First up was a Star Wars game, using Combat Patrol's excellent Star Wars supplement. The scenario had Rebels defending an installation, while the forces of the Empire were attacking them from two directions. Besides, several squads of infantry, the Imperial force also had with them a couple AT-STs and a lone AT-AT. The Alliance had several turret emplacements, some rocket launchers and other heavy weapons; and, besides regular infantry, a squad of Wookies, and a hidden squad of Sand People, who had volunteered to help the Rebels. Luke, Leia, and Han Solo were also there.
|A view of the Star Wars table at the start of the game.|
|With a lucky shot from one of their heavy weapons, the smaller Imperial force takes out the gun turret on the bunker in the very first turn, momentarily demoralizing the defenders.|
In the end, it was a Rebel Victory. The Rebels had protected more of the structures (7) than the Empire was able to destroy (5); and had killed two of the Imperial Heroes and had lost only 1 (Han Solo). All in all a fun battle!
|Hearing the howls of the Wookie charge, the Sand People come out of their hiding places, and begin sniping at the Imperial troops from a tall cliff in their rear.|
|As the battle rages on the AT-AT gets closer and closer. It takes several hits, but none penetrate.|
|With many of their compatriots dead or wounded, some troopers slowly approach one of the vaporators to blow it up.|
|With time running out, Princess Leia rushes from cover and plants a thermal detonator on the leg of the AT-AT. It explodes with a Penetrating Hit, causing the large machine to topple over.|
After the Star Wars game, we reset the table for some Pulp action featuring Nazis trying to commandeer Santa's Zeppelin on Christmas Eve. The rules we used where Blood and Swash skirmish rules, with some slight modifications to make them more Pulp flavored.
Along with Santa and his daughter Nicole, there were a variety of defenders which started on the Zeppelin; including Toy Soldiers, Teddy Bears, Elf Militia, Else, Anna, Kristof and Sven from Frozen, Hermie and Rudolph from Rudolph the Red Nose Reindeer, perennial HAWKS action hero Duke Morrison and his buddies, including "Wrench" Webb with some infantry, and "Boats Morgan" with some Sailors. The Nazis brought along the Wicked Witch and her mechanical flying monkeys, as well as some Evil Snowmen.
|A long view of the zeppelin game|
|Evil Snowmen and Nazis fight "Boats" Morgan and his sailors out on the mooring dock, while some of the bad guys head up the ramp and into the ship.|
|A closer view of the action inside.|
|Marshmallow, the evil snow monster, takes on some soldiers inside the zeppelin.|
|A Teddy Bear officer battles two Nazis.|
|As the clock ticks down (just visible above the zeppelin's tail fin on the left) players rush to achieve their objectives.|
|In the final seconds, one of the Elf Militia tosses the Leg Lamp into the sleigh, as Elsa prepares to take off, along with Kristof. Santa had been taken out earlier by one of the Wicked Witch's Flying Monkey Leaders.|