IntroductionThe planet of Tantalus III was recently the scene of a violent confrontation between a group of Klingon spies and a patrol from the Planetary Defence Force (PDF): here. PDF troops have scoured the area but have been unable to find either the insurgents or several of their missing soldiers. The local army headquarters have come to the conclusion that the Klingons must have a well-camouflaged underground base and have ordered that acoustic probes be installed to cover the area, in order to discover the location of this base. They couldn't be more wrong...
The rules for installing the acoustic sensor net were simple. A team would take an entire activation to deploy a sensor, each sensor would have an effective radius of 18" and the PDF would "win" when every part of the board was in range of at least one sensor.
Just to keep the players on their toes, I deployed 3 PEF (possible enemy forces) markers. 2 ended up in the large wood in the centre and the 3rd was behind the far right hill. Unknown to the players, these PEFs were all decoys that would resolve as "nothing there". The real threat came from underground...
Team 1 was alone on the other side of the wood. They had an easier time of it because only a couple of bugs found them. Still, one of those managed to kill a trooper before being gunned down, whereupon the 2nd bug charged and did the same again.
The EndWell, that didn't go as I had expected! Those "4 times number of humans" swarms are incredibly nasty; once that occurred there wasn't really much chance for anyone who didn't run immediately. To be fair, the players did run, but then were even more unlucky that more swarms appeared to their sides and in front of them. Truly, I think that Tantalus III will have to be abandoned to the bugs now!
A couple of members of team 1 would have escaped, had we continued. Probably.