5 - OPERATION DIAMOND STANK (lol)
Extract ADVENT Supplies
Corporal Chick - Grenadier
Squaddie Bernstein - Sniper
Squaddie Russell - Specialist
Corporal Freak - Reaper
Squaddie Kosc - Templar
I expect the Hunter to make an appearance this mission, but Lufkin needs a rest. Russell will have to handle any healing. It’s the “tag the boxes before the aliens do” kind of mission. While concealed, Freak runs up to a box and tags it… which reveals the whole team. Good job, Commander. A Viper and an ADVENT Purifier are activated. Kosc runs up to melee the Purifier, wounds it, but activates a second pod - a Purifier, a Stun Lancer, and a Trooper. Five enemies are now active. It’s not looking good. Chick launches a grenade at the Viper, wounding it and removing its cover. Bernstein snipes the Viper, but as is often the case with Vipers, it only grazes for 2 damage. Russell takes a shot at the Viper and misses, but Freak is able to finish it off. The Purifier flames Kosc, but misses. The Priest casts Holy Warrior on the Stun Lancer, who runs up to Kosc and wounds him for 2. The Trooper piles it on, taking a shot at Kosc but misses!
Kosc melees the Stun Lancer and only removes its Holy Warrior shield. Chick flanks the Stun Lancer and hits it for 6, it only has 1 HP left. Russell manages to flank the Stun Lancer and finish it off. Freak and Bernstein team up to take out the Trooper.
The Purifier flames Russell, catching her on fire, but then the Purifier puts her in Stasis, possibly removing the fire? Chick is able to move to pick up the loot the Viper dropped, then turn and drop the Purifier. Only the Priest remains active, but he’s pretty far away. Oh, no, Russell is still on fire and takes 2 dam, but then the fire goes out. Kosc melees the priest for 5, but it’s still up. Chick hits it with his final grenade, reducing it to 1 HP where it goes into Stasis. On its next turn it takes a shot at Kosc, but misses due him being behind Full Cover. The loader the Priest was using for cover blows up, finishing him off. There are no active enemies, time to mark some boxes!
Bernstein runs up to tag a box near the end of the turn and activates a pod with a Viper, Purifier, and a Trooper. Not good. The ADVENT capture the box Bernstein was using for cover, leaving him exposed. The Viper tongue-grabs him, reducing him to 3 HP. The Purifier flames him! I can’t tell if it hit anything. The Trooper hits Freak for 3, reducing him to 2 HP. A bad round, and the team is separated collecting boxes. Chick shoots at the exposed Purifier, but can’t hit it. Russell moves up, but can’t get a bead on the Viper, so she wounds the Purifier, unable to drop it. Freak moves up, hits the Viper and CRITS it for 7, freeing Bernstein. Kosc is too far away so he… captures two boxes. :)
Bernstein grabs some light cover and Pistols the Viper, killing it. The Purifier flames him, misses, but Bernstein is standing in fire… he moves out and catches fire. Freak flanks the Purifier and takes it out, leaving only the Trooper. Chick moves up and takes it out, despite poor odds. Victory!
Russell - Freak - Chick - Kosc - Bernstein
Kosc, Bernstein, Russell, and Freak are wounded, but the newly built Infirmary should help. Bernstein is promoted to Corporal, Chick to Sergeant, and Russell to Corporal.
Russell and Bernstein form a bond! High five!
Truculent is promoted to Sergeant after a Covert Op.