Round 3 starts 27/06 and will be a random Story Encounter drawn on the night.
You may use ANY master from your chosen faction. This will be a 45ss game.
Placings have been updated based on the notes that I've taken. A few of you still need to get your round 1 or 2 games in.
My Round 2 Experience (no pics because I was busy bricking it, so you'll have to just laugh at my attempts at western narrative)
Reconnoitre with Standard Deployment
McCabe with Stragemetal Shirt (McNuggets and his prancing pony 'Old Yella')
2 Westrels (English Toffs)
2 Riflemen (Stormtroopers)
1 Austringer (Bird Man)
I announced Entourage and Line in the Sand
Seamus with Sinister Reputation and Bag of Tools
Toshiro with bloated stench
2 Canine Remains
Charles announces Entourage and keeps his second scheme to himself
Round 2 for McNuggets and his band of English Toffs did not go well. Looking at the strategy and schemes I thought I'd be laughing, as McNuggets could prance around on his pony and reconnoitre or contest, whilst my band of Toffs could steam up to the centre line and spam out scheme markers. My opponent on the other hand had other ideas, and Charles who was playing Seamus and Toshy as his henchman was always going to be a bit of a blood bath for me.
McNuggets prances up the centrefield backed by Apu, and couple of Toffs. Meanwhile two riflemen and an austringer reposition themselves so that anything that makes a move for my crew should meet with fast moving projectiles. McNuggets strips off his spangly shirt and chucks it to Apu for some group armour schnanigans. He then promptly gets himself lured by the Belle into range of Toshiro (oh crap....) Meanwhile Seamus and the copycat have teleported to the centreline and are hiding behind a convenient tent and threatening to pop up and flintlock anything that makes a move.
I see a punk on the flank trying to play Johny Inconspicuous behind some crystals, so I get Bird Man to issues some orders and move my Toff close the centreline ready to spam some scheme markers in turn 2. The storm troopers move up to make sure that punk cant sidle any close.
I need initiative - I really need initiate if I'm going get McNuggets and his pony out of Toshies swinging range. After no less than three reflips I finally get initiative.
McNuggets spends his first action trying to break free and fails. Toshy clearly wants a hug. He looks down at his pony and whispers 'Sorry Yella, looks like your dinner' and goes on the offensive. I score three wounds on Toshy and give him slow. Charles in return activates Toshy and wave a fan at a nearby Belle who gets fast. He then takes a swing at McNuggets but fails to connect.
Seamus teleports on to a bluff and shrieks like a madman as he opens up with the flintlock and live for the pain to damn near send Apu to the great quicky mart in the sky. First Black Joker to defensive rolls - ok thats just bad luck..... Just for good measure the copycat follows suit and Apu is left with 1 wound left and his spangly shirt in tatters. Apu does a bit of healing and then opens up with the machine gun. He scores a couple of token wounds on the madman and the copycat but cant knock the loon off his lofty perch. The stormtroopers focus shoot the Resser for good measure but barely wing the guy.
Birdman issues another order and finally my Toffs can start spamming out some scheme markers. Two go down on the centre line and mister fancy cane goes sidling off into enemy territory to do lord knows what. Not really sure what he was doing if I was honest.
The belle manages to get McNuggets to strip down to his underwear before going at him with her freddy kruggers. The punk zombie picks up a twig and sidles forwards pretending to be a tree. One Canine is put down to some shots from the second stormtrooper and the other decides that the rogue toff might be tasty and takes off after him.
Score 1/0 to Charles for holding two table quarters
Initiative and again I'd really like to win it so I can get the hell out of Dodge with McNuggets, or atleast get Apu into some form of cover
Initiative flip - 3 to me, 5 to Charles. Bugger it I'm burning a soulstone - Reflips - 4 to me - Clucking Bell - I'm in trouble!
Seamus takes aim at Apu with live for the pain and misses. He does it again and misses. He thinks bugger this and pulls out the flintlock and once again misses. Now that's just bad luck... Apu heals two and runs behind a rock, counting his blessings. He decides to machine gun the tree loving punk samurai but only does 3 wounds.
The Copycat steps up to the ledge and does four wounds on one of my Toffs to show Seamus how it's done.
McNuggets smashes the Belle into an early grave. In return Toshy throttles Old Yella and suddenly McNuggets is the dirt and crucially he's free of Toshy.
The Rogue Toff with his fancy cane and top hat fails to connect with the Canine. The Canine clearly isn't sure about those fancy clothes and manages to miss as well.
Score 2/0 to Charles for holding two table quarters
The Rogue Westrel gets distract placed on him and I forget to take off. Easy VP to Charles. To add insult to injury the Toff's cane is about as effective as a paper umbrella in a hurricane.
McNuggets sees Toshy bearing down on him and runs like an Olympian in the opposite direction. I do have the good sense to keep him in enemy territory making my Entourage claim a little more feasible. Apu heals and goes running into the the Tree Hugger and amazingly manages to fell the punk before he can draw his katana.
Seamus teleports down off the bluff, behind a tent and shoots poor Bird Man. Birdman pulls my second black joker of the game for defense.... He then raises a Belle from the corpse. The copycat teleports down next to him but cant get a line on the Stormtroopers. The Stormtroopers can see they need to hold the line, so they both double focus on the tent where the big man is hiding in the hopes of getting him in the cross hairs next turn.
My remaining Toff drops a third scheme marker on the centre line and drags himself off to hide behind a big rock.
Score 3/1 to Charles
Seamus ducks out from behind the tent and puts a big hole in one of the stormtroopers, who barely survives the hand cannon attack. He tries a live for the pain but cant get it off. At this point Charles realises he really needs to get Seamus back into my deployment zone and hopefully out of range of my focussed storm troopers. Well 1 out of 2 isnt bad but Seamus is sticking out like a target at the rifle range and my boys have been waiting for this...
Stormtrooper 1 lets loose with a treble focus shot and pulls a black joker. Surprisingly he misses...
Stormtrooper 2 lets loose with his trble focus short and scores a massive 14. Seamus easily sidesteps the incoming ballistic missile.
Mcnuggets continues his 100 meter dash into Charles's deployment zone for Entourage.
Apu sees Toshy bearing down one on one of my scheme markers and so he steps out, grits his teeth, and pulls the trigger.... Now his luck up until this point has been shambolic and there is no way he is getting Employee of the Month. He knows it and I know it. He raises his brenn gun and lets loose and then he does it again for good measure. And Toshy falls... (Just)
Score 6/6 all - its a draw but it could have ended very differently it weren't for two things. McNuggets getting away from Toshy when Old Yella fell taught me how to sacrfice and summon Mcnuggets on foot to get out of combat. Lastly Apu's healing action got him back from 1 to 9 wounds over the course of 4 turns, and he then went on to be the best damn quicky mart manager ever, felling the tree hugger and Toshy with his Bren gun. Give that man the day off because he earnt it - in the end.