Had the house to myself on Saturday evening and what better way to spend it than playing a game of Across the Dead Earth.
Rumours abound of an old town being found seemingly untouched by humans since the war. Gangs have gone into the area and not returned and whispers of it being haunted have begun to circulate. Only the brave (or Foolish) are willing to try there luck. Little do they now that someone has already got there first................
Feeling a little rusty having not played it for a month or so due to well time and real life. I decided to just pick 2 of the gangs I had painted up. Randomly The State and The Family were rolled up.
Now the State are quite experienced and tooled up so. I picked a couple of mercenaries out of the back of the book to help add some muscle to the Family and even up the points values a bit.
I picked Aysha and Nisha twin sisters (Not identical I have to add in my case) I used some appropriately armed survivors to us as proxies. They are less specialised compared to some of the other mercenaries so fit in nicely with the rest as extra bodies on the ground.
I rolled a random scenario out of the book rolled up a Capture and Occupy scenario. Rolling for quantity of objectives and got just a single one. So picked the yellow construction truck in the centre of the board. Rolling for length of the scenario and generated 6 turns whoever controlled the objective at the end of turn 6 is the winner.
The table is set up. A small village with a large blockage of vehicles caused by a shed lorry load.
Yoshi continues to sight down his rifle (Another WAW counter added to the pile. Giving a second shot or an extra bonus to hit)
Skylar does the same.
The Family wins initiative (Every turn now!) The State plays there Four Leaf Clover event card and put aside the dice roll to use later.
The State finally win iniative (boosted massively by all the damage done last turn!)
The Game ends the State have control of the objective and most of the family are down! Victory to the State!
A very close fought game and there was some greatly timed event cards played spoiling each sides plans. The State were all still on there feet come turn 6. Where as the same could not be said for the Family as they only had Drexyl still standing with Nisha, Ezra, Reggie, Skylar and Adam all being down........
I think if another turn had of been played Turn 7 would of been a massacre seeing alot of throat slitting being done by the State and Siwoc sorting out that foul mouthed Drexyl.