Saturday, February 25, 2012

Captains Log...

It was just a matter of time.  I finally got my grubby little hands on some Star Trek minis and of course I decided the way to break them in was for the Enterprise to investigate a planet in the midst of a Zombie epidemic.  I'm really sorry that I have not had the time to batrep this, but I thought I would throw up a few pics anyway.  Rest assured, there will be many, many more adventures with the crew of the Starship Enterprise in the LTL Universe.  There is nothing so idiotic that I won't find a way to game it.  This was my first Saturday completely off of work in like 4 months and we had a blast.
Herrodadog set up a nice table I think.

The players were from left to right:  Chekov/Herrodadog, Kirk/George, Scottie/Nick, Sulu/Mark, Spock/LTL Dad.  Uhura didn't make the pic but she was played by LTL Mom.  With this crew of pro Zombie players the crew was operating too efficiently.  From now on I am switching to cheetah-fast Dawn of the Dead type Zeds as well as some specialty Zombies to make these players sweat a bit.

The crew beamed down to the surface in a random location.  Bones stayed aboard the ship.

Because of some Federation treaty malarky, the crew had to beam down without phasers so the first job was to scramble for some weapons.  It was also determined that the epidemic was contagious and Bones informed the crew they could not return to the ship without stopping the epidemic first.

About this time Sulu confirms that Zeds are not a friendly species.

So off to loot some buildings and search for answers.

The crew stays together and plows through the building fighting off Zeds at every turn.

On one of the upper floors the crew meats a group of survivors who agree to join the crew for the duration of the mission.

So back out on the streets the crew makes its way to the industrial sector.  Sulu went down but luckily regained consciousness.  Bones was brought down shortly beforehand when the crew had another close call.  With the doctor around, the chances of a crew member surviving a bad combat increase greatly.

Starting to attract attention while scampering across the parking lot.

Quick discussion on strategy while catching their breath from the last Zed attacks.

The crew decides to enter the warehouse through the upper story window.

The only trouble is that they discover there is no firestep inside the building and after some discussion we decide not to take the chance of getting hurt while dropping to the ground.  Not being able to fast move could prove disastrous.  Meanwhile, Zeds have been closing in.

So they are off to find another way in.

Carefully trying to avoid detection.

So of course a barking dog decides to roll up bringing Zeds and attracting attention.

The rather large group finally gets into the warehouse.  By the way, they picked up a couple more survivors along the way.

The small army clears the warehouse.

And discovers a mysterious control center.  Spock seems to think it could be key to this epidemic.  There are several choices of controls to monkey with, and Scottie doesn't pass enough dice to figure it all out, so the crew finally decides to just start pushing buttons.

Zeds are still milling about all over town.

One of the controls opened a secret tunnel and the crew goes down and makes there way underground.  Since I don't have a tunnel system, just use your imagination.

The crew evacuated just in time as the warehouse is now filling up with Zeds.

Holy Moly!  When Kirk pokes his head out the tunnel he sees that the streets are now covered with hordes of Zeds.  It turns out that one of the controls released several shipping containers full of these hungry zombies!

This is simply turning out to be a very bad situation.  Zeds are crawling everywhere, and the tunnel is blocked by a fairly large crowd of Zeds back in the warehouse as well.

About this time Kirk decides to abort the mission and call to be beamed up to the ship.  Since Bones is now on the surface with the rest of the desperate crew he decides that it wouldn't be so bad to take their chances with the contagion after all!  So the first mission of the Enterprise in the LTL Universe is a failure and Kirk will have to submit a damned depressing Captains log entry.  But on the bright side nobody died!  Oh, and take a look at that beautiful VW Beetle.  I've been dieing to get that puppy on a table for some time so the mission was a total success for me!  


  1. That was great! I don't blame the Enterprise crew from running away from that horde of zeds. Impressive as ever, Willy.

  2. Hi Vampie! I really miss doing the full reps in comic format, I think I love doing that even more than the gaming.
    This was a really great weekend for me since it has been a long time since I could actually set a nice table and enjoy the scenery.
    As I mentioned, the guys are getting too good at this game so I need to upgrade to much nastier baddies from here on out. I'm headed over to your place to see how the Zed world is going.

  3. LOL that was great good to see such a great looking table. ITs not a failure Kirk will be back

  4. It's good to see you back in (zombie) action. This is a beautiful table, horde and model cars.
    Star Trek vs. Zombies...yes, this sounds just like you. :o)

    BTW, Ragers will get your team killed faster than you can say "ohmygawdwereallgonnadie!". You will probably need some nameless security redshirts...

    Whiteface / Oliver

  5. Night of the Living Trekkies! Wonderful, thanks for sharing.

  6. GREAT, loved it. It had to happen Kirk & crew & zombies, brilliant.

  7. Very good write-up! Loved reading it. And lots of nice photos in this cool terrain. Very good job!

  8. Thanks guys, and Whiteface brings up my single biggest problem. The Red Shirt security guys! There should always be at least one poor sucker who bites the dust in each episode.
    I plan to let Kirk and crew visit all of my gaming periods, should make for some good fun.

    1. QUOTE: "I plan to let Kirk and crew visit all of my gaming periods, should make for some good fun."

      "Captain, we’re bruised, disarmed and enchained."
      “Yes, I am pretty aware of our situation. So, what is your point, Zulu?
      "Well, didn't you say these primitive barbarians were harmless?"
      *sigh* "I...may…have…been…mistaken, Zulu.”
      “It’s just…who are these guys?”
      “I think they are...


      (We see a bearded giant in the captain’s chair. He appears to be very pleased. The music kicks in…)

      Aaaa-aaaah, aaaaah!
      We come from the land of the ice and snow,
      From the midnight sun where the hot springs blow.
      The hammer of the gods will drive our ships to new lands,
      To fight the horde, singing and crying: Valhalla, I am coming!


      Yes, I can see this could be good fun! And don't get me started about Gladiators. :o)
      Whiteface / Oliver

  9. Night of living trekkies?

  10. What rules were you using? All Things Zombie?

  11. Yes, we used ATZ. Kirk was Rep 5 and everyone else was 4.