Friday, 27 January 2012

Zombie attack, Part 2.

Part 2...
A mass of zombies broke through the main door and were heading in our direction.

 By this stage "Chainsaw Girl" had cut a hole into the gun shop from the video store. We were all very low on ammo at this point and started searching the gun shop for ammo as soon as we entered.
Searching the gun shop.

 Two of the guys went off to search the food shop. While they were in there they were attacked by a number of zombies. Armed with only a baseball bat, the only male in my group of three, was out numbered and killed by the zombies. Wayne's samurai sword character however, managed to slash his way out and made it back to the group.

With numerous zombies trying to get to us through the main door to the gun shop and several more attacking us from through a hole in the gun shop's back room our situation was getting serious. We had found 4 of the 6 packages, lost one guy and were  beginning to get surrounded, we decided it was time to go.
(At the end of each turn a chance card was drawn from a deck. These could be of benefit to the humans or to the zombies and in some cases could be kept and played when suited. We had a card that gave us an extra 2" of movement when played.)
At this point we play our card and made for the hole in the wall that lead into the video shop and then toward the main doors of the mall.
Playing the card at that point gave us a great head start over the hoard of zombies in the mall. We got outside where we dealt to a couple of zombies lurking near the main door. Heading to the car park and to safety Wayne's samurai sword character had a sudden rush of blood and decided to take on as many zombies as he could. ( A card was drawn that meant he become courageous!. Could not move until a zombie had hurt him.)

The rest of the characters crossed the line to safety and we abandoned the Samurai guy to his fate in order that the rest lived to fight another day.
Samurai guy being swamped by zombies.

The teams leaving the mall.
All in all a much better game than I thought it would be. The rules were very simple and easy to pick up. I think Geoff has made them up based on a board game.
All credit to Geoff for supplying and painting all the figures and making the mall and car park and for running the game.

Monday, 23 January 2012


A recent game fought by the Southern Strategists at "The Mess".

Three groups of three humans had to enter a mall and find some packages that were lying in various places within the mall and then leave the mall while being attacked by Zombies. The humans assembled in the car park and decided to  keep together for mutual support.

The mall and car park.

Cafe in the mall.

Video store (empty grey shelves) and gun store beyond.

Wayne's group

Adrian's group

On our way to the mall
 As we neared the mall we began to encounter a few Zombies. At this stage they were appearing in ones and twos so we were able to deal with them with out too much trouble.

My group with Wayne's and Adrian's coming to meet us.

Almost at the main door.

Looking inside the mall

 Once through the main door we began our search for the packages. We sent off one or two people to each shop while the others kept the Zombies at bay. Meeting up again and then advancing to the next shop.
Having entered the mall we start searching
Chainsaw Girl would prove very valuable, cutting holes in walls.

Zombies coming from all directions.

 The Zombies could not activate the automatic doors and had to build up their numbers in order to break down the doors.

Zombies about to break in.

 The model of the mall is still under construction. The shops will be filled out in time, but for now it works very well for our games.

Part 2 with the Zombies breaking in, is coming.

Friday, 6 January 2012

The Great War

Fought a couple of months ago at” The Redoubt” was this WW1 game using "The Great War" rules. The British force was charged with holding a village and the land to the west, including a dominant hill. The Germans were under orders to take the hill at any cost. Out numbering the British by about 2 to 1 the Germans struggled to gain ground going forward under very heavy fire from the HMG the British had in position on the hill. When the German artillery finally arrived, several hours into the battle, it was immediately ordered to open fire on the HMG position. Eventually the HMG was taken out and finally the German troops were able to advance. Several platoons of Germans made diversionary attacks toward the town but were cut down by heavy fire from the British sheltering in the houses on the outskirts of the town. After a long fought advance the Germans took the hill, but at great cost.

British troops shelter on the edge of a village.

Germans platoons advance toward their objective.

View of the British defensive area.

The hill with the HMG hiding behind shrubs.

German High Command observing the advance.

A British platoon hiding amongst the trees.

German platoon advances through a near by farm.

The HMG that did a lot of damage.

Germans going forward.

A German platoon tries to cross a road under heavy fire.

British 18pdr behind a barricade on the outskirts of the town.

A German platoon gets cut down trying to get through the barbed wire.

Germans advancing on the hill.

All in all an enjoyable game.