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24 April 2013

"An Offer He Can't Refuse", or "A Visit From The Imperial Sub-Ambassador"

Continued from "Stealing the Relentless: Part II" Link

Gov Gen -Make sure the conference room is ready and well provisioned. I'm sure these negotiations will take a long time.

Princess Sophie - My Father will meet you here Ambassador, and I'm su...

Sub-Ambassaor Tigh - No thank-you. Whatever you were going to say would be a waste of time I do not have.  ...Please leave.
Imperial Sub-Ambassador Tigh - Fortunately for you, we have just been informed of an attack by your fellow "earthlings" that call themselves the 4th Reich (derisive snort) on the planet of Ocrade.  So...I have no time to sort out you lot. Here are the absurdly generous Imperial terms:  A crew has been dispatched, and will arrive in 72 hours, the Relentless will be turned over to them.  Then the matter will be closed, and you will be spared any retaliation. If you choose not to comply with these terms, this insignificant speck of nothing that amusingly purports itself as a "kingdom" will recieve the full attention of local Imperial command immediately following our Ocrade involvement.

Negotiation Over....Good Day

Staff Officer - Well Sir?

GovGen - Well what?  We've had the Relentless for a week, and it looks like we can keep peeling secrets out of her for another 71 hours and 59 minutes without any consequences.
If it makes you feel better, leave a few stink bombs behind for the Imperial crew as a send off.

Smithers! Another whiskey!

Next Episode: The Great Ocrade Raid

16 April 2013

Stealing the Relentless Part 2: Farewell to an Old Friend

If you are offended by lego minifigs used as soldiers stop reading here.  My opponent for this battle was my 9 year old and I have helped him amass an army of lego sci-fi troops. He plays the part of the Commander of the boarding parties.  It was a great fight.

About the terrain...
About 4 years ago I built a giant airship, the "Clarke", and while I used her in a couple of Big Battles she spent vastly more time unused on a shelf.  My intention was to eventually enter her into the Owlcon miniature contests under the "Big Model" category. Well, another Owlcon has come and gone and the "Clarke" not only still sat unloved, but since we moved she has been in a closet unseen.  I was a little stuck on how to proceed with the Relentless campaign, and then I realized I could break-up the airship to create a superstructure for the Relentless. Here is a link to the "Clarke" in all her glory , and below you will see her remains providing one last service. 
She will be missed.

Assault Boats Inbound!
The Imperial Security Chief deploys the Naval Security Troops and Sailors to repel intruders.
The Colores Boarders blow the airlocks on the port and starboard
The fighting is close and brutal as Commander Robert drives the Assault teams forward
The most dramatic part of the battle was the lone Imperial Security Trooper holding the port side.  He had already gunned down one intruder, and as the door blasted open, he bags a second!
He was truly the man of the game, even wounding the Colores hero, Cmdr. Robert!
only to be brought down in a hail of vengeful gunfire on the last turn!
The Relentless is ours, Admiral!  Bring the prize crew aboard and let's go home.