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Online Vagabond

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Re: New Exclusion Zone Campaign (pic heavy)
« Reply #75 on: August 30, 2023, 07:49:57 PM »
Game on   :o

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Re: New Exclusion Zone Campaign (pic heavy)
« Reply #76 on: September 23, 2023, 08:00:17 AM »
Thanks for your patience everyone.

I have made a couple minor changes to the rules that came up in the current game.  Instead of giving saving throws for passive defensive gear such as vests, I instead just increase the toughness of whoever is wearing them.  Saving throws are saved for more advanced defenses.

New Campaign, Week six - Ambushed

Notes from a Stalker's diary

We decided to swing north of the twin cabins instead of going straight towards them, and try to cross the path of the mobile anomaly.  Then we would simply follow the trail to see were it led.  Hopefully it would lead us directly to the rest of the artifacts.  We felt prepared, Dalila and I had the corp armour, Max had the vest and Dalila, Artur and I each had 1 med kit (the friendly Doc had left 2 new ones with us when he checked out King).  Everyone had their favourite weapons, except the Kid.  We still hadn't had time to fix his.  We were also carrying plenty of food and water so we were in no rush.

We spent the morning moving at a steady pace, along an old walking trail without any problems.  In fact Artur commended that it seemed unusually quiet.

At about noon we came upon a old shack with a pile of crates out front.  They'd been out in the rain for some time and looked completely wrecked, anything they contained was long ago ruined.  But I was thinking of calling a rest and this was as good a place as any.

King and Max starting searching the crates and I was wondering what might be in the shack when Artur suddenly shouted "Movement" and jumped over the fence towards cover.  I never realized just how fast he could move.  I looked where he had pointed.

They were deployed in the rocks and looked like Enforcers.  That was bad.  Usually this meant government involvement but corp interests used them as well.  Dalila and I exchanged nods.  Perhaps we'd finally find out just who was after us.  If Artur hadn't spotted them we'd have walked right into their trap.  They opened fire.

We scattered and grabbed whatever cover we could.  Max ran towards some thick bushes in an attempt to get closer with his shotgun.  We fired back but without hitting any of them.

They began to advance but one of them didn't realize that Artur had moved up and flanked them.  Artur fired, staggering him but he remained upright.  They were wearing vests.

Artur continued to move up in an attempt to get a better shot.

And he found one.  He fired.  The Enforcer went down.  The rest spread out and advanced towards Max.

Their fire kept Max pinned down but they made the mistake of only focusing on him.  Dalila nailed a second one.  Artur shouted "watch out, more of them".  I looked and thought - Oh! It figures.

The mystery was solved.  We didn't have two rival groups hunting us, we had THREE.  They must have been chasing us since we met at the inspection station.  This must be their idea of payback.  Only, who was paying them?  Not the government surely?

While we were distracted, the Kid was hit and went down.  I quickly used my med kit to patch him up.

Max took this opportunity to step out from behind the bush and gave one of the Enforcers both barrels.  He went down hard.  At this point the lieutenant retreated from the field.  (a mistake on my part, lieutenants are immune to panic tests - I should have retreated the shotgun armed man instead).

The other Enforcer, the only one with a shotgun, also stepped out and quickly fired.  But he had rushed his shot, and in spite of the close range, completely missed Max.  Now it was a race to see who could reload quickest.

A race that Max won.

Agents Grey and Black advanced, and catching Artur out of position, easily took him down.  Dalila's return fire struck the lead agent twice, staggering him.  Dalila was becoming quite a marksman.  However the agent didn't go down, he was amazingly tough.

They stopped advancing and checked out the odds against them. 

The rest of us were sweeping around to flank them and would soon be in range.

They took a final shot at Dalila, hitting her dead center, but her armour protected her.  Then they turned and melted back into the trees and rocks.

After they had gone, Dalila limped over to Artur and applied our second to last med kit.  It would be nice to just visit the local black market and stock up on these things, but they are reserved for official usage only and very hard to find.

We decided to call it a day.

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Re: New Exclusion Zone Campaign (pic heavy)
« Reply #77 on: September 23, 2023, 09:24:51 PM »
Looks like things just got a little tougher...  :o

Nice battle report! Good change to see the enemies initiating the engagement...

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Re: New Exclusion Zone Campaign (pic heavy)
« Reply #78 on: September 24, 2023, 04:48:06 PM »
Good one. I’m impressed how you make what are, after all, quite simple scenarios, so interesting. The background story brings the game to life. Also nice to see someone else using those corporate guard figures. In my games they are the "good" guys but they’re perfect for hostiles as well.


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Re: New Exclusion Zone Campaign (pic heavy)
« Reply #79 on: September 24, 2023, 05:32:09 PM »
Cool BATREP and great scenery.

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Re: New Exclusion Zone Campaign (pic heavy)
« Reply #80 on: September 25, 2023, 11:07:43 AM »
The plot thickens. Good batrep and as usual amazing scenery. 👍

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Re: New Exclusion Zone Campaign (pic heavy)
« Reply #81 on: September 29, 2023, 02:55:34 AM »
Thanks again for the nice comments everyone.

Doug - decades ago I used to play scifi in 15mm.  I had a rather large unit of Planetary Militia from RAFM Canada, dressed in security gear.  I painted them grey (like yours) and played many many games with them.


A couple of years ago I discovered these new bigger figures.  It was as if someone had sculptured my earlier forces into 28mm just so I could play with them again.


Notes from a Stalker's diary

Well, that was an unexpected encounter.  We set off, back to base, with some of us moving a bit slower than we had on the way here.  Max in particular seemed to be having a difficult time.  That's when I noticed he was juggling two shotguns and a submachine gun.  He grinned when he saw me staring and said "I found them" (actually random battlefield finds).  Since we hadn't traveled too far into the zone it didn't take us long to get back to base.

We were all disappointed at failing to even reach the expected artifacts, and were determined to try again after just a brief rest.  Artur asked if someone else could be tasked with the overwatch position, since he felt it didn't match his talents.  I agreed to ask for volunteers.  Max went into town and came back with disturbing rumours about military trucks being spotted in the vicinity.
« Last Edit: September 29, 2023, 03:03:59 AM by Dan55 »

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Re: New Exclusion Zone Campaign (pic heavy)
« Reply #82 on: September 30, 2023, 02:22:47 PM »
Great reports :)
The scenery is scattered around and varied really well, believably, looks like a fun table to play on!
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Re: New Exclusion Zone Campaign (pic heavy)
« Reply #83 on: October 02, 2023, 04:26:57 PM »
Really enjoyed catching up with this thread, great AAR and some lovely scenery and models.

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Re: New Exclusion Zone Campaign (pic heavy)
« Reply #84 on: October 08, 2023, 10:02:16 PM »
Well, that could have been worse.  Things are certainly heating up.  Were all the enforcers dead, or could you extract some info from any of them?  It'd be nice to know who Mr. Grey and Mr. Black are....
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Re: New Exclusion Zone Campaign (pic heavy)
« Reply #85 on: October 20, 2023, 08:47:49 AM »
I'm a bit late to the party and sorry to say it, but I drank the bottle of wine I was bringing ;) 

Another great story line as the Cptn said "who are Mr Grey and Mr Black. It's all getting quite intriguing. As always the game table looks good and the figure bases blend in very nicely.

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Re: New Exclusion Zone Campaign (pic heavy)
« Reply #86 on: October 20, 2023, 10:40:17 AM »
Excellent report and nice looking game. Your team needs more of everything - med-kits, armour and men!
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