After the disastrous scouting mission which ended with the death of half of the squad, the White Devils first squad scrambled back to base to report its findings.
Unfortunately, the Hishen forces are close behind, and arrive in the night, seeking to slip by the Star Army outpost before they can raise a proper alert. With the squad and a half (and the machinegunner) that were left at the station, the Star Army sets up in defense of the tree line.
With the forest and the darkness, the Star Army troops almost don’t see the Hishen coming. A false alarm to the right gives way to a sneaking squad up the center.
But solid shooting (and a well-placed grenade) kill most of the intruders and send at least one to hide in the trees. (Hishen cannot take a grenade, let me tell you.)
The remaining PEF resolves as nothing. Meanwhile, the two remaining Hishen in the open make a run for the cover of the woods, but get gunned down before they can make it there.
Now’s our chance! Members of both squads rush forward to check the Hishen for dead. Of course, the sneaky bastards are ready for us. A last-gasp shot from an assault rifle kills one trooper, while a hidden grenade injures another. Overconfident, several members of second squad charge into the trees only to be cut down by the Hishen hiding there. But soon, it too falls.
A victory, but at what cost?
Only one grunt from second squad dies. The others manage to pull it together.
A successful defense brings my star’s fame up to 1. Woot!
Enemy Campaign Morale drops to 2!
Time to go on Patrol and find where those jerks are hiding.