Saturday, 9 April 2016

[Pulp Alley] Battle Report: The SHRINE

Here a Solo Game I played last year, I only included in my blog now because I'm lazy ;)


Scenario Background:

193X. Somewhere in Central africa. Belgian Congo."The Ancestors told us that the golden statue was a gift from our Queen Goddess that lives in the deep of the jungle and we must respect it, because one day she will return."
So I said to the white old man. Why he is so curious about our traditions?  :? I don't trust these white men, especially when they are armed.  :( Most of our men are away, for hunting, so I'm happy to answer to their boring questions... if this is all they want. :-X
He seem worried now... oh! other white men are coming? I hope they will not begin a fight there!  :o

Capitan Littorio was surprised and annoyed:
The Force Publique? Here?!  :o
Splendido! (Wonderful)  :-[ This expedition is becoming increasingly crowded, and I was hoping that the Bakers were the only obstacle to overcome. So be it! Comrades, attack these belgians!  >:(

Lord Baker was annoyed too:
Fine! My old "friend" Professor Godart is here!  :? I suppose he is trying again to steal my archaeological discoveries!  :-[ Oh... and there are our new fascist friends too, of course... :I

The scenario is a simple "smash and grab" with bystanders.
It should be the third scenario of my campaign about "The Lost city of Themyscira"

The leagues:

not included the CV/35 tankette and Galeazzo Musolesi (grey-green uniform officer)

The LEGIO PROMETHEUS of Capitan Littorio (Bot League)
Perk (3): Bastion of Scienze, Garage

Leader (0): Centurione (Captain) Dante Littorio Volpe nickname "Capitan Littorio"
H d10 B 3d10 S 4d10 D 3d10 M 2d8 F 2d8 C 4d10
Abilities: Commander, Clever, Marksman, Tactician

Sidekick (3): Capo Manipolo (Liutenant) Giulietta Bellucci nickname "BellaDonna"
H d8 B 3d6 S 3d8 D 3d8 M 2d8 F 2d6 C 2d6
Abilities: Quick Shot, Sharp

x2 Allies (4): Camicie Nere Scelte (Corporals) (Paride Lupo, Vittorio Re)
H d8 B 1d6 S 2d6 D - M 2d8 F - C 1d6
Ability: Big

x5 Gang (2): Camicie Nere (Blackshirts)
Capo Squadra (Sergeant) Filippo Bongioanni
Legionari (Soldiers) (Antonio Fortunato, Giuseppe Berardo, Giovanni Guerzoni, Filippo Tecchio)
H - B 3d6 S 3d6 D 1d6 M 3d6 F 1d6 C 1d6
Ability: Armed

x5 Gang (2): Ascari Eritrei
H - B 3d6 S 3d6 D 1d6 M 3d6 F 1d6 C 1d6
Ability: Loyal

Models: 14 figures
Included a Weapon X for Capitan Littorio and Gun Team:

Baker Expedition (my League)
Perk (2): Company of Heroes

Leader (0): Lord Richard Francis Baker
H d10 B 3d10 S 3d8 D 3d10 M 2d8 F 2d10 C 3d10
Abilities: Wealthy, Deductive, Crafty

Sidekick (3): Laura Baker
H d8 B 3d6 S 4d8 D 3d8 M 2d6 F 2d8 C 2d6
Abilities: Quick Shot, Marksman

Sidekick (3): Sir Errol Baker
H d8 B 3d8 S 4d8 D 3d6 M 2d8 F 2d6 C 2d6
Ability: Sharp, Dashing

Ally (2): Bagi
H d6 B 3d6 S - D 2d6 M 1d6 F 2d6 C 1d6
Ability: Animal, Daredevil

included Winston as backup (notable skill: 2d6 Brawl)

The board

Bystanders (Aggressive): the Force Publique

Major De Crem Ally
Notable skills: Shoot 3d6 Brawl 2d6
Captain Picard Ally
Notable skills: Shoot 2d6 Brawl 3d6
5 ASkari Gang

minor plot point: The camp of the Force Publique.
All the Force Publique bystanders must be out of combat for win the plot point.

major plot point: The Woman with Child
Bystanders (Hostile): Professeur Godart and her daughter

The father (bystander) and the child (minor plot point):

minor plot point: The Guard of the Shrine

minor plot point: The Woman with Water

perilous areas: crocodile

perilous areas: snake

deployment of leagues (Black shirts will come in second turn)

The Baker Expedition win the initiative. Deployment of the Baker Expedition. Errol begin in hiding.

