10 March 2008

Friday's Scenario

The Shrine of Ghola


The Story Line:


Native resistance to colonial expansion is on the rise. Much of it is based on two things: the Empire of Galfor's desire for power and the rise of a fundamentalist religious movement amongst the natives.


Galforrian troops are stirring up trouble in the border areas. One unit of the infamous Emerald Legion has arrived in the small Martian village of Ghola. In the center of the town is a stone shrine, which local legend claims landed from the heavens. Inside the shrine is a holy artifact, the Books of G'aree Gy-gaks.


The village of Ghola lies in territory whose dominion is disputed by both the British Empire and the French Second Empire. Both nations send small patrols to investigate reports of Galforrian meddling and to remove the Books which seem to be the focus of all the trouble. The Galforrians, meanwhile, are trying to whip the locals into a frenzy to protect their sacred objects.


The Setup:


There are three sides: British, French, and Martian.


Terrain is minimal - the village of Ghola lies in the midst of a large basin. Water comes from the village well.


In the center of the table is the village. It is protected by a few low stone walls which are in poor repair and have large gaps. The Martian forces deploy in this zone.


British forces enter from the southwest; French from the northeast. Both must deploy no more than 16 inches from the corner they begin in.


Victory Conditions:


British: 5 points for seizing the Books and removing them from the table; 5 points for each Emerald Legion unit destroyed, 10 points for driving off the French.


French: 5 points for seizing the Books and removing them from the table; 5 points for each Emerald Legion unit destroyed, 10 points for driving off the British.


Martians: 5 points for each Earth unit destroyed or routed off the table; must keep the Books from being removed from the table.

The Aftermath:
We are going to play using regular G.A.S.L.I.G.H.T rules (not Battles by...). After the game, I can make available the forces - I want to keep them secret for now. Jim reads this blog, and he's playing in the game.
I will take several photos during the game on Friday night, and shall promptly publish an after action report for the newspapers to ruthlessly plagiarize. The scoundrels!

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