Roald"Please don't shot they mean use no harm." & with that he called up to them in a what could only be described as a guff kind of language to which the Beastmen replied in the same tone.
Turning to the party Roald"Its seems that the Germans are still here & are removing stuff from what these people think of as a hollowed place, they are now preparing to attack the Gemans in order to stop them as when they tried to approach them the Germans opened fire killing two of their kind"
Grace" That's terrible, ask them is there anything we can do to help?"
Before Roald could answer, Gregory"May I remind you Tom that this is not a military operation, I don't think we should be getting involved in other folks battles"
Seen the anger starting to rise in Grace,Tom replied quickly"Your right Gregory up to a point, part of the reason for this expedition was to see what the German interest in this place is so tagging along might not be a bad idea, but I've no intention to put any of you in danger, so when we get near to where the Germans are the four of you will stay put while Bob, Roald & I lend a hand to these folk"
Roald spoke again to the Beastmen & then explained to the party how the ruins were built by the Beastmens ancestors & how they considered themselves guardians of it, the party then followed the Beastmen until they came to a broad boulevard at the end of which the Germans had set up camp beside what seemed to be some kind of entrance into a cave.
At this point they made a plan, with the Beastmen going over to the right hand side to work their way closer while the party took the left side.
|The game, the Germans have 12 turns to get a crate off the table a the end where the party & the beastmen are, the crate needs to be carried by two people.|
Grace"I've got an idea that might draw their attention & help you get closer unseen by the guards" & before anyone could stop her she walk out into the boulevard & spotting Helga at the mouth of the cave called out" Helga"
|For Grace to move out into the open & call Helga required her to pass a guts test.|
Helga surprised to here her name called out looked down the boulevard & was amazed to see a person she'd last seen leaving a ship some month before, but always quick witted Helga over came the surprise of seen Grace & called out tauntingly "Grace is that you ? so you finally worked out what might have happened to your friends, cleaver girl I didn't thing you had it in you"
Grace could feel her anger rising but manged to keep it in check & called back" These's a lot to me you wouldn't know about Helga & I see your still keeping the same bad company as when we last meet"
Laughing Helga replied" Ah dear sweet Grace I can't tell you how much I've missed your naivety
|As long as Grace could stay talking to Helga (needing to past a brains test after each insult) the party & the beastmen would get free moves, as in a stand up shoot out they be totally out gunned so need to get close.|
Helga answering loud enough to make sure Grace could hear"She's Grace Simms the last member of the Society of the Blue Blooded, who's best ability is self preservation"
This was the last straw for Grace as her anger got the better of her "Bitch" she yelled as she pulled out her pistol & started shooting, but in her anger all she manged was to jam the gun.
|No plan survives contact with the enemy as the saying goes & so it turned out to be, with only Bob getting to make a move before Grace's anger boiled over, the 12 turns for the game stat now|
|The German force is Helga (Grade 3), Von Barlow (G3), A sergeant (G2), 2 (G1) soldiers carrying the crate, 2 (G1) soldiers as guards, & 2 (G1) five man squads, 1 in the large tent & the other the far side of the wall behind the 2 men with the crate.|
|The Party force is Grace (G3) Tom, Bob & Roald (G2) & 2 (G1) squads of Beastmen, the plan at this stage is for Jenny, Bill & Gregory to have no part in things.|
|This costed the squad to take a guts test which luckily they passed.|
|End of turn 1|
|End of turn 2|
Grace takes out one of the of the squad members.
|End of act 2|
Grace lets off another few rounds
|This makes Tom take a guts test as any wound to the head or body of a level 3 or 2 character means they've to test.|
|A squad taking a wound or a member been killed has to take a guts test, the Beastmen failed so had to fall back.|
|End of act 3|
Grace & von Barlow exchange lead with both of them taking a hit to the body.
|This force both of them to take a guts test, Grace passes von Barlow fails.|
|Any role of a 1 when firing a weapon means its jammed or out of ammo, which are the same thing & has to be fixed before it can shot again.|
|Remember it take two to move the crate|
|End of act 4|
As the two Germans with the crate advance Grace fires on them hitting one & while he stumbles a bit carries on.
|Grace had fired on the guy on the left who's a G1 character, when a G1 takes a hit you roll a D10 1-5 he dead 6-10 he takes a wound, any other hit after that will then kill him|
|Remember he'd failed a guts test earlier, so when he activated he'd to take another which he also failed so had to fall back.|
|End of act 5|
but there nothing he can do as Tom attacks him from behind slashing him across the back of his thigh.
|End of act 6|
|in case your finding it hard to see him, he's in in the bottom left comer|
|End of act 8|
|this hit is enough to take von Barlow out of the action, but unlike G1 characters G2 & 3 can't be killed only ko'd|
With the Germans defeated the party set about searching through their camp while the Beastmen bring the crate back into the cave to unload it.
Gregory" What do you make of this Bill ?"
Bill" My guest would be its used as some kind of power supply Gregory which would explain the Germans interest in it, but how its used I've no idea"
In hind sight I should have added the intro into the last post so as we could have gotten straight to the action, from an over all point of view this played out well for me & has giving me some ideas on how to move the campaign forward as hollow earth is a big place, to give you an idea of what I mean, Grace & the party entered from the Northpole while if their still alive her friends came from an island in the South Peciffic.
As always my thanks for dropping in & if you'd care to be a movie critic your comment would be welcomed :)