After Rebbeca's volley had stunned Nate and dropped the zed, Hannah and Brad returned fire attracting yet another zombie to with the noise.
Hannah also found the keys alongside a backpack FULL of ammo,
Hannah slid onto the back seat and helped load Becky and the loot in with her, then Nate peered around the back of the truck, only to see a load of grotesque zombie faces looking right back at him!
As careful and quiet as they'd tried to be, they'd still made enough noise while loading up to attract unwanted attention.
Brad knew by the look on Nate's face that the game was up and quickly got in the drivers seat and turned the key....
..... Nate hauled himself over the side of the truck and yelled to Brad as the zeds appeared around the corner!
Shifting into gear and pulling away from the pursuing horde, he was well aware that the noise of the engine would probably be attracting yet more of the walking dead to the scene.......
Once the shooting started, I honestly thought the group were in BIG trouble, not only from the Miller's guns, but the number of zombies being attracted - even in a Rural area!
When they made it into the cabin, the relief was instantly followed by dread of what was to happen next? Would they have to try and justify leaving Becky behind as 'bait'? Would someone have to attempt drawing the zeds off (as Nate suggested)? Would they have to try and 'slug it out', or become besieged?
"Brad's plan" might have come from the mini itself! I certainly hadn't thought of it while I was slurping my Java Lava between turns!!
From the packaging labels and blood splatter on some of the food packaging, it was obvious that they were "ill gotten gains" - on the ride back, Hannah heard Rebecca mumbling about how the Millers had robbed the store at the trailer park, and then stolen the pickup for their getaway during the panic when the outbreak started. Anyone that got in their way was simply shot as the family "looked out fer theirselfs and dang ev'rybody else" - "at least that worthless husband a'mine went down fightin' but as fer that lily-livered son a'mine......."
Certainly plenty to think about at the end of day 13.
Many thanks to all those that have followed the story so far, and I hope you've enjoyed this latest encounter. Maybe I should be using more words and less photo's?
It's back to painting for the Zomtober challenge for me the rest of this week, but I still need to do a full update to the campaign journal (Resources stock check, Rep increase / decrease, Keeping it together, etc) and I'll let you know of anything significant before the next game.