Well, the look of the battle has changed quite a few times. My expectations have ranged from total disaster to a glorious victory. Now they hang around "I cannot survive, but I'll take as many of those damn undeads down as I can". I estimate that when my all guys are dead or zombies, Galagoo will be down to his untouched überzombie, two wounded monster zombies and some 6-8 normal zombies. We'll see about that.
At the moment (3 rounds played), the situation is quite chaotic. I'm down to 4 guys, one of my shotgun toopers has been blown into pieces. Galagoo (my brother), though, has lost awful lot of his army. 15 of his normal zombies are destroyed, so he only has 13 left. Luckily it doesn't take long for him to catch my guys. One of his monster zombies is down and two are wounded. His überzombie is still in full battle condition, though.
The happenings so far after the earlier post:
On the southern battlefront the rest of zombies have moved forward, my guys have been killing some of them. My shotgun trooper got into close combat with a wounded monster zombie, and is now infected. We'll see how that CC turns out. The second monster, also wounded, has almost reached my grenade launcher guy, who was unable to destroy it completely. The normal zombies are just a few inches from the center of the village.
The northern flank has been suffering more. After my other shotgun guy got into CC with Galagoo's wounded monster zombie AND his überzombie on a jeep, I got desperate. After Alice had driven the last monster zombie out of her way, she emptied her Desert Eagles to the jeep, exploding it with a 2d10 damage. The explosion killed three normal zombies, the wounded monster zombie and my infected shotgun trooper. The überzombie survived without a scratch, though.
BTW, if you are interested, I can give you our zombie stats (which might not be the best around, but what we wanted to try).
- Grenade launcher guy
- Shotgun trooper (infected and in CC)
- One fully-armed monster zombie and two wounded ones
- 13 normal zombies
Now, after some 5 more rounds, the climax has been reached.
First round after earlier info was total tragic. All 4 of my guys got into CC with zombies, resulting in two deaths; the grenade launcher guy and shotgun trooper. Sniper withdrew, surviving the free hit, but failed to kill the überzombie. Alice, though, earned her rank as Heroine. As she was on the roof with two monster zombies, she used her Feat to blast their heads off. Crushing overkill, I tell you.
Second round: the last monster zombie jumps to help the überzombie with my sniper. They kill him with ease. Alice doesn't like that, so she jumps there and kills the monster zombie but failing to even wound the überzombie.
3rd-5th round: überzombie and Alice have been in CC, but every time Alice has used her Feat to somehow manage to use her guns. She has killed two normal zombies on the way. The überzombie is still in full condition, but Alice is infected. 11 normal zombies left. Propably my dead troopers will wake up at some point, but not just yet. We'll see when.
- Alice (infected)
- 11 human zombies
The battle is now over. Technically Alice had turned into a zombie, so Galagoo won, but we didn't want to end this just yet. So we made an excuse for her immunity against the zombie infection: she's the frigging Heroine !
As for that, the battle raged on. She finally took down the big boss, emptying her Desert Eagles to the überzombie's head. Down he went. That leaved nothing else against her but 11 normal zombies. Piece of cake.
When the grenade launcher guy died, the launcher itself was left on the roof of the small cottage. So Alice jumped there and grabbed the launcer. She blew five zombies up before she realized that it was no fun. Just shooting the zombies from safe distance was not what we were after. Luckily she saw a spade lying on the ground, few inches from the zombie horde. Dropping her launcher she jumped, trying to reach the spade. Unfortunately she slipped and fell to the ground, just waiting for the zombies to eat her. So they did. Quickly the undead surrounded Alice and attacked. No matter how she had withstood the powerful combined attacks of both überzombie and its minions, now she was killed by three human zombies - my typical dice luck. That made her the only human in the whole game to have been killed by human zombies.
So, in the end there were six "survivors", all human zombies. So my estimation was quite far away.
We took some photos and Galagoo is now getting them into the computer. I'll get a link when the photos are in my Brickshelf. And if you want to see our zombie rules, just say so.