"This is hell." Mark thought and shifted slowly as he leaned against a large sign. "I doubt anyone bothers trying to live here." Looking off the roof Mark could see a long way into the distance. "We'll be on our way soon enough, hopefully to someplace better."
Several forms moved through the rubble, sliding between rubble and shadows, closing in on the building.
This scenario starts on the morning of Day 28, the team has spent 4 days recovering in an abandoned warehouse. They are on the outskirts of a small town, which has mostly burned down. Everyone has recovered (both Dawn and Allen were injured previously) and are operating at full strength. The group is prepped to leave, but have not decided their next destination. The encounter rating starts at 3, with 9 zombies on the board. 3 PEFs are also present, zombies will appear on a 5-6 after each shot.
Approaching in two groups are gangers. The entry area for the groups is determined randomly. They are unaware of the team being in the area, but they are looking for a missing member (killed in the previous batrep) and may attack when they discover the team. As neither side starts aware of the other, I am using a simple contest between each model, they will roll their rep, looking for successes. If a model rolls higher, it detects the enemy model. I have ruled that being inside any of the intact structures completely hides a model.
|Day 28 starts|
"Baz should have come and found us if something happened." J-Rock said, checking his shotgun "At least the truck is by the building."
"Let's be careful - clear out these biters and we'll check the building."
|Gangs enter in two areas|
The gangers are: Group 1 Shanel (rep 5, BAP), J-Rock (Rep 4, Shotgun) and Smalls (Rep 3, Pistol); Group 2 is Dredz (rep 4, BAP), Pots (Rep 3, SMG) and Delisha (Rep 3, BAP)
Mark is the only model out for the team to start, and rolls 3 successes for hiding/spotting. The best any of the gangers manages is 2 successes, and no one spots Mark. The survivors win initiative, and Mark moves down off the roof to join the rest of the team. They will decide when to move out and start a meet and greet.
Meanwhile, the gangers move forward, engaging the zombies.
|Gangs move forward|
The next turn, the gangs go first, and continue to shoot up the zombies.
"Damn girl, we got these things taken care of." J-Rock said as he fired his shotgun. "Nothin' to worry about!"
|Gangs shoot up the zombies|
|Pretty good scores|
|Group 1 scores all over|
|One zero, pair of 2's|
|Group 1 is gone|
|The team looks over the carnage of the gangs|
|Zombies approach the sounds of battle|
"I'll get the truck ready!" Allen yelled as he grabbed his pack. "Clear off the gate, and meet me down stairs." Allen headed to the stairs, firing a shot out the window. "We'll get on the road right away."
The walk the walk in sight tests really went my way. The gang was eliminated in one turn of shooting, I almost felt bad for them. The zombies that spawned looked a bit problematic, and with several attacking the gate, I figured I had best just cut and run. The last ganger, Shanel, had a bit of a fight ahead of her, if she was going to get away.
|Shanel is charged|
|She knocks the zombie down|
|Shanel makes good her escape!|
|Zombies close on the gate|
|The gate holds...for now|
"Start shooting! If that gate breaks, we'll have to fight our way out!" Mark yelled and fired into the mass of zombies. "Allen will get the truck started!"
Dawn added shots from her SMG, and zombies began to drop near the gate. "We'll get them!" She shouted.
|Shooting thins out the zombies|
|Its a Feast!|
|Allen gets to the truck.|
|Dawn and Mark check the downed gangers|
Both Allen and Dawn passed 2d for seeing the feast. I was surprised to find they hadn't gotten that before. At least I won't have to check it again. Looting the fallen gangers gave me another SMG and BAP. After that, Mark opened the gate and the group drove away.
|Leaving the gate open, Mark runs to the truck|
|Time to leave|
It was a pretty basic scenario, and one I had setup before I took my break. I don't need to check for keeping it together (last time Mark more than doubled up the scores of Allen and Dawn) and the group continues to journey west.