Saturday, 21 May 2016

Zombicide Report: Alien Verses Blake's Seven - "Exterminate" - Part Two

“The story so far… A Federation experiment on an extra-terrestrial life-form has gone horribly wrong. Having successfully secured the endoparasitoid species on board the orbiting Weapons Research Facility, Roj Blake has momentarily joined forces with Section Leader Klegg and two Federation troopers in order to help reduce the number of Aliens which they face. But can the Liberator's crew trust the Death Squad troopers, especially when the rebels are already struggling to cope with the seemingly unending waves of murderous creatures..? And just how is Vila Restal going to survive having been ambushed by three Alien Stalkers..!?!"

RECAP: VILA FLEES BLAKE'S SIDE ONLY TO FIND MORE TROUBLE BEHIND AN AIR-LOCK DOOR
Terrified at being surrounded by three Aliens just west of the Green Room, Vila swung his space Fire Axe for all he was worth and somehow managed to chop two of the Stalkers down to size. Unfortunately the monster's acidic blood sprayed all over the thief, causing him two wounds. Hearing his cries Blake barked out an order to Jenna via his wrist communicator and then picked up a nearby machete he just happened to spy lying around. Stannis meanwhile, scooped up a shotgun she had found in Green Central and started blazing away at the remaining extra-terrestrial tormenting Restal. The creature fell to the floor dead. But once again injured Vila by covering the cowardly criminal in its acidic blood.
THE TABLETOP - THE "GORDON RICHARDS" FEDERATION WEAPONS RESEARCH FACILITY
Section Leader Clegg smiled as he heard the rebel scum shouting and screaming up ahead. Perhaps he wouldn't need to kill them himself after all. For now though he contented himself with simply searching the Robot Room and was delighted when he discovered one of the Federation's latest Terran gas-mask helmets. Further North, the two Death Squad troopers opened the door to the Green Room, claimed the area's objective for their corrupt Administration and nervously watched an apprehensive Vila. Even more concerning was the fact they could all hear the rending of metal some distance away, as if the fearsome fiends they fought were trying to tear through a bulkhead door...
VILA ALMOST FALLS AS THE FEDERATION DEATH SQUAD CAPTURE ANOTHER OBJECTIVE
Blake, having quietly spoken to Jenna, once again searched Green Central and found Plenty of Ammunition. The Liberator crew's leader swapped weapons with his female companion, and then smiled as he saw Stannis lift a space katana off of a wall-mounting. Hearing fast-approaching footsteps Roj turned to see Section Leader Klegg, two Death Squad troopers and Vila join him.

The pounding at one of the airlock doors to the North was getting increasingly louder. Until without warning the supposedly secure interior entranceway buckled to one side and through the large gap poured a number of the savage-looking extra-terrestrials. With alarm Blake noticed that a couple of the brutes resembled vicious canines. Bracing themselves the heroes momentarily awaited the arrival of the Aliens...
BLAKE'S SIX MAKE A LAST STAND IN THE CENTRE OF THE FEDERATION RESEARCH COMPLEX
   Roj once again gave Jenna a quick order and then blazed away with his pistol at the fast-approaching monsters. Unfortunately he missed completely and had to watch impotently as Stannis took down one of the brutes before she bravely moved northwards. Desperate for a weapon better than his space fire-axe, Vila used his torch to hunt around Green Central for something useful and found a rifle and pistol. Unfortunately his significant injuries meant the thief was extremely limited in what he could carry. In addition his red-hot acid burns weren't helping his aim much either, as Restal missed when he tried to fire the rifle.

