Wednesday, April 1, 2015

Power Legion: Rescue Robin!

With Bruce coming over for a game, I needed to get one more playtest of Power Legion under my belt. In this scenario, Robin finds himself in the clutches of the Joker. Batman and Batgirl are on their way to rescue him but someone tipped off the Joker, who must get Robin off the south end of the board to win. Team Bat must rescue Robin and capture Joker, Riddler and Harley Quinn.

In the early stages, Batgirl and Batman enter on the south edge and rush north, towards the bad guys. Harley Quinn power jumps westward to the car, pops the door and hotwires it (all in one turn!).

Batgirl has some activation problems so chooses to ineffectually throw a Batarang while Batman charges north to duke it out.

Harley Quinn wheels up in the car and three goons stuff Robin in the backseat and pile in after him. Batgirl continues to try to get the lead out.

Harley Quinn narrowly missed Batman with the car, only to have Batgirl use her Bat-blowgun to pop the tires. Harley Quinn fails an agility contest and rolls the car. Predictably, she is KOed but the goons pile out with Robin while Batman dukes it out with Joker, Riddler and two goons.

Two goons tie up Batgirl while a third spirits Robin towards the south edge of the board and victory!

Batgirl makes an amazing activation roll, evades melee, knocks down the goon carrying Robin and rushes over to free him. The dynamite duo then turns to face the onslaught.

In the meantime, Batman has been KOed! Joker, seeing things start to go sideways, picks up Batman and slowly carries him towards the south edge of the Board. Various baddies knock down Batgirl and Robin, who jump back up and KO the Riddler with Batarangs.

Meanwhile, the Joker sneaks Batman off the south edge of the board, dodging Batarangs. Really, the perfect set up for tomorrow's game with Bruce, as Batgirl, Robin and a bunch of coppers have to rescue Batman before the Joker blows him to smithereens in the middle of the town square..

I had the mechanics fairly well down in this game. It was a bit unbalanced towards the bad guys. I thought Joker grabbing the unconscious Batman was a nice dramatic moment. I do have a couple of melee questions I needed sorted out. And I need to put together part two of this scenario for Bruce.


AJ (Allan) Wright said...

Where did you get the buildings for this? They're lovely.

Bob Barnetson said...

HO scale railway buildings from woodland Scenics.