Fistful of Nu-Yen

Our cyberpunk variation on FoKF. Here are some shots taken ‘the morning after’. We ran four crews, two Criminal types (Voodoo 8s and Lenser’s Fiduciary Services) versus the Law. (NKPD and Nairobi Investigation)

It was a straight up ‘centerfield slugfest’ so there is no real AAR worth writing. We did add a House rule that a Protagonist could issue an Order/One Action to an Extra at a cost of Two Successes during Reaction. Worked out well, as it gives Extras a chance to shift to better positions. There were a couple Turnovers, but turns One and Two saw both sides advancing cautiously. Bullets started snapping through the air turn Three. Four saw lots of Chi spent in a Do or Die effort by the criminals to carry the day by sheer violence. The Law responded in kind and prevailed through superior firepower and some good rolls.

End of the night, both the V8s and LFS were down to single models, while the Law’s use of cover paid off. Lieutenant Kanada and Nairobi gave the surviving thugs a chance to surrender peacefully. They conceded and¬† were quickly taken into custody.

NKPD led by Lt Kanada
NKPD led by Lt Kanada
Pryce and the V8 Crew
Pryce and the V8 Crew
Lenser's Fiduciary Services. (He likes the sound of the word 'fiduciary' - doubly so because it has something to do with money. And trust)
Lenser’s Fiduciary Services. (He likes the sound of the word ‘fiduciary’ – doubly so because it has something to do with money. And trust)
Nairobi Investigation with two newcomers: Jade Rick and Royal Leon
Nairobi Investigation with two newcomers: Jade Rick and Royal Leon
An ugly brawl
An ugly brawl
Pryce goes down in a hail of bullets
Pryce goes down in a hail of bullets
Photo-Op for the brochure
Photo-Op for the brochure
Royal Leon and Jade Rick
Royal Leon and Jade Rick
The tabletop
The tabletop

Blood Trails in the Rubble

More photos from recent game night. Matt brought a friend, so we used our simple Cleared To Engage home-brew rules and kept the mission a straight-up brawl: two teams recovery teams battling through urban ruins for a crashed VTOL’s black box.

Heresy troopers and an old VOID grav bike formed the NorAm team while MERCS KemVar (and another I-Kore grav-bike) acted as a hostile rapid reaction force. The NorAm crew advanced strong and seized the objective. The stunningly poor KV dice rolls made the evening humorous, and more important, the newcomer had fun. He said he’ll be back, so it’s worth the humiliation.

Here’s some shots taken the morning after. And a couple of a Hansa Nairobi model from Warlord Games’ “Gates of Antares” range. Have two of those models now. This one will be leading a squad of Concord soldiers to make a generic skirmish force.

Urban Ruins on Deep Cut Studios game mat.
Urban Ruins on Deep Cut Studios game mat.
Heresy Troopers modified to resemble MERCS CCC Yellow Jackets
Heresy Troopers modified to resemble MERCS CCC Yellow Jackets
Jungle Ninja skills don't work in the big city
Jungle Ninja skills don’t work in the big city
Hey diddle diddle, straight up the middle.
Hey diddle diddle, straight up the middle.
Heresy trooper figs. You need some of these. Yes, you do.
Heresy trooper figs. You need some of these. Yes, you do.
They look cool, anyway.
They look cool, anyway.
You think an assassin AND a grenadier could take out one lousy flamethrower specialist, but Nooooooo
You think an assassin AND a grenadier could take out one lousy flamethrower specialist, but Nooooooo

Hansa Nairobi

Great miniature. Wish I had a squad of similar cyber-enhanced troopers.
Great miniature. Wish I had a squad of similar cyber-enhanced troopers.
Kev White sculpt, IIRC.
Kev White sculpt, IIRC.

Wasteland Patrol #3: Cleaning Day

Some photos from last Tues’ Game Night. Sorry I didn’t get these posted sooner: camera cable port broke, so it took a few days to get a card reader from Amazon.

Anyway… the intrepid Wasteland Lawmen were at it again, with the help of Dog Boy and a Gun-for-Hire named Lucius. A water trader brought word a small group of Neo-Soviets had taken over a factory complex north-east of Jacob’s Cross. Can’t have godless, commie fanatics encroaching on your turf. Let ’em rest for a day, they’ll pull a Ukraine and take over the whole area.

Photos:

The Pushinko Factory Complex
The Pushinko Factory Complex
Another view
Another view

NEO-SOVS

SST Officer with Bomb Dogs
Love this fig
Love this fig
Old VOR Neo-Sov Rad-troopers with Chem Grunt
Old VOR Neo-Sov Rad-troopers with Chem Grunt

LAWMEN

Lawmen by the garage
Lawmen by the garage
Dog Boy and pals by the Admin Building
Dog Boy and pals by the Admin Building
DSCF1381
Some folks say Lucius resembles like a legendary dragon fighter, but who knows?

TURN 1

TURN 1: Commissar send bomb dogs around the right
TURN 1: Commissar send bomb dogs around the right
One Deputy runs to the roof of the Admin Building
One Deputy runs to the roof of the Admin Building
While the Marshal and second Deputy advance cautiously up the main street.
While the Marshal and second Deputy advance cautiously up the main street.

TURN 2

Meanwhile, Dog Boy and pals encounter Neo-Sov Bomb dogs.
Meanwhile, Dog Boy and pals encounter Neo-Sov Bomb dogs.
Lucius creeps through the gas tanks to flank the large mutant
Lucius creeps through the gas tanks to flank the large mutant
Uh-oh
Uh-oh
Comrade Commissar orders troopers forward!
Comrade Commissar orders troopers forward!
When facing the enemy is better than facing your officers
When facing the enemy is better than facing your officers

TURN 3

Vicious exchanges of fire all over the board result in most of the Neo-Sov troopers giving their lives for the Motherland. Only bright spot was the Chem-Grunt – literally.

Earning his roubles!
Earning his roubles!

The sun set on the graves of both of Dog Boy’s canines and one deputy, but the factory complex was secure.

***
Very fast game. The lawmen and co. gunned down everything in sight. That roof top perch helped quite a bit. The Neo-Sovs only purpose in their brief miserable lives seemed to be to catch bullets. Seeing his men fall, the Commissar hastily ‘advanced to the rear’, dreading his report to the Politbureau.