I can't really complain as I have had a good summer holiday. It has been quite productive in terms of painting figures, building scenery for my city and restarting my blog. This last few days of holiday have been quite quiet in terms of what I have managed to achieve. I have had to focus more on getting ready for work and my wife decided that the bedroom needed decorating before I went back! Not the sort of painting I was hoping to do.
Anyway, all was not lost as I still found time to complete a couple of things for my campaign.
Carrying on with the Hasslefree survivors, I managed to complete another two. First up is Katie, another child figure. Armed with a baseball bat and a dustbin lid, she should be able to hold her own for a round or two if need be. I painted her in a similar 'school uniform' colour palate to her brother ( see previous post for peter.)
The other thing I managed to complete was another building. This time it was the abandoned warehouse. Quite a simple model and quite quick to build, and the best of all, it was a free pdf from Stoelzel's structures!!
Although I am planning more buildings in the near future (in fact I purchased some more files this week!!) I am going to run into some storage issues very soon. These are the shelves that the foam buildings are stored on and they are getting very full. Might need to sort out another option soon!
Until next time....
Saturday, January 31, 2015
Sunday, January 25, 2015
Layla shook her head in disbelief at the news bulletin. "How can dead people get up and start moving again?" She asked. "It makes no sense......"
Behind them, their lodger and friend, Penny, was cursing mightily at the mobile phone she held in her hand. "Stupid, bloody thing!!!!!" It rang again. "Hello? Leon"
Leon, her boyfriend of the last 12 months spoke, his quiet voice betraying some of the concern he felt. "Yes it's me....again. Look this connection may drop out at any second, so listen. Yes, there are zombies about but it all looks a bit quieter now. A car crashed outside the apartment a while ago and the driver ran off screaming. The zombies seemed to follow them. I might wait an hour or so and try and walk over to your house."
"you'll do no such thing, you stupid bastard...."She almost screamed at him. "These things are dangerous. Have you not seen the news? They are killing people, lots of people."
Sam looked over at her. As their eyes met, he could see the pleading in her gaze. He Looked to his wife, then nodded at Penny.
"Look, you stay put. You understand? Stay put. We have guns. We will come and get you." The line went dead, the connection dropping out. " Goddamit!"
With a sigh, Sam stood and walked over to the collection of guns the girls had purchased yesterday.
For this game there were 1D6 zeds for each survivor and I included Leon for this. As the zombie infection is spreading, noise generates zombies on a 5 or 6.
Leadership 3, shoot 4, melee 3, people 3, drive 2 (can't drive)
attributes- Slow (can't fast move due to long term knee injury)
currently has no weapon
Here he is looking in the direction he expects Penny to come from. He goes and sits quietly in his bedroom so as not to attract any unwanted attention.
The group of rescuers will arrive bottom left corner through the garden. Leon's house is top right.
Pef's were in areas 1, 5 and 6 with reps 1,1 and 5 respectively. 7 of the starting 9 zombies were at the top of the board
"There's someone in the playground." Hissed Layla. A figure could be seen stumbling erratically between the children's rides.
"Zombie!" confirms Sam as he raises his pistol. The other two were fractionally slower as the silence was punctuated by a blaze of fire.
"That was me!" declared Penny smugly.
The zombies in the carpark started to move towards the noise, and so did the rep 5 pef.
"No idea!" Penny replied. "I think I told him to keep out of sight. I have my set of keys so we can..." As she spoke she patted her pocket. "Shit! I must have left them on the table at home!"
"We will just have to knock then." said Layla comfortingly to her friend. "Hope he can hear us!"
rolled a double and got this. couldn't really think of anything else that made any sense. :)
Penny managed to fight her zombie to a draw. Closer than I would have hoped!!
"Thanks Sam." Penny looked down at her fallen foe."We need something better to fight them off with"
I am considering reversing the last two as at least the zed gets across if he passes 1d then.
"This is getting worse!" said Sam, stating the obvious as arms and heads began to become visible through the hedge. Zombies began to emerge, unconcerned by the rips and tears in their skin from the branches.
"Come on," said Penny, "lets go through the diner. We might be able to block the door and slow them down. Keeping a cautious eye on the zombies they walked (!!! failed both on running!) to the big double doors to the diner.
"Can you smash it down?" asked his wife as she watched the horde shamble towards them.
"Reinforced glass and multi point locking." Sam said as he assessed the door. "Better going round the side."
"I think we need to be moving." urged Penny. They were getting much closer..
Sam shrugged. "Suppose so. He doesn't need it any more."
Penny bent and retrieved it, slinging it on her back.
This pef resolved itself to be a noise.
I gave Leon a 1-3 chance of hearing them knocking. He didn't hear.
Penny banged on the door again.
This time Leon heard and the door opened
"This is all madness!" exclaimed Leon, giving Penny a hug in greeting. "There were screams over the road about 20 minutes ago and now it looks like the building is on fire. I was too scared to go and take a look."
"Probably a good choice." Sam reassured him. " There are loads of the things out there again. Staying here probably saved your life."
Layla opened her backpack and withdrew a machine pistol. "This is for you." She explained as she handed it over.
He nodded his thanks as he looked over the weapon. He had had a boys day out at the gun range a few years ago and had tried one of these things. To his and his friends surprise he had actually been quite good.
"That won't hold them for long." Observed Penny, as the monsters tried to pull at the door surroundings. "We need a way out!"
With no other option, they hurried into the next room, closing the door behind them.
"This won't hold them long either." Said Sam as he heard the front door begin to give way.
"Dear God!' exclaimed Leon, swallowing hard. "He was trying to bite you!"
"You might see worse by the end of this." warned Sam. "Those shots will set them all in this direction!"
The gunshots generated no more zombies but did set the horde down the street heading in this direction. Not good news.
"We should just keep moving." Said Sam as he holstered his pistol and unstrapped his shotgun. Everyone, however, just stood, mesmerized as the mass of dead walked towards them with single intent.
The group started to back away from the on rushing horde, outpacing it but not by much.
"Does killing a dead man count as murder?" he vaguely wondered as he let himself get pulled along.
"Do we fight or run?" Asked Layla, nearly screaming.
Well the boyfriend has been collected!
I enjoyed the game as you can tell by the number of photos I took! And this is the edited version:) I apologise if the write up is too long. At a few points I thought that the group were going to get in big trouble as they failed to activate at some key moments, making the game more tense than it needed to be! I am beginning to see how things can go wrong very quickly in this game, especially in hand to hand combat. I think the girls need some melee weapons......