Gunny Highway has promised to 'get back' PFC Vincent Fragetti, who panicked and fled into the shanty. To this aim the remainder of his RECON platoon is headed back into Purgatory, with a local guide Ernest Carver. (Activation dice convention Zombies-PEF-Player Characters)
Highway dropped from the truck and summoned his platoon. They gathered expectantly about him.
|The Platoon 'Move Out'|
Receiving none, he went on "one up the spout and bayonets fixed. Move out!"
|End of Turn 1|
"Sorry guys," Jones said slipping from the canvas shelter.
Highway jogged to the edge of a corrugated iron roofed shack. He took up position facing down the path. In well rehearsed motions Choozo and Quinoness adopted alert all round defencive postures. He heard the crunch of boots on gravel that told him that his number two section had cleared the tents.
Turn 3 (5-3)
They came from behind the shack. Four of them, rotting, smelling of decay, crying for blood.
Highway's fire control order cut over the moans of the undead, "Section one. To your front, one round each. FIRE!"
Three zeds disappeared in a gory mist.
Section two formed up next to their commander. Highway, touched his index and third fingers of his left hand to his eyes and finished with a chopping motion in the direction of a field opposite the shack. Jones nodded. He did likewise to the shack behind which they squatted.
|On Three (NB the PEF)|
|Gangers meet their fate|
'One, two, three,' mouthed Choozo, "MOVE!" he yelled. Both Guardsmen burst, simultaneously, into the one roomed dwelling.
"NATIONAL GUARD!" they screamed as they brought their rifles to bear on whatever was within.
Highway heard the cry of the remainder of his section and lunged at the zed advancing on him. He kept it cool and collected, didn't even put on his killing face. The zed's head sailed from it's shoulders and disappeared into the oncoming darkness.
The shanty's two occupants swung around to face the soldiers as they burst in. Blood seeped from lifeless eyes as they tried to focus. Both creatures bared sharpened rows of twisted teeth, "BRAIIINS!"
|Two undead occupants|