IntroductionThe last time we saw the B-team in action (here) they were trying to find lunch, unaware that the zombie apocalypse had started without them. Since then, the authorities have reacted swiftly to seal off the troubled area of the city, leaving our heroes stranded and unable to get home in the evening.
The ScenarioATZ: Haven scenario book. As written, a group of police need to hold a barricade line until the end of their shift against whatever approaches.
My variations on this scenario are as follows:
- The B-team may enter from the south on any of their activations. They must try to escape off the north edge without being arrested.
- The game will continue as long as the B-team have a chance of escaping, or until we run out of playing time (i.e. the normal scenario's 16-activation limit is suspended).
- Sergeant Clouseau (REP 4)
- Officer Callahan (REP 4)
- Officer Dalgliesh (REP 4)
- Rookie Columbo (REP 3)
- Rookie Cagney (REP 3)
- Bloodhound Jupiter (REP 3 - he's a big softy, really)
|Cagney, Clouseau, Jupiter and Callahan
|Dalgliesh and Columbo
How the game played...
Then, all the street lights went out, plunging the area into darkness...
For a few moments, it looked as if there would be further bloodshed, but Clouseau asserted his authority calmly and George dropped the gun and collapsed on a sobbing heap. The unfortunate citizen was swiftly handcuffed and led out of the building (the roof of which was now starting to burn a bit more fiercely now).
The unfortunate Columbo didn't have a chance as the car drove right over him. It then crashed into the parked patrol car, shunting this aside and inflicting severe damage to it, before disappearing into the night. Only a trail of sparks from its damaged suspension showed where the car had been.
If you don't succeed at first...
Try, Try Again!
"Come on!" shouted Sam, in a moment of desperation. There's three of us and only one of him - we can take him!"
Clouseau's shotgun blast was unnaturally effective. Sam collapsed after a few steps into his charge and lay bleeding and wounded on the tarmac. As he fell, his spade whacked Bob across the jaw, knocking him down also. Poor Bert caught the brunt of the shot, though; he was dead before he hit the ground.
The officer strolled over to the fallen group and put handcuffs on the two who were still alive. He then radioed for an ambulance, as well as requesting more backup. This had been a very eventful shift and the exhausted Clouseau would be extremely glad when it was over!
[Update: Episode 3 of the B-Team's adventures is ==> here]