SGAM2016 -2- Weirdgate88: Golems at the crossroad

1988: hypergates appear in different places of the Earth. The 10 gates lead to what apparently is a different version of our planet. From the hyperplanet, invading armies, dinosaurs and giant golems attack our world. The governments of the Earth send SWAT squads through the gates: their task is to explore the hostile planet on the other side and hopefully find a way to shut the hypergates and stop the invasion.
The hypergates must be closed! But the operation of the Earth squads is limited also because of the activity of the Art: an occult organization of people from the Earth that support the Gateling invaders. Similarly, the Earthlings have found some support among the Gatelings: there are creatures from the hyperworld that are willing to cooperate to the goal of closing the gates.The squad lead by Sgt. Ephraim and including the two soldiers Pierre and Calaf makes part of the force in charge of closing Hypergate 6. The headquarters of the Gateling forces that opened the gate are said to contain a “key” with which the gate can be permanently closed. The HQ have been localized. Now the Earth forces are preparing to assault the location in search for the key.
[For my second OPR WarStuff 2 based SGAM skirmish, I rolled on Five Parsecs From Home a “Chance Encounter” mission: the heroes will simply have to fight any opposition in the area].

In view of the attack on Gate6 HQ, Ephraim’s squad has been charged to scout a crossroad and clear any opposition. The Green Robot is still under repair after the previous mission, so it’s just Ephraim, Pierre, Calaf and the the Black robot. The squad enters from the East.

[I have placed 6 shadows again: the pink cubes that will be resolved one per round during the game]

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A mixed squad of three Golems and one triceratops enters from the North!

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The winged Golem flies to the top one of the silos. The Blue Golem is fast and charges the Robot.

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The winged Golem is a wizard: he casts a fireball spell that luckily misses. He then charges and stuns Ephraim. The Robot is successful in the melee fight and puts the Blue Golem out of combat.

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Ephraim recovers from being stunned. The triceratops joins the fight and charges Pierre and Calaf. The brown stone Golem is slowly approaching too. A fourth green Golem enters from the West (he is not in the picture). Luckily, two elite Earth soldiers (Q:4+) come to the rescue from the South!

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The reinforcements put the triceratops out of combat. The newly entered Golem charges Ephraim’s squad, while the Robot fights the Winged golem.

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One more elite soldiers enters from the South. The three elite soldiers are very effective and put the Green and the Winged golems out of combat. The stone golems has been too slow to join the fight. He is the only enemy survivor: a brilliant victory for the Earthlings, largely due to the impact of the reinforcements!

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I rolled a second clue and picked a Tarot card:

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On the body of the triceratops a tattoo with the name “Begirt” is found: this seems to confirm that the beasts that fight with the Gatelings are connected to a woman who controls them telepathically.

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