And so another game of In Her Majesty's Name was held in the Battleshed. My gaming buddy, Arabianknight was keen to get his 'Dr Who Unit Expeditionary Force' in action! Yes, I had to re-read that title twice before it sunk in! I recommend heading over to the Wee Blokes for the complete picture.
We have plans to run a IHMN campaign after our current SoBH campaign has come to a conclusion. Whereas the former is firmly set in the more traditional 'fantasy' world, IHMN, being a 'Steampunk Skirmish' game, allows for even more outrageously imaginative 'companies' to be dreamt up. Something Arabianknight is enthusing about as it'll give him even more opportunity to get some of his fine collection of thematic miniatures on the table.
Anyway, back to Obsession. As this was a casual re-visit to IHMN and I admit I hadn't had time to prepare a dedicated 'company', so opted to simply use a slightly adjusted version (no 'Steam horses') of the 'The Wild West Show' listed in Osprey's main rulebook. Seemed the natural choice as I have all those nice Dead Man's Hand miniatures. They have to earn their keep!
We used the two 'building' sections from my DMH town, Obsession, and the scenario had my Wild West Show company - having come about secret intelligence during their travels overseas - searching buildings in the town rumoured to contain a deactivated automaton curiously known as a 'Cyberman'. Of course, they had competition. An eccentric group of Europeans, led by 'The Dr.' with his mesmerising assistant, Amy Legs. Or was it Any Pond? They also had a curious robotic canine with them and a section of British soldiers.
Not far away, Wild Bill Dooley narrowly avoided being bayoneted by a charging Brit, and drew his pistols, simultaneously firing at the soldier and the robotic canine. He missed both.
The Doggyatron then used exotic 'Arc Fire' from its metal snout on Wild Bill, but it was ineffective. A brutal melee was also playing across the street, with Sioux Ironjaw and Ben Dooley mobbing a frantically defensive Brit with a Bayonet.
It was The Dr. and his leggy assistant that won they day, stealing away with exotic material from the Cyberman to a strange blue thunder-box, that the Wild West company all agreed was definitely not there earlier in the day...