Wednesday, 25 September 2019

Iron Sky/Pulp Moon Nazis invade 7TV-Day 3 at Board in Brum

After a bit of a (long) hiatus I managed to get a bit of hobby time and got myself organised to attend the 3rd 7TV event day, held at Board in Brum

My friend Keiron has already written up the premise for this days event at Board in Brum (excellent venue by the way) on his  Cheaphammer Blog.

But to reiterate, Mike Strong who organised the event put together a nice narrative using the idea that Sydney Baron (the main 7TV Studios CEO) wanted to commission a load of new shows and had a sizeable budget to throw at them including more extras than usual and the hiring of some new filming locations, not used in his programmes before.

3 games would be played and really it did not matter who won, lost or what side gained the most wins. Overall it was all about having fun and playing games. However there were a few prizes for Best Cast, Best Opponent and Best Board (participants were encouraged to bring their own boards to compete on)

My Cast for the day was made up of various manufacturers Pulpy style Germans
My Evil Moon Nazis

Mecha Hitler (Star)
Gretal Von X (Co-Star)
Otto Von X (Mechanical Man)
FeldWebel Strauss (Stomtrooper Sergeant)
2 x Stormtroopers
2 x Jet Truppen
Dr Vogelbaum (Scientist)
Werewolf (Beastman Howler)
Werehound (Beastman Growler)
Oberst Mannerheim (VIP)

Some of the boards:

Pirate Island - Best Board

Some of the Casts:

Best Cast - Manic Clowns

Keirons Horde
Simons Beast Horde
Tavis's Pirates of the Dread Seas

Episode 1 - Winterly's Heat vs Chris

Lady Winterly had information that Moon Nazis had invaded her secluded country domain and sent out her Horses and Hounds to track them down. In the blazing heat Mecha Hitler suddenly found his forces on the defensive trying to stop his VIP from being taken out. A mix up in castling location A mix up in castling location found Otto Von X and a Huntsman switching places.                                                                                                                                                                                                    

This enabled the massed firepower of the Moon Nazis to take down the luckless Hunter and Otto ended up being pinned for the rest of the episode by a pack of snarling hounds. 

The Were creatures with their thick fur struggled in the heat and could not get into a favourable position to charge the Horse and Hounds and could only snarl menacingly as Winterly's Hunt jumped obstacles and used their horses speed to ride down luckless Nazi troopers.                                                                          
Even the advantage of the Jetruppen firing down from the church tower albeit taking out some Riders and hounds couldn't swing the episode in Mecha Hitlers favour. 

Lady Winterly using her Arcana abilities dragged Oberst Mannerheim out of his hiding place and using her considerable femine whiles, stole the scene and rode down the now prone VIP. Using her Unholy Tome clutched so tightly her knuckles were as white as her namesake, Mannerheim vanished from the screen! 

Despite a hail of gunfire and Mecha Hitler charging into personal combat, the Lady was not for falling and the episode ended with the Moon Nazis withdrawing and Lady Winterly's ethereal laughter following them.

Episode 2 - Raiders of the Lost Reich (Co-Directed by Keiron)

In a controversial move to see if viewing figure could be improved, Sydney Barron tried a crossover episode using the experimental move that both casts would be represented by "Bad Guys".                                                                                                                                                                         Pitting Hordaks Horde (originally seen in Princess She to Eternia) against Mecha Hitlers Moon Nazis in a time old favourite Smash and Grab Heist program would either be a revelation or a complete flop on the Rotten Tomatoes scale.

With the 4th Reich troops spread out around the desert town defending its valuable assets Hordak marshalled his followers and with a supernatural speed managed to take possession of some of the assets before the Nazis had time to react.

However Hordak, himself in possession of some lucrative advertising items slipped of screen and wasn't seen again for the rest of the program (which caused his director getting a sever tongue lashing from the producer)

Failing due to the lack of his dominate leadership, the Horde began to act irrationally. Catra and Scorpia saw red and attacked the Nazi defenders without direction and afteran action packed scene were taken out easily. Scorpia fell to a barrage of Stick Grenades hurled from the Stormtroopers and Catra was mauled and declawed by the Werehounds.                                                                                                                                                                                                   On the other side of the town Grizlor tried to advance with his Mechanical Shocktroopers, unfortunately they walked into a hail of fire from Gretel and Mecha Hitler.In a last ditch effort, Hordak's, Slime Monster grabbed some more valuables and slowly ambled off screen. However it finally fell and the as the credits rolled Dr Vogelbaum was heard to whisper "Success is a state of mind, Herr Hordak".

Episode 3 - If I only had a Photograph of you vs Tavis (unfortunately ended up with boring pics of this game)

This was the Last Episode of a long day of filming and Mecha Hitler and his 4th Reich Moon Nazis were trying to regain some lost, scandalous and scintillating Polaroids of Eva Braun and himself in their younger years.                                                                                                                      Trying to thwart his chivalrous efforts (Hitler, chivalrous?????) were a motley pirate band of Shiva cultists who would use these pictographs for their own nefarious ends.The cameras started to roll and instantly a couple of Co-Starts found themselves off their mark!Gretal and the Pirate Co-Star had had their staring marks changed and this resulted in Gretal off screen and in a massive Diva huff she stormed off to her dressing room.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Utilising his good fortune the Pirates Co-Star moved out of the woods and flailed wildly at the now shocked Stormtroops who suddenly had a big blue beast in their midst. Reacting immediately, Mecha Hitler ordered his Jettruppen to swoop over to the stone pyramid and opened up on the Pirates Lizard Beast, one Jettrup was nearly downed in the return fire but the Lizard Beast was taken out.

15 minutes on screen would be his only claim to fame. 

The Wulfen used their supernatural speed and managed to grab some of the loose Polaroids getting blown around the battlefield and scampered away from the advancing Pirates. A very tense game of cat and mouse began with the director trying to instil some action into the scenes.                                                                                                                                                                         The Pirate Captain suddenly see's her opening and begins an action packed scene, charging across the field using her grappling hook and flies into Mecha Hitler, knocking him down but even with the best choreographed swordplay couldn't take out the Moon Nazi Commander. The Jettruppen leap across the sky (on some very rickety wire contraption) and mow down the Pirate band in the woods. A shout was heard from the Producer "Maguffin" reminding the casts (who never read scripts properly) about the most important Polaroid. Dr Vogelbaum checked his smock pocket and found he had already picked it up.

The credits started to roll. Filming was done for the day and Frauline Braun's modesty would be intact and the racy pics might be destroyed......that's another Story/Program/Episode.

Cracking event, well organised, friendly and I had three great opponents.

7TV is an awesome game and encompasses so many great Genres, there should be something for everyone.