Battle Turn 3
Deployment[Deployment conditions: caught off guard - PCs all act in slow phase in the first round. There are no Notable Sights or Conditions.
Some of the terrain features were constructed in haste and a bit flimsy, and I had ruled that if they broke during play it would cause 2 hits of damage to be rolled against any figure caught in the collapse. Sadly, it never came up. I will save this house rule for further battles, though, and may even try constructing extra-flimsy terrain on purpose.
The enemy are a band of Psychos. All psychos carry a blade in addition to their rolled armaments. The rank & file have an assortment of colony rifles:
I rolled a shotgun for the lieutenant's weapons. To fit the figure, the hooks are equipped with cybernetic flechette pistols, using shotgun stats.]
Battle Turn 3
"Guys, I... I just can't do this," says Dirk Striker.
"C'mon, mate," says Wilmer, "this might cheer you up."
"No, I think I'll just wait in the hovercar."
"Don't be such a space xqivsnnplf!" says Zllgx.
"They're here," says Muffy. "Let's leave him here to have his little strop and get this over with."
Wilmer aims his next shot more carefully. The bullet goes straight through the Doc's spine, ending his reign of malpractice.[Post Round 2 Event: Back Up! If there are spare crew not participating in the battle, one shows up now.]
Muffy draws a bead on Wanda and fires again. Wanda is down for the count, but her suit absorbs all the blood.[dashed 6"], but he's still up for a spot of macho posturing.
GBH activates subroutine 86-X-j: KILL ALL HUMANS. The bot rushes forward into mêlée with Chippendale, murder saw buzzing at an alarming speed.[HTH combat rolls were equal, so both took a hit. And both became casualties.]
Barb bounds up the steps to a platform. She fires twice at Muffy, who barely feels the shock as the shells go off far behind her.[stun], and ???'s terrible hooks crash down against Dirk's armoured breastplate, staggering him. Then Dirk leaps back towards ???. His boarding sabre describes a flashing arc, then ???'s head tumbles away from his body. "Now who's the head of your gang?" quips Dirk, much to Wilmer's chagrin. [Dirk and ??? had equal rolls, so both took a hit in. Dirk's actual turn hasn't come yet.][i.e. the pictures were all blurry].
Dirk turns to shoot back at Princess. The plasma bolt burns a hole in her hennin and knocks it off her head. Terrified by the brush with death, Princess turns and runs away. [The hit was a Stun. The Psychos took two casualties this round, so rolled 2 dice for their morale checks. One came up a 1, so Princess (being the closest to the edge of the battlefield) bailed.
Post Round 4 Event: Cunning Plan - PCs' initiative is ad libitim in the next round. Unsurprisingly they all chose to go in the Quick segment.]
Wilmer and Dirk both shoot Hair. Wilmer's shot drops him.Victoire !