Tadamia (a Japanese word meaning "I am back", or "I am home").

 I will get back to the game on Monday and complete the orders submitted and post a the turn results sometime on Monday (AEST).

I thank all the players for their patience and hope they will pick up the game again.

PBB - turn 12 moves

Sandi opens the door, but before he can rush up the stairs, or Leila and Niki can enter the house to search, their path is blocked by six zombies.

 (I will give you the chance to react to this - you can either attack them, or move away from the house to put some distance between them and the survivors.  I rolled a lot of high dice here :-\   )

Slightly less dodgy house plan

Getting into the chicken pen, Karen fires off her shots, but her accuracy is greatly reduced because of the fast movement she made to get into the pen. Despite this, one zombie drops, it's head exploding under the impact of the bullet.
 Blink stops where he is to take aim, but is out of range of any zombies.

 Lucky, Robert and the boy scout bolt down the road, putting some distance between them and the zombies.

Jack moves forward and sprays the zombies nearest him. The SMG rises as he fires his burst and although he hits three zombies, only one drops.

Mr X. does a three point turn and changes the direction of the pick up.

Note - this turn is incomplete as I need reactions for Sandi, Leila and Niki who were interrupted by the appearance of six zombies. Once I have those reactions I need to then move the zombies and roll for spawning zombies.
 Again if the orders can get in by early Wednesday AEST I can complete the turn before leaving for my trip.

PPB - Turn 11 moves

OK - The delay for this one is my bad - I thought I needed another set of orders submitted, but I was wrong.

 So, without any further ado:

Sandi jumps the fence and covers the distance to the closest door, and quickly tests the handle to discover it is unlocked.

  (With all the actions taken there wasn't enough movement left to enter the house).

Leila and Niki follow Sandi into the yard of the house, weapons at the ready.

Jack covers a lot of distance and jumps the wall to the second yard. The zombies he sights are just out of range of his SMG.

Karen bolts towards the chickens, with Blink close behind.

(Not enough movement in the turn to be able to get there to pick up the chickens as per the orders).

Robert hoists himself up on to the ice cream truck and drags the boy scout down. A bit of a whiff in the air suggests that the kid was in fact full of chocolate.

(The act of getting the kid off the truck reduced your orders down a lot - I gave you a small movement at the end, but not enough that you could fire your shots).

Lucky fires a burst at the closest zombies - two are struck, but with one shot being low, only one zombie is taken out.

"Braaaaaiiiiiiins" moan the zombies and they shamble ever closer to a free feed.

The shots from the Ice Cream truck area divert the path of the zombies - with no other loud noises to react to they move towards the sounds.

 More zombies appear, this time to the area closest to the chickens:

Note: If every one can get their moves in before 0900 AEST on Wednesday I can post another set of results. If not, the results will have to wait until the end of the month when I get back from Japan.

'Viper' Plesskin

I finished off one of my Hasslefree Miniatures survivors today.

 This survivor is "Viper" Plesskin - most people thought he was dead.

 Next to him is the car I purchased a few months back with the intention of it being his car - a Viper for Viper.

 Viper and the car will be part of a scenario I am planning involving Viper going to retrieve his car from where it is kept in a self storage place.

Shocked and Stunned!

The U.K. zombie gamers have been making posts on their blogs about the cool vehicles they can get at Tescos.

 Needless to say, I was completely green with envy because I can't buy them here in Australia.

 After posting a comment about Brummie's really cool truck and fork lift on his blog (seen here) and a few messages over at the Board of the Living Lead, Brummie was kind enough to buy one for me and send it across the other side of the world. Luckily he accepted pay pal, otherwise I would have been scratching my noggin trying to find a way to pay him.

 The parcel arrived yesterday, and in my hurry to thank him before I had to head out for the afternoon/evening I didn't take the truck out to play with it.

 I should have.

There was something inside the truck.

A complete surprise.

One that left me totally speechless.

For inside the truck was the survivor figure with the crossbow that Brummie had painted up after doing a bit of conversion work on it. You can read his blog post showing the figure here.

The photos do not do the figure justice - the painting is far better than the photographs show. This is one cooooooool figure.

 One thing that really makes me speechless at the amazing generosity Brummie has shown is that over the last few years I had become a little jaded at man kind in general.

 Last year I had my life savings stolen from my bank account through credit card fraud. For about 5 months leading up to Christmas I had next to no money.
 My bank paid back the money on the day before Christmas. A bit too late for a decent Christmas, but at least I was able to knock something together.

 On top of that, while I was away 'playing' with 81mm mortars this year, some mongrel stole a brand new brush cutter and a chainsaw from the garage. I just hope the scum bag either cuts a leg off or overdoses on drugs depending on if they stole them for their own use, or sold them for drug money.

 A few toe rags can really put a different slant on how people are viewed.

 But every now and then one person does a single act of kindness that makes you marvel at how kind people can be.

 I hope I can repay this kindness in like. At the very least I would love to buy Brummie a beer or ten.

 Thank you very much Brummie - the are a gentleman and a top bloke. You get my "Shelldrake's Thumbs Up Smiley" award, and, as I said in a 'pm', the best way to convey my thanks is to do it in Japanese, as a simple 'thank you' isn't enough.

 So, domo arigato gozaimasu Brummie-san!

PBB - Turn 10 Moves

Karen fires at the two zombies she can see from her position in the building, the shots amplified by the confines of the burnt out building. One zombie goes down, its head exploding, the other staggering from the impact, but otherwise ok.

 Blink fires at the remaining zombie near by; with a suppressed 'pffft' sound two bullets strike the zombie in the head making sure it wont harm anyone anymore.

As soon as the survivors, Leila and Niki get into the pick up truck Jack drives towards the intersection and gets out again.

Karen and Blink follow on foot, forming a rear guard action.

Robert yells to the boy scout, urging him to climb down from the ice cream van. The boy scout starts to cry as he is either too scared to climb down by himself or unable to climb down.

(I have left Robert where he is due to the lack of action by the boy scout. I am happy to move Robert towards the farm if you want Dan ).

Following Robert down the road, Lucky fires a burst at the latest zombies, hitting three of them. Firing on the move put his aim off and only one zombie goes down.

Sandy moves forward to the corner of the furthest rock wall and watches down the road for any more appearing zombies. From his position he watches the second big group of zombies move behind the farm house out of sight as they shamble towards the burnt out house.

The pack of zombies nearest the ice cream van turn milky white eyes towards Robert and Lucky and move towards them.

 The gun fire attracts more zombies to the area - the most so far. Three zombies appear near the ice cream truck and seven on the opposite end of the road down past the bill board.

 I moved Sandy without any orders, but based them on previous orders given... i.e. the intention to move towards the cabin of the truck with the intention of getting in.

The dice rolls for Luck's shots were worthy of an professional sniper.. unfortunately the rolls to kill them didn't match them.