Nexus PSI solo campaign
This Sunday I embarked upon a new solo campaign from the Deadzone supplement Nexus PSI. ‘Survival of the fittest’ is a single player campaign in which a strike team are cut off from command during the first wave of the plague infection.
Rather than using A.I (artificial intelligence) to control the enemies, this game uses A.S (artificial stupidity). These rules dictate how the zombies react to the actions performed by the strike team members.
I built a 300 point campaign force of Enforcers (Iron Eagles space marines) and Pathfinders (Gaunt’s Ghosts Imperial guard) and laid out the terrain ready for my first encounter.
Scenario 1 – First Contact
As the plague infection spread across the planet of Nexus, Colonel -Commissar Ibram Gaunt and his command group at observation post N375/Alpha are cut off from Imperial Guard HQ. Along with brother Sven, a space marine of the Iron Eagles chapter, the strike team must escape the hordes of shambling plague victims, coined ‘poxwalkers’ by master sniper Hlaine ‘mad’ Larkin.
The strike team set up in the middle of the table and cannot leave their deployment zone until they kill at least 4 poxwalkers, then they must attempt to escape the battlefield.
After some initial success killing poxwalkers, Larkin made several head shots and trooper Meryn was overwhelmed and eaten, the strike team could leave the ops post and make good their escape…
With only two casualties, the strike team was able to exfiltrate from their position and attempt to get word back to HQ of the undead threat.
All in all it was a very tense and exciting game which had me scratching my head, trying to work out how best to maneuver without drawing the undead minions upon my troops!