Deserted by their professional colleagues and faced with overwhealming
ZOG armour, which had stormed ahead of the fanatical Ghost Warrior
infantry, the remaining PISSOF units in the area started to
lose heart and retreated after suffering heavy casualties.
A militia unit, formed from labourers from Petramco's local
JuJu plantations and deployed in the area's main farm complex,
routed after being badly shot up by ZOG tanks, armoured cars
and AA technicals. Supporting units of PISSOF technicals lost
most of their vehicles in the uneven firefight.
Two units of ZITS' troops were deployed behind the PISSOF forces
in anticipation of a ZOG outflanking movement but by early afternoon
they decided to advance and help their allies. By the time they
arrived within range of the ZOGs the situation was becoming
desperate and the ZITS armour fired but a few ineffectual long
range shots before joining their infantry in retreating southwards.
ZOG losses in this battle were minimal, their Ghost Warrior
infantry did not fire a single shot and suffered no casualties
from enemy action. No ZOG's vehicles were destroyed.
The ZOGs went on to destroy most of next year's JuJu Berry
crop in the Tsumbi valley, potentially worth millions of dollars
to Petramco, then withdrew back into their bases in Nannan Province.