The pervious game is here https://vagabondswargamingblog.blogspot.co.uk/2018/01/the-uranium-handoff-game-of-two-parts.html
The only difference was that the crack Marine team was in disgrace and Andy Donovan and his team of law enforcement officers had been drafted in to make the arrest, they were joined by Special Agent Samantha Price.
Again I was playing the part of the ‘good guys’ and I still thought my original plan was a good one, split into 2 teams 1 by the cross road and 1 in the Deli opposite the bar.
Using the same start criteria as the previous game – dice rolled for my 2 teams determine when they start and everyone else starts on turn 4. The 2 teams arrived in plenty of time to set up in position, I had better dice this time. Sam, Hans and James - team B arrived on turn 1 moved down the road, on turn 2 they were outside the back door of the Deli and find it unlocked. Andy, Willhelm and Enrico team - A climbed the 6’ high wall and dropped down into cover behind some bushes, no one saw them, - looking good so far. The encounter markers were on the board at this point, randomly placed and none had been triggered.
Turn 3 – Sam’s team quietly open the back door and enter the Deli, they are on high alert after the fiasco last time for the Marines and they have something to prove. The 1st card is turned over, it is a 2 which is Jennifer Ryan the right hand man + 1 or 2 henchmen, I roll and get 2 henchmen, then roll for who they are, Erika Klaus and Elvis. Jenny has 1 bag, Erika the other and Elvis is obviously riding shotgun.
So Alexander Lorne has placed her back up team with the uranium in the Deli where they can watch for Boss Cottons arrival in the bar and so when Alex gives the go ahead that the deal is good, they are in place to be able to bring the uranium over.
Hans and Erika react simultaneously, Sam is a little slower and James at the back can’t see what’s happening. Erika is a little flustered and snap fires, rushing her shot and misses but the veteran Hans doesn’t make the same mistake – BOOM – the shot gun sounds incredibly loud in the confines of the back room, Erika goes down in a heap, click goes his 2nd shot, his pump action shotgun has jammed but Erika is Out of the Fight (OOF) and he has time to fix it.
I have Jenny and Elvis upstairs take a reaction test for the firing and they decide to stay put and keep quiet, Jenny the brains of the pair of them is also a bit of a coward and she stops Elvis from making a rash move. Well would you go downstairs if someone is firing a shotgun there?
Turn 4 The Boss and Erik fail to activate. Hans recovers from ducking back – pops his head round the corner of the barn and Erik wins the resulting in sight test and shoots him, Hans falls to the ground stunned. “Ha not so clever now are” we shouts Erik.
This is the 2nd shot with dice on the board and you will be pleased to hear that the continuity girl has been fired.
Just behind the blue car you can see Raoul's base, this is where he got before being shot from the Deli, note he is just stunned and will get up next turn.
Over at the Deli, Sam and James have come outside to arrest Alex, the angry dog attacks Sam, she runs back inside and slams the door on its ravening jaws, James spins round and shoots it, the dog goes OOF. Jenny and Elvis – you remember them, upstairs at the Deli, well Jenny remains hiding upstairs but Elvis comes rushing down stairs, Sam reacts 1st fires and misses, Hans has now fixed his gun and he and Elvis fire together, Elvis wings Hans who falls stunned but Elvis is hit bad and is OD.
Turn 5 – Andy Donovan strolls across the street and puts the cuffs on Boss.
Turn 6 – The Yakuza pick up Amori and start to move off the board. Jenny remains inactive upstairs at the Deli, the rest mill about.
More dice - that continuity girl will never work in this car park again.
A complete victory for the forces of law and order, there are a lot of bodies to explain but “That is why we have Special Agent Samantha Price with us” says Andy Donovan to his men, “That’s why she gets the big bucks”.
Screen goes black and roll to credits:-
THE GOOD, THE BAD and THE UGLY – you choose.
Black Skulls = OD Red Skulls OOF
I really enjoyed the game, using the encounters and PEF’s meant that stuff was happening all the time and I couldn't predict it, I was lucky with the turn ups for the encounter markers they worked really well, with the team selling the uranium both being in the same area, the ones with the suitcases in the Deli and the other 2 outside on their way to the Bar, and then Boss Cotton being on the other side of the table but also on his way to the bar. If I hadn’t used random encounters and chance movement that is probably what I would have written in to the scenario.
The Gangstas and Yakuza being next to each other gave a good showdown but did not interfere in the main story. Jennifer nearly got away, the police failed a brains test to see if they would check upstairs, I guess with Elvis running down from there they must have thought it was clear, and only because Andy Donovan was bringing his prisoner along the street outside did they see her, also as I said earlier she is a bit of a coward and so hung around for a turn having failed to jump from the roof, not sure I blame her for that though.
Well if you’re still here – thanks for reading.