(Technically this the Tomorrows War sci-fi variant.)
This whole game and campaign are a kind of tribute to old school sci-fi. I remember reading books and short stories where mercenaries were used to fight proxy wars on behalf of corporations on distant planets. Most were rather thin critiques of the Second Indochina war but the mental imagery stayed with me.
|They sure don't look like 'Frogs'...|
To me, last Thursday, they looked a lot more like Dragons! Elusive units, you have to spot them before you can shoot first. Intimidating in melee, morale check after every attack! That is tough. They also have projectile weapons and heavier weapons are rumoured. (ie Martin has a giant box of them ready to go!)
|The CEO and his kids are covered by the LT|
|The buildings aren't doing too well, but are in fact cover.|
|One of three groups that we hear and can't see.|
|The grunts head out for a look see.|
|Another large groups lurks nearby unseen.|
|Our sweep fireteam still looking for trouble. There it is...|
|Another assault repulsed, just held down to the wire.|
|Relief sweep fireteam gets wiped out during an assault.|
|Another group lurking ready for an assault|
|The grunts are holding the building but that's it.|
|Over thirty is the body count to our four killed and two missing and four injured.|
That is out of eleven men, there was also the awkward fact of the CEO being injured. Though his dependents came through.
Super fun game and very tense for most of it!
Great game Martin!