Crisis Protocol – All will be metal!

So I’ve only had 1 game of Crisis Protocol before this one but it was a lot of fun.  We have a free Saturday morning so 3 of us decided to get together and play the ‘Raid Mode’ mission All Will Be Metal.

For anyone not aware, it’s a free 2 vs 1 scenario where 2 players pick 15 point teams and the other player plays a souped up Ultron.  He’s trying to wipe out the city with the Doomsday Device while the players desperately save civilians and stave off Ultron’s plans.

It can be downloaded here:

https://www.atomicmassgames.com/rules

The teams

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Jimmy plumped squarely for the bad guy’s club, muttering ‘Imbecile!’ quite often under his breath.

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Kieron went for the Wakandan theme, but with the others not out yet he made up the points with Hulk 😀

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And for me, master of disaster Ultron, complete with souped up attacks and having to be beaten down 5 times to be defeated.

Setup

Kieron has already put together and painted quite a bit of scenery so we have a nice looking table.  A few cards weer coralled around the home base in the centre of the board, and one of the Doomsday consoles was on a roof.  I set up nearest to that, facing Hulk and the Wakandans whilst the evil bods were over by the Bugle.  I doubt they were there for a newspaper…

Game on!

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With us picking up the scenario rules as we went along, I didn’t record a blow by blow account like I do in my Legion Batreps.   But what ensured was a high pitch game of Cat and Mouse, with me activating the consoles and dropping hits into ‘weaker’ players then running away from The Hulk….

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… as demonstrated as I double moved and teleported to cross the whole board and grab another console and leave hulk stranded on the left!

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This was the point where it was almost an early shower for the ‘good guys’ as I’d activated 3 our of the 4 consoles and was a double move / teleport from the win.

Luckily the boys were able to shut down some of the consoles and from then on the ownership stayed pretty even.

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I was able to drop the ‘bomb’ – Ultron’s area attack – at one point where the guys were gathered around home base dropping off civilians.

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I had lost 2 ‘lives’ but the guys were starting to lose characters.

Score-wise I had taken an early lead but the boys had caught up and it could go any way.

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It was soooo tempting to drop the bomb in here, but I held my nerve and concetrated on the objectives to bring it to a tipping point.

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Lots of scenery destroyed.  At this point I think we were both on 11 VPs!  Killmonger was out for the count and Baron Zemo and Black Panther had had better days…

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Dropping the bomb again, with Black Panther narrowly surviving as I re-lock the console.

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After the ‘heroes’ try a desperate bid to find a surivor and fail,  The Doomsday Machine destroys another building.  A surivor dashes for the safety of the Heroes, only to be cut down by Ultron.

It’s all over!

Thoughts

What a top scenario!  There’s some really cool strategies to be learnt, and the Dooomsday Machine mechanics are really well thought out and really keep the narrative fresh.

We highly recommend a play of this 😀

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