Wednesday, 1 July 2015

Zombicide Report: Doctor Who, Han Solo And Chewbacca Verses The Cybermen - Part Two

“The story so far… Doctor Who has joined forces with Han Solo and Chewbacca to try and stop the Cyber-leader and Great Intelligence from conquering the Earth. But having split up each of the heroes faces a deadly robotic threat of their own as the silver giants from Telos and murderous hairy Yeti start to encircle them…”


Trapped inside Roger’s Store Chewbacca desperately evaded the webbed claws of the powerful Yeti stalking him, and once again cast his eyes around for something strong enough with which to beat the robot down with. Spying something silver lying with a large crate of kiwi fruit the Wookie pulled out from the wooden fruit box… a Mark I Cyberman from Mondas!! Solo realising that his furry friend was in trouble on account of his co-pilot’s growls raced into the shop and at point blank range blasted the cyborg. But now the nearby Yeti was close enough to close with both of the Rebel smugglers. Meanwhile the Doctor managed to dispatch two more Cybermen with his rifle and moved up into the yellow danger level, acquiring an additional action in the process. As a result two Cybermats appeared in the road in front of him…
HAN SOLO RUSHES TO THE RESCUE OF HIS HAIRY CO-PILOT
Using all four of his actions the Timelord managed to finally dispatch the super-fast Cybermats. Equally as desperate Han and Chewbacca ran out of Roger’s Store and headed east down Vampifan’s Avenue away from another Yeti and an increasing cyber-horde. The Cybermen slowly stalked the Millennium Falcon’s crewmembers, increasing in pace as all ‘walkers’ were awarded an extra turn… Suddenly bringing the Corellian and Wookie face-to-face with two of the silver giants.
AS THE DOCTOR DISPATCHES SOME CYBERMATS, THE CYBERMEN ADVANCE
Somehow managing to evade their foes deadly clutches Han and Chewbacca reached the Eleventh Doctor’s side for a brief “reunion”. Sensing that they would soon be overrun the Timelord raised his trusty rifle and sent the two approaching Cybermen back to Telos, before racing back into the restaurant to find a flashlight. Meanwhile two Yeti and more Cybermen appeared at the north end of the road.

Throwing tables and chairs all over the place the Doctor suddenly dropped his fire axe and snatched up a shotgun he spied tucked safely away under a napkin. A moment later the Timelord was outside again and three approaching Cybermen had fallen as a result of his rifle shots. Realising that they needed another escape route, Chewbacca broke down the eastern door of Roger’s Store, shot at one of the few remaining silver giants in front of him, and having missed, re-joined the Doctor. Solo blasted the remaining cyborg, levelled up and also fell back to the time traveller’s side. In front of them a Yeti slowly approached. Whilst suddenly from inside Roger’s Store they heard the scuttling of fast-moving Cybermats and the crashing of something far larger…
A HUGE HORDE OF YETI AND CYBERMEN FORCE THE HEROES DOWN A DEAD END
The silver-haired smuggler took out the diminutive Cybermats and then watched as the Doctor brought his shotgun up and blasted the close by Yeti. The Timelord then disappeared into Roger’s Store and spotting another of the Great intelligence’s hairy robots destroyed that beast as well. Chewbacca fired away with his weapon at some Cybermen who had just recently appeared at the north end of the street and suddenly the roads were empty.
GUNS BLAZING, THE TIMELORD AND TWO SMUGGLERS CLEAR THE STREETS OF LONDON
But with a “Delete. Delete.” three more of the silver giants from Telos appeared and many more could be heard slowly approaching…

Dum Da Dum, Diddly Dum, Oo-ee-oos…

For those interested in following the comic book exploits of Han Solo and Chewbacca in the new "Star Wars" series by "Marvel Worldwide", then I have reviewed the first five issues here:

16 comments:

  1. Good Lord! Will they ever make it out alive? Will the Doctor be able to save the world?

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    1. I think the mechanic of the 'zeds' increasing as the heroes levels rise is a stunningly well-thought out concept, Gordon. As you can see, what started out as a rather low-key battle in part One, suddenly went into chaos as through sheer weight of numbers the heroes were pushed back down towards the restaurant's entrance...

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  2. Another exciting episode, Simon. You hit the nail on the head with your reply to Gordon about how clever the danger level rule is in Zombicide. It is at the heart of the game and the fact that your survivor gets better at each danger level means the threat from the monsters increases. Checks and balances! It's simple but brilliant.

    As an aside, I have a question for you. Just how big are the napkins in your game? First the Doctor finds a katana under one, then in this part, he finds a shotgun under one. I'm just being frivolous and I hope it becomes a recurring joke.

    Bring on part three, please!

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    1. Many thanks Bryan. Delighted you're enjoying this as you were such a huge inspiration for me both buying the game, and playing this particular scenario (again). Part Three will be ready for posting at the weekend as the threat level rises once again and I'm forced to dig deep into my collection of Cybermen and Yetis ;-)

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    2. Better hope no one reaches Red Level then!

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    3. "I've got a bad feeling about this..." :-)

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  3. Really nice continuation Bk. The danger level rule is what makes this game such a blast to play and sometimes difficult to win. Let's hope our heroes can win out!

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    1. Cheers Bob. The Doctor was such a star that he raced into the yellow, whilst his smuggler chums were left far behind. Not good news for Han and Chewie when they're still low and facing 'yellow' level spawn cards :-o

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  4. Another cliffhanger. Still looks like anybody's game.

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    1. Thanks Finch. It was a cracking game.

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  5. Excellent! what more can I say.

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    1. Thanks Roger. You could always assure us you won't be letting any Cybermen or Yeti infest your store in the future. They'll be the death of Han and Chewie y'know ;-)

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  6. Cybermen are more than welcome but I'm afraid only guide Yeti and Wookies are allowed.

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