18 June 2012

Recon in Nkizuna

The Republic of Nkizuna is a mineral rich, impoverished Central African nation in the 21st century. The year is 2016 and the populations of the west are resource hungry in a world with increasingly depleted resources. What was originally a race between the west, Russia, and China to grab onto remaining sources degenerated into armed conflict.
American, German, and Dutch forces are holding a thin defensive line between a Russian expeditionary force and the Nkizunan chromium mines. Refugees fled days before. Today a small contingent of US SOF and Dutch Kommandotroepen hold a defensive position on the edge of an urban slum. It is up to them to blunt the forward motion of Russian mech units until heavier support can arrive. They have air assets in the form of an AH-64.
The Russian mission is to probe the NATO lines. This is a recce unit, and it cannot withstand continuous fire. 

The initial set up.

NATO lies in wait.

Russians enter the table.

Hold your fire!

50. cal sniper provides overwatch.

Russians move slowly and carefully up the road. 

The battle begins.

Apache called in!

BTR is heavily damaged

Smokescreens deployed, 1st squad moves up in force.

RPG takes out the G-wagen

BTR no. 1 killed by a lucky .50 to the fuel tanks

Apache death-cam

More destruction.

One small group is flattened by a NATO airstrike.

The Ruskies return the favor.

RPGster holding the fort

Russians exfiltrate.

In all a minor victory for the Russians. They sustained roughly 1/3 of their force KIA, with one BTR destroyed and one other with heavy damage. The Dutch Kommando are all KIA/WIA and the Americans have two snipers killed by Russian artillery. 

The Russian commander was disappointed by the heavy casualties, but the purpose of the mission was to test how effective NATO forces would be against the T-90!

Winttrix Out.


  1. Excellent first report Winttrix! It is nice seeing all the pieces you have worked on coming together in a game. The Russians look really nice too, you have outdone me with the BTRs. Nice to have an update, can we expect some more of this story?

    1. Thanks Ben! Actually this story is just a cover-up for the fact that I haven't had the time to paint more appropriate moderns. But yes, you can expect more.


  2. very nice Emmett. very interesting report glad to see this blog back up and running after the short slump in postage... cool game, T-90 ace? or diecast?

  3. Wintrix. I love your models. I would like to have a print of one. Could I but a print from you or could I buy a file that I could print out here. It would not be for commercial use if course just for display.

    1. Hi Emily,

      I have not made any models in quite a while, but it would be cool if you did that. You don't have to pay me but I would like to know exactly what event etc it will be displayed at.


      Emmett Freeman

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