Sunday, 18 May 2014

Wednesdays Across the Dead Earth Game report.


This is the report from Wednesday nights game. We trialled one or two rule variations out so those of you who have a copy of the rules some things might seem a tiny bit different. One turns photos didn't turn out so I have just explained what went on in the gaps in photos. 

Rolled randomly for the type of game we played and it ended being a loot game. Random amount of loot was rolled which was D4 +3 for a total of 4 counters.


Deployment and Loot Counter Placement

Yellow Arrow = Defiler's

Blue Arrow = Adam's Family

Green Arrow = Stour Raider's

4x Pink Stars mark the loot counters

 Defilers Deployment

 Stour Raiders Deployment

Adam's Family Deployment with eager beaver's Yoshi's hand in the shot!

 The Raiders mostly advance into cover splitting into two teams of three. 

 Clint moves up onto the first floor. Parker and Jess move behind the tower supports below.

Drexyl moves to the base of the tower ladder an order from Adam allows him to move up to the second floor Adam advances into the cover of the wall. Ezra moves up to the back of the car wreck and hunkers down.

 Skylars moves up to the wall near Adam and Reggie advances up to the ruined house with one of the loot counters in.

Spikey Mikey, Dr D and Dread Ed all advance towards the first loot counter.

 Crimson and the Defilers leader Mack advance up onto the walkway the Mack ordering Crimson forward into cover.

Crimson sights down her rifle at the Raiders own sharpshooter hitting but failing to cause any damage Beth spotting the rifle flash return fire blowing Crimson onto her back. Baker climbs up to grab the loot only to find it not where he though it was (Information Error). Spotting it below he moves down and snags the first loot counter for the Raiders.

Mack advance and shoots down Baker who is then revived by the Raiders medic Sadie and is back up on his feet in short order obviously it was just a scratch!

Clint not wishing to risk any gunfire from Drexyl up in the tower moves down the walkway and orders Baker to open fire at Mack but the shot goes astray.

Jess advances into the open and try a blast with her shotgun at Skylar but misses.

Drexyl moves upto the top of the tower snags the Families first loot counter and moves back out of sight of the Raiders sharpshooter.

Adam moves up to the car wreck to support Reggie and Ezra. Reggie opens fire  at Dread Ed several times but fails to hit. Ezra advance upto the first floor of the ruin ready to snag another loot counter next turn.

Dread Ed and Spikey Mikey both move towards the ruined house.
Dr.D Snags the first loot counter and returns it to the Defilers deployment zone.

Dr.D sprints over to the fallen Crimson (Double move and the use of Medic! which in this game was a 12 inch move towards a casualty rather than instantly moving next to her)
Clint engages Mack in close combat but fails to gain the upper hand. Mack then kicks Clint over and takes him out but the Raiders Medic gets Clint back on his feet before Mack could stick the boot in.

Baker tries a shot at Mack at close range with his smg but misses.
Ezra Snags the loot from the upper floor and with an order from Adam lets loose a round from his shotgun at Dread Ed and knocks him out.
Spikey Mikey moves inside the ruin and clambers up to the first level ready to attack Ezra next turn.
Adam snaps some long range shots off at Spikey Mikey but fails to hit him at such long range.


Photo Error Occurs here sorry!

Jess engages Skylar in hand to hand combat but fails to gain the upper hand despite playing the 'Thats not a Knife' card. Drexyl moves to the edge of the platform and sprays some bullets at Parker who luckily saves against the odds. Parker then moves up behind Skylar to pin her in place.

Skylar then disengages from combat (A very slipper girl indeed) and blasts Jess at close range with her shotgun and knocks her down.






Clint knocks Mack down in hand to hand and takes him out of the fight by slitting his throat. Baker advances opening fire at Crimson who has just been revived by Dr.D but fails to cause any damage.

Drexyl takes a shot at Beth in the opposite tower but fails to cause any wounds.

Parker re-engages Skylar in combat but she slips away from him (Apologies Skylar has fallen over for some reason and I didn't notice when taking the pic!)


