Blue Streak program.
|Ah Ace, when will Mankind ever learn...|
Captain Yates' troops race for the nuclear bunker, well aware of the approach of two main Dalek forces.
Sgt Benton and the Brig over see the advance of further squads and support weapons.
To the West, the Renegades deploy in strength.
Whilst to the North, the Imperials mass to intercept them.
The Renegades advance!
UNIT mortar fire threatens to disrupt the Imperial's approach towards the bunker.
Captain Yates' assault team near the bunker doors in the teeth of the advancing Daleks.
Benton's men secure the rear, while artillery spotters push forwards to get a better view of the Dalek lines.
The Renegades also attract the attention of UNIT mortar teams, but the Ogrons push on regardless.
The main Imperial Dalek force, supported by Robomen head for the bunker.
UNIT troopers rush to try and head them off.
"Windmill 123 to Greyhound One, Windmill 123 to Greyhound One. Imperial and Renegade Dalek forces converging on Bluestreak in force. Over."
"Greyhound One to Windmill 123. Message received and understood. Keep your eyes peeled. Over"
Renegades crest the hill as lead elements of Ogrons make their way through the ruins.
"Imperial Daleks located. Warning - Special Weapons Daleks Approaching. Exterminate!"
Taking advantage of the cover of the woods, another squad of Ogrons push forward.
The forward UNIT observers and Bren Gun team pull back in the face of overwhelming odds.
The Imperials come under effective mortar fire, thanks to the radio operator stationed on the bunker roof.
The Emperor Dalek falls in the early stages of the battle!
The cover of the trees is no match for the Imperial Special Weapons Dalek - several Ogrons die a fiery death!
Imperials and Renegades exchange blaster fire.
The Imperials exact their revenge on a UNIT mortar team.
Fanning out into a pincer movement, the Imperials begin to encircle the bunker.
Despite the cover of the bunker's parapet, one of the Bren Gun teams is caught by Dalek fire.
In a desperate attempt to slow the Imperials' inexorable advance, UNIT drivers block the way with their Land Rovers...
... Affording the relief force with a modicum of cover for their advance.
The defenders desperately lob grenades into the advancing Daleks.
Slythers and Robomen under Imperial Dalek control near the heavily defended bunker door.
The Ogrons move to provide the Renegades' advance with cover from the Imperials.
Meanwhile the bulk of their force continues to trundle over the hill, exchanging fire with the Imperials on their left flank. Several Suicide Daleks hint at the Renegade plan to enter the bunker...
More Renegades fall to the advancing Imperials...
... and their Special Weapons Dalek continues to wreak havoc on the Renegade advance.
The Imperials risk the difficult terrain of the woods in an attempt to cut off the Renegades.
The last remnants of the Ogron squad charge into close combat to stop them.
With a terrible grinding noise, an Imperial Special Weapons Dalek pushes past the imporivsed blockade and brings it gun to bear on the Brigadier's relief force.
Disaster - the Brig is down!
From its vantage point on the hill, a Renegade Special Weapons Dalek targets the approaching Imperials.
A lucky shot catches their Special Weapons Dalek and several Warrior Daleks!
The Renegades push forward having annihilated the threat.
However, they in turn come under UNIT mortar fire!
The Bazooka team open up on the oncoming Imperials but only take out a Roboman.
More grenades are dropped from the bunker roof and in a huge explosion the Landie's fuel tanks go up, badly damaging the nearby Imperials!
The Imperials maneuver their Special Weapons Dalek into a superior firing position and take out the Renegade on the hill.
They are in a vulnerable position now though...
Blaster fire crackles up and down the line as the two main Dalek forces meet!
The Renegade Special Weapons Dalek over shoots!
But catches an Imperial Dalek lurking in the wood.
The black Supreme Dalek is more accurate, damaging the Imperial Special Weapons Dalek.
Swivelling around, the gold Dalek Supreme finishes the job and annihilates the threat.
Caught in the open, one of the Renegade Suicide Daleks is forced to detonate in an attempt to destroy the Imperials converging on it.
The Renegade advance grinds on...
With the Brigadier out of action, the Doctor and Ace step into the breach!
UNIT fire detonates the second Suicide Dalek just meters away from the Bunker door.
Coaxing the surviving Land Rover into life, a brave UNIT driver crashes his damaged vehicle into the Imperial Special Weapons Dalek.
A lone Roboman makes it to the bunker wall.
One of the Renegades has its casing blown open by Imperial fire, the Kaled mutant inside hsising and writhing horribly.
The Doctor makes a dash for safety...
... but is caught by a Dalek blaster! Things look grim for UNIT indeed...
The weight of Renegade fire begins to wear down the Imperial advance on the left.
But they amass for a counter attack in the centre...
The Ogrons form a firing line, their Disintegrator Guns buzzing angrily.
Trundling forward, the Renegades form a screen to protect their last Suicide Dalek - a potentially risky tactic!
Several Renegades led by the Dalek Saucer Pilot throw a feint to the left to distract the defenders and advancing Imperials.
The Imperials put an end to the plucky UNIT driver's exploits with blaster fire.
The Bazooka roars once more and stops the Dalek Saucer Pilot in its tracks.
On the left the Renegades continue to try and clear the wood of Imperials.
Amid guttural yells of triumph, the Ogrons claim another victim,
Sergeant Benton directs UNIT fire onto the Imperials on their left.
And the Bazooka team claim another kill!
The Renegades just can't get near the bunker doors thanks to UNIT's ferocious defence.
The last UNIT mortar team is exterminated by a vengeful Imperial.
Another Renegade falls in the deadly firefight in the centre.
And their Special Weapons Dalek goes down on the left.
It is avenged in turn by the Gold Dalek Supreme.
As the two Dalek forces near each other, the Ogrons charge into close combat.
The Suicide Dalek gets ever nearer to its target...
With a strangled scream, the last Imperial on UNIT's left flank goes up in a ball of flame.
Grenades continue to take their toll on the Renegade assault,
And the Bazooka team wreck the Renegade plan by destroying their last Suicide Dalek.
The Renegade advance falters...
With most of his Imperials destroyed, Davros scuttles away from the battlefield!
And the remnants of the Renegade force retire in a fighting retreat.