” High Command has ordered us into the city. Seems a transport carrying some old Mark III Power Armor has crashed. We can’t let the Reds or any of the civilians claim it. I’m going to divide the platoon into two groups. Team A I’ll be leading into the city and Team B lead by Lt. Galvin will guard HQ while we are away. I’ll post the names of the teams on the wall everyone be ready to move in ten!”
Jimmy looks over at Bifocals and whispers. ” I hope to God I don’t get sent to the field.”
“Well I hope I do.” Interjects Rookie.
Bifocals and Jimmy gives Rookie smug looks as they walk to the armory.
” It’ll be a mildly irradiated walk in the park Rookie.”
” I know it’ll be fun Jimmy!” Rookie shouts in pure excitement.
Jimmy and Bifocals both roll their eyes.
Ten minutes later the duty roster is posted on a computer display board outside the chow hall.
” Damn damn damn!” Jimmy shouts in dismay.
” Suck it up Jimmy! You are a F.S.A trooper!” Sgt. Swartz shouts as he dresses down Jimmy and slings his rifle over his shoulder. ” The Captain is already in the A.P.C. Team A let’s move!”
” Good luck Jimmy!” Bifocals shouts giving him the thumbs up.
” Screw you Bifocals. See you when I get back, come on Rookie seems you got your wish.”
” I know!” Rookie squeals in excitement.
A hour later the A.P.C. draws to a halt. Sgt. Swartz punches the ramp button and motions the team to move. The squad divides into two teams on both side of the transport. The Captain exits and scans the area with his binoculars.
” Sgt. I’ve located the cargo. Seems HQ was remiss in the info. It seems we have three not one sets of armor to recover. They seem intact in their containers.”
” Any signs of the Reds?” Swartz says as he takes up position by the Captain by a nearby pile of concrete.
” No. But there seems to be some locals approaching and they seem to be hostile.” The Captain hands Swartz the binoculars.
” Damn! Raiders and the cannibal type. Men lock and load!”
” Cannibals? Oh great!”
” Pack your balls Jimmy! Your on point!”
” Thanks Sarge. Your full of kindness.”
” Shut up and move your ass!”
Jimmy rushes forward moving from pile of rubble to blown out building. He takes up position providing overwatch for his fire team. Swartz moves both teams forward and they fan out taking up firing positions. Large genetically altered men in studded leather and metal plates for armor slowly move into view. Their leader a large hulking man with a red metal mowhawk and sharp jagged metal teeth moves his men forward unconcerned with anything.
” Grishnack! Get your ass moving! We need that armor! With it the Red Maws will rule the city!”
Grishnack a muscle bound man with a oversized shot gun that looks like a massive .35 revolver rushes forward.
Jimmy sees a large man moving towards one of the crates of power armor. He lines up the man center mass and takes a shot! The round slams into the man spinning him in place and he goes down.
” Take that savage. Bifocals couldn’t make that shot!” He shouts.
” Check again Jimmy!” Swartz says as he takes position next to Jimmy.
The man Jimmy shot slowly rises with a grin on his face.
” Looks like we have guests for dinner boys!” The raider shouts.
For the next five minutes all hell breaks out. In quick succession four troopers are messily taken out by over size cleavers, chainsaw axes and guns. Kendrick the sniper takes out two raiders before being pulverized by a oversized powered construction hammer. Another raider is taken out and Jimmy finally takes out the raider he was shooting at. Swartz makes it to a power armor crate.
” Jimmy cover me while I bypass the computer lock.”
” Got your six Sarge! Rookie your with me.”
Rookie takes up position next to Jimmy scanning for raiders. Swartz quickly bypasses the lock. A large rusty set of armor with a heavy .60 cal rifle stands ready for combat. Swartz enters the armor and powers it up.
” Booting this bucket up boys.” Swartz’s voice booms out from the armor speakers. ” Give me a minute to bring up the H.U.D.”
” Got you Sarge. Rookie watch out!”
A hulking raider in red leather and pig iron armor rushes them a massive cleaver in his right hand and a large machine pistol in the other rushes them. Rookie takes a blow that sends him flying. Jimmy trying to take aim takes two large caliber rounds to his torso. Swartz sees all of this as green phosphor target designation display cue centers on the raider. Swartz brings up the large rifle and lets off a three round mass reactive shot that blows fist sized holes in the raider messily killing him.
” Medic! I have two men down at my location.”
” On my way Sargent Swartz.” A tinny voice replies on his radio.
” Sargent Swartz we need you at my local A.S.F.P.! The shit has definitely hit the fan!”
” On my way Sir!”
Swartz is amazed by the power and speed of the power armor. He had trained at Fort Sill for a month in Mark I years ago but he never fielded one. He passes the medic on his way to the Captain. Another trooper has entered a suit of armor armed with a pistol and power hammer. Simms he calls up on his display. Simms seems to have taken some damage but seems still in the fight taking down another raider and the Captain another. The raider leader joins the massive melee.
” I will ware your bones!” He shouts.
” Not today savage!” Swartz shouts as he lines up two shots on the leader blasting him out of the building. Seeing that their leader is down the rest of the raiders flee the seen.
” Sir the last set of armor is intact. It seems the raiders weren’t able to open the lock.”
” Excellent news Dutch. Let’s retrieve it and R.T.B. What’s to casualty count?”
” Jenkins and Rookie are down. Kendrick is K.I.A. Getting sit reps on the other three.”
” Bloody day Sargent and damn bloody day!”
” Amen Sir.”
I combined Kill Team and Necromund rules together as a excuse to use my Goliath gang. And it was a blast! Frag grenades flying, power hammers and the renderizer was brutal on regular guards men. On the other hand power armor is killer in Kill Team/Necromunda. I strongly recommend combining both settings for a more rpg lite experience. The next battle is with the B team back at the base. Played some Fallout Wasteland Warefare and wanted to use some ghouls. I modified a scenario from the FWW book and had a go C.S.C. Was sweating bullets in both battles we had a blast!