DARK IS THE FALLEN SKY
CAMPAIGN POST ROLLBACK UPDATE and After Action Report
Dark is the Fallen Sky has seen a number of Campaign weekends slip by and the campaign has gotten off to a quiet start with only a handful of matches occurring over the weekend of April 24 and 25, a bonus day on May 8 an recently Saturday May 22 which saw no actual campaign matches played but a number of regular battles with 200 and 250 levels.For all those who came in late...
Across the Saturday and Sunday or April 24 and 25 I started running my latest Anima Tactics campaign which (despite the enthusiasm) got off to a very quiet start.
After a late notification he night before to correct an error in my scheduling I rocked on up at Mind Games ready to supervise some heated competition but instead found only one of my core players was in the area and that my friend James had turned up to have another practice match after his re-eduction into the game at the previous demo-day I had run.
Before I could get James into a match others turned up and pretty soon we were all chatting and relaxing, a theme that extended across both days as the players spent more time catching up and slacking than fighting things out on the tabletop.
Both Saturday and Sunday saw a single campaign based conflict. Mostly due to the relaxed atmosphere and the players still trying to decide exactly which organization/team they were going to field (Indecision was surprisingly global for the players)
The first match on Saturday was fought between Fallecs and Jordan the winner of the 2009 game. They decided to start the campaign off with a bang throwing 300 levels at each other Church v Azur Alliance. For once Jordan decided not to field the entirety of Les Jaeger taking The Colonel, Kirsten, Kyler, Arkeid and the Condemned Lovers while Fallecs sent forth the Saint Council, Romeo, Aliss, Damien and Azriel.
Sticking to tradition Fallecs placed a tower in the center of the field of battle and both teams used it as cover until they smashed into each other in a close and hard fought battle.
Despite the significant number of characters barely any true casualties where inflicted and the game was called to an end due to closing time with the score settling at a meagre 50 to 55 Victory points in favour or Fallecs.
While that match was fought others took the time to play in a couple of smaller battles.
Sunday was also a very quiet day especially with the late start caused by the ANZAC day parade and mass. Eventually Mecha and Fallecs arrived and were able to play a full but small match of 150 levels Church v Wissenscraft.
Fallecs fielded Nero, Azriel and Evangaline while Mecha took Khaine Alessa and Lorenzo. Even with a full 4’ x 4’ table to play in the game was a direct as a normal small battle with both teams closing quickly and dispatching their oppositions swiftly. The battle ended with a clear Victory for Mecha 100 versus 25.
Saturday May 8 saw an additional pair of 300 level Campaign battles fought out. This time the battles occurred between The Azur Alliance and Samael and The Church against Wissenscraft.Azur (Jordan)
The Colonel, Kirsten, Kyler, Arkeid and the Condemned LoversSamael (Isaac)
Fallen Angel Dinah, Bael, Momiji, Nahimana, Shinigami Ayl and Konosuke
Azur v Samael played out in a closely fought match with both sides swaying back and forth between victory and defeat until Samael came out on top with a Clear Victory (320 v 255 VP). Chuch (Fallecs)
Romeo, Azriel, Aliss Testarossa, Damien and the Saint CouncilWissenscraft (Mechafox)
Sophia Ilmora, Alessa Raincross, Hiro and the Assault Group
The second match between Church and Wissenscraft had a lot of debating and discussions over the rules and despite plenty of time to gain a complete outcome was cut short due to time with Wissenscraft achieving a Complete Victory 160 VP to 25
Each player in the campaign selects a force of 400 levels, while they do not have to fully select their roster at the beginning of the campaign once a purchase is made it is fixed unless a reward from a match allows a change. These 400 levels allow for an additional 40points of Advantage Cards, 1 Leader class unit and 2 Organisational advantages. The following information is the various Teams so far participating in the Campaign.The Teams:Mecha – WissenscraftCharacter Pool:
XII, Lorenzo, Rayne, Alessa Raincross, Goethia (Pilot: Mauser), Hiro, Sophia Ilmora, Khaine D’LacreuOrganizational Advantages:
The Process, Lost LoggiaAdvantage Cards:
Nullem Lusec, Ord of Power, Fate Clock, Greater Life Potion, Aura, Raphael’s Gift, After Image, Dragons Blood, Supernatural Traps, Supernatural Weapon.Team Cards:
Assault TeamAccumulated Exploration Points:
210Spent Exploration Points:
0Jordan – Azur AllianceCharacter Pool:
High Arbiter Arkeid, Reinhold, The Colonel, Kyler, Kirsten, Claude Valmore, Drake, CenetteOrganizational Advantages:
Shadow Lords, OrganizationAdvantage Cards:
Dragons Blood, Tactical Advantage, Covert Operations, Nue, Piercing Weapon, Clock of CronosTeam Cards:
Les Jaeger, Condemned LoversAccumulated Exploration Points:
305Spent Exploration Points:
0Fallecs – ChurchCharacter Pool:
Romeo, Evangeline, Saint Astreaga, Damien, Aliss Testarossa, Nero (50 points unspent)Organizational Advantages:
Unshakable Faith, ExterminatorsAdvantage Cards:
Raphael’s Gift, Supernatural Weapon, Combined Combat, Tempus Fugit (10 points unspent)Team Cards:
Saint CouncilAccumulated Exploration Points:
105Spent Exploration Points:
0Isaac - SamaelCharacter Pool:
Fallen Angel Dinah, Bael, Momiji, Nahimana, Shinigami Ayl, Konosuke (90 points unspent)Organizational Advantages:
Protective Shield, Supernatural Weapon, Control Bound, Combined Combat (10 points unspent)Team Cards:
NoneAccumulated Exploration Points:
320Spent Exploration Points:
This latest weekend went by without any Campaign matches and was extremely quiet for the first couple of hours at the store. I had planned to record a full battle report of some of the random matches that occured but just when I was thinking things where going to be relaxing I was approached by a group of people from out of town who wanted to know all about the Game including a lot of background information on the various factions and characters... it was a lot of talking.
Anyway here are some pictures of the games, first Andrew and Isaac played a small 200 level match Samael v Light.
The fight ended pretty quickly with the heavy hitters of Samael leaving only Astreaga and Daniella alive and surrounded on top of some ruins after a brutal central table clash.
The following match was played between Isaac and James this time a 250 level match again Samael v Light... though perhaps Neutral would be a better description given the number of grey units used.
The central battle for the match took place around a ruin atop a hill.
Isaac surrounded the location and swept through most of James defenses which suffered from a bout of severe luck with the battle being called a loss with only Goethia left standing an almost untouched Samael side.
Following those matches I commandeered a portion of the table and ran through a very quick briefing on the basic rules for a couple of players and the day ended with a flurry of activity.