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As Cornwallis continues the advance into North Carolina, Brigadier General Daniel Morgan has been raiding British supply lines with a large detachment of Washington's Continental Army. To disrupt Morgan's raids and protect the vulnerable supply of food and ammunition, Cornwallis dispatches headstrong Colonel Banastre Tarleton and his elite force of dragoons. Informed of Tarleton's movements by loyalist defectors, Morgan invents a cunning trap.
Morgan asks Legionnaires Jacoby, Francis, and Godot to lure Tarleton's forces towards the Pacolet River. Deviating from the initial plan, involving a chase on horseback, Francis throws mud at the British scouts and uses his super speed to lure to them to the river. The Scouts shoot at Francis and somehow manage to graze him with bullet. Surprised and shaken, Frances loses his super speed for a moment, but manages to recover and escape, leaving the Scouts to believe that they have successfully located the enemy camp.
Though the Scouts warn Tarleton that the enemy forces greatly outnumber his elite force of dragoons, the pompous, overconfident colonel attacks Morgan's much larger detachment of militia, infantry, and cavalry. In the fight, Francis and Godot put energy sword and rifle to good use, but Jacoby slices into the British troops like lobster claws through hot butter and fatally injures Tarleton himself.
His elite dragoons decimated, Cornwallis is forced further north to the port of Yorktown, Virginia, where he fortifies his remaining troops and waits for reinforcements.
In 1780, the war for independence in the northern colonies is all but won; however, Lord Cornwallis' armies have won several victories in the south, with the help of Loyalist colonial militias. General Washington orders the Legionnaires, along with a detachment of Virginia calvary, to rendezvous with North Carolina militia in the backcountry and try to slow Cornwallis's advance.
Colonel William Campbell, the leader of the Virginia calvary, learns that a large force of Loyalist militia is encamped on King's Mountain. He orders the heroes to attempt to convince the Loyalists that Cornwallis is sending them reinforcements, allowing the Patriot militia to attack by surprise. Learning that the Loyalists are exchanging messages with Cornwallis, the Legionnaires decide to ambush one of the messengers. Suzanna, in mountain lion form, makes quick work of two British regulars, allowing Godot and Jacoby to assume their identities. At the British camp, Godot convinces the colonel that reinforcements are nearby, while Jacoby distributes a stash of moonshine among the Loyalist troops. Mission accomplished, the three return to Campbell, who orders the attack.
The battle is devastating for both sides. Jacoby leads a charge into the heart of the Loyalist camp, wreaking havoc but also taking a wound in the process. Both sides lose nearly half their forces, but the Loyalists are broken and completely demoralized. Cornwallis' offensive will be delayed at least for a time.
Graduation is approaching for the ETU seniors, but their nearer-term concern is Walpurgis night, which this year falls near a full moon. As they prepare for possible chaos that evening, each receives a mysterious text asking them to meet on the nature trail west of campus... and then a follow-on text asking them to bring a Pizza Barn large supreme. Confused but game, the heroes decide to comply with the meetup.
On the trail, they see a mysterious figure who beckons them to follow. After a short hike, they find a Jeep, with none other than their friend from freshman year, Jackson Green. He invites them to ride with him and explains his disappearance. Jackson had determined that the students' sponsor, GlenMac, was dating a woman who appeared to be immortal - a woman involved in the last Convergence in 1947. This woman, Helen, is now the head of the Sweet Heart Foundation, which is breeding super-chupacabras for some nefarious purpose associated with the Convergence. Jackson further believes the Convergence will open a portal to a hell-dimension.
After some persuasion, and after meeting Jackson's chupacabra helper Paul, the group agrees to assist him in shutting down the production of the super-chupacabras. The breeding facility is in an old Titan missile silo that Paul has scouted for Jackson. To stop the breeding, Jackson plans to poison the water supply and also adjust the temperature controls of the incubators to prevent the chupacabra eggs from hatching. He needs the heroes' help because two teams will have to accomplish these goals nearly simultaneously.
Entering the facility is straightforward until the main door, which is both locked and covered by a surveillance camera. Troy manages to pick the lock after Matt cuts the feed to the camera, and the groups proceed inside. CP, Mariana, and Ryo head for the water filtration system with the poison, while Troy, Matt, Marco, Jackson, and Paul search out a network connection. Troy manages to hack the system and download a massive collection of files while also adjusting the incubator temperatures. He also discovers a simulation showing ley lines converging on a point somewhere on the ETU campus.
Meanwhile, Ryo disables a maintenance tech and CP poisons the water supply. Just as both teams complete their mission, however, an alarm klaxon blares...
I've just finished my terrain for the Bayou Battleground for Malifaux. Very happy with the rock formations and the Plasticraft walkways in particular.