11 November 2013

Scrambled Eggs and Mashed Militia

Junior and I played a game of Swatters on Sunday afternoon. We hadn't broken out the bugs in a while and gave them some air. We played the "Space Demon Omelettes" scenario as written. Junior and I put together forces - he used the bugs and I used the humans. The basic premise is that the humans are raiding an alien lair and need to destroy three egg chambers. The bugs are simply trying to defend and drive off the humans.

Back Story
A few days ago some MCC* scouts located an alien hive roughly 10km from Litumsia City. Colonel Mugabe quickly organized a raiding party to destroy as many eggs as possible in an effort to keep the enemy population in check. The splitters from Le Pupi's army would not get credit for this fine victory!

This is after my first move. I kept as many bases as I could nearby my commander so they'd activate on 2+. The mortar got to work straight away on an egg chamber, as did some of my squads.

Some incessant gun and rocket fire knock out the egg chamber furthest to my left. One down, two to go!

Things are looking good for the Litumsian Militia. Just one hit left on the central egg chamber and the bugs are still having trouble getting it in gear.

But the difficulty goes up in the blink of an eye as a group of Warriors springs forward and quickly chews up a squad on my right flank.

The Hive Queen gets a bit too close to the Exterminators who finish her off. The Hive Mind was a bit disheartened but kept up the defense.

An overview of my now perilous situation.

My fighters wiped out the Assault Warriors, but the Exterminators were then hit by the Warriors who'd gotten around the flank.

Things are now really spiraling out of control for me. My units are decimated and probably should have routed, but I let my son enjoy wiping my stuff out completely.

Classic desperation. Calling in mortar fire on my own position. I killed a couple of bugs but my own squad was wiped out in the process. Nice.

Three guys left. Is that a fat lady I hear?

It was obvious that Le Pupi had alerted the bugs to our presence. His treachery truly is terrible. Willing to sacrifice fellow humans to the bug menace just to gain a political advantage. There will be vengeance!

That is a tough scenario for the human force. If I'd pounded on the rear egg chamber from the get-go with the mortar I may have been able to win. Junior had some terrible activation rolls and cut short some early turn by rolling snake-eyes which contributed to his slow start but in the end, he rolled me right off the board. It was a fun game and I really do like the game system. I'm ready for some revenge!

* - Militia Campaign for the New Congress

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