As the title suggests, after 15 years in a box, I finally got all my Eureka miniatures Jaffa and Ground Zero Games SG teams out to game with!
The rules I had written for this were the precursor to all my subsequent skirmish rules to a greater or lesser extent!
The SGC has decided a reconnaissance in force is in order, lead by SG1
On P3X504, the Stargate activates...
The view of the gate from the drone.
The 'Sacred grove' and the crossroads.
The ruined fort on the hill, still emitting low level radiation.
Banking right, the drone approaches a temple.
Then over some woods to the Stargate, no enemy sighted.
A few minutes later, the Stargate reactivates.
SG1 are the first through the gate.
..followed by SG2, 3 and 4.
Having scouted ahead, O'Neill halts and calls the other teams forward.
SGs 3 and 4 are directed through the woods to check the 'Temple area'.
SG1 moves up the road to the ruin, but hear a familiar sound, marching Jaffa, obviously alerted by all the Stargate activity. O'Neill signals the other teams to cover.
The leading Jaffa trundle on heedless to the danger.
SG3 continues on to the 'temple' while SG4 moves into ambush position.
O'Neill moves SG1 round the wood to flank the Jaffa, Teal'c spots the Jaffa columns rear and retreats to cover till they have passed by.
SG3 approach the temple, but see nothing.
SG2 take a position on a hill overlooking the Jaffa column.
The Jaffa still see nothing!
Seeing the perfect position, the SG teams open fire.
The Jaffa are stunned, as several fall.
The first group fall back to the woods.
Other Jaffa approach and fire at SG2, but suddenly some Jaffa at the columns rear are hit!
O'Neill and Teal'c each take one down, some of the Jaffa panic and run.
A lucky staff blast kills one of SG2 on the hill.
The Jaffa desperately attempt to get their numbers to tell.
..but shot at from all sides they begin to break up.
Daniel and Carter join the fight, Teal'c hits another Jaffa.
A few of the surviving Jaffa lurk in a wood attempting to shoot back.
SG1 races after the rest, their kill tally rising steadily!
The Jaffa in the wood finally flee.
SG1 mops up the rest.
O'Neill gathers SG1 and 4 and starts toward the ruins.
Approaching from 2 sides, the 2 teams enter the deserted fort and look around.
Daniel notices some writing he recognises, from Ernest's planet..one of the 4 races?
SG3, having found nothing in the temple comes to rejoin SG1.
The 3 remaining SG2 members check the 'Sacred Grove'. They find nothing.
SG2's lookout spots the Stargate opening, and some Serpent guards moving up the road.
Suddenly, the first Jaffa group runs forward, they have spotted the dead Horus guards.
The main body of Jaffa, led by the 2nd Prime of Bastet, pause to hear their report.
SG1, 3 and 4 set up a defence perimeter in and around the ruin.
Daniel and Carter continue to investigate the ruin.
The Jaffa turn towards the ruins.
A small group are detached to return to guard the Stargate.
SG2, fearing they have been spotted, head for the ruins.
A group of Jaffa were indeed on their way to the sacred grove!
The Jaffa at the front of the column, came under fire from the ruins, the first group headed for cover and fired back with their staff weapons.
Dr Jackson ducked back from a nearby staff blast, but the hits on the masonry created a growing hum within the structure.
More Jaffa joined the fight!
Suddenly, in a flash, the SG defenders of the ruin were replaced by a group of stunned Jaffa! - the 3 members of SG4 outside the structure looked in and opened fire.
The Jaffa outside the structure, confused, advanced to attack the ruin.
SG2, having made contact with a surprised SG1 at the Stargate, hurried towards them.
Carter surmised the ruin had been hit by staff blasts, which charged it up till it teleported the contents to the Stargate, and sent the Stargate defenders to the ruin. O'Neill contacted SG4 and ordered them to defend the ruins till the ruins reactivated. Carter insightfully got everyone out of the circle of lions near the Stargate, where they had appeared!
The first Jaffa approached the ruins.
The rest followed, urged on by the prime.
SG1 moved away from the gate to find SG2.
SG4 was having a hard time pushing back repeated Jaffa attacks.
Finally SG4 fell back into the ruins, and the attacking Jaffa fired into the structure...the hum rose in pitch until, in a flash, the attacking Jaffa were thrown back and SG4 found themselves at the Stargate!
Teal'c had recovered the dead SG2 member, and reunited, the SGC troops headed for the gate before the Jaffa realised what had happened!
Carter dialled Earth.
The gate home opened..
First through were the marines of SG3.
Then followed quickly by SG4..
..SG2 with their casualty..
..and finally SG1.
O'Neill paused to check the Jaffa were nowhere in sight..
..and stepped back into the event horizon.
The gate disengaged.
Such was the game! - SG1 was run by the solo system, with me (as gamemaster) giving any verbal interaction as per the scenario rules.
The SGC had failed to solve the complete mystery of the ruins, as SG3 had failed to find the remote hand held device used to control the teleport, the ruins were left to discharge and transport to its last programmed destination, the Stargate, when the charge reached dangerous levels.