Deployment of the Legio Prometheus. They must fight the Force Publique. The blackshirts gang will arrive in the second turn.
They are unlucky: their line of sight is only 12" in this scenario.


Laura move and earns friendship with the native father and child. She win the minor plot point and the native father will be her follower.
Laura: "Please listen to me. I know I'm a foreigner like the men that are invading your village but I come in peace and need only some informations. I will help you to drive out the invaders. You have my word."   o_o
Native Father: "I believe you, young girl. Your words seem sincere. I will follow you" :-I

Errol run near the perilious area and wait next turn:
Errol: "A Snake! Why ALWAYS snakes? I HATE snakes!"  :(

Lord Baker run and wait next turn to win the minor plot point, bagi and winston run too.
Lord Baker: "Please do not be afraid, young lady. We are friends" :)
The Woman with Water look to the huge dog and especially strange pink panther with fear and suspicion :?

The minions of Capitan Littorio move and open fire to the belgians. Soon the belgian officers are down and one of the blegian askari is out of combat, after the heavy fire of the Gun Team. However the two soldiers with power armor are injured.
Capitan Littorio "Fire at Will! We MUST sweep away those belgians so the village and its secrets will be ours!"  >:(

Meanwhile Capitan Littorio and Giulietta win the perilious area and move near the village.
Capitan Littorio: "Eccellente (Excellent)! Our men are distracting the Force Publique, SO we could avoid the fight and the award will be mine... MINEEEE!"  lol
Giulietta: "Boss, you seem a comic book bad guy"  :?
Capitan Littorio: "Oh... Shut up Giuly!" :-[


The blackshirts gang arrive.
Blackshirt Sergeant: "Move FASTER comrades! The Capitano (captain) will NOT be happy about our delay..."  :(

The blackshirts, askari and power armors move and open fire again to the belgians. The Gun Team slowly move.
The belgian askari gang is out of combat and the two belgian officers are down again, however two italian askari are hitten and one blackshirt is gone too.
Capitan Littorio: "WELL done, comrades! Soon the belgian camp will fall and the village will be OURS!" lol

Capitan Littorio move and open fire to Errol. He is really unlucky and receive a wound.
Errol "Don't claim victory too fast Capitano! You have NOT yet win, this is pretty sure!"  ;)
Capitan Littorio: "YOU fool! How you dare to hurt ME?!"  >:(

Bagi move near the Shrine Guard.
Shrine Guard: "This is a sacred place! Go away jungle creatures!" :-[

Laura and her native ally run near the perilious area, while Errol try to win it, but fails. Winston run near the major plot point.
Errol "Argh, the snake is trying to bite me!" :-X
Laura open fire to Capitan Littorio and he is injured again!
Laura: "Another nice shot from the Baker Family, dear Capitano" ;)
Capitan Littorio "I really HATE you and your family..."  >:(

Lord Baker win the woman with water plot point.
The Woman with Water decides to trust the strange old white man and his pets and offer to them some fresh water:
Lord Baker "Thanks, mylady. A sip of fresh water is always welcome. Now than I'm refreshed I will fight better our common enemies."  :)

Giulietta trying to avenge her captain, shoot to laura, but fails. Nothing happens.
Laura: "You missed me, little girl!" ;D


Bagi win the Shrine Guard minor plot point.
Shrine Guard: "You are a good spirit of the jungle, you can visit our sacred shrine."  :-I

Errol finally win is fear of snakes, move and open fire, but nothing happens.
Capitan Littorio "Your aim is getting worse my DEAR enemy!" lol

Laura fails to win the perilious area and she is injured.
Laura: "Ouch! The snake bit me!  :'( I feel unwell..."  :-X

