|GDI F-15s running CAP.|
|The better part of a GDI Mech Infantry battalion and some attached armour.|
The vehicle for this rules testing was going to be a rather target rich scenario that would pitch a GDI Mechanised Infantry Battalion - reinforced by two tank companies, and lots of air support and off board artillery, take on a range of Khandist and Noddist troops and equipment.
All Frank's GDI had to do was wade into the meat grinder and start dealing out pain. This is the point where the first of my assumptions came undone, although I didn't know it at the time. The assumption in question was that Frank knew what everything in the US CA TOEs was, what it did, and how to use it under the rules. In actual fact, Frank did not, and was thus _very_ hamstrung in the scenario due to him not being able to use his off table artillery in the most effective manner. The GDI airpower was able to fill the void, but not in the same happy way artillery can resolve situations.
However, this did lead to a number of post game revelations and discussions that has lead to work on a CD Moderns airpower handbook - consisting of Moderns stats for aircraft, their ordnance, countermeasures, and SAMs, and also for Frank's agreement in using the CD 2 Aircraft, and Anti Aircraft rules. The data set for these rules have been adapted from Harpoon.
|A Noddist supply convoy. Avery tempting target.|
|GDI airpower dominates the skies, while Nod stays under cover.|
|GDI armour rumbles forward.|
|Nod regulars stay hidden in the woods.|
|While Noddist militia wait at the treeline.|
|GDI Infantry on the advance.|
|A GDI Patrol stand or possibly a FAC.|
|Frank uses black helicopters for his UN run GDI forces...|
|More GDI armour.|
|GDI HQ elements - note the Humvee TOC.|
|GDI airpower owned the skies during the game.|
|GDI TOW armed helicopter which proved very effective against NOD armour.|
|The Noddist convoy burns after getting hit with an airstrike.|
|GDI on the advance.|
|A Khandist MiG 21 conducts an unsuccessful airstrike. To even get this far it had been extremely lucky!|
|GDI Abrams hit in the flank by a Noddist AT-4.|