Sunday, 26 October 2014

The Ambush

I finally got a game in. Time for a report (picture heavy).

Setting: After the End
Location: Somewhere North East of the Liverpool ruins, approx 5 miles from Boxfort.

Scavs Objective: To protect the loot or get it off the table.
Psych Ward Objective: To capture the loot.

Rules: Warlord 2085/Skank

The Table

A band of Scavengers push a cart of loot towards Boxfort. They are hoping the salvaged scrap metal and diesel fuel will fetch a good trade and help keep them warm through the coming winter months. 

Somewhere further on some figures hide from view in the ruins.

Local Raider gang - Psyche Ward are waiting for the Scavs.

They are spread out hoping to hit the Scavs from all sides. 

The Scavs slowly push their cart onwards. They have been pushing it for three days and can't wait to arrive at Boxfort.

Excited by the prospect of a kill some of the Psych Ward advance closer to the Scavs.

Unaware the Scavs keep moving on. 

As the Scavs reach the kill zone Psych Ward move in for the kill. 

The Scav Scout on the wreckage screams "AMBUSH!!" as she spots the two approaching loonies. The Scav leader "Grey Ed" spots the Psych Leader "Ja Ja" creeping around an old caravan. Grey Ed cracks off a shot missing the masked pychopath. 

As the Scavs look about the Psych Ward gang close the trap. 

Grey Ed doesn't spot another loony sneaking around the caravan. 

Ja Ja fires back hitting Grey Ed. As a hero level character he takes a wound. 

Pysch Ward storms forwards engaging the Scavengers in close combat. 

A Scav drops a nutter with his homemade shotgun. At least that's one less automatic weapon pointed at them. 

The gang leaders grapple but Ja Ja wins. Grey Ed falls to the ground bleeding. 

The nutters on the wreckage beat the Scav. 

Old Pitwit beats the screaming girl with a home made mace whilst his comrades grapple with the other nutters.

The fighting continues. The scav with the shot gun faces two charging nutters. He tries to reload is weapon. Ja Ja charges Pitwit. 

Pitwit wounds Ja Ja but he shrugs it off dispatching the Scavenger. 

Just as things start to look grim for the Scavs, two of them finish off their assailants. 

 Screaming and squawking (there is also someone barking too) the remaining Psych Ward members engage the remaining Scavs. 

Two of the Scavs trigger their shotguns. At close range the nutters don't stand a chance. 

The other Scav gets a wound on Ja Ja. 

Ja Ja dispatches the Scav. 

Ja Ja advances but the two Scavs are not scared of the masked loon. They attack him with a gusto. 

The Scavs beat Ja Ja. Victory to the Scavs. 

I am using some homebrew rules for this. 

The Scavs had no deaths. Out of the wounded 2 are okay, one lightly wounded and one seriously wounded.

The Psych Ward have 3 dead, 2 are okay and one with a light wound. Ja Ja has a serious wound. The gang limp back to base hoping they don't bump into a Boxfort patrol. It their present condition they will be sitting ducks. 

This is the first time in a long time I have used the Skank rules and I forgot what fun they are to play (they are free too!). I wanted a quick game and was not in the mood to spend some time knocking up stat lists. Skank doesn't use them so its great for quick games. 


  1. Now that looks like seriously good fun.

  2. Great battle report! Nice terrain!

  3. Always a table packed with terrain! Another fine tale from the Wastes.

    My money was on the Psych Ward pulling off the ambush, just goes to show what I know...

  4. Great game dude! Love the table.

  5. Epic loking game and sounds like it was fun! Very cool!