"Yeah, I hear it too." Larry responded, slowing down and avoiding several wrecks. "Looks like the road is clearing out ahead...What is that?" Larry almost stopped the Humvee.
"Crap, looks like some sort of roadblock." Dawn replied. "People are fighting all over the area, maybe we can get through quickly."
Several bursts of gunfire echoed through the roadway, and lumbering forms staggered towards the fighting. "This fighting is drawing plenty of attention. Let's not get caught up here!" Anna offered and readied her weapon.
This section of road has a major roadblock. It was originally setup by the military to keep people from going downtown, in an attempt to curb the spread of the zombies. It has changed owners a few times in the month since the outbreak. When I start the scenario, I will determine the occupants.
|A quiet and empty roadblock|
The agents will go first, with 1-4 turns before the gang attacks, and another 1-4 turns before the survivors enter the area. I will do my best to play both teams the best I can.
|Agent Team Epsilon|
Agent Team Epsilon: (all agents are protected)
Leader: Echo; Rep 5, surv, 2xBAP (suppressors), Machete, Brawler, Hard as Nails <Star>
5x Agents: Rep 4, surv, BAP (suppressor), Baton
2x Heavy weapons Agent: Rep 4, LMG (ROF 3 (6 on vehicle), Imp 4, range 48), knife
They have one hybrid SUV (no engine noise), one cargo Humvee (normal rules) and a sports car, rigged with a remote explosive detonator and jury-rigged remote drive (turning it into a remote control bomb of sorts.)
Looking out at an almost empty street in downtown, Agent Melissa "Echo" Anders could hardly believe this was once Minneapolis. She supposed it still was, it just had new residents, as she could see from her vantage point in the parking garage. Her team was nearby, their vehicles all ready to go, they were the designated response team for the south side today. A light chirp sounded from her earpiece.
"Agent Echo, we need you to lead your team to Site Rawhide, coordinates have been sent to your phone. This is a high-value target extraction. Doctor Samantha Lewis is hidden in a container on site. She is a valuable human resource. Recovery of data and samples are also a priority. Disabling the on site generator is a secondary objective." Control's voice droned on through the radio connection. "The area has been compromised by the local infected. Surveillance indicates significant armed civilians in the area. Expect conflict with locals. Extraction available from parking garage site designated Delta Four."
Agent Echo checked her weapons, and readied her gear. "Team Epsilon, we have an extract order. Let's go."
|LocoNation and their rides|
Leader: Hatchet; Rep 5, gang, BAP, Hand axe (hatchet), Rage, Born Leader <Star>
9x members; Rep 4, gang, various (per model), knife or improvised melee wpn
3x members; Rep 3, gang, various (per model), knife or improvised melee wpn
For vehicles, they have 3 street racers, one off-road/rally racer and one SUV with a reinforced front ram.
Jordan Howard, or Hatchet as the street knew him, looked over the gang as they relaxed around their cars. He could see Angel and Crossbones making out behind her purple street racer. Suppressing a chuckle, he walked out in front of everyone. "Lissen up Yo! Even though the whole world's gone to shit, we don't take no dissn' from no one!"
A ragged series of cheers and agreement echoed in the garage. "Hell yeah! LocoNation stands together!" T-bone yelled from his rally car. "Nobody messes with us in our house!"
"Damn right." Hatchet said. "I don't know who these people think they are, but they took Trish and I am going after her." Hatchet looked around at everyone, seeing grim faces staring back. "They have her at that roadblock. Last I saw there was food, fuel and all kinds of gear there. We are going to grab everything we can, get Trish and get the hell outta there!"
Everyone cheered, and moved to their cars. With a roar of souped-up engines, the gang sped into the dead streets...
The agents will go first, and get d3 turns before the gang shows up.
|Objectives for the agents|
There are 14 zombies and a PEF on the board to start. Zombies will appear on a 4+, this is board 6 of 14 and it is still morning of day 37.
Starting the game, the agents storm the barricade from the north.
Echo and the agent rolled onto the pavement, coming up with guns at the ready. Sporadic gunfire erupted from the Humvees following the car as the rest of the team killed zombies.
