With a creak, the hatch opens. A thin layer of dust and plaster falls from the top.
General Lucresia: What's it like up there? Are there any hostiles? Is the building secure?
Legionnaire: It looks pretty safe to me, General. The building is mostly intact.
General Lucresia: Marvellous. It seems that the revolutionists weren't able to infiltrate the palace. Now all we have to do is to rally the troops from the strongholds and take back the country.
General Lucresia: Actually, now that I look around...
General Lucresia: The revolution seems to have gotten a bit more out of hand than I had expected.
Army Statistician : Perhaps if you-sorry, if we hadn't built that gigantic magikal super weapon and threatened to use it on the protesting civillian areas, this wouldn't have happe-
General Lucresia: Silence, you half-baked beaurocrat! We had every right to build the Doomsday Bomb and demand their surrender or annihation! Who could we have guessed that they would storm the base and detonate it by accident? I'll tell you what- if that fool Wolfgang hadn't faceplanted at the battle of Genoa, this wouldn't have happened at all!
General Lucresia: Peasant! You there, how long has the Revolution been in power for?
Muscuar Frenchman: I am not too sure maybe two years, Mademoiselle.
???: Oi! Who are you talkin' to ova dere?]
There's the sound of many footsteps and jangling weapons. A very fashionable man steps forward.
'Mistah' Mordecai: Yeah, I heard voices, show yerself!
'Mistah' Mordecai: It sounds like sum survivors! Looks like it's our lucky day! Let's mangle them, fellas!
General Lucresia: Drat, it looks like we've been spotted. Prepare to defend- Mr Amerigo, why are you out of your robotic suit?
Head Engineer Amerigo: I'm afraid it's too chunky to fit through the hatch in one piece, so they're sending it up bit by bit. We can hold off the scavengers in the meantime.
Head Engineer Amerigo: Besides, this is a splendid opportunity to test out some of my experimental weaponry... It's time to paint the walls with some scavenger's brains!
Other pictures of the battlefield:
Scavengers: Space Bunny
Shiv and dynamite guy
Revolver and hatchet guy
Sledgehammer guy (light armour)
Dual revolver gal
Sword and shield gal
Army statitician (commander)
Heavy Gunner (heavy, light armour)
Head Engineer Amerigo (engineer, at the end of each turn, the 3 parts of his robotic suit will be passed through the hatch, fully asembling at the end of turn 3)
Scavengers: Massacre General Lucresia's squad and capture the hatch.(killing at least one character- Lucresia or Amerigo- is a minor victory)
General Lucresia's squad:Defend the hatch from all attackers.
There are plenty of interactable items on the battlefield which can be used to your advantage, so keep an eye out for those. Bennies will be awarded for certain actions such as First Blood, Last Man Standing etc.
Btw, just a minor note but these scavengers are not affiliated with Dragonking1411's Scavengers