Allen looked out over the neighborhood. A couple of shapes shambled along the streets, paying him no notice on the roof where he and Mark had spent the night. Allen wondered if he would ever make it home.
They had barricaded the doors last night and felt pretty safe, but Allen worried about his wife and kids. Minneapolis was still a long ways off, and if this was happening everywhere... The sound of a truck starting up and speeding off broke his reverie, and woke Mark up as well.
"Anything happening?" Mark rubbed the sleep from his eyes and walked up to Allen. The red pickup sped off, into the morning light.
"Nah, its all good. Just a couple of walkers down there." Allen took a drink from a plastic water bottle. "We should check that bar for some more grub. Maybe look in those garages." Allen nodded to his left.
"No time like the present I guess." Mark stretched out a bit, picking up his bat. "I don't know how long we want to be here, maybe we get some gas from that pickup for the jeep. We can try and get to my house, its in the burbs - nothing ever happens there..."
"Well, let's see what trouble we can get into around here." Allen laughed. "Do you 'spose the bar is open this early?"
This scenario is Day 2, morning. The objective is to search the warehouses, the truck and the bar (and of course survive!) The guys are looking for fuel and food, but of course anything at this point might make a difference. From the previous scenario, they have barricaded the doors to the building they are in. To start, only one door is going to be opened. The front door is the one I picked.
|Out the Front and into the Street...|
|Nice early morning zed fighting|
First up was warehouse #1 - it had a PEF in it, so almost a guaranteed encounter. I resolved the PEF and found a civilian. Apparently he had been hiding in the warehouse all night, because he was eager to join Mark and Allen. Ben is rep 3, with a shotgun and medic skill.
|I can think of worse place to hide.|
Searching the warehouse yielded a baseball bat, food and meds. The car will not be drivable, but does have 2 units of fuel for the team. After the search, the group moved to the next garage.
|Let's be careful in there|
|Only one. Batter up!|
The team headed out the back door and towards the pickup truck. Thanks to some missed activations, one of the zombies spotted Allen, and moved closer. This actually turned out to be a good thing, although I wasn't paying attention to the PEF at the time...
|Always look around...|
"I got him" Mark sprinted forward with his bat at the ready. The zombie head made a squishing sound as it exploded. Mark shook off the gunk from the bat and looked up the street, he knew more zombies were around...
|Got him. Ben, do you see something?|
"Hey! Head over here, we can work together!" Mark shouted. The zombies milled about the two women, who broke into a run towards the pickup truck. Soon gunfire echoed around the block, the women fired as they ran, and Ben let loose with his shotgun.
|Sound and Fury...|
On a side note, I elected to not have the police roll up from the gunfire. It is only day 2, and they should have arrived in d6 turns, but I was playing this as a less populated area of town, and I wanted to see how shooting was going to work for me, so I fudged it this time.
|Only a few more zombies|
Having a rep 4 leader really helped me activate so much more, it made some of the tactical movement easier. My shooting didn't improve though. I love the shotgun, all those dice helped Ben get a kill. Of course its a lot of noise...
|The alley is blocked!|
|Here come some more friends|
"Follow me - down the alley, and around the building!' Mark charged into the alley to clear a path. "And stop firing! Its just bringing more of those damn things out!"
|Two more for the count.|
Of course plans don't always work out quite right...
|The corner looks clear|
|The horde on the move|
|Here they come...|
|I just know who is going to get this...|
It could have been worse, Mark activated the next turn and the zombies didn't. I was figuring on getting inside and to relative safety and finishing the scenario as a marginal win, so I picked up the bat and moved.
|Which door is open?|
|I think they found us!|
|View from the TV 4 helicopter over head...|
"Allen - take that one down. Ben, stand by to help out with the group when they come through. The rest of you get around the front quick!" Mark set his feet between the building and the heavy dumpster, ready to deal with the zombies...
|So far so good.|
|Hold the line!|
I scored 3 successes to 3 three successes. I figured Mark held, barely.
Not pushing my luck, I tried to open up the area, Mark fell back and I started shooting. Predictably, more zombies started showing up. Things started looking grim.
|Not how I want to go out.|
|Step up and..|
|Put 'em down.|
|The next waves come in.|
|Maybe its help?|
|Nope. Just one zombie from the last PEF|
|Is that a zombie around the side?|
|Stop shooting! Start running!|
|I need a good workout|
|Maybe we shouldn't split up|
The after game checks went well. Mark advanced a rep, to go to 5. Very nice. Allen also increased, going to 4. Nobody else managed an increase, but everyone decided to stay (Dawn won't have to check after the next, mark more than doubled her successes.)
Mark proved himself a star in my mind. I am going to have a new 'survivor' fig done for him. I may do the same for the girls as well. I realized as I was playing I need to make up some more survivors! I have several gangers, cops and such, but I have not been making many survivor types. Luckily I have the the Men and Women sets from Wargames Factory, plus some hero/horror Clix I can convert.
Quite the busy morning! I figured I would have some trouble, but I didn't expect this. Still, I more than doubled the size of my band. The next scenario is going to be trying to get out of the city, although I think they will be using Allen's big rig (its all they have available that will carry them all.)