Events on the disputed border between the rival pig factions escalated quickly when two patrols accidentally arrived in the same area (pictures 1 & 2).
Sighting his rivals, the Hogs patrol-leader adjusted his kepi and sent his two troopers with laser rifles up onto a hill to overlook the area. (pictures 3 & 4). His pistol-armed soldiers carried on along the intended patrol route (pictures 5 & 6).
The Wild Pigs' squad leader had sighted the enemy earlier and sent the troopers with close combat weapons round behind a hill out of sight and led the troopers with guns into some rocks, where they lay in wait (Pictures 7 & 8.) The first shot was fired by these ambushers and killed one of the Hog pistoliers (picture 9). The Hog commander placed his reliance on the laser-gunners who had now reached the top of the hill and sent the others to deal with the outflanking force which had now straggled into view (pictures 10, 11 & 12.)
The Hogs placed a counter-ambush (picture 13) but as they were doing this things their plan suddenly went awry when a hail of fire from the rocks killed both of the laser gunners (pictures 14 & 15). The Hog leader went with his remaining troopers to deal with the outflankers, hoping to overwhelm them while out of range of the shooters in the rocks (picture 16). This plan was at once undone when the Wild Pigs' leader led the ambushers out of the rocks after the Hogs (picture 17).
This led to a close-range firefight in which neither side could hit a thing (pictures 18 to 21). Finally a Wild Pig was killed in the scrap, just as the axe-wielding Wild Pigs emerged from behind the hill (picture 22). Another Hog went down under the point-blank fire (picture 23) and one Hog bravely held off three Wild Pigs in close combat (picture 24). When the odds finally told and this Hog went down the Hog patrol-leader and his one remaining trooper decided to save their own bacon and fled.