Firstly let me say the photos are in no particular order but they should give you an idea of what the game will look like and maybe the forces involved. All these shots were taken at about 5 am this morning obviously when I look and feel my best and know how to use the camera to it's fullest extent. (Yeah right!).
For Skirmish tomorrow I will run two 7TV scenarios, both on the same board at the same time and to be honest I think they are pretty well balanced, so no ideas as to how it will come out. Scenario 1, is a variation of the Gather scenario where by both the space suited humans and the envoy aliens are collecting the debris from the crashed saucer. This is the largest casts of the two scenarios, which can be played either separately or combined. While writing the scenarios up it soon became clear that I would need more figures. For those of you who know the 7TV rules the first scenario is 115 ratings (Rating equating to army points), There are more humans than aliens but the aliens have better guns.
The Second Scenario is only 70 ratings each side, but has a very different set of victory conditions. Rather than being a standard scenario it is an escape scenario where the humans have to get their "Plunder" off of the table whilst being persueded by the Alien Menace. This should be quite a challenge. The vehicle is slow and can only move 8 inches a turn, and has to stay within 4 inches of a human who can then control it. The largest alien can at a push travel 16 inches a turn, so it will soon catch up. 5 Aliens here (one large and 4 small) will try to stop two human co-stars. The little aliens also have a special rule that allows them to travel un-noticed and reappear anywhere on the board. Yikes!!!!
I will know more once I have reffed the games tomorrow. I have balanced the forces so that I would be happy to play either side. but I suspect the humans will have a slight advantage in the first scenario and the alien menace to have a marginal advantage in the second. I also suspect that good use of luck tokens and leadership skills will dramatically alter the game from one game to the next. Karl from Crooked Dice will be present at the venue so I am really hoping it goes well and that he is happy with the game.
That's all I have time for today. With luck a show report on Monday. All the Best Clint