So a couple of days later as the light was fading the Mask and the Botchergate Ruffians planned their raid. Charlie was being held in the Carlisle Police Station so it was going to be tough to get him out. Luckily for the towns folk Chief Inspector Rose had got wind of the attempt and together with a small group of trusted constables he headed for the Station.
Together with Sargent Byrne the Inspector had a close friend of his (the Doctor) who was visiting the area and a new secret policing weapon. Only recently manufactured and normally restricted for military use the first Steam powered law enforcement officer. Constable 101 or Fergusson (short for Fergusson Automated Steam Constable) this was going to be the first test of Fergusson outside of the training school.
|Botchergate Ruffians make their way across farmland|
We also set the scenario during twilight mainly coz you wouldn't make a raid like this during the day and secondly it would reduce the impact of the deadly Russian sniper Smirnov who had been a little too lethal last game.
|Inspector Rose plans his ambush ?|
|Botchergate Ruffians give the game away allowing on duty Bobby to lock the gates|
|Charlie shouts for help from inside !|
|The Ruffians split up|
|Peelers fan out and then wait|
|Ruffians prepare to break in whilst Fergusson trundles forward oblivious !|
|Police in wait for the Ruffians to break cover|
|Whose got the key ?|
|Victorian community policing !|
|Tussle breaks out at the front|
|Things go badly for the Constabulary|
|Revenge in the graveyard !|
|Evil doing indeed........|
|Mean while at the rear.........|
|Inside the station|
|Hot foot to the front door..|
It is time for them to make their escape...but from nowhere Fergusson 'clanks' his way to the front of the station, one last chance to keep Hickman behind bars. He is going to be tough to wrestle down in combat with all that plate armour. But then one final twist to the story, from out of the twilight one final shot rings out, despite the gloom Smirnov who is now back on the hill aims for a weak spot in the armour and with a whoosh of steam Fergusson grinds to a halt. The steam explodes catching a final constable but only showering the Mask in hot water. The Ruffians can finally make good their escape.
Post Script : another excellent battle full of fun, twists and turns. More ideas for Companies, scenarios and adventures......... quite liking the rules and the ability to develop our own ideas.