Konflikt 47: Operation Metsästäjä – Game 5

The Battle of Kajaani ended in a demoralizing stalemate; neither side able to claim their prize, and the Axis left with a smoking ruin where a key strategic element once hid. Despite Axis High Command growing increasingly impatient, the Finnish escorts have withdrawn back to more immediate areas of concern, leaving the Japanese to bivouac in the town of Uhtua. The sides seem content with resting the wounded and reevaluating their respective missions when a Soviet convoy approaches Uhtua. Far from their citadel-like forward operating bases and using significantly more disciplined comm etiquette has made the wayward Soviets a prime target of opportunity for both the Japanese and Allies…

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Konflikt 47: Operation Metsästäjä – Game 4

With the recovery of Dr. Ishinomoro, the Axis forces have redoubled their efforts to move through Finland. Finally gaining access to more contemporary roadways they have made good progress, reaching the town of Kajaani before calling a much-needed halt at several hidden Rift tech labs. Dr. Ishinomoro decided to conduct a technology demonstration to his German and Finnish counterparts, and was left in the town with a small component of Finnish special forces as a guard. After concluding his demonstration Ishinomoro’s convoy departed, but were immediately halted by a landmine strike that left the scientist and several guards stranded. The initial stage of the ambush successful, Allied forces sweep into the area to reclaim their lost prize before reinforcements arrive…

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Konflikt 47: Operation Metsästäjä – Game 3

Following their defeat at the Allied encampment, the Japanese have been driven back all the way to supercruiser Amagi. During their rapid retreat, a third-tier scientist, Dr. Shotoro Ishinomoro, was separated in the Finnish tundra and lost. Axis High Command has demanded the Finnish escort force return to assist the SNLF, and their combined forces are pressing south again to locate the scientist. However; the OSS has also learned of the scientist’s separation from his protectors and is pressing the British special forces and their Marine brethren to locate Ishinomoro first!

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Konflikt 47: Operation Metsästäjä – Game 2

Following the reveal of an Allied presence deep in Finnish territory, Axis high command has ordered a redoubling of efforts to move the Japanese envoy to Helsinki and the supposed safety of the Baltic Sea. Unfortunately, Soviet forces have begun to rouse themselves from their winter fortresses, leading to more immediate concerns for the Finnish government and its military assets. While the Finns engage in a daring operation to try and delay or outright eliminate Soviet forces in the area, the Japanese SNLF force are tasked to hunt down and eliminate the Americans and their British compatriots. Lt. Murimoto plans a daring night assault to capitalize on his troop’s capabilities. Unbeknownst to them, the US has made large advancements in Infrared technology to aid in their nightfighting prowess. . .

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Konflikt 47: Operation Metsästäjä – Game 1

It is the spring of 1947. World War 2 has been prolonged due to interdimensional Rifts being torn open by the use of American nuclear weapons, providing all sides with new, horrific weapons. The harshest winter ever recorded has ground the war to a halt in Europe, however. German High Command desires to see returns on their investment into the technological growth of Imperial Japan. The two allies hatch a bold plan, to sneak the battlecruiser Amagi through the treacherous Arctic ocean, past the grounded Soviet Union navy, and land a unit of Japanese scientists and Special Naval Landing Force marines with a display of their Rift technology onto the shores of Finland.

Renewed tensions between the Soviets and Finns have led to a growth in their need for armaments and support from Germany, so with the Soviets trapped in their winter fortresses the Finns have agreed to supply guides and a protector force to see the Japanese safely to Helsinki in exchange for more and newer Rift tech creations. From there the Kriegsmarine will transport the Japanese across the Baltic Sea to Germany. However, Allied High Command has been alerted to this operation and intends to stop any further sharing of technology between the Axis powers. A small force made up of United States Marine Raiders and selected units from the British Special Operations Executive (or Office of Ungentlemanly Warfare) have been secreted across Sweden by Norwegian saboteurs to halt or capture the Japanese scientists. On a lone, deserted road in northern Finland, the lead elements of the Axis column encounter something quite unexpected; a small reconnaissance force of Allied soldiers and Marines!
This was our first battle in a K47 campaign. We took multiple photos of the battle which are included below the fold.