Imagine the scene. Sometime AD. A river, a hill, couple of trees and a stone circle. Romans cross the river, ambushed by the Britons and we have the first Battle of Ringford. Put a church in the centre of the stones and a medieval melee between a Norman Lord and his recalcitrant vassals outside the church. Second Battle of Ringford. Add a bridge, knock over some of the stones and King & Parliament cavalry battle it out for control of the important river crossing. Third... you get the picture. Three games, one night - basically same terrain - one of my most fondly remembered night's of gaming - 20 years ago.
So I took the same premise, set up the Temple of Artemis. Future. Sometime. GZG troops in their distinctive VDV style pajamas recon the temple only to be hit by Xeno hordes. Two survivors (pictured above)..... then none.
Future. Sometime shortly after now. After discovering an old skin covered book and uttering the words...Klaatu...Berada.....Necktie, Hank Lucy and Debs are assailed by the bones of the dead knights buried there. Debs drops in the initial onslaught. Hank receives a wound. he and Lucy fight their way back to back out of the temple.
Every turn I roll die to see if Hank drops the book. No, too stupid - the army of the dead follow. Finally Hank falls and with him the book falls too, leaving Lucy to get away in the VW and sell her story to the National Enquirer.
Photos to follow - too tired.
Now. Shortly before Tea-time. Bond..... no time to play. Damn that Hank and his fixation for that book.
Which GZG minis are those? They look like they'd pass for normal HALO marines in that scale.ReplyDelete
Like the concept of warring through the ages... especially over the same terrain, thats a nice touch.
Do you change rule sets with each battle or just have a generic set that allows alot of different styles of warfare?
Bond... not getting to play... this script needs re-writing !!!
Oh my God, you mispronounced the words, thus unleashing the mighty hosts of horrors..ReplyDelete
Kleitu, Verata, Nictum? Nictaaa? Nict(humhumhum). There you see
The GZG figures are OUDF. Once painted they're crackers but the SAW gunner is a little on the Dorfman (Animal House) size.ReplyDelete
Master Chef is buying a platoon of these off me. So I've given him ALL the SAW gunners which he's happy with (but he's gonna need a bigger dropship). LOL!
Qalpha - thanks. Both were played with Mutants and Death Ray Guns - it's flexible enough that you can make up rules on the fly where reqired. BReplyDelete
Bond was going to be "Ambush Royale".
Looks like a GREAT game..ReplyDelete