Isgrimnur moves west, the smoke blocking the Daishi from seeing him.
TheMix jumps back, attempting to saw the Ryoken's leg off but missing, hitting the back torso of the downed mech instead. Our mechwarrior spreads his hands in frustration, mouthing "how?"
Leraje moves up to the edge of the hill he's been camping on the entire battle, but can't get the range on the Daishi, even with the clan-spec lasers. He attempts to take a few long-range shots on the Ryoken, but is unable to hit the rapidly moving mech at that range.
The Kurita Wolverine also gets outmaneuvered by the Ryoken, which charges forward, engaging El Guapo's Marauder instead. El Guapo ignores the lighter mech, lining up PPC shots and ignoring both the heat alarms and the "ammo low" warning flashing on his gauss rifle's ammo bin. He watches the Daishi blast at the nearby Kurita Awesome several more times, pinging its armor with ultra autocannon rounds and some LRMs, while sending a pulse laser blast at Stefan's Trebuchet. A PPC blast from Lich and LRMs from Stefan ping "harmlessly" against the titan's armor, and the Awesome's PPCs fly everywhere but at the 100-ton target. The nearby Ryoken's pulse lasers melt armor off the Marauder, but then the mech's targeting system emits a brief beep and the dot in the center of the crosshairs turns gold. The two PPCs fly true, gouging chunks of armor out of the Daishi's right arm and left torso, and then the last gauss slug emerges from the magnetic accelerator, leaving behind a trail of ripples as it travels straight through the 100-ton mech's head. The behemoth teeters briefly, smoke blowing around it, then drops unceremoniously to the ground.
"Gauss rifle ammunition... depleted." the Marauder's computer informs El Guapo, who decides to let the one-liner stand.
Final Battlefield State:
The remaining Ryoken books it, leaving the legged Loki on its own. Our attempts to pursue it don't really pan out, as it uses the extensive smoke cover and hills to break up line of sight, joining its three other escaped buddies (a Loki, a Vulture and another Ryoken, plus a few stray battle armor troopers).
The field is ours, although the force we sent got beat up pretty good: House Kurita is down at least 19 industrial mechs, 21 if you count the ones that will require extensive repairs. Additionally, they only have two mechs left on the field that are combat-effective, with another three forced to widthdraw due to extensive battle damage. The remaining seven are either completely disintegrated due to ammo explosion, or will require weeks of repairs. We didn't escape unscathed either - we'll have a better idea of the damage we took when our mechs get back to base, but almost all the mechs we sent in have taken some kind of damage, and we've got a lot of dinged-up mechwarriors.
The good news is that we're going to have some pretty good salvage, even if the Kurita guys are going to claim a good chunk of it.
Meanwhile, intensive fighting continues all across Luthien as combined Smoke Jaguar and Nova Cat forces press their initial assaults, attempting to break out of their landing zones.
El Guapo: Daishi
Leraje: Ryoken #5 (leg removal)
Isgrimnur: Nobori-Nin (engine kill), Elementals (fire), Black Hawk (hug)
Leraje: Mad Cat #12 (head shot), Mad Cat #3 (center torso kill), Ryoken (leg removal)
Lich: Black Hawk (shared with Isgrimnur), Vulture #2 (shared with Kurita Shadow Hawk)
Moley: Mad Cat #11 (shared with WestOrEast) (leg removal)
Kurita Phoenix Hawk: Man O' War
Kurita Archer: Thor
Kurita Shadow Hawk: Vulture #2 (shared with Lich)
Kurita Marauder: Loki #4
LoaderMech #190: Elementals #16
Clan Kill Board:
Vulture #2: LoaderMech #44, Kurita Warhammer
Vulture #13: LoaderMech #42
Ryoken #14: LoaderMech #189, LoaderMech #187
Loki #4: LoaderMech #39, Kurita Thunderbolt
Man O' War: LoaderMech #38
Thor: LoaderMech #40
Ryoken #15: LoaderMech #33, LoaderMech #36
Ryoken #5: LoaderMech #43
Nobori-Nin: LoaderMech #191
Mad Cat #11: LoaderMech #190, LoaderMech #188
Mad Cat #12: LoaderMech #35, LoaderMech #41, Kurita Marauder
Mad Cat #3: LoaderMech #37, Kurita BattleMaster, LoaderMech #39, Kurita Crusader
Loki #9: LoaderMech #195
Black Hawk: LoaderMech #193
Elementals #19: LoaderMech #194
Daishi: Kurita Shadow Hawk, Kurita Wolf Trap
AN: Hope everybody had a good time - these old-school scenarios are a bear to try to balance.