Saturday, 4 July 2015

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

“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. However having teamed-up the trio now find themselves cornered by a large army of the silver giants from Telos and some hairy Yeti… With more of the robotic monsters on their way.”


Stepping inside Roger’s Store, the Doctor spotted three Cybermen and a Cybermat just outside the building’s northern entranceway. Astonishingly the Timelord managed to take down two of the cyborgs but having done so levelled up once again… The time-traveller was clearly becoming quite the threat to the Cyber-leader, especially as he used his free combat action to blast a third of the towering Telos giants. Suddenly Solo was beside him, and the silver-haired smuggler quickly dispatched the Cybermat before finding ‘plenty of ammo’ within the shop. Outside Chewbacca gunned down two of the three Cybermen approaching the Wookie from the north. With a growl though the Millennium Falcon’s co-pilot heard the distinctive clunk of five more Cybermen approaching along Vampifan’s Avenue from the west and saw six more of the Cyborgs appear to the north.
THE DOCTOR AND HAN SOLO TRY TO HOLD OFF THE ATTACK OF THE CYBERMEN
The Doctor threw his rifle to Han, and moved through Roger’s Store to appear in the middle of Vampifan’s Avenue. There he dispatched two of the newly arrived Cybermen. Solo was soon with him. But the Corellian only managed to blast one more the silver giants. Chewbacca was having more luck, and brought down not only the one remaining cyborg in front of him but two of the six Cybermen further up the road.

It was ‘All or Nothing Time’ clearly, as the Wookie raced through Roger’s Store to join his companions and desperately tried to batter a Cyberman to death with a crowbar.  He failed. But the Doctor heroically intervened by dispatching no less than five of the Telos cyborgs… “Don’t make the Timelord angry!” Han Solo also made some sensational shots count and by the time the silver-haired smuggler had finished firing the trio were no longer trapped between two opposing hordes of Cybermen… At least momentarily.
AS THE CYBERMEN ADVANCE IT LOOKS LIKE TIME FOR THE DOCTOR TO REGENERATE ONCE AGAIN
The Doctor continued to wreak havoc upon the Cyber-leader’s forces with his sonic shotgun, as he brought down not only a Cyberman but three Cybermats who had furiously been snaking towards him. Chewbacca ‘deactivated’ the final Cyberman between himself and the junction south to where the TARDIS was housed. Admittedly a Yeti and two more of the silver giants had appeared at the far eastern end of Vampifan’s Avenue. But there was a gap and so the Wookie raced around the corner and south down to the Generator Room and the TARDIS. Joining his co-pilot Han Solo first blasted the two Cybermen accompanying the Yeti. The Great Intelligence’s hairy robot moved towards the Doctor’s direction and suddenly was within striking distance of the Timelord as all ‘fatties’ gained an extra activation. To make matters worse more Cybermats were scuttling along the concrete towards the time-traveller form the opposite direction. U.N.I.T.’s former scientific advisor was trapped.
THE TIMELORD CONTINUES TO BE HAUNTED BY THE FOES OF HIS SECOND INCARNATION
 The Doctor blew away the Yeti with his sonically enhanced shotgun, and raced down to the Generator Room before yelling for Solo to get his Neutron Flow Polarity Reverser from inside the TARDIS’ Console Room. The Corellian did so and then ran south and then west towards the Timelord’s proposed exit point. Behind him Chewbacca gave a low growl and followed him.

 Planning on joining his companions and escaping this area of London the Doctor suddenly found himself being dragged down by a swarm of Cybermats. Not only had more of the metallic pests appeared to the north but as they had suddenly been permitted two extra activations some of them had reached his position… Farther away the Timelord could also hear the voice of the Cyber-Leader himself.
AS HAN SOLO REACHES THE TARDIS, THINGS LOOK BAD FOR THE BLUE BOX'S OWNER
Realising that this was his last hope he somehow managed to blast the scurrying Cybermats pinning him down and join his two companions in relative safety… Until the next adventure at least. 

20 comments:

  1. Whew! I feared our heroes would buy the farm.

    A thrilling conclusion(?)

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    1. Thanks Finch. At one point I really thought this was going to be 'game over' too. I was tempted to try and drag it out a bit longer to see if my guys could find some better weapons. But as soon as the Doctor levelled up again it was 'do or die' as the amount of Cybermen and Yeti appearing were terrifying :-)

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  2. YAY! They made it! That was quite a rousing finale to a great batrep. There is no question at all about who the "man of the match" was - it had to be Doctor Who. He performed heroically throughout. Your heart must have sank when the Cybermats got two extra activations near the end. That was real bad luck and something I've never seen happen before. Still, at least the good Doctor was more than a match for them. All in all, I thoroughly enjoyed that batrep. What fun!

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    1. Cheers Bryan. It was a very close run thing but once the breach had been made, and Han and Chewie made it through the gap, then a win was finally on the cards. Those cybermats were unbelievably pesky and if not for the sonic shotgun then I'm not sure what would have happened. Good to see the Doctor on the winning side. He's two for two now... we'll have to see how he gets on for his third mission ;-)

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  3. A cracking end to a smashing battrep, Simon, but who will the Doctor team with next time? Hark is that a mechanical mole I hear in the background?

    Cheers Roger.

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    1. Thanks Roger. I quite like the bonus a "zombivor" brings to the table, so ideally I'll always have one as part of my team for any future games. They simply mix my survivors up a bit more than normal. I am painting up some minis which may be riding a mechanical mole. But I have a few other unused "Heroclix" repaints on the shelf currently... and believe the Federation may be up to their old tricks in the future...

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  4. Great conclusion to a fun and exciting adventure Bk! Looks like the Doc is on a roll. Han and Chewie made for some cool companions too.
    Are you painting any of the Zombicide figures? Would love to see your take on them dude.

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    1. Cheers Bob. Much appreciated. I haven't painted any of the "Zombicide" minis yet, though they are now an increasing temptation since purchasing "Toxic Mall" and seeing the fantastic piccies Vampifan is doing. I was hoping to simply re-base a load of old "Copplestone Castings" zeds. But I don't have enough... If I start to paint the Survivors though I'll have to paint the zombies form the boxed game as I have OCD about scale etc :-)

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    2. You can never have enough zombies dude!

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    3. Quite right Bob. In fact that should be your middle name :-)

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  5. Fabulous stuff Blax, and obviously based on a True Story. 10/10

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    1. That's extremely generous of you Pendragon :-) Glad you enjoyed it as it was a long one and I was unsure whether people would stick around for a three-post BatRep. I'm not sure about a true story but certainly a true game :-)

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  6. More hugely enjoyable fun, the quotes are just the icing on the cake!

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    1. Most kind Michael. Glad you enjoyed it.

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    1. I think you'll find it was all down to my skilled tactics Gordon ;-)

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  8. A crazy mash-up for sure. Great report. :)

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    1. Thanks Pulpcitizen. It was a long game but a great one.

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  9. This game just gets out of hand too quick once the characters get some levels under their belts. :)

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    1. Out of hand is a very accurate description Dai. But my goodness its fun too :-)

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