Section Leader Klegg boldly moved north alongside Jenna, and showed her what a professional soldier could achieve by killing an Alien Stalker. The Death Squad commander was soon accompanied by his troopers, who promptly slew a Hound and actually advanced to outside the Radio Room. A sudden growl to the west gave one of the Terran troopers concern enough to cause them to fire down the corridor at another extra-terrestrial canine. But the shot went wide and the formidably-jawed dog-creature was upon him. Fortunately the man was momentarily saved by his recently acquired new-and-improved Federation helmet.
SECTION LEADER KLEGG SHOWS JENNA HOW THE FEDERATION FIGHT EXTRA-TERRESTRIALS
Staggering East away from the hungry Hound, the Trooper saw six more Alien Stalkers rushing towards him from down the length of the corridor. With a curse he fired at the canine-like creature who had just attacked him, and brought the beast down. Realising that the back-suited soldier was about to be torn to shreds, Jenna joined him and killed another of the extra-terrestrials. Hearing the sound of fast-approaching Aliens to their West, Blake quickly spoke to Vila, before positioning himself, along with one of the Death Squad troopers, at the western entrance to Green Central.

The thief meanwhile rushed up to the Radio Room door and easily opening it, found himself face-to-face with another of the fearsome dog-mutations. Paralysed with terror Restal failed to shoot the beast with his space rifle. Moments later however Section Leader Klegg was beside him, and before the cowardly criminal could cry-out the Terran veteran had dispatched the Hound and claimed the objective inside. Unfortunately for the Liberator crew this meant that the Federation Administration minions had now raised the danger level to orange, whilst they were still far behind in the green...

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22 comments:

  1. This is a cracking report, Simon, how Villa is still alive I don't know but the Feds are streaking ahead. I mist admit after seeing the title I half expected s squad of Daleks to be behind one of the doors!

    Cheers Roger.

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    1. Many thanks Roger. Vila being a 'Zombivor' really does make him a tough nut to crack. But there again the character did appear throughout all four seasons of the TV show - so he's clearly something of a survivor ;-)

      Blake's Seven Verses The Daleks; now there's a thought!! Sadly I got the title from the "Space Hulk" mission I tried to replicate. But you never know with my future BatReps ;-)

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  2. A cracking read at 01:45 on a Sunday morning ;-). What a great way to start the day! (",)

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    1. Cheers Andy. You can't beat a BatRep literally first thing in the morning. Glad you enjoyed it!! Though bizarrely I did post it up on Blogger yesterday lunch-time. For some reason though it didn't seem to appear as a new post until late last night. Very odd!?!

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  3. Poor old Vila...he's just not cut out for all this! I just hope Blake has a plan up his sleeve for Klegg & co...should they survive!

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    1. Vila is very useful for opening doors, as he doesn't need anything to do it and its a free action. But as you say Gordon, he's not good at anything else - especially gun-play!!

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  4. This just keeps getting better and better!

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    1. Thanks Michael. Blake and company were very close to getting overrun at one point. But Section Leader Klegg managed to save the day. What a hero for the Terran Administration he is ;-)

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  5. Another very entertaining g batrep, Simon. I was rooting for the Liberator's crew until I noted that one of the Federation troopers is called Jez. Given the performance of the two teams, looks like I'm on the winning team - which makes a nice change. Up the Federation!

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    1. Cheers Jez. Thought you'd spot the reference ;-) Fortunately they're all on one team... for now at least!!

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  6. Cracking stuff, as usual, Simon. I was going to say that things are not going well for the crew of the "Liberator" but at least they're all still alive. I still don't trust Klegg and I hope he gets his comeuppance soon.

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    1. Many thanks Bryan. Vila is a bit poorly true, but that simply means he now has the same health as Jenna started with, and obviously Blake still has his five wounds. Section Leader Klegg is really growing on me as he's undoubtedly the star of the show so far. His comeuppance is though due... and probably only a BatRep or so away ;-)

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  7. Sweet. Another action-packed report, Simon.

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    1. Cheers Finch. Much appreciated :-)

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  8. Another great batrep Simon! love them

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    1. Thanks Simon. Its getting hard to squeeze 'em in with all the painting posts I want to do.

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  9. Love the new infected staff. :)

    Cool stuff as always. You must have a hell of a mob for your Seeds of Doom now mate. :)

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    1. Cheers PulpCitizen. Indeed I do. Once I've painted up some more of my "Mantic" plastic scenery I might do a group shot or two :-)

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  10. Enjoyable as ever my friend! I need to do some narrative gaming sometime soon...

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    1. Thanks Dai. I'm certainly hoping to see more of your ACW AAR antics in future postings :-)

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