I sat down last night to play a quick Gruntz demo game with my wife to show her how the basic rules worked. I also wanted to see how a demo game would go since I want to schedule some Gruntz demo days at my local hobby shops.
I had a 6-strong squad of Hell Divers and she had two 7-strong squads of pirates/mercs.
The pirates had set up base in an abandoned mining colony and the Hell Divers were tasked with taking them out and restoring stability to the local trade routes.
|The Hell Divers deploy from their Drop Pod and begin to set up overwatch positions.|
|One squad of pirates is outside of their shacks, probably gambling.|
|A 2'x2' table was used. Terrain is from GF9 and GZG with other various bits and shuttles from Micropanzer and Combat Wombat. My daughter left the star shaped snack on the side for the game.|
|The Hell Divers move up from the Drop Pod, no LOS to enemy targets yet.|
|Pirate Squad 2 moves around the north side of the board to try and out maneuver the Hell Divers.|
|Pirate Squad 1 moves directly towards the Hell Divers and takes up cover.|
|Pirate Squad 2 attempting to lay a trap for the Hell Divers.|
|The Hell Divers react and open fire on the enemy squad to the north...|
|...with good effect, downing two pirates.|
|The Pirate Squad to the south opens fire and takes out two Hell Divers.|
|The Auto-Heal nanites go to work on the downed Hell Divers, one without success.|
|The Squad opens fire from above the Hell Divers...|
|...and three more Hell Divers go down! Although two have superficial wounds and return fire..|
|Causing one casualty on the Pirate squad.|
At that point the Hell Divers had already taken more than acceptable casualties and snuck away to regroup and nuke the pirate base from orbit. It was the only way to be sure.
We didn't use all the rules from Gruntz, since it was just a demo game, but we had fun and my wife enjoyed it because she won!