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Blacksite Studios - LunarA Skirmish game of brutal combat on the Moon.
Humanity has colonised the Moon. Numerous countries and now companies struggle for control of territory and resources. What was once a journey of scientific cooperation has now become as is usual for the human race - a theatre of war!
Lunar is a 32mm skirmish game set during humanity's battle for lunar superiority. You choose from a variety of different factions - NASA/USA, USSR, Republic of China and Freelancers/Corporation.
The Lunar Core Box incudesFull Colour rulebook
As Black Site Studios ran a backroom project, similar to kickstarter and pre order combined, I was also able to get hold of the 2'x2' neoprene moon mat as well as the unmanned universal moon rovers.
I also added to my order, moon buggies for all the factions as well as the Freelancer and Republic of China forces. These will be arriving hopefully soon and I will then post up these items.As a little treat for being part of the backroom project, when my first wave arrived it has some lovely stickers, embroidered patch, space shuttle pin badge and an exclusive moon dog miniature.
Cant wait to get these miniatures painted up and start some Lunar Battles.
Campaign Turn 2
Seeing Chaket was still smarting from his minor wound, incurred during his crew's first job, Mason decided to use a chunk of his available Creds to call in a favour from his families physicians and get Chaket back on his feet. With debt still on the Solar Conveyor, it was also preferable that he paid off some of this as well.
Whilst the Forge family physician was attending Chaket, Mason detailed off the rest of his crew, using the down time wisely whilst waiting for one of his Patrons to call with a new job.
Taking Cal out and about in Erlich's main trade zone, Mason called in on an Alien Merchants shop he had heard about and after a bit of negotiation managed to come away with some damaged Combat Armour and Battledress, all in exchange for a Military Rifle. Looking around for Cal who had disappeared during the deal, Mason soon saw him sheepishly walking back into the shop. "Sorry Boss" said Cal "I got distracted and lost the Shotgun in a game of Triad Poker"
Mason's face showed his anger "You damn well better hope SH-1RE has repaired that Plasma Rifle when we get back or your sonic scrubbing the Vacuation tubes for a week!"
Returning to the ship, Mason's comm-Link chimed and Kheth's disembodied voice emanated from its small speaker. "Captain. True and I spoke with the doc and he told us a load of med stuff has come onto the trade catalogues, we've score some stimms and a case of med patches, going to be damn handy now in jobs are getting heavy".
"At least some one's come up trumps" muttered Mason looking over at Cal.
Back at the ship, the Doc informs Mason that Chaket is up and mobile and will be fine but no stellar travel for a few days.
Looks like I need a job at home then thought Mason. As luck would have it though, a Sector Government Official, 'Famelle Bude', who worked along side the Forge family for many years offered a job which needed completed immediately and if it went well would be able to provide a regular supply of jobs or opportunities.
'Bude' was offering private transport to an old freight depot, Haarland Point, on the south continent, which was rumoured to contain a peculiar item, possibly an alien holo-transmitter, however the transport could only carry four passengers.
As the job shouldn't be too much of a hassle due to the minimal danger pay, Mason told True and Kheth to catch up on inventory of the med supplies and ship maintenance.
The transport finally landed on the edge of the depot and the door opening, Mason was met by a gloomy darkness which seriously hampered vision. Cal rolled his eyes, "well that's going to make finding anything more awkward but at least any Security will struggle to see us - that's if they don't have Infra Red!"
Battle - Move though the Freight Depot, defended by Security Robots.
After what seems a complete age, I was able to game face to face at an event. This was at the cracking establishment, Board in Brum and the organisation of the 7TV event by Mike and Simon was fantastic.
It felt a very safe environment and considering the weird times we are living in, it was nearly a little bit of normal.
What was also great, apart from being able to game and roll dice with other people, was the chance to catch up with some really nice friends I have in the community - Simon and Wayne.
The event was setup for 3 games throughout the day and centred on the forces of Order trying to stop the evil machinations of Dr Argo and his robotic legions from completing his evil world dominating scheme.
Casts for the day would be made up from 40 ratings and could only be made up from the Spy-Fi set, no Pulp or Apocalypse archetypes for this event.
I put together my SPECTRUM cast - I have had these ever since 7TV was released but have never actually had them on the table for an event.
SPECTRUM vs Davros and his Daleks and Robomen - Peter.
First game up against Peter and the dastardly Davros and his Daleks and Robomen. As the games would run as a story driven campaign with the the overall winners being either Dr Argo or the forces of Order, this first game had the added condition of which ever faction got the most wins, they would control a special device with would give opportunities in game two.
Seriously wounding Davros's administrator which upset the robomens co-ordination, Davros had no choice but to go up the middle to try and gain objective points.
After picking up the McGuffin and Capt Magenta taking down a Dalek in hand to hand combat, Davros retreated with what was left of his forces.
SPECTRUM vs The Southern Gentleman and WestWorld Minions - Shaun.
So with the majority of first games wins by the Forces of Order we had the an advantage over Dr Argo and started to put a dent in his evil plans.
Again the faction which got the majority of wins in this second game would give an advantage in the third game - now this game was using the Race scenario and basically it was fixed in Argo's favour - as long as the Dr Argo cast got to steal the scene they would technically win. Shaun must have misheard or misunderstood the instructions as he never stole the scene.
The game started with both sides setting up with SPECTRUM suddenly realising one of their CO-Stars was in the wrong mark and swapped Capt Magenta with the opposing Fembot Madam (practically negating her for the whole game)
The Southern Gentleman was also out of position now and the car he was using for cover wasn't as advantageous as Capt Magenta opened fire and wounded him.
The Southern Gentleman charged forward with nothing to lose except the chance to pick up the McGuffin but was soon sent to the great plantation in the sky by Capt Scarlet and Blue.
SPECTRUM vs Different Davros and his Dalek's - Tavis
So one round all with the last round to see whether Order would prevail or Dr Argo would complete his evil plans.
With Dr Argo's faction winning the last round, its reward basically gave those casts double plot points for the first round of the game - this would prove very advantageous for Tavis as Davros can spend a plot point to stop a Dalek from being destroyed if he is in range.
After my first two games where I had basically had all the dice rolls and gunned down my enemies, this game went completely the other way.
I set up Capt Orange on a rooftop to snipe away at Dalek's but even though he could hide, the Daleks managed to close the range with Davros repairing them and completely negated that threat.
Captain Scarlet had Jet-Packed onto the roof as well to lend his strength to the flank but heavy Dalek fire sent him tumbling from the roof - but thankfully he's indestructible !!
My cast was axed due to losing most of my guards and I rolled a six which meant the rest of my cast was removed.
Apart from gaining all but one of the objective token's including the McGuffin, I had only destroyed one Dalek and a small repair drone. Toting up Victory Points I had just missed out on a draw by one point.
Minor (but still a) Loss for SPECTRUM and the Forces of Order.
However this round went to Dr Argo meaning they had overall won the day.
Some of the Casts of the Day