Captain America by GASLIGHT

One of Captain America's targets: a tank park
One of Captain America's targets: a tank park

One of the games I ran at Fall In this weekend was Captain America by GASLIGHT, in which Captain America and his strike team conduct a raid to blow up many of Hydra’s advanced weapons.  These tanks came from Indiana Jones play sets that were available at Disney World a few years ago.

In this picture you can see some of the German defenders.  In the distance you can see a flying wing that also came from the Indiana Jones play sets from Disney World.

A view of the Hydra compound
A view of the Hydra compound

This is a long shot of the compound, showing the Hydra flying saucer and another small compound with a robot inside.  In the foreground is a hangar that hold an experimental rocket plane.

Captain America’s strike force entered from the top and right of this picture.  Their mission was to blow up as much of the Hydra equipment as possible.  Unfortunately, Captain America was shot on turn 1 and rolled a 20 for his Save — and should have died.  I had his girlfriend Peggy jump in front of the bullet instead.  It was an inauspicious beginning.

Battle ranges around a flying wing
Battle ranges around a flying wing

Another squad in the strike force couldn’t manage to cut a hole int he fence to get to the giant robot for three turns, but eventually blew it up.  Another squad found the map with the locations of all the Hydra bases.  I wouldn’t let them drive off the table immediately.  Eventually some German cavalry on horseback and motorcycles caught up with the men with the map trying to escape in a truck.  After two rounds of melee, the Germans recaptured it.  The Americans blew up a plane, the robot, and two tanks — earning four points.  Because the Germans got the map away from the allies, they earned five points.  The game was a very narrow German victory.

I think all the players had a good time.  I may run it again at Cold Wars.