Turns 01 – 05

This is the first section of an After Action Report that I am going to be presenting.  I am using the Imperial Starter Deck that comes with the Demo or Full Game.  I chose the following settings. 175 card points, 5 tile points, rare resources, uncommon specials, a large map and all three opponents. 

After laying my single starting tile and beginning the game I am presented with the following initial starting position.

Starting Position

ZDXDG190
Priority Routine

11 JUN 67
From: HQ Purgatory Base
To: IHC
Subj: Sit Rep 001

1. As per orders Distant Thunder A001-01, Imperial Stronghold Purgatory has been established and is fully operational.
2. Recon Alpha departs base at 16:45 IST on standard recce mission west of base.  Terrain is flat and barren.  No contacts with hostiles reported.


ZDXDG190
Priority Routine
14 JUN 67
From: HQ Purgatory Base
To: IHC

Subj: Sit Rep 002

1. Recon Ghost Rider departs base at 21:30 IST operating stealth with EMCON Wraith set.  Recon Ghost Rider is to patrol perimeter of base and then explore east looking for indications of hostiles and possible locations for resource collection.
2. Report from Recon Alpha of massive debris field that has significant salvage opportunities.  Coordinates sent for evaluation and recovery.  Salvage teams dispatched.

Old Battlefield Salvage
 

*GAMMA GAMMA GAMMA* VVGDJE09433
Priority Ultra

15 JUN 67
From: Recon Alpha
To: HQ Purgatory Base
Subj: VV-01 Hostile Contact Report

1. Grid Location Easting 02/ South 08: Xenopod recce element designated VV-01 consisting of group of 30-40 Xenomorph “Consorts” observed flying south at estimated 15 knots approaching our position. Preparing for action.  Weapons are free.

VV-01 Contact

VVGDJE09433
Priority Immediate

15 JUN 67
From: Recon Alpha
To: HQ Purgatory Base
Subj: VV-01 Hostile Contact Report Update

1. Grid Location Easting 02/ South 09: Lost contact with VV-01 at 23:45 IST.  Attempting to re-establish tracking.  Suspect VV-01 headed west.

ZDXDG190
Priority Routine

16 JUN 67
From: HQ Purgatory Base
To: IHC
Subj: Sit Rep 003

1. General Ulysses Starke, Hero of the Empire, has reported for duty and assumes command of Purgatory Garrison. 
2. Recruitment of military personal has increased considerably.
3. Report from Recon Ghost Rider of discovery of a salvagable post-cataclysm advanced aircraft. A type of anti-air technology has been recovered and is being transport back to Purgatory.
CrashSite

CWIS

ISC999SS41
Priority Routine

17 JUN 67
From: Imperial Security Command Skull Section
To: Imperial Palace
Subj: Distant Thunder A001-01/Ulysses Starke Purgatory Command

1. General Ulysses Starke, Hero of the Empire, has reported for duty and assumed command of Purgatory Garrison. 
2. Reports indicate that Starke is gathering a following of fanatics who believe he is the “Chosen One” destined to free Terra from the tyranny of the aliens.
3. Although Starke’s loyalty is unquestioned, undesirable elements may coalesce around him.
4. Suggest observation team be dispatched to monitor situation and report any potential threat to Imperial Throne.
  

Starke, Hero of the Empire