I have managed to put together a smaller complimentary set in the meantime that will consist of barricades, the tunnels and raised platforms, After the latest game on Tuesday I realised that, if your gaming sessions are like ours, we rarely stay focused on the matter in hand and it can end up like trying to herd bloody cats sometimes to get things back in line, this and the issue of a board beginning to fill with heroes and bad guys can make spotting those dotted red lines a real pain in the A-hole. Hence the raised platforms, they are based on the spaces from the board and I have made them in such a way that you can effectively also build your own little raised sections of various shapes for open plan skirmish play. Simple use, the rocky edges are the no entry sides...easy! Not sure on contents yet but the set will probably include multiples of the tunnels, barricades and platforms so there should be plenty for all set scenarios and your own evil and nefarious plans!
I will crack on with fixing down the sets and painting up some samples of the new stuff soon as I am back
Anyhow, onto more important things, more smacking around of those pesky Rebel Scum!
Episode IV: There's no hope
Last night in a front room far, far away, our heroes were joined by the blue headed Rogue Trooper wannabe saboteur's to put the smack down on Lord Vader's personal shuttle. To all our surprise, they started well, moving like a well oiled machine through the stinking trash compactor to face the Stormtroopers waiting for them outside the shuttle bay. Unfortunately it was an Imperial trick (thorough tactical planning more like), as soon as they rounded the corner they came face to face with a pair of Royal Guard and an E-web engineer. Ghaarkhan doing what he does best, smashed in to them like a big furry cannon ball cleaving left and right. They returned fire but the Royal Guard moved up and blocked the passage way stopping the Rebel progress. As they tried to fight thier way past them the Jedi faced off against a Royal Guard in one to one combat eventually beating him to death with his stick. The trooper bravely pushed through to take out the e-web and was severely wounded in the return fire but eventually they broke through and ran for the hanger door. As they gathered near the door about to break in it all went quiet with only a familiar imperial march tune playing in the background. Ghaarkhan kicked the door off its hinges and spotted a couple of Trandoshans in the corner, unsurprised the bounty hunters ran through the door and let loose at short range killing one bomb boy and injuring the other. Everybody let loose at the lizard skinned killers and dropped one to the floor. Spotting his opening the Saboteur ran in and dropped the satchel charge on the shuttle scratching the paint work on the shuttle. From the cockpit Lord Vader gave them the finger and took off leaving them in an empty hanger. They had missed thier chance...again
Defeat: Imperial victory
P.S Looking at Vader's card afterwards It's a shame think I missed my chance of getting him deployed (using a previously purchased agenda card) and cutting them to ribbons, he never got in to play, I was 1 point and lacking 1 turn, damn my decision to heal that trooper early on....guess I am just the caring tyrant type! I also forgot to bring the Xwing Shuttle to sit on the spot...double DOH!