Thursday, July 29, 2010

Rebel Movements Suffer Setbacks on Battlefield

We met on July 18 for another round of Chaos in Kammebalango. Four campaign participants and two other gamers met and were able to fight out three battles. All three went poorly for the players. However, under the new map movement rules, all three factions nevertheless advanced one more space towards the capital.

PAUN Fails to Oust Foreigners

The campaign front-runners, the Pan African Union of Egalatarian Defense, responded to the complaints of local villagers that foreign soldiers were looting the area. A reconnaissance force met the mysterious soldiers at a highway crossroads, and they proved to be elite soldiers of the neighboring country of Boputavana. When hailed by PAUN's scouts, the invaders opened fire and the battle began. Although the PAUN armed forces had seen remarkable improvement in capability and training after their previous battlefield successes, they were no match for the Boputavanese military.

Outgunned and outfought, the soldiers of PAUN fled back to their camp.
A PAUN spokesman said that this is another example of the inability of the current government of Kammebalango to adequately control the country. "You see our leaders are weak and powerless -- unable to protect its people from foreign invaders. Although we were unable to drive the outsiders off, we inflicted harm on them and let them know that PAUN will brook no bespoiling of our lands!"

Boputavana soldiers looting villages in the area after beating back PAUN attack

HOGG Militia Attack Government Radio Station
After threatening to open a campaign against the government of Kammebalango, the Hastily Organized Gathering of Guys (HOGG) struck at a radio station in the remote western part of the country. Soldiers on hand were quickly reinforced by troops from a nearby army camp. Despite several direct hits on the radio station by militia mortars, the building and transmitter tower continued to function.

"These rabble are obviously in the pay of the Western powers," Col. Matata Imvugu told reporters after the battle. "Probably mercenary scum who will kill for any paymaster -- they fought like cowards and we drove them from the field!"A spokesman for the mysterious HOGG movement said that their attacks knocked the radio station off the air for several hours. "If even for a moment we silenced the hatemongering propoganda of the government, it was worth the lives we lost. The people of Kammebalango have been betrayed by the communist doctrine of this government. We will fight until our nation regains its freedom from this traitor regime!"

HOGG militia regroup after being driven off from the radio station

Matangans Troubled by Failure to Seize Bridge Over Waters
The Matanga Unification Front, continuing its advance from its stronghold in the north of the country, attempted to seize a bridge leading to the town of Lubumbashi. They were contested by tribal forces belonging to the Usoto people. Reports say that the Matangans, given confidence by their hallucinagenic mushrooms, rushed into battle without taking adequate cover and underestimating their foes. The Usoto tribal militia caused great casualties among the attackers, and drove them off.
"We are a warrior people, the Usoto," a tribal chieftain said after the battle. "We do not allow outsiders to come in and use our bridge without paying proper tolls. The mushroom eaters are arrogant, and think us backward."

A representative of the Matanga Unification Front explained that they had paid the Usoto tribesmen their tolls, but were double-crossed by the wily tribesmen. "This shows the chaos that reigns in this country and the need for a strong government to instill order. The Usotos are engaging in banditry on the country's roads and bridges."

Usoto tribal forces celebrate their victory at the troubled bridge