Tuesday, September 27, 2016

At Death's Door- A Pulp Alley AAR

I played a solo game of the third scenario in the Pulp Alley "Perilous Island" Campaign. This is the "At Death's Door" scenario involving a search in a customs warehouse for more clues leading to Lord Darrow's location.

The Duke's Tsarist Eastern Brigade approached the warehouse from the West while group of American mercenaries led by the mysterious Phantom Ace approached from the East. I rolled initiative to decide who went first each time, a slight change from the solo rules as published.

Phantom Ace was joined by his sidekick, Mak O'Reilley, two hired guns, and three brawlers.

The Duke used his "call to arms" league perk and "wealthy" abilities to add three of Lord Darrow's college chums.

My warehouse...more of a stock yard. The stacks of crates and gates were all extremely perilous.

A barrel fell on one of the gunmen as he sought cover when the Americans spread out.

The Duke's party had the advantage of numbers.

O'Reilly convinced one of the night watchmen to help.

While Boris shot down a charging enemy in the dim lighting.

Don't bring a bat to a sword fight.

Four to One...the redhead decided to slip around to the other side of the wall.

Phantom Ace takes a second plot point by convincing the clerk to hand over the stock manifest.

Girl on Girl action once again...down goes the redhead.

Cutting off the escape route.

Three drop after getting caught in the open.

The shooter final falls.

The action moved to the office in the corner. The Duchess faced down O'Reilly while Phantom Ace gunned down folks left and right.

He could not disengage at the end while The Duke and the Duchess each ended with two plot points.

6 Points plus the bonus items- 1 each, Gear, Tip, Experience, Backup, Contact, and Lady Elaine will join the Duke for the next scenario.

Ace had to settle for a single point.
A fun and fast game with the solo deck. The action developed quickly with a big gun battle in the center, and then the action in the corner. Although the results seem lopsided, Phantom Ace and Mak were still in action at the end against The Duke, The Duchess, and Boris. My league leaders are not very combat oriented, so with another turn or two, Phantom Ace very good shooting and brawling) could have done some real damage.

The Duke will now follow the clues to search for Lord Darrow in Indonesia.