Monday, March 30, 2009

Necromunda over the weekend

I had Caleb "Smalls" Van Winkle and Andrew Finke come over for the weekend to play board games, including the every more popular Necromunda. We have had some fun, made some house rules, and generally shot the hell out of each other in a pretend post apocalyptic gang warfare setting.

Finke had his gang leader get captured, and on Sunday afternoon we cued up the "Rescue" scenario. It was the most fun game that I have had yet, and from the beginning we decided to take pics. It got bloody, thats for sure.

I started by deploying 6 sentries that move a random D3 inches and face a random directions. After Finke's guys are detected the alarm goes off and I am able to bring on an extra 2 guys per turn. Finke was climbing up the side of the prison building before I detected him and even with the numbers advantage on my side after a few turns, he was able to cut the prisoner loose and get him off the table edge. Finke took six of my guys out of action during the game. Two of my sentries got ambushed and taken out before they could sound the alarm. He couldn't take down my leader though - at least to keep him down. He must have gotten pinned (hit but not wounded) three or four times. Each time he passed his initiative test and popped up to kick some ass. It was super sweet.


Andrew said...

Well actually my leader died... and I played the rest of the weekend without him. It was a tough loss. Then we decided it would be fun to try the rescue mission. So as the news spread that he wasn't actually dead, just captured, hope was restored to my gang... and the stage was set for a jail break.

I thought I had good set-up. Shot-gunners going into the prison and long range shooters keeping an escape route clear.

Driver's placement could have been better had we known more. He placed more along the lines of outposts hoping to get an earlier detection. However, it proved too easy to circumvent and kill these solitare sentries. Next time defenders will probably just surround the prison and wait for the raiders to come to them.

Nitz said...

sounds like a ton of fun. I am hoping we can some necromunda in soon!