TURN 1: VLADTRON FORCES
The dead shadow knight decoy sitting in the driver's seat wasn't wearing a seatbelt. He launches forward and is impaled on one of the window spears.SHADOW KNIGHT:
Oh my god! Larry! Is that you? Where have you been for the last three years?
The pikeman in the window attempts to detect IVasscus, but rolls a sorry two inches on his Detection roll. IVasscus hasn't been spotted yet, thanks to the darkness of night (not pictured).GARRISON COMMANDER DRAYKO:
What's all that noise!? Did someone crash their carriage into the wall?SHADOW KNIGHT:
It's Larry, with the carriage we lost in 2009! He crashed so hard that his body decomposed into a skeleton!DRAYKO:
Because I have no forensic deduction skills, that sounds perfectly believable!DRAYKO:
But wait, weren't there two Shadow Knights assigned to that carriage? We'd better see if there are any survivors! Because Lord Vladek will want to punish somebody over this fuckup, and it's not going to be me!
Drayko's squad of Elite Guards moves up to investigate, along with two squads of Shadow Knights and scorpions who happened to be nearby. Everyone in and on the wall are rubbernecking at the crashed carriage.
When Trotsky smashed through the wall, the substandard wall section fell down and smashed a bunch of red scorpions, fatally severing their femoral arteries.
A swarm of scorpions on the inner bank of the moat was disturbed by the crash and skitters forward to see if there are any dead bodies to eat.
End of Turn 1. IVasscus has crossed the moat, but if he's discovered then there are a whole lot of VladTron forces standing between him and escape. Stalin has successfully gotten the cart across the moat, but now he's stranded on the near side.Ready for Turn 2 orders!