TURN 10. Activation - Police = 6, Zombies = 5
A rare turn in which no one could activate. Hey, it happens.
Vampifan, Brandt and Connors, dropped safely down to the ground, although Connors decided to remain on the pick-up truck. He stepped up onto the cab roof. Brandt sat down in the driver's seat.
The four zombies closing in on Vampifan failed to reach him by just one inch! So close and yet so far!
"Sil, get down to the next roof," he ordered. "I'm going to need a hand to get the Sarge up to safety."
Big Sil swung over the second storey parapet and dropped down the remaining few feet.
Five zombies charged at Detective Brandt, who stood just outside the pick-up truck. He took the Being Charged Test and passed 2d6, which meant he could fire at his opponents before they reached him. Sadly, only one of his three round burst found the mark, although it was an outright kill.
This triggered the second Leader Lost Test of the game. Passing 2d6, SWAT Trooper Vincenzo become the new leader of the rapidly depleted police force.
Vampifan slung his Assault Rifle over his shoulder and passed SWAT Sergeant Connors up to Big Sil, who dragged him to safety on the ground floor roof. Vampifan quickly followed him up.
"Sil, see if you can help the Sarge, please," Vampifan said with a note of concern in his voice.
"Will do," Big Sil replied as he bent down to try and aid Connors in his recovery.
Vampifan turned round and fired at the three zombies surrounding the prone Detective Brandt. He was hoping to kill all three but he only succeeded in killing two of them. His third shot went too wide.
"Status report!" SWAT Trooper and newly appointed Precinct Commander Johnny Vincenzo shouted, as he moved around the corner of the helipad to check up on SWAT Trooper Kelly and Patrolwoman Gibson.
"There are quite a few zeds inside the building," Kelly replied calmly, "but we're clear out here."
Interesting! Double sixes meant a PEF and a Random Event. I rolled on the Random Occurrence Table (see p.52 of the BDTZ rulebook) and scored a 3 for a result of "the primary weapon of a character at random suddenly falls apart and is now useless." I rolled to see who'd be affected and SWAT Trooper Kelly was the unfortunate victim.
For the new PEF I determined its Rep to be 1, meaning it'd be very lucky to activate or move. It appeared in Sector 7 out of sight of everyone and in cover in front of the billboard.
SWAT Trooper Vincenzo headed her way at a walk, shaking his head in sympathy.
Patrolwoman Gibson had noticed a zombie child had stepped into view below her.
Vampifan and Big Sil pumped six shots from two burst into the zombies feeding upon Detective Brandt.
TO BE CONCLUDED
Total number of zombies appearing in this scenario = 99