my first-ever convention game at Millennium Con back in November, I wanted to conduct another game at this year's Chimaera Con. For a long time, I'd had the idea of running linked scenarios on two separate tables, with play results on one table affecting events in the other game.
da Baron), who agreed to run the groundside part using Future War Commander. I would run Galactic Knights for the topside portion. The concept was to have space forces trying to land more troops to take a landing area and capital city on a besieged planet.
the MillCon scenario. Here's how the summary read:
After its initial invasion failed, the Terran Transsolar Federation decided to take by stealth what it couldn´t take by strength. On the surface of Regulus IV, a small unit of Terran infiltrators captures the Nova Liberian spaceport for Terran reinforcements to land. Meanwhile, in space, the Nova Liberian revolutionary star guard must hold off the invaders´ transports to prevent more troops from flooding into the capital.Instructions
The surface and space battles will take place at the same time on two separate tables. The chance to provide supporting fire like orbital bombardments or surface-to-orbit missiles mean players´ choices on their own table will affect the combat on the other table. Just make sure you communicate with your allies!
Although outnumbered, the defenders did have a surprise waiting for the invaders--a battlecruiser hidden on the lunar surface that emerged just as the attackers entered the system.
So the defenders were left with their space fleet in tatters, while the invaders were unable to take their objective. This translated to a marginal victory for the rebels--but the Terrans are sure to return, probably in time for Millennium Con XIV in November ....