Lord Baker move and open fire, but he is injured.
Giulietta "Sorry Nonnino (grandpa)... You are really too OLD for this bad game"  ;)

Capitan Littorio move and win the bystanders.
Capitan Littorio: "Surrender to me OR your daughter will pay for your stubborness" >:D
Godart: "Please, this violence is NOT necessary, we retreat! The village is yours..."  :(
Giulietta move and win the major plot point.
Giulietta: "The lady is in our hands Capitano and ready to answer to your pretty questions..."  ;)
Capitan Littorio "BEN fatto Tenente (Well done Lieutenant). The Victory is MINE!"  lol
In his turn, Winston rush Giulietta, but he lost the challenge and go down. He will go out of combat in the next turn.
Giulietta: "Go away BAD boy! A kick in your ass is ALL you will receive from me today!"  >:D

One of the belgian officer is out of combat.
Only one defend the camp now. He go down again after the shots of the italian gangs, but a power armor is injured.
Belgian Officer: "You could have defeated my soldiers, BUT I'm still here to fight you!"  >:(
Meanwhile the Gun Team move.
Gun Team: "Move fast comrade! Soon that stubborn belgian officer will know our fire power!"  >:D

The native follower avoid the snake and run to the easier way.
Native follower: "Mh.. poisonous snake... TOO dangerous... That way is better..."  :/


Capitan Littorio open fire to cover the retreat of Giulietta, but he is unlucky and he is injured.
Then Laura win the perilious area and open fire with the other members of her family.
Laura: "Dad, Uncle! We MUST stop Capitan Littorio and his minions before they flee with their prisoner!"  :-[
After the furious firefight, Capitan Littorio is down and will not recover in the next turn! the Blackshirts disapper from the board and one of the power amor is injured.
However Errol is down too, Laura and Lord Baker receive a wound.
Capitan Littorio: "Ahia! (Ouch). I'm badly wounded!  :-X Be CURSED baker family! Now I must retreat BUT I will back! Tenente (Liuetenant)! AVENGE me and complete the mission!"  >:(
Giulietta "As you wish!" >:D

Meanwhile, the Gun Team shoot to the last belgian officer, he is down again but will recover again in the next turn.
He will continue to survive each turn until the end of the scenario.
Belgian Officer: "You will NEVER smash me!" >:(
Gun Team: "The stubborness of this guy is really impressive!"  :o

Bagi is waiting near the shrine and will be there until the end of the scenario, protecting her minor plot point. While the native move cautiously.


The native run near Laura, but she will not need his aid anymore.
The wild shooting continue and at the end Errol is down an will not recover in the next turn!
However one of the power armor and Giulietta are down too and Giulietta lost her major plot point, but they will recover in the last turn. The askari are all defeated.
Errol "Damn! I'm out of the game too!  :-X Continue the fight without me guys, I will take a drink and as snack, meanwhile" :P


Lord Baker move and win the major plot point.
Lord Baker: "You are free mylady! These bad guys will not annoy you anymore!" ;)
Laura shoot to Giulietta and the Lieutenant is down again!
Laura: "Stay down little girl! Don't you know when it's time to surrender?" ;)
The native follower rush one of the power armor, but nothing happens.
Native follower: "The skin of this monster is too hard for my axe!" :(
the last power armor try to open fire to lord baker but he could not do nothing and the scenario end with the victory of the Bakers.

But their victory will be not so sweet, because when Lord Baker is questioning the Woman with child he discover that she know nothing! (the reward card don't consider the plot point completed).
Woman with Child: "I am grateful for your help, old man but... I really don't know where the Queen-Goddess lives, my grandfather just said to me that she lives somewhere in the deep of the jungle but I don't know the exact location... I'm sorry... " :(
Lord Baker: "Oh by Jove!  :-X Well at least we beaten Capitan Littorio and his minions"  :?

Meanwhile in a safe place, while recovering from his wounds:
Capitan Littorio: "Ah! I KNEW that it was a false informer! It was ALL part of my devilish plan to fool the Bakers! The Victory is MINE"  lol
Giulietta: "... Are you serious, Capitano?" :?
Capitan Littorio: "... Oh SHUT up Giuly!"  :-[

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