Ambush! With an Uller still active just ahead of the convoy things got worse as two squads of Elementals emerged inside the town. Baron and Gunman were forced to deal with it as the enemy mech got an unexpected reprieve. Still it wasn't looking like a real threat to the convoy as each small Elemental was rapidly dispatched by laser weaponry. The fight continues Both groups of Ullers had briefly retreated from each other. The enemy mech was still hurling light autocannon fire at Siren which eventually resulted in heavy damage to some of her limbs. Emboldened the clan mech got close enough for PPC fire. Hitman's fire volley was amazingly effective and it was put down for good soon after the last Elementals were destroyed by our Centurion. An LRM destroyed Another pair of sensor contacts alerted me to the presence of what turned out to be two LRM carriers. Prompt action (and some pausing) allowed our mechs to get in range before the convoy could be targeted. Both were dealt with easily. Look a Cougar! Now well outside the town the convoy was approached from the rear by a newly emerged Cougar-class mech. It was packing a bunch of LRM racks and some pulse lasers and therefore looked to be a huge threat from range. Both Baron and Hitman were ordered back into town to deal with it. Together they had the upper hand but it took far too long to take out the Cougar. Baron is badly injured As the fight went on Baron came under sustained fire. He began losing weapons before his cockpit was hit several times. Injured he withdrew back towards the container stack which we had been after for so long. Ultimately he'd take it and with his armor almost completely gone he played no more importance in this fight. Vulture down and out Things had progressed rapidly as half the lance got caught up in a worthless fight. Though the Cougar ended up being salvaged by us (and one of the Uller mechs was too!) it had fatally split up the team. Siren and Hitman were forced to move ahead on their lonesome to protect the convoy. A surveillance drone had spotted the Vulture by now. It was equipped with a terrifying amount of weapons. Two pulse lasers, two large ER lasers, and eight LRM racks. The first volley took out one of Hitman's PPC's and badly damaged his left side. Hitman's Uller after the battle Badly damaged Hitman nevertheless pressed the attack. He and Siren quickly got on either side of the Vulture and it had to switch its focus every few seconds as it found itself flanked and exposed to a potential rear armor shot. Siren's Uller after the battle Eventually our luck ran out somewhat. Siren's Uller was the focus of a large laser salvo and sustained heavy damage. For a few seconds it looked as though she would continue to be mobile before several missiles crippled our Uller. Luckily our next volley of PPC fire was accurate and devastating. The clan pilot ejected having suffered extreme damage to his torso. (Thanks to some save scumming it also was salvaged!) An excellent result! So everyone came back alive. Near catastrophic damage for everyone though. Small price to pay though for what we got this mission. Besides two supply caches we got hold of another Uller and Cougar. Then we also managed to take the Vulture as salvage. All the requisition points earned are more than enough to repair any damage sustained here.