Ezra disengages from combat with Spikey Mikey and shoots him down at close range with his shotgun Adam then gives him the order to finish him which Ezra levels his shotgun to his head and blows his brains out into the street. Reggie moves up and takes on Dread Ed in hand to hand.


A Drunken Redclaw turned up looking to join in on the scrap (Tom arrived for the last hour so Fatboy with his RPG joined in the antics!)


Baker charges into Crimson and takes her down. Sadie blasts Dr.D with her SMG and knocks him down.

Photos a bit meh at this point!
Drexyl is sniped by Beth followed by a second shot which kills him removing him from play leaving a loot counter right on the edge of the platform. Skylar disengages from combat with Parker blast him with her shotgun at close range and knocks him down. Fatboy moves up towards the fighter between the Defilers and The Family.


Beth enters in to watch and wait guarding the loot dropped by Drexyl.
Skylar blasts both Jess and Parker at close range finishing them off.


Fatboy lets rip with a round from his RPG at the scrap between Reggie and Dread Ed blasting them both out of action.


Ezra takes some long range shots at Fatboy but misses. Adam takes the loot from Ezra and moves back downstairs .

Baker draws his knife and slits both Crimson's and Dr.D throats removing them from the battle.
Clint sprints over to the loot counter sitting unguarded in the Defilers basecamp.
Beth continues to watch and wait adding another counter.
Skylars moves to the top of the tower her eye on the loot.
Ezra moves downstairs grabbing the loot from Adam and advancing to the corner of the building. Adam then moves up and removes the final Defiler Dread Ed from the game up close and personal and blasts Fatboy with his shotgun taking him down

Another Blurred photo. 
Which is a real shame as Adam moves over to Fatboy to remove him from the game but Fatboy sacrifices himself and as Adam turns him over he pulls a pin on a grenade removing them both out of play (Sacrifice card)
Skylar makes a move for the loot but is gunned down by the waiting Beth in the opposite tower.
Skylar is then removed as Beth shoots two bullets into her prone body.
Clint snags the loot counter and begins to leg it back to base camp.
Baker and Sadie also beats a hasty retreat.
Ezra moves upto Reggie and heals him bringing him back into play. Reggie then double times it over to the tower.

At this point we called an end to the game as Yoshi and I felt it was a good time to end it plus it was late in the night.

Tallying up the final points the Stour Raiders had 5 kills 3 were up close and personal so worth double points. Adam's Family had 4 kills 1 of which was up close. Sadly The Defilers and Fatboy failed to kill anybody (Sacrifice doesn't count) Loot Counters where quite small so added little to the scores in the end.

Stour Raiders 50pts
Adam's Family 35pts
The Defilers 0pts
Fatboy 0pts

I came first woot woot! It was hard fought game and a couple of time if it hadn't of been for my medic being right there could of gone either way.


There won't be a game night next week for me as I've got to much planned so it will be mostly painting. We are going to try out the campaign system in the coming weeks so we can try out some rare items and toys and see how things work out. Thanks for reading I hope you enjoyed it!





43 comments:

  1. Thanks for the AAR. I am slowly coming round to this game. Even looking at figures. A nice report and I will look forward to seeing/hearing more.

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    1. It is a lot of fun. Thanks for reading.

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    2. Great to hear Simon is slowly swaying you Clint! You'll also be able to pre-order our miniatures soon...:)

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  2. A good batrep, Simon, and well done on your victory. I particularly liked the scenery in this game. It added a lot to the feel of the game.

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    1. Rich's scenery is great especially the MDF buildings. When the ATDE gaming board is finished it will be even better.

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  3. Cool report mate. Good feel of the game and the small adjestment to the rules seem to work better.

    For those that have not tried the game of ACROSS THE DEAD EARTH, it is really easy to learn. Good game pace and the cards each man can play can really change ALOT in the game. The SACRIFICE card that blew Fatboy up and taking another with him for example. It really is a fun game.

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    1. Thanks mate I just wished you was here bro!

