Right this is it. Last 2. No more Yorkshire. The cock is cooked, pig stewed, the pudding pounded.
As we saw last week the Imperial forces won, pushing Hilclin-Ton, Bilclin-Ton and a few stragglers to their last refuge.
This, as stated, is Rough Stars but I've cut it too the basics and the playing area (each tile is 30cm sq) is a lot smaller than normal.
To set the scene, you've seen films where the good guys sneak into a warehouse, in among the pipes and machinery? A little imagination helps.
First up, Torchwood takes on the Clin-tons
Torchwood – Star Cops
Quiet Man, Leader3, Marksman3, Reactive, Accurate Heavy blaster, 50
The Dandy, Ampidextrous, Fire into melee, Marksman3, Reactive, 2xneedler pistols, 58
Memsab, Marksman3, Medic3, Alert, Zap rifle, 36
Gothe, Fire into melee, Marksman3, Reactive, Accurate Molecular slugthrower, 42
Troopers Marksman1, “Musket”, Bayonet 2x9=18.
Pirates- well they are politicians.
Bilclin-Ton, Big, extra legs Marksman2, Tech1, Laser cannon, 27
Hilclin-Ton, Big, extra legs Marksman2, Leader2,Tech1, 39
Protected Vampires, Agile3, Marksman2, Martialarts2, Combat dress, “Musket” 3x44=132
Pig Weaponmaster2, Claws, Bayonet. 10
Game 1 As Tony'd handled the assault he took Torchwood. I diced for positions as people would have been milling about. A diversion was started, heavy thumping on the front door. Meanstwhile at trade entrance- Ms Gothe was first in, sneaking around the machinery. Everyone else piled in-.
The pig got 2 reactions and came streaking down, but had 2 targets- Trooper 1 comes poking with his bayonet, Vamp1 takes a shot and gives him a graze & a pin. Trooper 2 steams in to help his mate, engages the pig. More tussling, more pins for Trooper1. Ms Gothe shoots it in the side, damaging its favourite claw and knocking it down. Despite this the troopers don't manage to kill it, so she steps in and not only kills it, but shoots its poor head off ready for mounting in that far off office where this all started.
The Dandy lays a double hail of fire into the Vamp, but the armour stops 'em, but he's heavily pinned to the door. Memsab manages 2 more pins, the Quiet Man finishes him off.
Meanstwhile, Hilclin-Ton completes her bit but Bilclin-Ton rolls a 1 on his tech, so managed to break something-. He repairs it then is poised to roll again---!
|"Turn the Sonic Oscillator up 3 more notches!" "Hang on--"|
Now for the other door. As the chaps open it, Ms Gothe shoots the first guard. Bursting through, Trooper 2 dispatches the second. The Dandy takes a long shot. Every time he does a double hail of fire he always misses with the first-. Hilclin-Ton is a difficult shot, behind hard cover. Mayhap it was a ricochet but she rolls real low and she's dead! Bilclin-Ton is surrounded and surrenders.
The barn does not implode, valuable technology is recovered. Pork is roasted.
The headlines should have read:
Monsterous Mutant Cock strapped on to the back
of a lorry freed by cunning Ecki Thump Cultists!
Game 2. You may remember that a while ago (take heed, there will be a test) the bazooka (wielding) -cock, last survivor of his mutant breed was captured at the river crossing? He was restrained as above, his equipment, of course, is stashed close, probably locked in the cab. The lorry is parked in a section of a local barn, guarded by the sergeant who's sharing a fag with the driver, and one trooper. Another is close by the back door, 2 on the barn door and one resting.
The men of depleted Squad “A”. (Militia)
Marksman3, Reactive, Tech1, “Musket,” Bayonet 5x33= 165
Sergeant, Leadership1,Marksman3, Reactive, Tech1, “Musket,” Bayonet, 39
Bazooka-cock, Big, Leader1, Martial3, Reactive, Reptiloid, 3SP plasma grenades, =72
Cultists,Marksman2, Martialarts2, “Musket”, Kevlar vest 26x5 130
Total 202 (by rights these should have been civilians, but as 5 survived they got upgraded!)
Quick isn't the word. Frantic will do. I think I've got this right-.
The cultists open the door, shoot one trooper who takes it on the rifle, both go flying. Another bursts in, shooting & killing the first guard (replacement Sergeant fails morale, pin & stress) spare trooper runs in, knocks a cultist back. Another cultist dashes through the gap and grapples with the trooper guarding the truck, who's surprised but holds his own.
Another cultist gets shot, but body armour saves and he goes down, pinned. The next cultist starts for the rear guard. A second trooper gets shot. This morale- the Sergeant critical fails and panics, running out of the back door. Another immediate morale test and 2 more at the rear run for it.
That leaves one brave chap battling it out. On his fate we draw a veil.
But that means somewhere on't Yorkshire moors there is a giant mutant cock with some very nasty ordnance. There are also some vampires, equipped with full body armour, sneaking around. Probably looking for somewhere with good rail and sea links, such as Whitby?
|Everyone remember where we parked|
|Trump-Ton's body is a moldering in suspended animation.|
|"They'll never hit ----"|