I have played a few games of the wonderful Fist full of Lead skirmish game, and wanting to dive deeper I got the Dark Day of the Destructo ray Scenario booklet for Galactic heroes.Part one is called Crash landing and involves two parties searching for Princess Layalla and other objectives amidst the ruin of a down space craft.
Laid out my table, smaller then recommended but fine for me.
Hero cast Galactic rangers, I wanted to use my collection of Masters of the Universe miniatures, Hero/leader He-Man, Specialist Teela, Regular Man at arms and 2 Grunt squads of Etarnian guard.
Bad guys Leader Evil Lyn, specialist Beastman, 2 Regular Horde troopers and a Shadow beast grunt squad
The game is card driven and works wonderfully for the scenario, 5 points must be examined and rolled for a failure gives a bad result, others will enhance the next scenario or give advantage renown points, He-Man and his party set up followed by the bad guys intent on finding the Princess.
"find the Princess and kill anyone who stops you" Evil Lyn is not to be messed with?
Beast man bounds and leaps to the center objective, snarling with delight
First squad of Eternian guard reach another point
The second arriving close to another
Evil Lyn enters the center and behind her come the savage Shadow Beasts, "slay all my pets"
He-Man and Mn at arms run for the center to block the advance of the fores of evil
He-Man spots the Shadow beasts and charges head long without fear
"The power of Greyskull" he downs a mighty Shadow beast in a single swipe
Beast man rips open the hatch(Rolled a 1) and the Princess appears and shoots him point blank, the creature looks down at the hit and snarls, "More than that to stop me Princess"
Man at arms joins the fight he fells another shadow beast
The second Eternian guard find the objective and Tells advances, "For Greyskull"
Evil Lyn screams and uses her Dark sorcery "Fools you face me!!"
He-Man and Man at Arms are struck and blasted away from the fight
Dazed and shocked they try to recover
Evil Lyn shows no stopping and directs her magics at the first Eternian Guard, "Die you worthless scum"
The Squad is vaporized on the spot all seems lost
The Princess is struck down and tied by Beastman as Tella engages a Horde trooper
He-Man recovers and dives at Evil Lyn "Enough of your dark Sorcery you vile woman"
Man at arms charges the remaining shadow ape
Tella exchanges blows with e Horde trooper both suffering wounds
Wounded and bloody Man at arms fells the last shadow beast
He then aids He-Man against the Dark Sorceress
Beatman leaps behind the Second Eternian guard Squad he slaughters a trooper in a single swipe
Howling he shows no mercy to the remaining guards who are ripped apart
The horde trooper batters Tella who sees a chance and kills the Evil warrior
Beastman snarls and charges a wounded Tella "You Die now pretty one"
As he charges she strikes and drops the beat in a single blow "Not today you monster"
She runs to see He-Man and Man at arms almost defeated by Evil Lyn they are failing fast, she blasts the remaining Horde trooper but to no effect
Evil Lyn is no weakling he dodges and strikes sending Man at arms to the floor, "You fail He-Man as always to the Superior"
He-man gathers his power calling on the Sorceress of Gray Skull and in a blinding flash knocks the Evil Sorceress to the floor.and out "Good always wins over evil"
He smiles and ends the fight smiting the last Trooper down.
Victory to the side of good the final score was He-Man 17 Renown and Evil Lyn 7.
Wonderful fun and was a close call in the end, Princess Laylla rescued and all the objectives taken, they now must search of the Destructo Ray/
Very enjoyable game the system and mechanics with cards are great, more to come?????