The first turn the agents get a free turn, with the sports car/rolling bomb moving ahead on its own first. The car gets to a convenient position...
|Cargo Humvee on the right|
|A model of efficiency|
|Zombies attack Echo|
|Swarming the cargo Hummer!|
Echo and Agent Johnson handle the zombies that charged earlier. They then shot up some of the remaining zeds, Echo charging a lone zed in the open and Johnson opening the first container.
|Agents make short work of the zeds|
|Johnson checks the container|
Johnson pulled the latch on the container, swinging open the door. Stepping into the darkened interior, he called out "Doctor! Are you here?" A rustling answered his call, and a box of supplies fell over and two zombies shuffled forward. "Contact zed! No joy here." Johnson raised his gun and fired.
|Johnson finds two zombies|
|Knocks the second down in melee|
Echo finished the zombie she was fighting, and then Agent Greene moved up and disabled the generator. Two objectives down for the agents.
|Generator down, data collected|
On the other side of the road, Agent Finn opens another container...
|What's in here?|
There is a lone zombie in the container and Finn shoots it quickly. Agent Smith in the Hummer swings his LMG into full attack mode and fires into the zombies on the roadway.
|Thinning out the zombies|
Echo looked around the roadblock, things were going well. Most of the zeds were down, and the ones moving into the area were not going to be much of a problem. There was only one container left to open, it must be where her primary target was hiding. "Looking good team. Blue group get the samples and head for Delta Four. Red group form on me and let's get our target out of here."
A roar of car engines echoed through the highway, two bright colored sports cars zoomed into view, closing on the cargo Hummer with amazing speed.
"Contact North! Civilian vehicles!" Agent Smith yelled. as two sports cars closed on his position.
Echo looked towards the damaged wall nearby, seeing an orange civilian Hummer crashing through. "Contact West! AMBUSH!" She yelled as shots rang out...
LocoNation launches their attack. A pair of cars race up behind the cargo Humvee, trying to divide the agents, while a Humvee crashes through the broken wall section.
|Hatch helps clear the road|
|The Hummer crashes the barricade|
|The rest of gang attacks|
On the other side of the road, the hummer does better, with the passenger riding shotgun managing to shoot. He hits Echo twice, knocking her down. She passes her checks and gets to carry on, thanks to her body armor. Agent Greene and Echo return fire, killing the driver.
|More gangers attack|
|Zombies fill the street|
|Zeds appear amongst the agents|
The next turn the gang wins imitative. The various moving vehicles will go first, with the out of control vehicles being the very first. The blue rally car careens into the barricade and explodes! It manages to take down one agent as well.
|One car explodes!|
The red sports car attempts a "bootlegger reverse" but ends up spinning out.
|Just about to loose control|
Angels purple street racer zooms off to draw away some of the zeds, and prepare to return.
|Angel skids to a stop|
The hummer moves out of control as well, but just comes to a stop in the roadblock.
|The gang assaults the agents|
"Agent down!" She yelled. "Stay on the primary target, but return fire!"
|Gang shooting is not enough|
Echo returns fire before going to the last container.
|Echo fires and takes out the shotgun|
|Echo opens the last container|
Gunshots still echoed as Echo opened the container door. "Doctor! Are you here?" She yelled, glancing inside.
"Right here. We're ready to move." Dr. Lewis said as she pulled Trish up from a chair. "She comes along, it was a success!"
Echo looked at the young woman, seeing several obvious bite marks on her arms. "No way, she looks to be compromised."
"She was. I have halted the spread of the toxin before z-stage." Doctor Lewis looked smug. "I think we can beat this!"
"Fine, we still have active hostiles in the area. Stay with me, and head for the red and yellow Humvee. We'll leave as soon as you are in." Echo told the doctor. "Team, Package plus one ready to evac. Form on me and let's get out of here." Echo informed her fellow agents.
|Agents clear out the gang at the Hummer|
On the other side, the gunner on the hummer kills the occupants of the red car, and Agent Finn collects the samples from the medical tent. All of the objectives have been grabbed, now the agents just need to escape.
|The gang is eliminated|
Hatch looked past the Hummer, he could see a glimpse of Trish being led by the agents. After the fire from the agents, most of his gang were gone. "Trish! I'm coming baby!" He yelled.
"Man, you crazy!" Dog shouted next to him. "We gots to go or we all gonna die!"
|Hatch looks down the road|
|Dog makes his escape!|
|Zombies close in, but the agents hold|
|Zombies in the way|
|Carefully planned fire and movement pays off|
|Zombies get to the agents|
|A horde is forming|
|Hatchet doesn't fall easily|
At the end of the turn, Dawn's group enters the scene. The scenario is finally ready to start...
|Dawn and friends enter the roadblock|
"We're going to have to move that red car, looks like zombies are all over it." Dawn said, peering through the smoke.
"There's people shooting on the other side." Anna added, looking out the top. "I see people running for some yellow and red Hummer in the other lane."
"Phoenix Corp?" Larry asked Dawn. "I don't want to tangle with them again!"
"If they leave us alone, we'll leave them alone." Dawn replied. "If not, we can settle the score from earlier."
I'll bet you forgot this was just the setup for the scenario. I almost did when I was writing it up! The team arrives at the end of the turn, I choose to go slowly, it's going to be hard to maneuver through the carnage on the table.
To be Continued...