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A Desert Encounter
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Number Chapter 06, part 3
Terrain Sand, Urban
Time of day Day
Number of units 9: Welkin (Edelweiss), 8 empty slots
CP 9, 9 per turn
Turn limit 20
Turns for A rank 3
Objectives Capture enemy HQ Flag
Failure conditions Welkin dies

The enemy occupies Gallia's base camp
All ally soldiers and reserves are killed

Special conditions Sandstorm
Enemy vehicles Tank-insigniaLight Imperial Tank x 3
Enemy officers Scout-insigniaScout Leader x 1
Shocktrooper-insigniaShocktrooper Leader x 3
Lancer-insigniaLancer Leader x 1
Enemy ace(s) Sniper-insigniaMalya the Dust
Ace drop(s) ZM SG 1(g) IconZM SG 1(g)

Chapter 06: A Desert Encounter, also known as Encounter in the Desert, is the sixth chapter of Valkyria. The combat mission in this Chapter is called The Battle of Barious Desert.

StoryEdit

Squad 7 arrives in Barious Desert along with a column of Gallian tanks and troops to confirm reports of an Imperial squadron that had parked themselves in the vicinity of the Barious Ruins. Alicia is seen scanning the horizon through a pair of binoclears atop the Edelweiss accompanied by the other members of the squad who are helping themselves to watermelon. As they survey the barren expanse of desert, marred by countless holes blasted into its surface, Largo mumbles a few choice complaints to himself.

Noting Largo's displeasure, Rosie informed him that the Darcsens were the ones responsible for turning this area into the barren wasteland that stretched out before them now. According to Rosie, the Darcsens were masters of mining ragnite and used some kind of "dark arts" to burn the city that once stood in the area to ash.

Ellet, who has been assigned to Squad 7 for the operation comments about how the Imperials must be up to something if they were moving their troops into such a strategically unimportant territory, the conversation however is cut short by Alicia who has spotted the imperial forces not far from their position, Squad 7 scramble to engage them and the battle of barious desert begins.

TopographyEdit

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Barious Desert

This map is another large, narrow one like the last chapter only with your deployment zone in the South and the Imperial HQ in the far North.

The area itself is a sandy desert covered in shallow trenches and ruins, in the centre is a rocky outcrop with an ancient structure just behind, atop this are a number of snipers which will harass your advancing troops.

Beyond the final large trench is a large open area set up to be a killzone by the imperials occupied by a trio of light tanks and numerous snipers which will continually spawn in the enemies main HQ.

Landmarks and Street Names

  • Trench 01
  • Trench 02
  • Trench 03
  • Trench 04
  • Trench 05

You Will Now Be Briefed On The OperationEdit

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"You will now be briefed on the operation"

"You will now be briefed on the operation.

The enemy is spread out across a wide area of the desert. You'll move in from the south and take them out. Along the way, you'll find the standing remains of ruins, which should make for good cover from enemy fire.

Your objective is to claim the enemy's base camp. There's a lot of distance to cover out there. I'd recommend adding a long-range sniper unit or two. When you're ready to advance, though, their limited AP can mean they might fall behind. In such a case, move them to the nearest camp after clearingthe area of enemies and have them retreat. Then, after your advance units occupy the next enemy camp, you can redeploy them there. That'll speed them along.

Swapping and leapfrogging units via your camps should be a big help out there. You'd do well to remember it."

Mission objectivesEdit

Victory

  • The enemy base camp is captured

Failure

  • Welkin dies
  • The enemy occupies Gallia's base camp
  • All ally soldiers and reserves are killed
  • 20 turns pass

"All right, we're set to begin. Good luck!"

