The Fawcett Avenue Conscripts are a group of table-top wargamers who get together on Thursday nights to enjoy some gaming, some beer and a few chuckles courtesy of our hobby.
Wednesday, January 16, 2013
Escape from the Empire!
Last Thursday we played a multi-player Star Wars Miniatures Battles game with an interesting (I thought) premise - the origin of Han Solo. Nerds will know that Mr. Solo was formerly an officer in the Imperial Navy and was cashiered after attacking a fellow officer who was about to murder a Wookiee prisoner, Chewbacca. This started the whole "life debt" thing between Han and Chewie that continued until episode 6 or later. Anyway the scenario is Han's escape from Imperial custody - stealing a TIE fighter and escaping to join the Bounty Hunter's Union, or whatever. Above we see Our Heroes having disembarked from their TIE fighter (battle damaged!), accompanied by another defecting Imperial pilot, Phil.
Turn 2 and Phil has already been "defeated". Oh well, he wasn't "canon" anyway ;-)
Some bounty hunters want to put Han and Chewie through a traditional hazing ritual, running agauntlet of blaster fire.
Imperials appear on the scene, bent on apprehending the fugitives. Han takes aim...
"I didn't hit it that hard - it must've had a self-destruct!"
Chewie's down and the Imperials form a gunline. Han is headed for the Spice Mines for sure...
Even the bounty hunters were made short work of by the planetary militia. A brief game, but at least it looked good. I always enjoy rolling out the Star Wars toys.