Thursday, November 26, 2009

Where Heroes Dare! Chapter 1: The Devil in Delphi

With the Delphi table finished it was time to test the game I'm running for the Cold Wars convention and the NLWargamers were kind enough to accomodate. Although it is to be a 2 player scenario, we ran it with everyone having one Character so that all members got a piece of the action.

When last we left Captain Achilles of the US Rocket Corp received a distressed call from Doctor Pangloss who was conducting an archaeological dig at the Oracle of Delphi in Greece, looking for the lost shield of the gods, Aegis. But something sinister had found it's way to his site...


The 2' x 2' Delphi table, some good old measuring rods from Necromunda, and eager players.

The Sinister forces of Kong Fang deploy in the woods, hidden fromour Heroes...

Action! The players begin to move their Characters to the Dare! Locations in hopes of finding clues.


Kumar, Captain Achilles' trusty Companion, advances up the hill to the ruins.

Captain Achilles prepares to jump with his jet pack to the other ruins on the facing hill.

Kong Fang and his Foo Dog lurk by the trucks as Tommy Chung and Ying Fang move toward the hill.

Ying Fang spies Captain Achilles and lobs a Poison Gas Grenade at him, but Achilles quickly dons his helmet with a built in respirator foiling her evil designs!

Meanwhile Kong Fang solves a Dare! Location and finds Doctor Pangloss hiding behind some pottery. "You will serve me now Doctor Pangloss...or you will DIE!"

Tommy Chung fires blindly through the smoke at Captain Achilles, striking him with a slight wound. Captain Achilles fires back with his Custom .45 and throws grenades that bounce off the rocks around the mad submachine gunner. Ying Fang slinks up the hill while attention is elsewhere...

Kong Fang makes his way up toward the ruins with the Doctor in tow, but is confronted by Captain Achilles' stalwart companion, Hogan. A Dire Duel ensues. "Prepare to die effete vermin of the West!", shouts Kong Fang as he challenges Hogan to single combat. "Bring it!", retorts Hogan as a whirlwind of Poisoned Blades and Shalalees ensues. Though his shirt, and skirt!, are in tatters, Hogan stands triumphant over the mandarin, but his Foo Dog attacks next bringing vengeance for his fallen master. The Doctor is left being guarded by the Foo Dog with both Hogan and Kong Fang down.

Tommy Chung and Achilles continue to blaze away at each other, both using the rocky cover to their advantage. Ying Fang, seeing her fallen father, moves to take revenge on the white devils!

A truck explodes! Luckily no one was near, but there must always be at least one explosion in a movie!

Ying Fang draws the Poisoned Sword concealed in her silken robes and charges Achilles who tries to shoot her as she dances across the rocks. The Dire Duel is savage as she makes short work of Achilles. Just when she thought he was vanquished, he stirs to get up only to have a final strike with her sword, ending the duel. Her father would be proud.

The final scene. Kumar slays the beastial Foo Dog in vicious hand to hand and takes the Doctor up to the final Dare! Location that must be the shield, but is pinned by Tommy Chung's submachine gun fire and forced to seek cover in the ruins. Ying Fang, covered in the blood of her enemies and with sword still drawn, charges up the hill and locks in mortal combat with Kumar. Ying Fang attempts to stun Kumar with her vixen charms, but Kumar is a Cold Fish and transcends all the ways of a woman leaving no recourse but bloody melee. Both fight like caged tigers tearing at each other until finally Kumar falls leaving both the Aegis Shield and the Doctor in her possession. A win for the forces of evil, but the weed of evil bears bitter fruit...

We had a good time playing this out, lots of action and we finished in a little over an hour so had plenty of time to spin yarns and recap the madness :)

To be continued...

Doc

3 comments:

  1. Nice story J. Thanks for posting this quickly. I was curious to know how the game went and see the pictures.

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  2. Great minis, great terrain, great story. Keep it up!

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