|New, Improved, Prettier Board!|
|Landrover by MiniFigs UK, Soldiers by Crooked Dice|
NJCon was held on 8 - 9 June, 2018 at the NJ Expo Center in Edison, NJ. Attendance was good and certainly seems to be increasing in this, the convention's 10th year.
Two 7TV/Doctor Who games were scheduled - the first failed to launch as 1:00 PM Friday is still a bit early for walk ups, but the 6:00 PM slot had four participants - two, John and James, from previous games.
The new improved board looked a treat - mat by Mats by Mars and security fence (double set) by Crossover Miniatures.
The Mist from Mars game started along familiar lines - UNIT, Mike Yates and the Doctor were trying to foil the plans of the three Servitors of the Mist and enslaved scientists. A team of possessed RAF airmen under Capt. Gray were assisting the Mist, while Sgt. Benton and a Landrover full of machine gun were supporting UNIT.
|RAF Airmen by Copplestone Castings, |
Fuel Drums by Pegasus
UNIT and Aliens advanced, while the scientists proceeded to build The Deadly Plot Device, and the Doctor nipped into the nearest lab to do likewise.
The "Longstanding Grudge" card turned up again, and true to tradition, it was assigned to Captains Gray and Mike "That's no Alien, that's my ex-wife" Yates. This meant they would get to re-roll failed hits against each other - "Hell hath no fury" and all that...
I'm considering making this a permanent effect.
|Landrover by MiniFigs UK, |
Soldiers by Crooked Dice
Captain Gray continued to follow Yates, complaining about missed alimony payments, unreturned phone calls, and generally causing a -1 to all of Yates rolls, due to distraction. Since the figure hadn't done anything overtly hostile (and nothing a married gamer isn't used to), the UNIT side couldn't shoot at her.
The joyride ended when Capt Gray lost control and hit the security fence. Did she survive?
Tune in next time...
|The Doctor Intervenes|
UNIT/Doctor had scored the most points, with Benton and Gray tied for second, with the main Servitors being wiped out.
Coming soon: The Revenge of Captain Gray.
Post Game Thoughts: Not many. Game still seems tilted in favour of UNIT/The Doctor. I might just give Capt. Gray leadership 1 for future games and have done with it. James, the player who controlled Gray, received post-game points for using her aggressively....Ω