|Colonial civilians and police watch the C.P.F.W. building as aliens explode from its innards.|
When the Legionaries were in sight of the C.P.F.W. dozen of "robots" streamed from the doors. The police sergeant quickly contacted the Legionary Captain, "We have dozens of loping robots."
The captain felt his blood run cold, he had been privy to Top Secret documents which described, these were not robots, these were Xenomorphs. Creatures bio-engineered millennia ago for some forgotten war between two forgotten races.
He shouted into his komzband, "Get your people out of there, those are not robots those are the the Demons you have heard rumour of, get your people to the space port. We will cover you."
We played the mission from the Tomorrow Wars book, the alien scenario.
Mark vs. Mark. Mark took the aliens, and Mark took the humans.
The mission is straightforward: The human player must get the humans off the one side of the board before they are eaten. The alien player has to eat.
|Civilians (A and B) and police (A), and a dozer armed with Fab-Laser watch on as xenomorphs disgorge from the warehouse across the road.|
Two groups of aliens started to "mop up" stray colonists while a group of police officers and colonists were set on by a small group of aliens. The police very unheroically threw the civilians on the aliens claws as they opened fire, five civilians died, as did the aliens. Not the greatest moment for the Colonial Law and Order.
|Aliens swarm forward again, blocked by friendlies the overatch team (blue disk) us unable to bring fire to bear. The overwatch teams all soon climbed up the buildings to gain better line of sight.|
|The legionaries hit the Queen four times, but she shrugged it off (Hard to Kill), but who luck ran out later going down. Overwatch teams start to have an impact, mowing down aliens by the droves.|
|The race is on, humans rushing to the right, aliens trying to catch and outflank them. The humans fire is telling, in this final image on three aliens are left alive, one in the Prefab, one in the fields to the top and one on the road.|
The government preacher told the press at the orbital station, "I think they wanted to make contact, all they wanted to do was hug, then someone opened fire." He stopped the interview with heartburn...
A fun game, Mark Junior had amazing dice rolls, shrugging off fusillade after fusillade. His Queen surviving a wall of bullets was just the start. Mark Junior picked up the game very quickly (though I think he may have his pocket money docked for uncanny dice rolling!). Overwatch was at its best through the game, though many units fell off overwatch in the end victory went to the humans due to lots of their units getting into good overwatch positions.
I hope everyone had fun.
Next time - A few heavily armoured marines take on a horde of light infantry on a nameless hill in a forsaken forest. Force on Force in 28mm.