If a dimensional gate explodes in the forest and no one is around to hear it, does it make a sound?
Doctor Krauss sure seemed to hear it. The old man doesn’t miss much, that’s for sure. Within hours a patrol of Automatons were on their way into Belgium, accompanied by Captain Vanderling. It would be easy to evade detection in the expansive forest and with any luck, remnants of the gate could be recovered for further examination and experimentation.
|The casualties really start piling up for the Legionnaires as the OG's robots push hard to intercept!|
|The two heroic Legionnaires continue their run!|
|When a half-squad of metal men bursts from the other side of the ruined house!|
|Mon Dieu! The shots all miss or are ineffective against the Legionnaire's armor.|
|But then that dastardly Vanderling appears and heaves a grenade. It, too, is ineffective!|
|But just as they're about to get away, the pair are caught by the bots. Alain is cut down.|
|Edouard picks up the relic and makes his get-away! Vanderling shakes his fist and screams at the drizzling sky.|
Wow, what a tense game! As far as the game itself, it's just a simple home-brew d20 based skirmish rules that borrow bits from GASLIGHT and WarZone. The models are Dystopian Legions that have been painted over the course of the last year. it's nice to get them into a proper game.
My wife took command of the Order of the Gear while I was the Men of Letters forces. She was absolutely killing me early on and really, it wasn't until I swapped out dice about 2/3 of the way through that it got competitive. She was so close to catching me at the end and if she'd split her fire between my last two guys running with the relic she might have killed both because of the five shots she took, two were killing hits but all were declared against the "ball carrier."
The heroes were suitably heroic and both proved to be tough as nails compared to the rank and file troops they were leading. Inspiration for the storyline comes from your usual Jules Verne, plus some Supernatural, X-files and Indiana Jones. We're both excited for chapter 2!