Per technology recovered + 4 VP
|A view from the lake|
|The 3 hills are clearer in this picture|
|The crash site|
|The initial landings before the 'friends in high places' incident.|
|The Moon Nazis advance on the crash site covered by fire from the HMG|
|U.N.I.T landing positions. Kate is still prone by the crater yet to be moved off board. Her leadership would be missed.|
|U.N.I.T paras on the slope facing the Moon Nazis and under fire.|
|Kate dreaming she'd landed next to the crater before she wakes up in the wilderness|
Kate fails to return at the end of the turn.
|A closer picture of the action above.|
|U.N.I.T struggle getting in to position missing Kate's leadership points.|
Kate still somewhere in the wilderness.
A 1 is rolled for initiative, a swift d6 roll on the Natural Hazards table results in a high wind blowing across the table giving a -2 to hit and a Agi or Str test if climbing.
The gun fire drops and most people from both sides struggle to get closer to the enemy. U.N.I.T's technician Lee Dixon shook her hair and peered in to the crater and confirmed it was in fact a crater. 2 U.N.I.T troopers being very confident attempted to climb to the top of the crater to get a better shot but instead slipped and fell. The investigative academic Malcolm Taylor was more lucky and pulled himself up to the edge of the crater, like Lee he peered in.
Just as he leaned in to get a better look there was an almighty flash. Malcolm failed is agility roll and flew backwards knocking himself out and taking a hit. As the light dimmed a mysterious red craft appeared lodged in the crater....
Oh and Kate still somewhere in the wilderness.
The Moon Nazi's recovered first from the blowing wind, and chuckled to themselves that more casualties had been caused by wind than bullets. So U.N.I.T have found the sleigh. The HMG team eliminated their U.N.I.T counter part, the previously prone machine gunner saved from death because he'd never bothered to get up. Rifle fire took out another trooper on the edge of the slope, and then a third shot ends Trooper Ronson's game. The good news he'd fired his rifle in Turn 2, but the legend of have flame thrower will not fire continues.
Dr Brunhilde made it over the Klinkerhofen and healed his wound with a handy pick me up syringe of goodness (ironic for a nasty piece of work).
|The deadly Moon Nazi fire leads to the last remaining U.N.I.T trooper near the edge of the hill, top right, going prone to make himself a smaller target.|
|Close of Wolfgang reaching the edge of the hill before the summit.|
|Finally Dr Kate following the sound of gun fire reaches the edge of the board.|
|Kate still had a hurty leg from the landing.|
|Von Krank in the centre watching the assault on the hill go in.|
|Over view of the Moon Nazi's assault.|
|The U.N.I.T positions.|
|The Sleigh with Agent Smoulder trying to get in but blocked by Lee and Malcolm who are already inside looking for anything useful. A successful intelligence test later and a single temporal grenade is found. Oooooo's of amazement all round.|
|View from the frozen river's exit from the board|
|View from the bluff above the frozen river.|
|U.N.I.T's aimed shots are failing to take a toll on the Moon Nazi's. Equally poor shooting in return from the Moon Fuhrer's finest.|
|On the left is a prone U.N.I.T trooper firing from behind a ledge. The prone trooper on the right is still trying to recover from an earlier fall.|
Both casts take a breath and blaze away at each other causing more no U.N.I.T casualties but the Moon Nazi's start to fall.
The focus of the action was U.N.I.T's decision to try out the new tech in the Sleigh on the Moon Nazis. Anything to slow them down. Lee places the items in her satchel and swings out of the Sleigh to climb out of the crater. Just as she reaches the rim she slips her satchel snagging on a ledge as she fall towards the still molten rock cooling from the Sleigh's impact..... queue dramatic music and end credits.
|Wolfgang has arms and is dangerous.|
|The U.N.I.T team watch with bated breath as Kate swings out of the Sleigh on to the crater rim.|
|Harvey Dent Jnr puts his hands on his hips in disgust as the call to fall back is given|
|Dr Brunhilde and Klinkerhoffen fire at Captain John Smith III|
|View from the hill's edge|
|Von Kranks troops moving throw the snow drifts|
|Moon Nazi's lagging behind|
|Dr Kate looks on helpless as her team take a beating|
|John Smith III tells his men to call it a day.|
|Will our hero's make it out of the crater. Technically only Malcolm and Smoulder are heroes as they are co stars. Poor Lee was an extra.|
|View from the Moon Nazi's start point|
|Still prone and hoping Wolfgang hasn't noticed him.|
|The casualties (figures only). Victory to the Moon Nazi's|
Well we all had fun in the true Christmas spirit. The plan to play 3 episodes went out of the window quite quickly as I'd made the game too big. My error came about from building the 500 rating point Santa cast first planning to split their appearance over 2 games. I then built the other lists to match and didn't factor in phased appearances. Having said that the objectives of the planned first 2 episodes were achieved. The Sleigh was found and high technology discovered. The only thing missing was an appearance from team Santa.
The 2 rule errors added to the narrative of the game, but did hurt U.N.I.T quite badly. The Moon Nazi's argued if this hadn't happened they'd never would have stood a chance.
Stay tuned for Episode 2 'Gonna find out who's naught and nice'.