Also, a preview for one of the “Tomorrow’s War” scenarios I will be running at Rock Con on the first weekend of November in Rockford, Illinois…
The Doom that came to Elkhorn
A “Tomorrow’s War”
Scenario by Mark Gipson
On a stormy Sunday morning the tremendous flash and bang in the skies over southern Elkhorn,
Wisconsin was not a spectacularly large lightning strike. Lightning strikes don’t cause low-grade electromagnetic pulses that knock out electronics for half the county. What followed the
“flash and bang” could only be described as a “hole” that briefly opened up in the sky. Out of the hole fell several large, organic-looking shapes. These shapes, if put together, looked like they would form part of a menacing-looking egg – if eggs were the size of office buildings!
These objects crashed into the ground on and around the overpass over Interstate 43. Before the shocked onlookers in their now silent cars could even grab their now silent cell phones
a flurry of smaller figures started pouring out of the wreckage that fell from the sky. These figures charged at the watching people. And then the screaming began…
This is a “Tomorrow’s War” scenario with 4 different armed forces. One force is the invading
aliens, being played by Khurasan’s “Space Demons”. The other three forces are members of the
U.S. Army Reserve, stationed in and around Elkhorn, members of the Elkhorn Police Department and groups of Armed Citizens (all courtesy of Rebel Minis purchases).
The goal of the three human forces is to rescue other humans and try to hold back the alien menace. The goal of the aliens is to feed! The two possible choices for food are the humans and a small herd of cows, the cows being in town by the fairgrounds for a dairy show.
The game this Sunday will be to playtest this scenario so I can get the balancing worked out. It should be fun – how many wargames do you play where herding cows is a requirement? The gaming place is Unique Games and Gifts in Grayslake, Illinois. Time to start is around 1:00pm.