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Amalric Inactive Member29 Mar 2016 8:18 p.m. PST

Z-Day 009- Thor's Journal
Home at Last!
an ATZ FFO Batrep

Day 1 – TMP link
Day 2 – TMP link
Day 3 – TMP link
Day 4 – TMP link
Day 5 Pt1 TMP link
Day 5 pt2 – TMP link
Day 6 TMP link
Day 7 Pt 1 TMP link
Day 7 Pt2 TMP link
Day 8 Pt1 TMP link
Day 8 Pt 2 TMP link
Day 8 Pt 3 TMP link

Everyone
Theodore 'Thor' Hemsworth, Gweneth 'Gwyn' Potts, Rebbecca 'Becca' Carrington and Spike

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Sue and Cory Prescott, and Ginger Webster

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Earl Masterson and Maya Ward

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Robert Stark, Priyanka 'Pri' Kirmanni, Abu Kirmani, and Shawn Pegg

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The Farm

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The electricity died around six and it was going to be a long dark night in the garage. But Earl had a nice gas grill so Maya once again came to the rescue with an incredible dinner made from our humble stocks. The kids hit it off and Becca kept the new little ones occupied. Everyone seemed impressed with the rampage Stark and I went on in front of the gates. Even Gwyn seemed to forgive me, hugging me tightly, once I was cleaned up, and telling me not to do something that damn foolish again. We got acquainted with Shawn, the new guy, who jumped into the truck on our way out of town. Earl's niece, Maya, was a bit shy, but seemed to get along with Gwen and Ginger. The distant rumble of thunder announced the oncoming rain and we all went to bed early. Stark, Earl and I took shifts that night, but all was quiet except for the storm. We intended to hit the road early the next morning as it turned out we were only about 30 minutes away from Gwen's parents farm, but I was on last watch and fell asleep. Between the soothing rainfall and everything that happened recently we all over slept. Around 10 I got folks moving. The storm was gone leaving the world scrubbed bright and clean. Earl had finished up on the van's radiator last and so we were ready. He drove his Challenger and gave me the keys to the garage's loaner, a beat up but working pickup truck. With Gwen in the truck, she insisted, off we went. Earl and Maya were in the Challenger and everyone else were in the van. With car wrecks and groups of zeds everywhere, the thirty minute drive took over three hours. It was late afternoon when we got to the farm.


The convoy on its way to the farm.

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We didn't want to spook Gwyn's folks, so we left the van and Challenger a couple of hundred yards down the road.
We'd radio when it was good for them to come up.
Gwyn's folk's cars are in the drive so they should be home.
Hmmmmm, there's quite a few Zombies in the yard…

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I got out and popped the first one with my Luger, but the bolt locked up.
Bleeped text .. I holstered it and drew my trusty Katana.

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Gwyn wouldn;t wait, but jumped out running for the door.

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Mom!?!
Dad!?!

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The front door was locked but Gwyn had the key.
My blood froze when we entered the house.
Furniture was overturned, pictures smashed!
It was like someone had intentionally trashed the place.
[The grey grid represents the interior sans walls, doors, etc.]
I chased Gwyn as she ran through the downstairs, her folks were not to be seen.

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I stopped her at the stairs, and carefully went up with her right behind me.
Good thing to as a couple of punks were up there waiting for us.

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[the dice show who goes when, high first, ties are simultaneous]
The punk with the pistol had crazy eyes [he had a 1]
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Before they could react, I thrust the Katana into the crazy eyed punk's chest.
His friend with the shotgun ran as Gwyn fired a round into the ceiling.
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I chased him down into a bedroom.
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Just after I cut the coward down,
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a closet door crashed open and one of their friends who had turned Zed crashed the party.
After a tense moment, I put it down…
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The farm house was secure, but not the farm.
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I called Stark to come on in, and be prepared for a fight.
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They pulled uneasily into the drive
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immediately attracting attention
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Stark shot his first Zombie of the day
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While Earl
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just gave his a little love tap with the Challenger
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Gwen and I came out to help
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a Zed charged Maya who cowered in the car but Earl stayed true and nicely shot it
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a bunch of Zeds stumbled at us
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Gwen emptied her magazine and I sliced and diced
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but all we bought was time as they were just knocked down or pushed back
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so we fled inside, locking the sturdy oak door.
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all the gunfire was drawing more
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Stark got out of the van and started to flank the group by the front door
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We step back out to help
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Then Gwen has the brilliant idea to snipe with the 30-06
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and I press towards Stark who swinging his Katana like a Mifune wannabe
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I catch up to Stark and we push around the side of the house while Earl covers are backs with his 12 guage
'This'll come in handy' Stark yells with a nod to the camper
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Maya takes the opportunity to bail from the Challenger
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and run for the house to snipe with Gwyn
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we moving into the back yard cutting them down one at a time and cover each other's backs
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while Earl keep unleashing the OO buck
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almost there
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just one more
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I almost missed
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but luckily got the chance for a second swing
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are we done?
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I think so
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Earl, with Gwyn and Maya cleared out the front
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I went over to van to see one more coming up the drive
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my swing missed, I was getting tired
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Stark came up
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and finished it just as Earl got there
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We got everyone out of the van
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and moving
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towards the safety of house
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Stark, Earl and I go to check out a couple of sheds that Gwyn is concerned about, the rest were still locked but these two?
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anyone home?
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Yes!
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[showing the Insight rolls and who acts when]
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[all three's shot simultaneous]
Stark ducks back without shooting, Earl unloads into the air then ducks back and I fall backwards to avoid a magnum to the face
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as the punk in green runs out the back, I scramble up and cut down the S.O.B.
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really?
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the last one, the padlock on the door to the well pump house is broken
again…
[showing the Insight rolls and who acts when]
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the last thing I remember is opening the door
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I woke the next day with a throbbing headache and a new scar in a bedroom all decked out in Barbie pink, late I found out it was Gwyn's old room. I quickly learned that Earl was in the guest room across the hall, also with bloody holes in him stitched up by Gwyn's talented fingers. We had taken the farm and no one died, at least none of us. Stark had finished up those gangers, but a couple got away. Great, more punks who hate us. That night, Gwyn told me that she had found her parents. Out behind the horse barn where the daffodils bloom first in the spring, her father had buried her mother and then shot himself. They had both been injured by Zeds in town. The house was still a mess, but they were getting it into shape. The good news was the gangers hadn't been able to get into Gwyn's Dad's gun safe and now were had a nice supply of ammo to go with all the guns we got from the dead punks. It seemed everyone obeyed Gwyn while I was out of it. The gangers had apparently been hiding from the Zombies that came up when they set off the campers burglar alarm. Stark then told me that the electricity had been out all day, but over the car's radio, they had heard that the governor had declared martial law across Tennessee. Not good. Not good at all…

