|From left to right: Sarge, Crash, Tommy Gunn, and Snake (me)|
Our brave Gears take to the map and begin to slaughter the horde. Here's a pic of our first turn:
Our game begins, and the mechanics of the game truly show how the teamwork aspect can really take over. As I take my turn, I move and play a card which allows me to move and attack. Tommy Gunn and Sarge play a reaction card that allows them to move with me as to keep the team together.
After my turn, in the Locust activation phase, I draw a card which allows Drones to move up and attack if able. Before the Locust Grub can even pop out of Cover, Sarge uses his reaction ability to Guard. Guarding allows him to make an immediate attack again the Locust. Sarge uses the overkill ability on his Lancer and rolls 3 omen dice and one causing 2 wounds. The Locust rolls a total of 4 shields. The 4 shields cancel the 2 wounds, but each omen causes one automatic wound. The lancers ability of a high rate of fire was more than enough to protect our team from the horde!
|Using teamwork, we move together and cut through the horde.|
In the fighting, Baird goes down. Sarge had moved up the board to the next area, while I am desperately trying to get back to my squad. Crash makes a move to run to Baird to save him. As we as a team are worrying about being overrun, Crash's comedic timing comes to the rescue. While picking up Baird, he remembers Dom's character searching for his wife Maria. Crash takes to doing spot on impressions of Dom, inspiring us and making us laugh, by asking, "Have you seen my Wife?" in a kind of whiny voice.
|Dom discards a card, picks up Baird and asks, "Have you seen my Wife?"|
|"Have you seen my Wife?"|
|Not again Crash.....|
Big thanks again to everyone at Fantasy Flight games for hooking us up with this amazing game. We look forward to playing again, giving everyone another dose of Sarge, Crash, Tommy Gunn, and Snake, and most of all an accurate representation of the game!