Getting in my first game of the Dead Heat campaign, I made the trek down to RIW hobbies in Livonia. I brought along my swamp board and realized it wasn't really the best fit for the locations of the campaign. Going over the map my opponent (Ben) and I chose to play in location (15) Southern Docks District. It seems like this would be the closest fit for the swamp board i had with me.
We choose to do a 35 stone Shared Strategy and flipped Claim Jump with corner deployment. I was the attacker. I picked Frame for Murder and Assasinate as my Schemes. Ben had Bodyguard and an unannounced.
(2) Punk Zombies
Studdent of Conflict
(3) Desparate Mercs
Turn One saw us moving up to the center of the table. I was able to bring the first Deparate Merc down to 1 Wd. And Seamus took some shots.
Turn Two we were in the thick of it and traded a few models, Seamus "red jokered" a Freikorp and made a Belle. The Doxy took a beting and Final Encored with a Belle to stick around. Vonschill unloaded on Seamus causing both of us to burn through quite a few stones during the duels. I think this is when the Specialist detonated tanks to make a mess of the center of the board. Being each attack is a ranged strike it can make a mess of engaged models.
Turn Three Seamus died and my crew started to crumple. VonSchill of course was healed up every turn by that Libraian, so I was focusing on killing him (as an afterthought it makes more sense to target the Librarian first). Things get a little muddled here as a bunch of stuff died. I tried to get my frame for murder set up but VonSchill kept rocketbooting away.
Turn Four the remainder of my crew was picked apart and I was tabled by the end of Ben's activations.
Final Thoughts: This was just what I needed to knock the rust off. Playing hyper agressively isn't the best coarse of action for the crew I selected. I did however find some more interesting uses for Molly by grabbing a few cool spells to use during the course of the game. Of course while I was doing interesting things i was buring through my crows to quickly and my flips failed to produce the suits I needed on several occasions. I forgot about how annoying the Librarian can be counteracting all your hard work EVERY turn.
The game was fun and Ben is a great opponent so I'm looking forward to a rematch.