A Bombing is one of the possible Plots in a game of Covert Action. The Bombing scenario is one of the most common, appearing in no fewer than 6 different Mission Sets. The Bombing plot has a relatively linear structure and is relatively easy to thwart or delay, with several Items having to make their way directly to the Major Agent. On the other hand, failure to stop the Primary Crime will have a huge negative impact on your score, and a few of the lower-end Participants can be difficult to catch before they disappear.
During a Bombing plot, four items are created and will move between participants as the plot dictates:
Sequence of Events
Acquired by the Supplier in a Minor Crime during the second part of the plot.Delivered to the Bomb Specialist sometime afterwards.Disappears during the Bomb Specialist's Minor Crime, and replaced shortly afterwards by the completed Bomb.
The following actions are performed by the participants in the plot. The order in which these actions will occur is not strict, and may change slightly depending on random factors, as well as in reaction to Max Remington's actions.
During this stage, the Minor Agents perform Minor Crimes to acquire the necessary items for this plot. One Minor Agent receives an item and combines it into a bomb. All items are finally delivered to the Major Agent.
"The alarm system at <Bombing Target> is a Alpha model Hughes ProtectoMaster. I recommend an electronic detonator for this job."
The Bomb Specialistcombines the Explosives with a detonator.
"Bulletin: (INTERPOL ComIntercept) Someone within the <Bomb Specialist's organization> has acquired some unusual electronic components. It appears some sort of delayed-action bomb detonator is being built."
Note: Despite its description, this action is not a Minor Crime, but an Item Dump. The Bomb Specialist will not acquire any detonator parts Item. Instead, the Bomb Specialist will simply lose the Explosives that were given to him by the Supplier.
"Bulletin: (INTERPOL NewsNet) A set of floor-plan blueprints were reported missing this morning from the <Bombing Target> in <Researcher's location>. Local authorities are baffled as to the motives for this crime."
"Bulletin: (INTERPOL NewsNet) A gigantic explosion destroyed the <Bombing Target> near the city of <Bomber's location> today. Authorities are baffled as to the perpetrators or motive behind this violent act."
No participants complete their missions at this stage.