Wednesday, October 11, 2017

A Different Sort of Foe - Empire of the Dead AAR

In the second of three test games for the Cirque du Noire, Gary decided to go for another character led faction. 

Tattoo and the others were ready for another night out on the town. 

This time it would be van Helsing and his crew hoping to put a stop to the gypsy vampire's rampaging circus.

I split the troupe into two groups again, this time with the Imps covering the brutes, and the Pulcinella clowns with the ladies.

The Cirque sprinted across the table, with the Imp Tumblers out front. Tatoo, White Rabbit, and the clowns waited off to the side.

Seeing the approaching group of circus freaks, Helsing had his followers spread out in a gunline.

With the troupe winning initiative again, the prospect of a melee inched closer and closer.

Knowing how well that worked out last time, Gary's gunline opened fire, downing two of the three Imps and wounding the third, who was then charged by van Helsing.

But the flying lead wasn't enough to stop the Reptile Man and Ape Man from getting into combat. Tattoo, White Rabbut, and the Pulcinella rounded the corner at the same time.

While Helsing managed to off the wounded Imps, two of his followers were downed by the Reptile Man's claws. Mina and Jonathan Harker opened fire at the clowns, discombobulating two.

Unfortunately, the odds quickly turned against vampire hunters. The two downed followers died in the recovery phase, while Mina was downed and killed by Tattoo, White Rabbit, and their heavy pistols.

Another poor follower was pulverized by a pair of Pulcinella, while Helsing took two wounds from the Reptile Man.

The last turn saw the vampire hunters tabled. Helsing was shredded by the Reptile Man, the Gatling gunner was pulped by the Ape Man, and Tattoo and the two Pulcinellas bashed Jonathan into submission. 

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