Monday, June 28, 2010

The Empire Strikes Back Part 1

Our last episode saw the the emergence of the bugs who scattered the Humans, Zombies, Galactic Empire troopers, and even the vaunted Space Marines to the four winds.  A lone Storm Trooper managed to make it back to Imperial HQ to tell his tale.  The admiral decided that an immediate reverse was in order; he didn't need word of this failure to reach Lord Vader..  (ominous dark, evil, march playing in background)
Imperial scouts enter the small town and advance up Main street.
In the distance the scouts can already see large bugs milling about the intersection.
The bugs see the scouts as well.  The bugs charge and the scouts blaze away with their blasters.  A squad of Imperial Stormtroopers marches up as well.
While huge and ferocious, the bugs are no match for the disciplined Stormtroopers who have formed a secure firing line.
A scout and his Sergeant are attacked by a Xeno who was hiding in the truck!
The grizzled veteran Sergeant manages to fend off and kill the Xeno!
Yet another bug appears but it is given the same treatment by the disciplined Imperial firing line.
The scout NCO regroups his squad and takes them off road to clear the right flank.
The Stormtrooper squad leader takes his firing line up the street slowly and cautiously while watching the flanks.
Heavy support has arrived as a walker follows up the first squad.  Next comes the Company and platoon commanders who are escorted by some Elite Stormtroopers.
With it's height advantage, the walker pilot spots a bug attacking a car.
He opens fire and blows it away.  He blows away the car as well.  Whoever was in it does not have to worry about the bug anymore.
The scouts are securing the wooded area to the right of the street.
And first squad continues it's slow advancement up Main street.
Second squad has arrived.  It looks like the Imperials are serious about dishing out some retribution for the last encounter!
Now that First squad and the walker have secured a defensive position it is time for Second squad to start clearing the buildings.  This ratty little motel has three rooms.
Two troopers from Second squad clear the soda truck.
Now another walker makes the scene.  The Imperials have some serious firepower now.
The scouts are still clearing the area.  They are about to clear the auto parts store from the back door.
First squad has worked it's way almost up to the intersection now.  The NCO is maintaining a secure firing line.
Surprise!  A Xeno gets the drop on the Second squad NCO and one of his troopers.  Just because you don't see something when walking into a dark motel room doesn't mean there isn't something there!
The Alien Xeno drops them both.
Meanwhile, off in the woods on the right, several bugs have appeared seemingly out of nowhere.  Will the grizzled veteran NCO spot them in time?
The Imperials activate in time, and turn and fire away at the bugs.
They manage to kill half of the bugs with their initial volley.
Second squad is sent to aid in the fight in the woods.  One of the troopers looks around and says "Hey! Where's Sarge?"
While all that commotion is taking place, First squad starts to clear buildings themselves.  Two troopers go in to investigate the Police station.
The dice are starting to get "buggy" and another horde of bugs appears near the gas station.
Back in the woods, the Stormtroopers and Scouts have managed to finish off all the bugs while sustaining no losses.
Two Stormtroopers go looking for their NCO and enter the center motel room where he was last seen.  This time the Xeno does not get the drop, the alert Stormtroopers detect him before he can spring his trap.  They blaze away with their blasters!
Alas but they find out something the hard way..  As the Xeno splatters all over the room, acid sprays on them and they both go OOF.
Alerted by all the blaster fire, a platoon leader brings a couple of troopers and investigates the motel room.  He is horrified at the carnage and the loss of three troopers and an NCO.
First squad has their own problems.  Here they blast away at a horde of charging bugs.
And they keep on blasting, and the bugs keep coming, and dieing, but still coming.  But it looks like First squad is handling the situation quite admirably.
While their attention is elsewhere, the Imperials fail to notice a lone Xeno stealthily emerge from the sewers via a manhole.  Even the Elite Stormtroopers failed to notice it behind the leg of the walker.  The clever Xeno Alien starts to spew acid all over the leg of the walker.  Clever girl, isn't she?

Tune in for episode 2 whenever I get it posted to find out what the heck happens here!
Nick played the bugs and Xenos and I played the Imperials.
Nick created the scenario and handled all the hidden units and movements etc..


  1. I love all this ACTION! Can't wait for the next episode!!

  2. I want to come and play at your house!

  3. I am seriously disappointed. Where is Lord Vader?!

    Oh wait, you probably don't have the model ;)

    Very good and entertaining batrep. Waiting for the one where the real star appears!

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  4. @Harrodadog - Get your arse over here and game instead of playing around with all those ladies every night.
    @Ruarigh - Your more than welcome any time if you find yourself in the States. We'll put on some well seasoned Texas style roadkill BBQ and game any insanity you can dream up.

    @Mahon - Don't worry, it's still early yet. Nick and I are still arguing about how many Aliens it would take to kill Vader. We gotta get this sorted out and it may come down to a nerf gun war. My force powers are still quite effective against Nick.

  5. Really enjoying this! Great story and very nice pics!

  6. You've done it again, Willy. Another great batrep and I'm eagerly awaiting part two.

  7. Very nice and enjoyable Batrep, as usual!