RedPlanet58: Necropolis M16

Ratti, Campano and Verdi reach M16: a Martian necropolis. They must take pictures and measurements of the site. But they meet a squad of Russians, which are dismounting and loading on a truck some inscribed stones. The squads finds a path starting from the spot where the Russians were digging. Where does is take?


1) Ratti and Campano move forward. The Russians group near the truck (Dig In).

2) Ratti reaches the arch. Verdi fires and misses. The Russians take cover (Dig In).


3) Scurry! Ratti reaches one of the tombs. Verdi and Campano move towards the arch. One of the Russians Brawls against Ratti, but it’s a draw.

4) Scurry! Verdi and Campano reach the arch.

5) Ratti kills one of the Russians. Verdi is Knocked Down. Campano runs away.

6) Verdi recovers and kills the Russian who had fired to him. Campano leaves the field.

7) Verdi kills a third enemy. The last Soviet soldiers jumps in the truck and runs away.


The path leads to the entrance of a wide underground Martian road.

Various stuff for RedPlanet58

A few items for my new Sci-Fi campaign based on the FiveCore rules.

I have found and build this very simple paper model truck:


I think it originally comes from a Russian site, like this one:

I am going to use it as a Soviet vehicle.


I have downloaded a detailed map of mars. I have marked in green the Nato features (currently, only the Sinai A Starship landing site); in blue the Martian features (artifact M16); in Red the Russian base (or Starship?) Zhukov.


I have found this great tutorial about “How to Design a Town”:

So I have designed a first sketch of a Martian town. I have added the shadows with a simple ImageMagick script.


RedPlanet58 – Travelling towards artifact M16


During War War II, aerospace technology has had a huge development. The conflict has finished on Earth, but the USA and the USSR keep fighting in space. Initially on the Moon, now, at the end of the 1950s, spreading to Mars. NATO nations have been involved in the fight. In December 1957, a contingent of Italian troops has landed on the Red Planet on the Sinai A starship.

In Episode 1, a team lead by Officer Ratti, has been sent to explore a Martian artifact labeled M16. The team stops on its way in order to examine a large rock that seems of potential interest for the presence of Martian relics. When they dismount from their vehicle, the four Italians must face the attach of four Russian soldiers. Ratti and Campano are on the left of the large rock. Giussani and Verdi are near the vehicle.

1) The Russians open fire and put Verdi Out Of Action. Giussani fires back and kills one of the aggressors. Ratti dashes on the other side of the large rock, in order to attack the enemies from behind.


2) Scurry! Two of the Russians advance. Giussani and Campano take cover next to the vehicle. Ratti is now near enough to open fire with his gun, but he misses his target.


3) The Russians keep moving forward. They hit Giussani.

4) Ratti brawls against one of the Russians, putting him Out Of Action. One of the other two Russians panics under the fire of Campano.


5) Campano moves forward and successfully engages in hand to hand combat with the advancing enemy.

6) The last of the Russians runs away.


Verdi will soon recover from his wound, but Giussani is dead. While examining the corpes of the Russians, Ratti finds a small book written in Martian characters.

Piccoli Maestri di Plastica – 3 novembre 1943: Annientati!

Ermanno, Mercurio e il nuovo acquisto Serpe stanno tornando a Enego su una macchina rubata. Dietro una curva, un gruppo di quattro fascisti spara alle gomme. La macchina si arrestra contro un mucchio di tronchi piazzato dai fascisti in mezzo alla strada. 

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Mercurio subisce il primo fuoco e arretra (Flinch), ma si riprende subito. Serpe fa fuori uno dei fascisti più vicini. Mercurio costringe l’altro fascista nascondersi dietro le rocce (Knock-Down).


Serpe avanza fino alle rocce, mentre Ermanno, scosso dall’infuriare della sparatoria, viene preso dal panico e comincia a fuggire.


Serpe aggira le rocce e elimina in corpo a corpo il secondo fascista, ma a sua volta viene ucciso da una fucilata sparata dai due nemici più arretrati, che cominciano ad avanzare.


Ermanno, che si è ripreso dal panico, avanza allo scoperto verso i nemici, ma viene di nuovo costretto ad arretrare. Ermanno e Mercurio riprovano una corsa disperata in avanti, ma Ermanno viene colpito e Mercurio viene preso dal panico e fugge. La squadra è stata completamente annientata.