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Title: Hubbabubba's Five Parsecs from Home
Post by: hubbabubba on September 12, 2021, 09:49:50 AM
Hello.

I finally got my arse in gear and played two campaign turns of Five Parsecs.

Here's my starting crew.

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Left to Right:

Wilmorton, A disaffected hacker, hailing from a human colony on some alien backwater out in the middle of nowhere. She is looking for adventure.

Chester, a Duros, travelling with Wilmorton. He was born into a long line of bureaucrats on the same backwater, but had instead become a scientist, much to his family's disapproval. He's hooked up with the crew to get out from under his family's boot.

Rossi, brought up in a military academy, from a 6 generation tradition, she's one of the few in her family not to enlist. Rossi's in it for the money. She carries her great grandfather's duelling pistol as a reminder of her family's tradition.

Behind her is Jal Fraezi, raised on the Unity frontiers world of Rodger's Landing, she's trying to get enough credits together to publish her first collection of fringe world beat poetry.

Next is Parfitt, who leads the crew. She comes from the farm world of Wee Tabix, Parfitt is a roving special agent, secretly under contract to the agricultural megacorp that runs her world, SOYCO, she is a deniable asset. She is tasked with accumulating dirt on the corp's arch political/comercial rival, the Corporate Union for New Technologies, but would like to be doing something that paid better and offered some renown.

Finally comes Rogan Josh, raised on the comfortable but unremarkable Unity core world, Emefai,  Rogan is a scientist in search of something that'll bring him the recognition he thinks he deserves. He won't say quite what it is, but he knows it's out there somewhere. (Note that in the second encounter, Rogan's mini was swapped out as he picked up a damaged rattle gun in a trade which Chester was able to repair.)

Behind them is the 'Mary Sue', a ship that is remarkable for its age. As far as records show, the ship was originally an atmospheric craft, refitted some time over the last century. Unfortunately, it's plagued by unreliable jump drives. Still it's cheap, the crew have just about paid it off.


Campaign turn one.

The crew was tasked with a bit of exterminating. Not really their line of work, but they needed the credits.
Parfits shady contact Sylus Grink had recently bought an ‘abandoned’ logistics facility on the cheap, on a nearby moon. On the cheap as the station was overrun with a giant arachnid infestation.
The crew shipped out to the moon, only to discover that it was in permanent shadow, reducing visibility considerably. This complicated the mission considerably, and explained why they’d been given the job.
Cursing Grink for not having given them all the details, the crew deployed and through luck were able to eliminate the infestation before being overrun.

The station

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Campaign turn two

On their return, the crew got paid and scored a couple of old worn out weapons in a trade, a power claw which remained damaged, and a rattle gun that Chester was able to fix up. They also picked up another suit of combat armor, so Rogan bagged the Rattle gun and the armor as his prize for dropping the first spider.
The crew was getting ready to set off and follow up a lead that Wilmorton had received in a local market, when the crew’s scannerbot alerted them to approaching hostiles.
The local punk gang known as the NightHawks burst onto the landing pad, to find Parfits crew hunkered down behind cargo crates waiting for them. Ooops
The Nighthawks were rivals, old enemies of Wilmorton’s after she’d hacked their files in the local enforcer network as a prank, making them responsible for a string of embarrassing petty crimes, in addition to the offences they’d actually committed. Unfortunately Wilmorton had bragged about the fact while drinking in the local dive bar, and the news had got back to them.
The punk's new courage was explained by the presence of a K’Erin warrior, not that it made any difference. The gang was cut down to a man as they charged screaming across the landing pad. Scratch one rival.

The punks.

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Landing bay West43B (cheapside).

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Parfit’s deployment.

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Combat.

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Glamour shot.

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Title: Re: Hubbabubba's Five Parsecs from Home
Post by: blacksoilbill on September 12, 2021, 12:59:54 PM
Beautiful paintwork on your crew, and that shuttle looks fantastic too.
Title: Re: Hubbabubba's Five Parsecs from Home
Post by: majorsmith on September 12, 2021, 04:48:55 PM
Fantastic scenery love that ship too
Title: Re: Hubbabubba's Five Parsecs from Home
Post by: Grumpy Gnome on September 12, 2021, 06:00:32 PM
Super sharp crew, ship and table. Lovin‘ it!
Title: Re: Hubbabubba's Five Parsecs from Home
Post by: AWu on September 12, 2021, 09:02:07 PM
Beautiful.
What is the source of the cew and the beauty boat?
Title: Re: Hubbabubba's Five Parsecs from Home
Post by: uti long smile on September 12, 2021, 09:34:28 PM
That looks fab! Are the tall walls scratch built or available from anywhere?
Title: Re: Hubbabubba's Five Parsecs from Home
Post by: Dr Mathias on September 12, 2021, 10:00:52 PM
Off to a great start :)
Title: Re: Hubbabubba's Five Parsecs from Home
Post by: gamer Mac on September 12, 2021, 11:21:30 PM
Very nice stuff :-* :-* :-* :-* :-* :-*
Title: Re: Hubbabubba's Five Parsecs from Home
Post by: Blackwolf on September 13, 2021, 12:44:22 AM
Flash  :-* :-* :-*
Title: Re: Hubbabubba's Five Parsecs from Home
Post by: hubbabubba on September 13, 2021, 06:24:34 AM
Thanks for the feedback guys.

