Monday 20 May 2013

The bombing of Galway

It's a cloudy day in the Black and Tans's station in Galway, nothing seems unusal for the british forces, and the men go on their business as usual. But Capitain Sagnier and his men are unaware that a column of IRA rifles has surrounded their position moving under cover. Mc Cormak, the republican leader plans to put a bomb into the station and after it blows up launch the assault and finish off the survivors.
 The black an tans'll have to spot the bomber wo starts the game in the cottage at the backgroud, and prevent him from reaching the station before the bomb explodes. The bomb has a timing dice, the IRA decided to put the clock to five turns. 

Game played with a world aflame rulebook.
 A view of the british car park: two vans and one austin armoured car.
 And so the game begins, the armoured car starts moving in patrol.
 The  bomber runs and hides behind a close
 Two soldiers advance to inspect a nearby hill in search of irishs
 Without being spotted the bomber places his charge against the wall
 But seems to have some armoured problems. The Austin spots him and sounds the alarm!
 The IRA shows amongst the confusion.
 To the terror of the patrollers
 A lone irishman tries to put the austin out of action with a  Molotov, but misses.
 Everyone to the windows!
 Shots fall from everywhere into the station, even an irish mortar starts to roar
Putting out of action a lightmachine gun an the royal mortar. 
 the british player decides to move the austin into cover
 and finish off the bomber
 his men try to kill the irishs, but they are in good cover behind the hill and the forest and a 6+ is need to take casualties

 Sadly, the machine gun has no such limitations, killing on 5+, and in a single turn kills half of a IRA unit after avoiding a second molotov.
 But finally the clock rings!
 And blows half of the station alongside with four black an tans including both the two unit's leaders, the morale will resent seriously for that.
 At last an irish scores a hit and the austin burns, a lone member of the crew makes his way out but is killed by concentrated rifle fire. The british player decided not to move it and made the car a perfect target.
 Capitain Sagnier climbs upstairs and kills the remnants of the unit that has advanced boldly in order to take the austin out of action.
 The irish leader directs from safety, behind the hill and near the mortar.
 The brits suffer heavy losses, now just remain Sagnier, his aid Henry and two units reduced to one men!
 Hapily, the chance cards favour them with a disguised agent that cannot be fired from the irish side if he doesen't fire himself.
 Henry, let's run the hell out of here!
 aargh, continue without me, they have hit me in the back
 Must, reach, the, van!
 Too late!
 But the two men remaining won't surrender without a fight! one takes a van and starts to run over IRA surprised men. Meanwhile, the irishs recover a casualty thanks to Gandpa Mac Cormak's Liquor chance card!
 His mate does the same to the wheel of the other
 But their mad run is brought to an end by a hand grenade
 ... and a molotov
 Running from the flames of the molotov the last brit is shoot down by his pursuers.
So a clear irish victory, that althogut 50% of losses has captured the station with it's weapons and information and left no balck and tan alive.

An the disguised brit? Well it seems that undercover life was too much for him as he was seduced by a local girl as a result of another chance card.


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