The aftermath

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Whew, what a game. We did fine against the first gangers and then against the Zeds, but one bad roll almost cost Thor his life. Both he and Earle went OOF [Out Of the Fight] that last gunfight, but thankfully Gwyn had medical training and we had med kits to use that greatly enhanced the survival rolls. Unfortunately no one increased their Rep, but no one went down either. Well now Thor and company have a safe base, again…

Thanks for looking.
Until next time…

War Monkey29 Mar 2016 8:51 p.m. PST

That was a great write up thumbs up

Thanks for the fix I needed that, I really hope until next time isn't as long a wait as the last time wink

Jason O Mahony30 Mar 2016 2:30 a.m. PST

Great to see the next installment. Please don't be so long with the next one.

Gaz004530 Mar 2016 8:46 a.m. PST

Great write up thanks for the update….!

Fatman30 Mar 2016 12:48 p.m. PST

What they all said! ;-) Really enjoying these, please keep sharing.

Fatman

Personal logo Private Matter Supporting Member of TMP31 Mar 2016 8:13 a.m. PST

Thanks for the write up. These are really good.

Electric Elwood Inactive Member01 Apr 2016 11:52 a.m. PST

Agree, really enjoy these and appreciate the effort that goes into taking the pics, making notes and then writing it all up so we can enjoy it without all the work!

War Monkey22 Jan 2017 9:39 p.m. PST

I think it's time for my fix! It has been a while now, where are you? Don't you love us anymore and want to make us happy? wink

Stepman323 Jan 2017 4:33 a.m. PST

Fo' Rils Yo! Give us MORE…

Part time gamer07 Feb 2017 4:07 a.m. PST

I just found this line few days ago and have been cathing up. Out Standing!!
I just finishied Day 5 pt.2, I hope you find this, wanted to ask.

Regarding the Police Zombie clash in Pt. 5:
1)Where did you get and What Scale are the Police cars?
2)These are all 25mm's right?

Ok more reading to do. In a few days Ill be caught up and post more Im sure.

Amalric Inactive Member07 Feb 2017 8:17 a.m. PST

Part Time, I'm glad you're enjoying the batreps.

1-All the cars are 1/50ish and come from a variety of sources. Check out my reply in the Day 8 pt 3 to this same question. Short answer Hotwheels Gmachines and dollar store finds.

The Humvees are 1/48 described in this post.
TMP link

2-Yes, 25mm-28mm. I LOVE the Hasslefree range of moderns and if you're not familiar with them you're in for a treat. The zeds are mostly WF plastics with some clix at the beginning.

Also, the next game has been played but I just haven't gotten to edit photos and post yet. Here is a teaser post dealing with the board…
TMP link

War Monkey10 Feb 2017 9:19 p.m. PST

Looking forward to your next report!

Part time gamer14 Feb 2017 12:55 a.m. PST

I finally got 'here', that is to the last..oh sorry, never say the L word.
I was sorry to 'hear' about Gwyn's family, but her dad did what he 'had to do'. Took courage.

Mar 2016 until early 2017. Man "life always gets in the way" frown You put a LOT of work into these Amalric.. and it is Appreciated. *smile*

I really love(d) WF's 28's.
Have a large # of Dark Age, Colonial Brit/Zulu and a WW II pla. for BA.
Was getting very tempted to get their "Dark Future" redone survivors & Zeds, when things went south for them. *cry*
Would have more if I had known what was going to happen.

I hope we get to see your latest encounter soon, there amazing.

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