|Day 9: Onward, ever onward , but towards JIm's Landing !|
Day Nine"As we moved North-east, following the river into jungle we noticed several ancient man-made stone dwellings among the undergrowth of the jungle.. I declared it an Ancient lost city of probably Persian origin, though Frederick thought it Roman."
|Day 10 and nearly home!|
Day 10"Another monotonous trek following the river Northeast through the hot humid jungle, the tedium only broken by our discovery of yet another new plant species which I spotted first! I declared the Warton Fern, Frederick mumbled something about wild grass. We also spotted some native Tribal types that were underwhelmed by our presence and ignored us.
I calculate that we have enough food for a further single day's exploration before having to return to Jim's Landing."
"Breaking camp early in the morning, ready for yet our last day following the river Northeast before being forced by lack of victuals to return to Jim's Landing.
Whilst in the tricky process of crossing a stream, I completely failed to notice an ambush up ahead!"
|The Exchange of fire and everyone that can getting out of the stream|
Everyone that could scurried for cover or got in a position to shoot. Both Frederick and I manfully stood our ground."
|The last fight|
With the demise of half their comrades and no further casualties on our part, the natives departed and the swift but brutal fight was over."
|(Obligatory boring photo)|
In other news, we now have central heating and whilst I haven't entirely stopped painting, it has been sporadic and I never did manage to finish off the unit I intended to do. I have manged to dry-bush over 400 bases.!
The photo on the right shows half the bases finished (top)
and all the bases finished (bottom but rotated 180 deg.).
I've also been working on Jimland rules and after much humming and harring I settled for a version of the Source of the Nile that fits in with the Jimland rules, using a D6 and a single table!
|My games room in the distance beyond the rubble pile!|
That's it then from me this week, thanks for taking the time to visit and I hope you found something of interest .
As always your comments are both welcomed and appreciated.
Great adventures once again!ReplyDelete
Thank you Michal, though I did make one non-vital error in the game I enjoyed it.Delete
"The last of the native spear-men attempted to stab me but a quick rifle butt to the face deterred the fellow so much that he obligingly gave up the fight, fell to the floor, and died.ReplyDelete
How cool can that man get:O another great game report from jimland, looks like there is still a lot to explore, and so many new plant species. My only complaint is they are just not long enough, still, very much enjoying this series of games.:-)
I see you are finally getting rid of the old tin bath, we still enjoy ours, sat in it with the yorkshire range keeping us warm and listening to the archers on the cats whisker radio. Who needs modern plumbing.
Thanks Vagabond, there's a lot more than I can do with Jimland, other than the standard expeditions; I'm currently sorting out 'missions'/quests that canbe attempted too, but they really require a player and a GM. The missions seemed short as they're meant to be! With two players each alternative;y leading expeditions, it's suggested that total playing time should be about two hours. It;s taking me about 3 hours to do a single mission and far more time to write them up!Delete
I remember my Grandfather using a tin bath, stored on the wall in his yard! Our new one is slightly up=market (ffs it has a door!)
Some games do seem to take an age to write up, much longer than you would think.Delete
I've still not got round to reading the Jimland rules yet.
With a player and a GM is there any mileage in trying a postal game, although I imagine that probably wouldn't work.
I have some vague idea of exploring an island with crews of Vikings, did you ever see Bill Lammings medieval rules and the campaign within them? I did try it once but it was about the time I stopped gaming although I still have the opening couple of moves my mates made at the time.
I down load them John & liked what I seen I'm looking at using part of them when I get back to the Heart Stone of Africa, sadly there are cards that you don't get with the PDF down so if you want the play the game as meant you'd need to find them somewhere.Delete
With the internet I think it would be very possible to run a game across the miles that separate people, what do you think Joe as your the one that knows about this game ?
Hey guys, I doubt very much if a postal game would work as player interaction only comes into the frame when an action between the Expedition and Natives occurs - sorry to put a damper on that one! I can envisage though that an expedition rune by the gm but chosen by a player with a 'plan' of the route etc might well have some mileage.Delete
If anyone has problems with all the various cards, charts etc that are needed to play the game, I'm only too willing to help - just email me (addy found on my profile link)
Great stuff, Joe. I do enjoy these posts of yours and this was a delight to read. Good to see a successful expedition and an ancient site being discovered too :-)ReplyDelete
Thanks Blaxx, I totally agree with the success buit as it means the next mission is on a par financially with the original one, which means I should be able to field a slightly larger expedition next time.Delete
Another good episode. Not as bloody but infinitley more successful then some others, save for the poor old askari.ReplyDelete
Thanks Irqan, I think this has been the most successful mission to date and of course the poor Askari and bearers take the brunt of the casualties - just as they're meant to!Delete
I shall miss Jimland next week. So far I have enjoyed every expedition thoughourly. This is no exception.ReplyDelete
As for plumbers I have had nothing but continued upheaval since eraly December. One thing after another as everything seemed to go wrong at the same time. So I appreciate that you may feel in the same state.
But chin up old bean and smile through gritted teeth.
Thanks Clint and strangely enough I too will miss adventuring in Jimland - but I probably need a break from it too.Delete
Whilst the plumber fitting a new bathroom was planned, the subsequent problems certainly weren't - add in the kettle exploding and computer problems it hasn;t been a fun week.
Another very enjoyable tale from Jimland I just hope the expedition earned enough to sally forth once more : )ReplyDelete
Really enjoying this Joe & looking forward to more with your new rules, good luck with all the plumbing work it's never easy when the house is upside down.
Thanks Frank, this has been the most successful expedition yet and another is already in the planning stage.Delete
I'll probably be implementing my hunter rules in the next game's intro.
Another great post Joe, I look forward to the next expedition greatlyReplyDelete
Thanks dGG, it could take a while before the next expedition sets out.Delete
Fine instalment of Jimland once again Joe. We had a new bathroom last year and it was a nightmare so can sympathise with the mess that is going on and the upheaval in the household.ReplyDelete
Thanks Brummie; I had n idea how disruptive fitting the new bathroom would be and the disruption to everything I normally do.Delete
I thoroughly enjoyed this latest 'gripping yarn' from Jimland Joe, and congratulations on finding the Persian ruins - what does that bounder Frederick know?! The rugs were a dead giveaway ;-)ReplyDelete
It must be 'silly season', your kettle incident and computer issues are mirrored here with an errant ignition key and replacement boiler next week ("Wed, Thurs or Fri" - plumbers appointment schedules are getting SO much more specific!), which sits in the old airing cupboard IN my games room :-(
You have my sympathies.
Thanks WA, I reckon we can just about see the end of the tunnel in our own nightmare at one stage with four (yep FOUR) heating engineers in the bathroom, plus the plumber at one and the same time!Delete
But once everything is calmed down, I reckon another trip to Jimland is in order.
Great stuff (the game and the return of the Heating)ReplyDelete
Thanks MJT, yep work nightmare nearly over and heating system all but conquered.Delete
There is treasure underground in them ruins. And it is guarded by ancient ferocious...!ReplyDelete
NICE work, Zab.
Thanks Jay, I am working on just such a scenario (or two) too, but it really needs an opponent.Delete