After far too many months, Buck's Team (Adam) and my team (the Gorilla Gang) once again find themselves at the Lost Oasis, chasing after pages of the Professors journal.
The set up, from my gang's entry point. The zombie spawning/plot points are the two small Spinx statues and the obelisk. Oh look, a zombie is already up to greet us! Adam and I were afraid we wouldn't have enough undead to run this scenario (he had a dozen) so I converted a broken pilot figure and two Sherden guards. Turns out it was unnecessary, we never had more than four on the table at a time and only once did a couple survive to the next round (because we targeted them instead of the other team as soon as they appeared). That extra die for short range really helps in taking them out, which we would get since we could move and shoot before they could activate.
So Much for the first Zombie/Mummy.
Mary, the Mad Doctor's daughter, rushed up to try solve the plot point, but fell too the extreme peril of the area. Poor Mary, she never did get up again. Next game I think I'll leave her back at camp and substitute Experiment 13. Mean while Mr. Purple, the Boss and at the top of the photo, Bananas, all dropped their undead targets.
Mr. Yellow began long distance snipping at Buck and company, while Da Boss worked on the plot point.
Another Mummy bites the dust, as Da Boss solves a plot point.
Meanwhile, Experiment 7 tries to rush one of Buck's allies (unsuccessfully) while Buck drops a mummy and Natalia solves a plot point.
Natalia, with plot point, heads towards the obelisk. Experiment 7 quickly moves around the rock to avoid the shots from Buck's team. Two Egyptian skeletons claw their way out of the ground to defend the obelisk.
An ally of Buck falls to the spear of a skeleton while the other moves towards Experiment 7. This is the only casualty caused by the undead the whole game.
Experiment 7 (sorry I took this from an angle where you can't see him/it) rushes Natalia. Using the card that lets you take the plot point at the same time you defeat someone in hand to hand, he grabs the plot point. Then Buck's team activated and shoots Experiment 7 down and Buck moves up to grab the plot point. I should have thrown Bananas, the ape in blue beyond the obelisk, at Natalia instead. As a sidekick he had a better chance of surviving and keeping the plot point. I really didn't play this round right and it cost me.
Another Egyptian skeleton falls to the tune of the Chicago Piano.
Buck fled to get out of sight while carrying three plot points, while Natalia stood up a dropped a Egyptian Zombie. I could have moved t0 get two shots at him, but as a leader it would have taken three hits to cause him to drop the plot points he carried. Since we all knew the last card would put a zombie/mummy/skeleton in contact with someone and everyone with plot points (Da Boss and Buck) would have taken 3 hits to cause them to drop the plot points we called the game. Buck's team scored three plot points, including a page from the Professor's journal (a major plot point). The Gorilla Gang ended up with two Plot Points, one was gear so Da Boss tried his luck on the Blood of Ra (Perilium) table. Next game he will get to roll d12s in hand to hand! Since we were both Friends of the Egyptians(Nghai) we finally took a look at that table and both saw we Ritual of the Dreamers. For any three resources we could draw a Fortune Card each time an specific enemy character activates (very nice). Next time we must deal with the Children of the Gods (Jungle Trail)!!
I've been gaming since the 1970's and even wrote some RPG adventures in the 80's for the Judges Guild. It seems that I can only get in miniatures is gaming at cons, but I do regularly play boardgames and RPGs.