Monday, 8 August 2011

Gangland boss murdered in hail of machine gun fire during botched escape attempt.

The game was played using 'Geezers Shut It!' rules by Killer B Games, the majority of the miniatures were made by Killer B Games, the blaggers armed with 'SMG's' were from The Assault Group and the figure straight out of a Blaxploitation film was from Reaper's Chronoscope range. The buildings were homemade by another member of our gaming club. The two terrain posters with the roads were from the OOP 'Gangs of Mega City One' game. 


The East London Evening Gazette

Members of the Flying Squad and the Metropolitan Police armed response officers were out in force today as they foiled an armed robbery at Canning Town Post Office and an escape attempt in the Docklands by gangland mastermind, Peter 'Mister' Slugworth, who, along with one other member of his gang, was killed in the crossfire. Another member of the gang is in critical condition.

The Canning Town Post Office Robbery 
The armed robbery took place at approximately 10am today as four men armed with shotguns and pistols burst into the Canning Town Post Office and assaulted two members of staff before making off with £450.

DCI Burnett and DI Haley of the Flying Squad and two members of the D11 armed response unit were diverted from the convoy, escorting Peter 'Mister' Slugworth from the Bow County Court holding cells to Wandsworth prison, to assist the officers responding to the 999 call.

Local witnesses saw the armed men wave their weapons menacingly at the approaching constables as they made their way down Cray Avenue towards the carpark opposite the Canning Town Parish Church. Their escape route was blocked as the CID and armed officers arrived on the scene.

One of the masked suspects jumped across the wall and fled into the church. The police are still looking for this man and are appealing for witnesses and information.

Two other suspects surrendered after they failed to flee the scene. The remaining suspect ignored calls by the police to drop his weapons and surrender and despite, like the other members of the gang, not firing a single shot during the entire incident, was deemed 'a menace to public safety' and shot in the leg by DI Haley. 

A MK. 1 Jag was impounded at the scene, as it was thought to be the gang's get away vehicle. An irrate member of the local borough council was seen confronting the police and making loud  and angry complaints over the decision. 

DCI Burnnett praised the officers who responded calmly and professionally to the 999 call and promised his department and fellow CID officers would do 'everything in their power to bring every armed blagger in the Greater London area to justice'. However, his interview was cut short as calls emerged over the radios that the 'Slugworth' convoy was under attack.

The ambush on the Slugworth convoy 
As reported yesterday, Judge Docherty of Bow County Court convicted the 60 year old Peter 'Mister' Slugworth for 6 brutal gangland murders as well as charges for conspiracy to murder, kidnapping, blackmail and the planning of over a dozen armed robberies in the Greater London area. Peter Slugworth was to be transported from the Bow County Court holding cells to begin his life sentence in Wandsworth prison.

(Yes, I need more female civvie figures!)
With the Flying Squad found themselves undermanned, as a part of their team were called to the Canning Town robbery, they were left with 2 armed constables and 4 members of CID to escort the van through the Docklands. DI Regan decided to forego the slower, but heavily armoured prison van for a standard police mini van, which would be faster and more maneuverable.
The nerves of the officers showed when a young woman, a Doris Stephenson, on her way to work in a Ford Fiesta, tried to cut into the convoy, causing its alert occupants, two members of the Flying Squad to jump out of their cars with guns drawn, ordering her out of the car. A very shaken Miss Stephenson was allowed to go about her business, following a stern talking to about road safety and rules of the road concerning right of way.

Shortly thereafter, the front and rear vehicles of the police convoy were rammed by a Volkswagen camper van and a speeding Mark I. Jaguar. Its occupants, burst out of the vehicles armed with machine guns and hand grenades straight out of The Dirty Dozen.

DS Carter and DC Trent fired at the occupants of the Jaguar as their Ford Capri was peppered with shots from the machine gun. In the brief gunbattle that ensued, one of the villains was shot and killed by the police, both DS Carter and DC Trent were wounded in the process. An emotional DI Regan would later report that DS Carter is in a stable but critical condition.

At the front of the convoy, quick thinking by DI Regan and skilled driving by the police driver, allowed the mini van in the middle of the ambushed convoy holding Peter Slugworth to drive into the backalley of a nearby housing estate, two of the criminals pursued the mini on foot and shot into the back of the mini van's tires hoping to stop or slow down the vehicle. Unfortunately, the bullets would go through the backdoors of the vehicle, riddling the unfortunate Mr. Slugworth in a hail of bullets.

The criminals reversed their camper van hoping to catch the van carrying Mr. Slugworth before it could reach the exit. The lead Panda car regained control and rammed itself into the criminals shooting at the escaping vehicle. One of the criminals, a Carlos Owengo was bad injured as the police car crushed him against a wall. The mini van was able to make its escape.

A red mini, thought to be stolen from the University College London carparks from a week ago, was spotted picking up one of the criminals behind the Jaguar, while the others fled the scene in the camper van following their unsuccessful raid.

An angry DI Regan swore he would bring the men responsible for today to justice and made stinging comments against the current government and its cutbacks into police funding, "leaving only a few coppers on the street with inadequate equipment.". A source from the Metropolitan Police confirmed that Krugerrand was recovered at the scene and the body of the criminal shot and killed by DS Carterm was a former member of the British South Africa Police. There are rumours that a mysterious Home Office department, known only as CI5 have picked up the investigation.

(Yes, there will be a follow-up game to this! With Doyle and Bodie supported by an angry Jack Regan out for revenge!)

More photos can be found at:

The Courts
The Mercenaries in the second game were either killed or made their escape from the scene.
Out of the 4 Post Office blaggers:

One of the villains, Kieran Whitley made his escape.

David Smedley, despite being shot after refusing to surrender and carrying an unlicensed sawn-off shotgun, was bailed by his bent lawyer (Mr. Haley?) and given a perfect Alibi, his lawyers are currently assisting him in suing the Metropolitan Police for damages. And for safe measure, the jury was nobbled during his trial.

Norry Fletcher gives a confession to the police, but is let off by a legal technicality.

Mark Fleming doesn't give anything up during his confession and is released by a nobbled jury.