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Personal logo Private Matter Supporting Member of TMP25 Sep 2017 10:50 a.m. PST

On the evening of October 28th I will be running an All Things Zombie game at Hobby Chest in Jacksonville, North Carolina. I intend on coming up with prizes for 1st place and 2nd place according to points earned for such things as zombies killed, supplies gathered, people helped, and of course, survival. There is also be an award for the most Hollywood/Heroic death of a player character. I will be pulling together a 4x8 playing surface with lots of buildings and other obstacles. The scenario is very early into the outbreak with more details to follow. I hope anyone in the area is able to come and have a go. I should be able to accommodate all who wish to play.

Here is link to the Facebook event listing:
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Here is a facebook page and website for Hobby Chest: link
hobbychest.com

And just in case you are curious about America's demographically youngest city, here is a link to the Wikipedia page on Jacksonville NC: link

Ed Mohrmann Supporting Member of TMP25 Sep 2017 1:34 p.m. PST

Best of luck with your game. I've run games in J'ville
in years past, ACW and Napoleonic for the most part,
at the behest of the gamers in Wilmington, NC who also
ran games in J'ville (and may stll, I don't know for
sure).

IDK if you saw Mardaddy's posting 2-3 weeks back about
gamers in a small town about half-way 'tween J'ville and
Wilmington.

Personal logo Ed the Two Hour Wargames guy Sponsoring Member of TMP25 Sep 2017 3:20 p.m. PST

Email me with your address and I 'll send a copy of ATZ out to you to use as a prize. Which version are you using?

Personal logo Private Matter Supporting Member of TMP25 Sep 2017 6:23 p.m. PST

Ed M.- I didn't see Mardaddy's post but I'll search for it. I've met the Wilmington gamers and they are good group of guys but their schedule and mine doesn't match up. They haven't run any games here that I know of in the past few years. But perhaps, they'll join in on this one. I myself am predominately a historical gamer with occasional jaunts into Dropzone/Dropfleet Commander. I consider All Things Zombie to be "maybe future historical."

Ed THW I'm using Final Fade Out with on very minor modification around Zombie movement.

Zombie Movement:

Normal Movement: 6"

Solo Chase Movement: 8"

Horde/Pack Chase Movement: 10"

A horde of zombies is considered to be 6 or more zombies moving relatively together. Chase Movement is used whenever a zombie gets within 12" of a human(s) and has line of site to the human(s). Zombies will continue chase movement until they have caught the human or have lost line of sight to the human for at least two turns. If another human comes between a horde of Zombies and the human they are chasing, the horde will divide to chase both the old prey and the new prey. Divide the horde by the number of humans in each group. (Example: a group of 2 humans is being chased by a horde of 12 zombies when a third human happens on to the scene and cuts out in another direction which the zombies see. 12 zombies divided by 3 humans leaves 4 zombies per human. So, 8 zombies continue to chase the 2 humans and 4 split off after the lone human.)

Personal logo Private Matter Supporting Member of TMP26 Sep 2017 5:11 a.m. PST

Okay, now I have four weeks to get my table in order and my figures painted. I also have to flesh out the scenario. My big stumbling block for the scenario is that all but a few of my buildings are 'European' in nature. My cars are almost all North American in nature. My figures are almost all armed and my target audience (the majority of gamers in this area) are young Marines who like shoot 'em up games so how to justify so many guns in a gun limited environment such as the UK?

If you have any suggestions, I'm happy to read them.

Personal logo Private Matter Supporting Member of TMP26 Sep 2017 6:47 a.m. PST

Here's a view of what I'm planning as a layout from the south side of the board:

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And here's view from the north side:

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I'll post more pictures as I paint the tiles, add roads and sidewalks, paint the river and add tress.

Personal logo Ed the Two Hour Wargames guy Sponsoring Member of TMP26 Sep 2017 8:12 a.m. PST

Excellent ideas/rule tweaks. Just remember that Zeds go to Rep 4 for activation when they see humans. Sent you a PM as well.

BrianW26 Sep 2017 8:31 a.m. PST

So don't set it in the UK. Instead, set it in the "Ye Olde Section" of your town. Obviously the city council or developer wanted to create some sort of shopping area or themed district, so all the buildings are built to a faux-British theme. Make a town sign with a name like, "London Gardens", "Kensington Square", "Windsor Heights" or what have you; problem solved.
BWW

EDIT: Of course, be sure to put the state name under your fictitious city name so everyone knows its here in the US.

Personal logo Ed the Two Hour Wargames guy Sponsoring Member of TMP26 Sep 2017 10:07 a.m. PST

In Lake Havasu AZ, home of the London Bridge, we have the English Village, which is similar.

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I actually used LHC for a base of operations in the I, Zombie supplement – which came out waaaay before the TV show! :)

Personal logo Private Matter Supporting Member of TMP26 Sep 2017 12:00 p.m. PST

All good suggestions. I think I'll leave signage to the end. I'll see where the building of the city takes me.

Personal logo Private Matter Supporting Member of TMP27 Sep 2017 5:43 a.m. PST

I'm just trying to see how the paper sidewalks and streets that I got from The Virtual Armchair General will look. These are just roughs to get an idea of how to proceed.

My favorite Zombie hunting duo:

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Officer Mike facing down a zed:

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I think they'll work. They appear to look good and are fairly easy to piece together.

