The scenario was a meeting engagement on the southern edge of The Third Offensive (The Federal Government’s attempt at eradicating the People’s Republic military and their mercenary henchmen).
The forces met near the holding of Rinaldo’s Rest which is also the home of the very first Rinaldo’s Rest restaurant and lounge. Both sides noticed that militia from the surrounding countryside moved into the town throughout the length of the battle and were joined by at least one merc company that was not registered to either the Feds or PRs. They made no overtly hostile moves towards either set of forces but later in the battle, the ECM on several of the Freck’s Freikorps vehicles detected traces of laser targeting as they passed near the settlement’s southern edge.
The Body Rollers, Zaporoskiye and New Israeli regiments scored first blood, taking out several of the Slammer’s blowers in the initial exchange of fire.
“Park Ridge” Dave studies The Crucible in an attempt to come to grips with what has happened.