Friday, 22 July 2016

Across the Dead Earth - Murder in the Midlands Tournament - Part 2

Hopefully everyone has read Part One of this tournament report.

Third Game - vs Adam and his Unnamed Gang
Well after two decent wins and a lunch break we entered into game 3. This time I was up against Adam with his unnamed gang, mainly as he was self confessed in being un organised and hadnt even named his characters. Setting up on table 6 Adam deployed in the centre baseline just behind the large hill whilst I placed my gang near the walled house.
Straight away I was on the front foot, gaining a couple of loot counters and storming towards the centre of the table, taking cover on the reverse slope of a hill with Dum, Dee and Whyte Rabbit. Hatter and White Knight went left around the large hill as Adam was moving some of his gang across the terrain in response.
Adams medic (we named him Doc) suddenly found himself in front of Hatters shotgun and was summarilly dispatched in a hail of lead. Outraged Adam's leader charged towards Hatter and as per the medic, was gunned downed mercilessly.
On the central hills the Unnamed struck back with Scouter aiming a well placed shot straight between Dums eyes and dropping him where he stood. Rabbit hada great bead on Scouters location now and aimed a shot which paid him back in full. The unnamed were reeling, gang members were dropping like flies and they had no leader to rally them.
Adam fought back hard moving his sharpshooter Annie into a good position, but she fluffed her shots and Hatter put her down before moving in for the coup de grace. Hatter was on a rampage and sped after Adams remaining scout and gunned him down remorslessly.
The Unnamed had been utterly wiped out and the Wonderland gang had taken the majority of the loot, completely winning with 115pts to 20pts.
Game 4 - vs Martin and his Concrete Savages
Last game of the day and i thought it was close on points between a couple of us. I was up against Martin and his melee orientated savages, if they got into close combat I could be cut to ribbons. We were on table 3 which was my Apocalyptic airbase.
After the loot was placed I deployed behind the old transport plane, whilst the Savages entered the fray near the other side. I was panicking, the mad, knife weilding manics were too close for my liking.
Alice and Dum sped off to the left as a few loots were quite close by. The White Knight snagged another loot as Whyte Rabbit and Hatter went right around the sandbags to try and catch the savages as they advanced.
Fubar from the savages ran up into cover of some sandbags but Hatter took a bead with his shotgun and gunned down the poor maniac. Next up was River who suddenly found herself under fire, and shortly succumbed to the overpowering firepower.
The Savages leader ran onto the planes wing and snagged some loot, quickly dashing back down to bank it. Snafu the mad spear weilding nutter charged up onto the plane to counter the moves of Dee and a whirling melee ensued. Thats not a Knife even card was played by both of us so neither would be able to use any combat weapons and bonuses and it was down to fisticuffs! yeh that ended eventful and both characters remained locked in combat.
Savage Sid tried to gun down Mad Hatter from his vantage point on the wing of the plane but missed. Not so for the wonderland leader who blasted him off the wing then moved closer to give him the coup de grace. In the scrap between Dee and Snafu it was going the way of the Wonderlanders thanks to back up from the White Knight and Dee finally got to coup de grace the Savage.
In a last desperate effort Martin snagged a loot and dashed back to his deployment area whilst another character Clay took on White Knight. The Wonderlanders wouldnt be cowed however and another raider went the way of the rest.
The Savages had definately been outgunned and outclassed. The Wonderland gang hadn't got a scratch whilst whislt nearly annihi

lalating their opposition.
Another win with a huge 120pts to 20pts
So four games and four large wins. After all the points were totalled I had won the day with a considerable margin.
A fantastic day out and four cracking games against four great opponents. I cant wait for the next one.
For my winnings I chose the Angel Gang box set for the 2000AD Judge Dredd miniatures game (which also would be extreamly fitting for Across the Dead Earth). Alot of the great prizes were donated by Lostland Games so much kudos to them.

 A couple of the other gangs I didnt get to play.


  1. Nice summary of the second half of the day and we'll done on winning the tournament :)

    1. Thanks Simon. Cant wait for the next one, but I think everyone knows my evil tricks now!

  2. Well done you, what a fabulous tournament you had.

    1. Its was great Michael. Win Lose or Draw it was a great day (just helped by defeating my enemies mwhahah)

  3. Very impressive 4 solid wins. Congrats.

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    1. Cheers Leon. Wish I could have the same luck in Batman tourneys haha.

    2. Don't get me started about bad luck in tournaments, LOL!