Deutschland and Dinosaurs

The Nazi secret weapons lab included an experimental flying saucer
The Nazi secret weapons lab included an experimental flying saucer

Again using GASLIGHT, this scenario involved an American patrol moving to destroy the Nazi flying saucer.  Because it was made of a special new alloy, the Americans had to get next to it and destroy it with satchel charges.

Germans on raptors charge American infantry
Germans on raptors charge American infantry

After nearly running over the German guard walking the road with his guard raptors, the first squad of Americans dismounted from their truck.  They were immediately attacked by a squad of Nazi’s on raptors.  Mike Miller, the raptor player, rolled really, really poorly.  After a few rounds of melee, the raptors had destroyed the American squad, but were nearly wiped out themselves.

Americans advancing past raptor barracks toward the saucer
Americans advancing past raptor barracks toward the saucer
Germans close assaulting the Stuart M5
Germans close assaulting the Stuart M5. Five got on top but failed in their attempt to get a hatch open and get inside.
The Stuart "brewed up"
The Stuart "brewed up"

In typical GASLIGHT fashion, the game ended dramatically.  The Americans had been roughly handled by the Germans in their advance.  With just one squad remaining and Germans climbing over it, the Stuart crashed through the fence into the compound housing the Germans flying saucer.  Several of the Germans on top of the vehicle were thrown off by the crash, but two remained on top.  They pried open a hatch and tossed in a grenade, which caused the ammunition inside to explode.  This killed all the crew as well as all but one of the Germans on top.  The remaining American squad realized it could not push through the two remaining Germans squads, so it withdrew in good order.

When I run these GASLIGHT WWII games, I usually get a panic attack before the game.  I worry that the modern weapons, most rolling several dice per shot, are going to end the game in two or three turns.  The games have always turned out okay, but that doesn’t stop me worrying.