Monday, October 27, 2008

Dust Falls

The following account is written by Torben Kastbjerg - scenario and miniatures also by Torben. Terrain by Thorbjørn; Michael and TorbenPosted Image

The picture really sums it all up! I didn't bring my own camera, but two others did, of which only one has uploaded anything for now - so more pictures are bound to follow.

This was a playtest of my homebrew ruleset named Wasteland Chronicles and the first outing pitted a bunch of Savages led by a big, red and utterly crazed cyborg called V3N-G3R up against the Dust Falls Militia in the small town of - well - Dust Falls. Terrain was made by Thorbjørn mainly (with a few bits and pieces of my own) but all figures were mine and from a multitude of manufacturers.

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The savages deploy along the dusty road to Dust Fall and rev up their engine!

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The small village of Dust Falls (note missing roof was not missing throughout battle but removed because the local "fun" pair was inside having a good time when the old air-raid siren yelled for them to take up arms!)

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A mob of savages on the prowl. From left to right we have Slice and Dice, BSOD and Storn the Super Mutant Mercenary.

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In the midst of the battle; Big Sven and Dora Fuzebox took to the roof of the Mayors bunker to get a better overview on the battles progress.

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Moments before they crashed through the gate, this was V3N-G3R and his most trusted men aboard the Party Van. The driver Bill and the gunner Ted, alongside with the renegade Vaultdweller Smithy with Banger - a two-gun-mercenary from the wastes having just jumped clear of the moving car to charge headlong into a gunfight frenzy!

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The super mutant Bolo, fearless warrior of the wasteland and second in command in V3N-G3R's party, along with his concubines and a nomad known only as the Wanderer.

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Moments before the air-raid siren went off, Dora Fuzebox and Big Sven had been discussing the terms regarding an artefact that they had in their city with Circuit Box looking out for trouble.

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"All along the watchtower..."

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Brandy and Shifty having a heated argument before the air-raid siren going off.

The pictures lack the final moments of the game, so I guess that it got rather intense at that point or people just had too much going on to stop and take pictures.

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Another picture of Brandy and Shifty near one of the wonderful buildings made by Thorbjørn.

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The whole Vengeance Crew with a bit better lighting and a complete overview of all their combatants.

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Mere moments after the Vengenace Crew crashed the gate, Ted misjudged his approach and promptly ran over V3N-G3R who got seriously wounded and finished off by a shot to the head from Dora Fuzebox. Their fatal collision with V3N-G3R not only left them seriously bruised but had the Party Van go out of control and smash right into one of the buildings.

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A scene from the sourrounding forest as Crash had just been run over by Brandy's stationcar, while the rest of Bolo's posse charged the building on the far right.

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And this is then when we called the game off (time restraints). We deemed that the Militia had succesfully held off V3N-G3R and his men, and his twin plasma carbines are currently being reworked by Dora who has stayed behind to figure out these pre-war artefacts.

That's basically how the game went really; the savages stormed up on three flanks - but the Party Van was way too fast, and poor judgement on my part ended with having V3N-G3R being run over by his own force. Cars are deadly, even if you are a crazed cyborg.

The rules worked out okay; just a few kinks that need adjustment here and there. Once finished I'll spruce it up as a .pdf-for-sale kinda thing over on lulu.com.

Cheers!