Let us focus on the top half of the screenshot. In the upper left we see that the Boers are moving a number of Mobile SAMs northwards. They may have run out of hovertank parts as there are only two of them here. Now in the upper right we see Batticaloa has taken damage right away. Also of note is that a Sri Lankan bazooka is already at the port, and a Finnish carrier was sitting there just a turn ago. It seems the Boers are prepared to give them a hand in this fight.