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  4. Wow that is a great looking game there Simon and looks tons of fun too. You you a Eightleggedatomicbustbinwilleatitself gang now

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    1. Thanks mate. It was a hoot Fatboy's entrance halfway through made me chuckle!

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  5. Great stuff Simon.
    Nice figures and cool scenery. Game seems like a blast to play.
    Well done on the win.
    Would love to see some of the sollus in action.

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    1. Thanks the rules weren't quite ready so we decided todo play a friendly and do a battle report.

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    2. Don't worry, the Sollus will be coming soon!

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  6. Great Batrep. I love the industrial looking towers & walkways. Who makes them?

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    1. Thanks mate. Not my terrain the Ruuined houses and stuff are 4ground. The Industrial towers i'm not sure of the seller. But someone does them on ebay. There seems to be several sets some bigger or smaller but I think this is the one.

      http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Industrial-Terrain-set-for-Warhammer-40k-Necromunda-Deadzone-28mm-scenery-/231209128608?pt=UK_Toys_Wargames_RL&hash=item35d52352a0

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    2. That's the set I bought, and from the same seller, yes. I think they are the manufacturer too, but there never seems to be any on their main website. Odd. Heartily recommended though - great looking stuff fro the price and really versatile! You can build all sorts of settings and scenarios with it.

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    3. The set is manufactured by Ed at www.wargamestournaments.com Like most hobby companies Ed is a one man band (kind of!) and therefore he's slowly updating his website and sorting out marketing and stuff (he prefers getting his hands dirty making things though).
      Great BatRep Simon, I showed it to Ed last night at the club and he was happy to see another system his set is useful for, I've been talking about Across the Dead Earth at the club for a while and hopefully should have some interest when you finally go live (I missed out on the Kickstarter).
      Nice one
      Ste

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    4. Thanks for reading. Its a very versatile set I shall have to get me one. Awesome all being well I reckon it should all be ready for October as planned. The last set of KS miniatures is being started and the rules are being put through there paces with new additions and modifications and ideas being implemented all the time.

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  7. Very cool report, and damn fine terrain. I watched a good post Apoc movie last night you might like, it's called "Ravagers" it's from 1979, I never saw or even heard of this movie before

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    1. Thanks mate its a great set up. Rich is very lucky to have such a great mancave! I will have to check it out i have a list of post apoc movies from that era that I'm going through at the moment.

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  8. Great AAR - go Stour riders! :D

    It's nice to see that awesome skylar miniature gets actual "serving duty" :D

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    1. Thanks mate Skylar was an enemy not one of my figures! I have a personal vendetta against that character especially seeing as the previous weeks game Jess knocked her off a two storied building only to land unharmed!

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  9. Nice batrep, Simon. Love the terrain.

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    1. Thanks mate. All Richards terrain. Though I shall be getting some myself later in the year.

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  10. Fun read for the bat rep, I enjoyed the action. The terrain made it look good as well, the buildings are great looking! I really like the car wreck and the damaged homes. Those add a great post apoc feel.

    Keep these coming1

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  11. Wonderful looking game, Simon. The terrain and of course the minis are first-class.

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    1. Thanks Dean very kind of you to say so mate!

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  12. Great AAR the game seems to have a nice action feel I look forward to seeing what the campaign rules bring.

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    1. Yes mate its always full of action and laughs.

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  13. Are you sure you gave us enough pics? :))))
    The settings look really fun!

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    1. It is a battle report! We like pics!

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  14. All good fun and a win to boot !

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    1. Indeed my first but the dice were kind this week!

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  15. Cool batrep Brum!! Some great action!!!

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    1. Thanks for Reading Ray it was a great laugh and I won for a change!

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  16. Nice AAR and Clints gang kicks ass.

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    1. Thanks buddy. They did on this occasion.

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  17. That was a great read, great scenery too!

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  18. Cool Batrep and nice looking table Simon. It'll be nice to see how the campaign works out too.

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    1. Thanks Ad. Yeah it will be fun to try out some of the rarer items.

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    1. Thanks Jason and thanks for reading :)

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