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  • #26721
    Alexander Wasberg
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    The prologue to what I hope will be a longer campaign.

     

    It starts in a settlement on a small dusty planetoid known as Churchill 7. The Local Unity marines have gotten a report that a roving band of the nomadic space pirates plans to rob the local branch of the Unity bank.

    The settlement, the bank is protected by a Nielson force fence.

    As the pirates advance, they start taking fire from the marines.

    They manage to reach the bank.

    Heavy fighting around the bank. A local in a pickup shows up, but who is he here to help?

     

     

    The full AAR is on the blog, with more pics:

    http://lasersandbroadswords.blogspot.com/2015/06/the-bank-heist-clash-on-fringe-aar.html

    Thanks for looking!

    #26725
    Angel BarracksAngel Barracks
    Moderator

    Booooo to the baddies.
    Right it is decided, I am defo going to mount my buildings on bases, they do look so much cooler.

    But more to the point, who is Clarke???

    🙂

    #26731
    EartherEarther
    Participant

    You can’t beat a classic bank job with a high body count. A great batrep Alexander! 

     

    But more to the point, who is Clarke???

    Nothin’ but trouble, I’d say. Nothin’ but trouble.

    #26788
    Alexander Wasberg
    Participant

    Boo to the baddies indeed, but they’ll probably get what’s coming to them 😉

    I’ve found that the buildings looks better as a scenic base rather than scattered pieces. At some stage I’m probably going to go through the stonehaven and OKI buildings and base them as well..

     

    Like Earther correctly pointed out, Clarke is “Nothin’ but trouble”, but he is also a former Unity ranger.

    He’s the guy with the cloak on the far left in the last pic of the post, I don’t think I mentioned it..

     

    Thanks for your kind words as well, Earther!

    #27077
    Ivan SorensenIvan Sorensen
    Participant

    Sounds like it went like pretty much every Cyberpunk 2020 and Shadowrun game I’ve ever played 🙂

    Plan A: Get to the location, screw up.

    Plan B: Keep shooting until the scenario ends 🙂

    As an aside, for a bit of advocacy, how much would you say that entire gaming table (miniatures and buildings) cost to buy?

    Trying to set up some “expected costs” for different scales.

    Nordic Weasel Games
    https://sites.google.com/site/nordicweaselgames/

    #27081
    Just Jack
    Participant

    Thanks for posting, that’s a really cool set up.

    V/R,
    Jack

    #27088
    Alexander Wasberg
    Participant

    Thanks Jack, hopefully my next one will be as cool!

     

    Oh Ivan I remember Shadowrun.. I recall many a botched missions turning to slaughters. Luckily we used to keep at least one kitted out street samurai and a mage around 😉

    About the cost of a setup like the one in the scenario, it breaks down something like this:

     

    Space pirates (all Dark Realm Andrayada):

    1x Heavy Phalanx pack 4£ or 6$ ( contains 40 models, 8 with heavy weapons)

    1x Scouts pack 2£ or 3$ (contains 20 models)

    1x  Vanguard 4£ or 6$ (contains 40 models, 1 lieutenant and 4 bodyguards, 35 vanguards)

     

    Unity Marines (all Prf CinC Solar Marines):

    1x SEM-2 pack 5.80 £ or 8$ (51 models, 3 command, 6 kneeling and prone, 36 in action poses 12 each of 3 different ones)

    Neutral vehicle:

    The pickup is from Angel Barracks, the bullfrog pickup. Comes in packs of 2 for 5£ with is about 8$, it also has the option of a missile launcher instead of open bed.

     

    Scenery:

    The bank is an Angel Barracks Stonehaven Moneylenders with a specially ordered force fence. 4£ for the building, another 3.50 £ for the forcefield pieces (about 12$).

     

    The rest of the buildings are Brigade models desert buildings:

    1x Desert Dwellings Pack for 13£ or 20.30 $. you’ll have a piece or two left over to make more tiles from this

    1x Desert Town Buildings Pack for 16£ or 25$. Again, you’ll get more buildings than I used for this scenario.

     

    The Rocky bits are also Angel Barracks, 5£ or about 8$ for a set of 9 pieces. I used all but 1 in the scenario.

    The last few wall-pieces and shrubs are all scratchbuilds, the walls are some expanding foam covered with wood filler on ice-cream sticks while the shrubs are bristles from a cheap brush hot-glued together and attached to a piece of cardboard. total cost was probably less than 50 kr, which would be about 3.80£ or 6 $.

     

    Lastly the board itself is 6 pieces of 30×30 cm (12″ x 12″ for those of you not fluent in metric) foamcore, with a cork tile on top, then covered with texture medium. The whole thing probably cost me about 27£ or 42$, with some material left over for other projects.

    So the total comes to about 93£ or 144$ but then it’s important to note that in the scenario the space pirates had 1 heavy weapon trooper, 1 bodyguard and 8 scouts, while the Unity marines were 10 marines from the one pack, so you end up with a lot of spare parts as you can see. A great bonus according to me anyway, as the actual cost is smaller than you think! With what I’ve got I could technically field 20 squads of space pirates and 10 squads of Unity marines if I used all the models in the sets!

     

    I hope it helps 🙂

     

    #27266
    Ivan SorensenIvan Sorensen
    Participant

    I thought I had replied to this but I didn’t.

    Yeah, that helps a ton. It really does showcase the difference between scales, as far as cost and space goes.

    It’s easy to look at a tank and go “well, its 2 bucks in 6mm and 10 bucks in 15mm, doesnt sound so different” but it really does multiply across everything on the table.

    Nordic Weasel Games
    https://sites.google.com/site/nordicweaselgames/

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