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Breaking the Line 3
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VC4 Ch04c
Number Chapter 4(2), part 5
Terrain Dirt, Grass
Time of day Day
Number of units 12: Claude (Hafen), 1 vehicle slot, Riley, 7 open slots, 1 reserve

Raz (cannot be controlled)

CP Start 10, 7 per turn
SP 1
Turn limit 20
Turns for A rank 4
Objectives Any allied unit reaches the target
Failure conditions The enemy occupies your base camp

All allied infantry fall in action
20 turns pass
The enemy reaches their target

Special conditions Boss-insignia Vulcan

Enemy moves first

Enemy vehicles Tank-insignia Assault Tank x 2

Fixed-weapon-insignia AT Cannon x 3
Fixed-weapon-insignia Gatling Turret x 6

Enemy officers Scout-insignia Scout x 1

Shocktrooper-insignia Shocktrooper x 1
Grenadier-insignia Grenadier x 1

Enemy ace(s) Sniper-insignia Hawkeye Iris
Ace drop(s) ZM SG 1(e)
The Battle of Siegval, Part 3 is the third and last part of Chapter 4 in Valkyria Chronicles 4. The third combat mission is Breaking the Line 3.

Story

  • Squad E was ambushed by Ausbruch, an elite tank squad led by Klaus Walz. This came right after Sergeant Kai Schulen was ambushed and shot while protecting Sergeant Raz in his reckless Leeroy-Jenkins style solo attack on imperial lines.

Topography

Ch 4c
  • There are three main deployment areas
  1. The easternmost position with the Hafen and Riley predeployed there; there are also 2 regular unit slots and an extra tank slot.
  2. The westernmost position; it has space for two infantry units, but is directly exposed to enemy fire on the first turn.
  3. The northernmost position, anchored by a camp, having 3 unit spaces, and protected from behind by wooden walls; it can easily access the exposed western position.

There are two main paths that lead toward Raz and Kai's position: an uphill, wide-open area accessible by heading east from the Hafen's starting position, and a lower, much narrower path accessible via the northern camp that tanks can't enter.

Although Squad E troops can get quite close to Raz and Kai via the uphill path, the end is actually blocked off by indestructible/impassible tank traps.

The lower path, although allowing for access to Raz and Kai, is filled with imperial fire -- shocktroopers and scouts on the lower path, with grenadiers, snipers, bunkers, and gating turrets on the upper path raining interception fire from above.

Let's think about this, okay?

"Kai and Raz are somewhere northeast of us. They need help, and they need it soon. If the enemy gets to them before we do, there'll be nothing we can do. And lest we forget, there's an unidentified tank coming with its sights on the Hafen... But I do have a plan. I need you to lure that tank into my range. I'll take it from there."

Location: Siegval Line, Cliffside Summit

Description: Rescue Raz and Kai by reaching the target before the enemy does. The black tank fires its machine gun while in motion, so try not to leave any allies on its path.

"Come on, Claude. Our friends are waiting for us!"

Strategy

  • Ausbruch's Assault Tanks and Vulcan get the first turn; they often try to kill the troops in the western starting position. Sometimes lancers at this spot can survive this turn, so as to kill the tanks in return, but it's often completely random whether they'll survive or not.
  • Don't bother bringing out the Hafen to take on the Vulcan - Vulcan interception fire inflicts the Attack Down condition on the Hafen (making its attacks do near zilch damage) and the Hafen's low accuracy makes hitting the Vulcan's top-mounting radiator somewhat of a crapshoot. Also, the Attack Down status effect on affects vehicles.
  • When using Riley and her anti-armor mortar, take care to aim around the Vulcan's barrel while firing on the radiator; hitting the barrel counts as a body hit and reduces damage dealt.
  • Because Raz actually starts just outside the target area, it's possible to have an explosive blow him backwards into it and therefore complete the objective (as long as it doesn't KO him).

Rewards

Base Reward
EXP DCT
5600 10530
Enemy Ace Reward
Sniper-insignia Hawkeye Iris - ZM SG 1(e)
Ranking Bonus
Turns Rank EXP DCT
1-4 A 11200 21060
5 B 8400 15795
6 C 5600 10530
7+ D 0 0
Unit Rewards
Unit Count EXP DCT
Leader 4 448 842
Ace 1 224 421
Tank 2 560 1053
Heavy Tank
Special Tank 1 224 421
Stationary Gun 9 1008 1895
Total 17 2464 4632
Other Rewards
If A rank obtained, receive "Small Knife" accessory (+3 vsPerson)

Up to 5 reward weapons, one for each condition met: A or B rank, all leaders defeated, all tanks defeated, no allies downed, no allies killed/forced retreat

Aftermath

Klaus was impressed by Claude's skill in defeating Ausbruch, enough to declare Claude to be his "Soul-Mate". Meanwhile, Kai and Raz were able to escape the battle mostly unhurt, with the Squad E medic removing the bullet in Kai's body without any complications.

Notes/Trivia

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