Thursday, December 4, 2014

Reich of the Thousand Deads: Freedom Highway (AAR)

(After the loss of the photo, and with only the last photos left, I can only provide a standard report and not a comic version. Game report is at the end.)

The private arrived in the small bunker. Outside rain was pouring and making the whole area muddy.
Seated on a worn out leather chair, the Major Odieux was smoking a cigar with a glass of brandy listening to music his eyes closed. The private knocked at the door of his office. Odieux opened an eye and told him to come in.

"Sir, there has been an event on Freedom Highway. SWD got very close"
"Close how much?"
"They were only 2 clicks from Alamo outpost."
"Did we engage them?"
"No Sir, we sent a scouting team and a piper. We have some aerial photos and report from a badly hurt survivor. He had been put to real death afterward."
"Thank you soldier."
The soldier was not leaving. The officer felt he should know something more than what is in the report.
"It seems that the survivors were with an American lieutenant.It seems that Lt. Mallory was there."
The officer raised from the chair.
"Stupid, bring me Sergeant Steward now. How long did that happen?"
"An hour ago, Sir"
"And you tell me only now? Go fetch that sober bastard of a Canadian."

Once the private left, Odieux opened the file.

Alamo Outpost Report B0143.
Object: SWD infiltration.

A team of scout arrived at the scene 40 minutes after first shooting was heard. They witnessed the departure of the new SWD vehicles (sdkfz 511 and 512).
A group of SWD soldiers have caught 4 civilians, one with seemingly remnant of US army uniform. Our scouts were unable to retrieve them.

Photo #1 shows where the 2 trucks carrying the survivors hit the roadblock (result of the last SWD offensive against Allied Strong Point East in Bastogne). The survivors encountered a strong force of undead hidden in wrecks.
Photo #1

Photo #2.
The SWD captured 4 people and left 2 badly wounded to the undeads. We recovered one, long enough before he turned.
Photo #2

4 survivors were captured
Last leg of the escape was filled with zombies.
2 walkers were involved

The good started well, with a good beating of undeads but they lost precious times. Every time a zombie died. another took its place.
After about 10 turns (!) lost and the zombies cleared, Mallory drove the group South and they tried to run with moderate success. The SWD was planned to arrive on turn 20.
As the clock was ticking, they were about to reach the limit and into safety when they failed to activate for 7 turns, giving time to the SWD to get close enough to shoot.
The walker shot and hit the middle of the team (perfect hit). All survivors were knocked down and stunned for several turns, enough for the SWD infantry to catch them.
2 survivors were OOF and left to the zombies, while the SWD escaped the area with their prisoners.
Main directions and move


  1. Cool recap dude!
    I like your black & white photos.

    1. Thanks. Too bad, it was not as good as what I wanted to

  2. Nice report. If the officer has a Canadian to call on, then things will turn out fine. :)

    1. "Sober" Canadian. I thought about sober Irish, but I believe it would be too much into fantasy :)