So I had a promising looking Goliath gang which had slowly worked its way up the gang rating to close on 2000 points. My gang Leader was well equipped with a powersword and grenade launcher with plasma grenades, and had a nice spread of skills and v good Ballistic skill. We played a "triple Cross" game and he was racking up the kills / XP points when suddenly a local-nobody-weekend-militiaman heradshots him with a lasgun and killed him stone dead. Disaster for Scotland!
My next highest Ld for my gang was unfortunately a "fresh out of Juve school" ganger with Ld 8. Talk about gutted,WS/BS 2 I'd not even bothered to buy this fellow a weapon other than a club, he'd just been gaining XP due to taking part.
Never mind i thought, i've got a Plan B. I'd been saving up for a second heavy weapon (he'd been equipped with a flamer until now) so i thought that two reliable heavies with heavy stubbers would make up for it with their hail of bullets! The flamer went to my super tough T4 3W Juggernaut who'd just become a specialist too. I also had a scary hand-to-hand guy with a powerfist who was looking MEAAAANNN. The leader would stay out of trouble and "coordinate" things from the back until he had some decent upgrades...
So i took to my next game with optimism, and watched in horror as i managed to roll DEAD results for both my heavies in post game, while my best two gangers (the powerfist and the 3W specialist) proceeded to roll HEAD WOUND and so will suffer from stupidity/frenzy. In fairness, both gangers had taken a real pasting in the game, with no end of shots hitting but failing to wound, so it was quite cinematic - and very apt!
I literally can't believe it, my gang has dropped about 1000 points in two games, and my 2 best (surviving) fighters will be relegated to the subs bench because of their utter unpredictability.
Has anyone else suffered a terible turn in fortunes like this?