|Ned (left front of the column) and his improved expedition|
So how would it turn out ?
Once more then,
From the Journal of Frederick Cartington
"Edward came good and with his newly found enthusiasm our column set off for the North-westward route around the lake to the North of Jim's Landing with a sizable column consisting of Ned (as leader of course); Bert, the Doc.; myself as Hunter; Ebor our scout and Horatio our interpreter. We were afforded the luxury of being accompanied by five Askari and a dozen bearers,, all laden down with food loads - enough to keep the expedition going for about a fortnight."
"By day two we were in uncharted territory and were immediately ambushed by natives, several of whom were armed with old decrepit rifles"
|Four natives with hand to hand weapons on the left, three rifles on the right|
|Four hand to hand natives hidden from view in the top left|
|One native rifleman moves into cover, the other two shoot to little effect.|
|The melee armed natives using cover to close to the column|
|All the column personnel head for cover...|
|...whilst the bearers do the same - away from the threat!|
|Ned has a save roll of 18/20. What could possibly go wrong ?|
|One down three to go!|
|Ned falls victim to a native axe! (notice too the large frog in the background)|
Upon investigation I found Ned lying in the jungle and called upon Doc to care for him"
So, the doc raced over over I rolled to see if Ned would survive, Doc's ability is 7/20, so a 35% chance of survival, I rolled the D20, with trepidation and I'll tell you the result next week.
In other news my wife is getting well fast, probably due to my never-ending
But that's all I've got for this week and so it's back to reality; thanks for taking the time to visit and as always your comments are both welcomed and appreciated.