Moley's Thunderbolt beeps a lot as the mechwarrior jumps south and fires the Thunderbolt's lasers at the back of the retreating Mad Cat. A pair of lasers land, including one on the rear left torso of the mech, but no critical damage results. Return fire from the Ryoken to the northwest is not very effective either.
Isgrimnur jumps west to get the drop on the Nobori-Nin, as his decoy finally overcomes the severe battle damage and blows up, sending debris across the nearby Elemental squad that briefly squats down to fire SRMs at Siljanus' mech. Our mechwarrior is so enthralled watching the fireworks that he forgets to aim his SRMs or PPC properly, missing every shot. Either that or the vibration from getting pinged by an LBX autocannon slug and several laser pulses. To our mechwarriors dismay, a squad of battle armor troopers hops off the Black Hawk as it zips in, using the smoke from the fire it created to provide more visual protection for itself.
Siljanus' aim is shaken slightly but he still lands two PPC shots and a gauss slug on the target Ryoken, the gauss slug glancing at an awkward angle off the head.
WestOrEast joins in the party against the Loki, blasting a chunk off its left torso with a PPC shot. Stefan is unable to connect with the Trebuchet's LRMs or lasers as the clan mech tries to escape, but Lich glances some laser fire off the back of it, including all fifteen LRMs that he adds as an afterthought. Leraje fires his lasers at the escaping mech as well, sawing off its right arm, though not before Stefan takes a major center torso hit, losing almost all the armor there.
The long-suffering Man-O'-War loses its right torso to the Kurita Awesome's PPCs, staggering a little bit before returning fire with its SRM rack, a few lucky missiles blowing out two actuators in the Awesome's right arm, effectively putting that PPC out of action. As the mechwarrior is occupied, the Phoenix Hawk lands to the north of the assault mech (and also on the "wrong" side of the nearby Thor) firing lasers (and machineguns but those shots don't hit anything). One of the lasers clips the XL engine and the 80-ton mech shuts down, tumbling to the ground.
"Ha! What do we pay these mercs for?!" The mechwarrior comments.
The Thor itself engages the nearby Shadow Hawk with the PPC, stripping some armor off.
To the north, the Orion and Crusader engage the moving Ryoken, scoring multiple SRM hits on its back, but the medium mech proves elusive otherwise. Partially because the Daishi's mechwarrior finally figures out how to target a moving mech and delivers several hits to the Orion with lasers and autocannons. The Ryoken fires back at the Crusader, scoring a couple of laser hits on the heavy mech's left arm.
Meanwhile, the Kurita Marauder takes a beating, losing its right arm and its autocannon as well to fire from the Mad Cat and nearby elementals, having to drop to a knee.
TheMix takes a couple of pulse laser hits from the hill-top vulture, but the Crusader's armor holds up for now.
The less said about the physical attacks, the better.
Current battlefield state:
Raw heat/firing/"physical" data:
Loki 2232: +2
Ryoken 2429: +3
Mad Cat 1727: +3
Black Hawk: +5
Elementals 2323: +2
All other elementals: +3
Vulture 1213: +0
Vulture 1115: +1
Ryoken 1409: +3
Loki 1207: +1
Mad Cat 1504: +2
Mad Cat 2003: +3
Ryoken 3806: +1 (+2 if attack passes through 3706)
Kurita Marauder: right arm destroyed, right torso armor breach, AC/5 disabled
Kurita Thunderbolt: left arm armor breach, MG destroyed
Kurita Awesome: right arm, 2x actuator damaged
Kurita Orion: center torso, 1 armor left
Kurita Crusader: left foot actuator, SRM6 destroyed, movement reduced to 3/5
Siljanus: -1 mp to heat, movement reduced to 2/3
Stefan: left arm breach, LRM/15 disabled; center torso 4 armor left
Man O' War destroyed (engine destruction) - 2/20
Loki (south) crippled and withdrawing - 3/20