Hellblade was first in, pulling out his blades, and picking his targets. Cataclysm was doing the same, his shoulder cannons extruding and powering up. Trenchgrinder revved his chainsaw arm, and pulled out his pistol.
Drone 254 did not notice the deception to its left, its targeting systems focused solely on the large black triple charger he had just sent sprawling. Its audio receptors detected the sound metal smashing into metal. The damage was superficial, as the Drone and its squad were made of sturdy armour from a bygone age of Cybertron. The Drone tried to slam a punch into its assailent, but the smaller Decepticon had already spiralled away. Helldlade cursed his failure to cause damage.
The rest of the Drones marched froward inplacably, each individual evaluating the minimal number of targets. As the first wave begain to charge forward, the hulky chainsaw arm of Trenchgrinder slammed down into the ground, absolutely crushing and shredding the unfortunate Drone.
The field was rich with targets for Cataclysm, but that also included friendlies. He had to cut portions of his targeting off to ensure he didn't hit an ally. He let rip with his Point Defense System, and blasted the area with energy. His severely limited options made it difficult to get good targets but still three Drones were blasted to the floor.
The sudden spike in surrounding energy jolted Draliants sensor reboot, allowing him to get himself back up and away from the onslaughting drones. He made a tactical withdraw to Cataclysm side.
Hellblade had already chosen his next target, slicing into the waist of the drone, cutting it viscerally in two. He took a small measure of pride, in causing such damage. The drone however wasn't so easily put down, and tried to swip at Hellblade. Though he lost momentum, slicing into the Drones cranial dome easily disabled it from being a further nuisance.
Trenchgrinder had help blunt the Drone charge, and was keeping them from entiring the room past Hellblade. his Chainarm wirring, he swung it in a large sweep. The drones had charged forward, and were caught by the blades of the chainsaw. Scrap metal skittered across the ground, and energon sprayed and solidified across the room. Trenchgrinder had managed to throw himself off balance, and needed to back up to regain it.
Cataclysm saw his chance and took it, charging and firing another salvo with his Point Defense system. With his group spread further apart and Draliant completely out of the line of fire. The Drone Squadron was easily down to half strength now, with much of it either smashed, sliced or blasted out of action.
Draliant had waited until after Cataclysm fired off, and charged forward himself to fight the closest drone not yet incapacitated. He threw his punches, and though they hit home, it didn't cause enough damage. The Drone guarded itself drom Draliants attacks but was calculating its own advantages and so didn't strick back hard enough to cause significant damage.
Hellblade was in his element. A target rich environment of larger and slower foes. Cataclysms barages were a nuisance, but he had had to deal with similar trigger happy colleagues in the past. Hellblade spun again, chose his target, and diceded slicing for the waist wans't efficient. This time he sliced from groin to cranium dome. The Drone had no chance for retaliation.
Trenchgrinder had been pushed back further, his stable footing lost with his last attack. This meant his wouldn't get the force needed to properly use his Chainsaw. Instead, he lifted his pistol, and fired on a more distant threat. The shot went wide, leaving a scorch mark on the wall.
Trenchgrinders shooting distracted the Drone Draliant was fighting, allowing him to bring out one of his own swords. The Drone recognised the imediate threat, and began buffeting Draliant with its own punches. Draliant weathered the punches, in order to cut the drone at the shoulders, severing the arms and head from the body in one sweep.
"Everyone get back!" Cataclysm had run the numbers and needed everyone behind him fpor his final barage. The Drones were less than half their number now, and Cataclysm had an energy blast for each of them.
With everyone behind him, and the drones regrouping for a final assault, Cataclysm unleashed the fury. The walls in front was scorched black, much of the scrap from previously wrecked drones had also been blown away, leaving hardly any remains of the fight.
His weapons powering down, Cataclysm fell to one knee.
"Whew." he sighed. "Been a while since I had to take out that many targets."
"Well when you're aiming for the broadside of an Energon tower, how can you miss?" Hellblade said quietly to himself.
"Gather yourself up Cataclysm. We're going to need to move out quickly before another squadron makes the rounds" Draliant spoke up, striding forward to the archway again.
[spoiler=Post Encounter status]
Draliant - Superficial damage
Trenchgrinder - Superficial damage
Hellblade - Undamaged
Cataclysm - Undamaged, Low Power[/spoiler]