Personal logo Private Matter Supporting Member of TMP06 Oct 2017 7:20 p.m. PST

Here's the progress on the river:
https://flic.kr/p/Zcw1Bk

I need to coat the river with gloss.

Personal logo Private Matter Supporting Member of TMP16 Oct 2017 10:50 a.m. PST

My board is ready for the game:

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(please excuse the mess in my wargaming room)

And now I need to paint figures.

Personal logo Private Matter Supporting Member of TMP23 Oct 2017 6:16 a.m. PST

Here is the back story for the scenario for the coming game:

15 October: After tracking it from its departure from the port of Rajin, North Korea, the US Navy attempts to stop a North Korean flagged freighter heading to towards the port of Vladivostok in violation of UN sanctions. The freighter opens fire with light weapons against the Navy Frigate who responds in kind, sinking it outright. Within an hour of the sinking, both Russia and China claim the ship was flagged as Russian with a Chinese crew. The US presidents tweets that this is fake news and orders the US military to capture and/or sink any North Korean vessel it finds in retaliation. The president also orders the Air Force to begin mass flights of B1 bombers over the Korean peninsula as a show of force.

16 October: Russia and China both demand that the UN Security Council impose sanctions against the USA for its "aggressive demonstrations and escalations" in the Pacific region. The Security Council rejects the sanctions with an overwhelming 13 to 2 vote backing the USA. Social Media goes wild with anti-USA postings, articles and rhetoric.

17 October: Via twitter the US president denounces the UN for conducting the vote (despite rules that permit sitting members to call for votes on issues raised) and attacks the leaders of China and North Korea. He also orders the US military globally to increase readiness.

18 October: The NSA releases a statement outlining dramatic increases in Russian and Chinese "troll farms" on social media. Russia and China both begin increasing the readiness of their respective military forces.

19 October: In response to the US Navy's increased patrolling and inspection activity of shipping in the Pacific rim region, a number of vessels flagged to nations such as Malaysia, Indonesia, Philippines, etc. have put into US and western European ports to "ride out" tensions in the pacific rim region. World stock markets nose dive as fears of conflict rise.

20 October: A North Korean patrol boat is sunk 3 miles outside of the port of Ranjin by the US Navy. Later in the day, a North Korean submarine is damaged and brought to the surface within 300 yard of the entrance to the Yokohama Japan naval base by the IJN.

21 October: North Korea conducts a previously planned missile test. The US Navy fires anti-missile weapons at the test missiles as the missiles pass over US Navy ships. China immediately protests that the US ships were within the exclusion zone around one of their man-made archipelagos.

22 October: North Korea announces that in retaliation for the "attack" on its test missiles it is at war with America and her allies, threating to launch nuclear missiles at the USA.

23 October: The USA air force launches a preemptive airstrike against North Korean missile test facilities while the US Navy launches submarine based cruise missiles at North Korean command and control targets.

24 October: North Korea launches 4 missiles at the USA, 2 at Japan and 1 at Australia, while at the same time firing a massive artillery bombardment at Soul, South Korea. The missiles aimed at Japan and Australia hit home. The missile aimed at Tokyo was a nuclear warhead that failed to detonate properly but still cause massive damage to the city and mass casualties among its population. The other two missiles contained nerve and biological causing mass causalities and panic among the population. The four missiles aimed at the USA all strike targets but only one detonates properly. Chicago takes the brunt of a nuclear blast. Reno Nevada, San Diego California and Bartlesville Oklahoma are exposed to radioactive fallout from warheads that failed to explode properly. In response, the US president orders that North Korea be "wiped from the face of the earth." US military commanders dissuade the president from firing nuclear weapons due to the damage the fallout would cause to our allies so instead a massive bombing campaign is launched using every asset in the region.

25 October: North Korean forces attempting to cross into South Korea are decimated by South Korean, Japanese, Australian, and US forces. North Korean radio announces that their "great leader" has glorious died in the defense of his people. Just before midnight eastern standard time, freighters sitting in 12 ports around the USA and 6 ports in western Europe, all flagged to pacific rim nations, begin bellowing dark gray smoke from what appear to be smoke generators unveiled upon their decks. When fire crews attempt to respond the crews of the ships open fire with small arms keeping the fire crews at bay and hoist North Korean ensigns. When police forces make headway when responding to the violence, the ships are blown up by their crews as the police approach.

26 October: People exposed to the smoke generated by the ships begin displaying symptoms similar to Ebola on an accelerated rate. News reports begin reporting outbreaks of rioting, violence and mass hysteria in areas surrounding these ports as well as areas hit by the North Korean missiles. Internet outages begin occurring as reports of cyber-attacks originating out of Russia, China and North Korea begin shutting down systems on a massive scale. Riots grow as people scramble to gather food, water, and other supplies. Access to credit cards and cash machines are particularly hard hit by cyber-attacks

27 October: Electrical power shuts down across most of North America and Europe as computers running the electrical grids shut down due to the cyber-attack. Communication systems are also effectively shut down. The National Guard is called out in all states to restore order as riots spread. The emergency broadcast system is telling all citizens to shelter in place and that a curfew is in place for all areas within 50 miles of an urban area. They are also stating that the National Guard has been given shoot on site orders for any person attempting to violate the curfew.

28 October: Without food and water, you have decided to get home and the only way to do that is on foot.

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