Beautiful.
What is the source of the cew and the beauty boat?

The crew is from, left to right; Troll forged, Wizkids bendy Starwars, Raging Heroes, Troll forged, Monster Fight Club, Zombicide Invader.

The ship is a Marvel Avengers Quinjet toy that's been sat in my cupboard maybe 7 years.

That looks fab! Are the tall walls scratch built or available from anywhere?

About 12 years ago I bought a foam lined metallic tool case to use as a mini case, the walls are made from the dividers that came in the case.

This one on Amazon seems very similar:

https://www.amazon.es/Meister-9095130-Juego-de-herramientas/dp/B00G6H9FG6/ref=asc_df_B00G6H9FG6/?tag=googshopes-21&linkCode=df0&hvadid=82869603610&hvpos=&hvnetw=g&hvrand=11070202740788967562&hvpone=&hvptwo=&hvqmt=&hvdev=t&hvdvcmdl=&hvlocint=&hvlocphy=1005545&hvtargid=pla-95983067580&psc=1 (https://www.amazon.es/Meister-9095130-Juego-de-herramientas/dp/B00G6H9FG6/ref=asc_df_B00G6H9FG6/?tag=googshopes-21&linkCode=df0&hvadid=82869603610&hvpos=&hvnetw=g&hvrand=11070202740788967562&hvpone=&hvptwo=&hvqmt=&hvdev=t&hvdvcmdl=&hvlocint=&hvlocphy=1005545&hvtargid=pla-95983067580&psc=1)
Title: Re: Hubbabubba's Five Parsecs from Home
Post by: has.been on September 13, 2021, 07:50:15 AM
VERY nice.
Title: Re: Hubbabubba's Five Parsecs from Home
Post by: LiamFrostfang on September 13, 2021, 09:52:52 AM
 the Corporate Union for New Technologies....lol...awesome!!!!  great work!!!
Title: Re: Hubbabubba's Five Parsecs from Home
Post by: has.been on September 13, 2021, 11:46:15 AM
I prefer
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Next is Parfitt, who leads the crew. She comes from the farm world of Wee Tabix

Does it have 3 Suns, I wonder?  :D
Title: Re: Hubbabubba's Five Parsecs from Home
Post by: Chief Lackey Rich on September 13, 2021, 11:48:06 AM
About 12 years ago I bought a foam lined metallic tool case to use as a mini case, the walls are made from the dividers that came in the case.

I thought those looked familiar from somewhere.  Wonder if I've still got my case in storage?  Time for a delve.

Really wish the FLGS would get the rulebook in already.  We're well into September and Modiphius definitely on the distributors' ever-shrinking list of companies they carry.
Title: Re: Hubbabubba's Five Parsecs from Home
Post by: Seal on September 14, 2021, 06:23:03 AM
Looks great. I especially like your crew.
Title: Re: Hubbabubba's Five Parsecs from Home
Post by: The Rock on September 14, 2021, 02:27:59 PM
Nice job!
Title: Re: Hubbabubba's Five Parsecs from Home
Post by: Bullshott on May 25, 2022, 09:11:32 AM
Lovely work. I'm going to have to investigate 5 Parsecs
Title: Re: Hubbabubba's Five Parsecs from Home
Post by: Kourtchatovium104 on May 25, 2022, 12:58:54 PM
Great report ! :)
Title: Re: Hubbabubba's Five Parsecs from Home
Post by: Reviler on May 27, 2022, 12:17:02 AM
 Awesome Job! Your crew, opposition, and terrain look great. I will look forward to what the crew gets into! Keep it up!
Title: Re: Hubbabubba's Five Parsecs from Home
Post by: diehard on May 27, 2022, 01:36:27 AM
Nice boards, cool repurpose of the ship and a nice selection of crew with great paint jobs. Also thanks for taking the time to write up the AAR, it also makes me interested in checking out those rules, especially considering I'm mostly a solo gamer.