StrategyEdit

  • Before the mission starts ensure that you have visited the headquarters and spent the Exp and Ducats earned in the previous mission and equip your troops and armoured vehicles with the latest weapons and upgrades.
  • Take Captain Varrot's advice and deploy a sniper or two on the high ground to the East. A shocktrooper and scouts should also be deployed to the west to cover the snipers on the hill from advancing enemy troops.
  • As mentioned in the briefing it is not necessary to fill all deploy positions, but be sure to deploy your three leader units Alicia, Largo and Rosie. After capturing your first base you can leapfrog slower members straight into it. It cost of 1 CP per character but is an effective tactic for getting your lancers and snipers into positions where they are needed.
  • This mission is a fairly simple slog towards the enemy HQ in the North, use the trenches and ruined structures to protect your troops as they advance. Note that the ruins count as urban terrain.
  • The Edelweiss' mortar is extremely effective at blasting the enemy troops from their entrenched positions, however the enemy have many hidden lancers so ensure you scout them and end your turn in a safe position.
  • There is a snipers nest atop a ruined structure just west of the enemy's intermediate camp, the pair of snipers there will cause real problems if they aren't dealt with quickly.
  • Sandstorms will arrive and restrict your vision as soon as a soldier gets past trench 4, and then for every other turn after that. It does not reduce interception range much, but will greatly reduce enemy's active attack range. You can use the chance to advance into enemy trenches without risking long to medium range enemy fire in enemy turn. But if the storm is triggered in enemy turn, such as if a grenade or mortar blows your soldier out of trench 4, it will recesses in your next immediate turn.
  • Since the enemy will spawn reinforcement every turn, take out the intermediate base to the east of the map near the sniper's nest as soon as possible, this will also allow you to deploy lancers into positions where they can attack the three Imperial light tanks guarding the most northern quarter of the map.
  • There are two major strategies to take the Imperial HQ, the first is to strike out from the captured enemy base with lancers and your tanks and engage in heavy tank combat with the three imperial light tanks, the second quicker but more risky strategy involves flanking the enemy on their west flank with scouts and clearing out the enemy base with grenades in one turn.
  • The enemy sniper ace Malya the Dust is situated in the North Eastern area of the map, initially hidden behind the ruins of an old building. He drops the ZM SG 1(g) sniper rifle.

RewardsEdit

Base Reward
EXP DCT
6600 9880
Enemy Ace Reward
Malya the Dust - ZM SG 1(g) IconZM SG 1(g)
Ranking Bonus
Turns Rank EXP DCT
1-3 A 13200 19760
4-5 B 9900 14820
6 C 6600 9880
7-20 D 0 0
Unit Rewards
Unit Count EXP DCT
Leader 5 1250 1250
Ace 1 600 600
Light Tank 3 900 900
Medium Tank
Heavy Tank
Tank Destroyer
Total 9 2750 2750

AftermathEdit

The militia fought hard and manage to rout the Imperial forces from the area, with the battle over and the sandstorms subsided militia squads 1 & 7 position themselves around an ancient temple ruin in the centre of the wasteland.

Faldio explains that the temple is said to have been constructed by the the Valkyrur a millenium ago, the squad ponder what the Imperial Army could possibly want with such a place and while they secure the area Faldio, Welkin and Alicia venture inside the ancient structure to investigate.

Deep inside the temple Maximilian, escorted by Selvaria Bles explores the catacombs in search of the Valkof, an ancient weapon from times passed. Selvaria using the mysterious power of the valkyrur reads the aged runes engraved upon the walls, they state that the Valkof, the holy lance sleeps in the bosom of Randgriz, "Made pillar of it's keeper's keep".

Maximilian is noticeably pleased, commenting when questioned by Selvaria that a beast fit to bear the burden of the Valkof will soon be at their disposal, and that he intends to use it as a weapon to extend the power of the Imperial crown to all of Europa.

Notes/TriviaEdit

  • The ZM SG 1(g) sniper rifle dropped by Malya the Dust has higher zoom levels than GSR-2 to GSR-4 and even early Brondels, with high damage but very short range. It allows a low-level sniper to more accurately hunt mid range targets or to counter snipe before GSR-10 is available. Either way, it must be collect it if the player wish to earn the Excellence in Armament medal.


Valkyria Chronicles Mission List
Chapter 00 | 01 | 02 | 03 | 04 | 05 | 06 | 07 | 08a | 08b | 09 | 10a | 10b | 11 | 12 | 13 | 14 | 15a | 15b | 16 | 17 | 18a | 18b
Report 01 | 02 | 03 | 04 | 05 | 06 | 07 | 08 | 09 | 10
Skirmish 01 | 02 | 03 | 04 | 05 | 06 | 07 | 08 | 09
DLC 1 | 2 | 3

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