I'm only using paper standups at the moment - I didn't want to collect an army of miniatures, paint them up, then find I didn't like the rules or the style of the game. However, I really enjoyed this game, so I'm going to be buying heaps of Black Tree Designs miniatures and painting them up for a proper 3D miniatures game experience :) For now though, I apologize that the figures are just photos of miniatures printed out and folded so that they stand up.
I based this battle on the Tournament Game in the Dalek Invasion of Earth PDF (my first blog post has links for getting rules and scenarios). I made a couple alterations, so this is basically what this battle is about:
A Dalek Saucer, detecting human life signs, sets down in the ruined British countryside. Local resistance fighters move into the area, seeking out human survivors, to evacuate them to safety. Meanwhile, a wheelchair-bound resistance leader named Dortmun needs to cross this area to reach a secret resistance meeting.
Following the Tournament rules, I made 8 groups, and assigned each group a coloured gemstone to identify them:
Dalek Black - 1 Dalek - out to exterminate any enemies encountered.
Dalek Red - 1 Dalek - patrolling each Quarter of the map.
Robomen Green - 3 Robomen - planted with explosives and remote controlled, they will blow up near resistance humans.
Robomen Yellow - 3 Robomen with a mission to capture humans and bring them to the Saucer.
Resistance Black - 2 soldiers - escorting Dortmun to and off the north end of the map.
Resistance Green - patrol each Quarter of the map
Resistance Yellow - try to take out as many invaders as possible - and carrying Dalek Bombs
Resistance Red - try to find survivors in the ruins outside of their starting Quarter and escort them off the Resistance starting zone.
Resistance Red heads into the southwest ruins, and searches unsuccessfully for survivors. Dalek Red sees them from the distance.
The other resistance groups continue to head north up the east side of the map. Res-Yellow move behind some barrels for cover. Dalek Black, seeing the humans, begins to chant, "Exterminate! Exterminate!"
Resistance Red rolls lucky, and a survivor is found! They grab the survivor, and together, the trio run for the southeast corner of the map. If they can get the survivor off the map, they'll achieve their mission. In the northeast, the humans attack the Dalek. Res-Yellow attacks with both of their Dalek Bombs. One bounces off the Dalek, and explodes harmlessly off to one side. The other hits the Dalek and explodes! However, when the dust settles, the Dalek is still there, unharmed, and very, very annoyed. The surviving member of Res-Green runs up to the Dalek and fires his gun - hitting a critical spot and causing the Dalek's head to explode in fire and sparks, gaining VP for the resistance! A cheer goes up among the resistance fighters, as the wheelchair-bound leader Dortmun is wheeled toward the smoking Dalek, and on his way toward the north end of the map.
Daleks get to go first yet again! Dalek Red swivels on the spot menacingly, and shoots at the fleeing Resistance soldiers who are escorting the civilian survivor. Instead of moving this round, he fires twice - but both shots miss.
And then - tragedy! Robomen Green shuffle across the bridge, and are actually within 4" of Dortmun the Resistance Leader! The mind-controlled robomen are packed with explosives, and the moment they get within range, the Daleks detonate them! Both resistance soldiers - and Dortmun - are blown up in the explosion, gaining the Invaders +3 VP.