My Boyfriend Wrote This:
The more Nodes the Ariadnans bring in to the Nomads, the more space travel they will grant. And if Ariadna wants to hold Flamia Central, they need reinforcements. So the Ariadnans need to stop the pockets of Morat resistance of taking Aleph Nodes. It it still a bad idea to let the Combined get away with “Big Brother” secrets. For what it is worth, the Aleph can be considered more human then the Aliens. But at a very close margin.
Crazy stuff happening:
– Seize the Antennae on a 3×3 table, everyone specialist, no links, no command tokens. It goes mental!
The Unknown Ranger makes the first move to take the first node, but takes a gratis sniper shot…oops!…he survives by the skin of his teeth. Brian the Rocket Marauder knows his primary task and shoots down the sniper, but a Daturazi lays a cloud of smoke, so no more targets for Brian. Marauder Jerry has to get the second node, while a yaogat spitfire and a daturazi have eyes on him. he rushes forward, hoping his rifle fire will be enough protection. It does not. The Daturazi smokes the area while the spitfire shoots Jerry dogged. Jerry is moves on, making the best of his fleeting life. He tries the second node, but fails, shots bouncing off his armor. His second attempt gives him the node and again his armor holds. Jerry pushes on through the smoke, knowing the spitfire can see him in the smoke, so he blazes forward with his rifle and this time takes out the Spitfire right between his eyes with a lucky hit. He feels he cannot go on any further so he rushes up around the corner and opens up with his flamer against kornak and two Daturazi. All dodge, but the farthest Daturazi is to late and dies in the flames.
After Jerry dieing to his wounds the Morats pull off a great feat of actions. A daturazi rushes the middle smokedodging the ranger shots, while the second daturazi moves through the smoke and takes the middle node. He moves on though and smoke dodges the ranger to get closer to the last node. Within the smoke he takes the Node. All the Nodes belong to the Morats now!
The Ranger shoots the Daturazi once the smoke clears. Shocked that the node was taken he needs three attempts to secure the Node to the Ariadnans. He moves and takes out the second Daturazi, or so he thinks, cause the Daturazi dissapears in a cloud of smoke. The Ranger secures the middle Node yet again for the Ariadnans. The Second Daturazi is still alive and moves up succesfully smokedodging the surprised Ranger. He gets close to the node, and takes it. Kornak moves round the corner and with 2 quick hits, takes out Luitenant Terry.
The Ariadnans are in dissarray. Barry trys to salvage the situation by shooting at the Daturazi. His Missile obliterates him, but almost takes the Unknown ranger in its blast. It is a risky move, but needed as the Ranger actually takes the node! Grunts move up to have sights on the nodes and keep Kornak away hopefully. But the Kornak is without fear. He rushes in through a blaze of rifle fire, only taking one wound. But he gots his eyes on the prize and rushes for the Middle node to push its button. All the grunt shots and Ranger shot fail to kill the beast. He punches the button on the Node. It fails. Kornak lets out a loud roar, but has to leave the battlefield with only one Node in his control.
Morats: 41 points alive and 3 objective points
Ariadna: 72 points alive and 6 objective points
Was a cool back and forth of conquering nodes. On a 3×3 table, that gets crazy fast