|Card cutter - for that "professional" look to your event cards.|
|Rather feeble looking expedition|
Famed archaeologist and failed explorer, Edward Burlington Bt. (Ned) once more had to set off into the wilds of Jinland with a mere $117 and had to return with significantly more before I had to decide whether or not to replace him.
With this in mind, he was accompanied by Fred (Hunter), Albert (Doc.), Ebor (Scout), Horatio (Interpreter), two Askari (one carrying a food load) and a mere nine bearers all carrying food, leaving $3 in hand.
The initial plan to go North and East around the lake just North of Jim's Landing was abandoned in favour of a two day journey North again, but West of the Lake to follow the river that had been previously found.
Once more then:
From the Journal of Frederick Cartington
"Day one and, our journey Northwards across the river went without hindrance, even the Natives were friendly. though they did bargain us out of our cash, for no return of food".
"Day two brought both a prize and a surprise as at dawn we found a small amount of gold glittering in the morning sun but were later challenged by a not too friendly group of slavers.Their musketry proved inadequate for their chances of victory and of course we prevailed.
|The slavers (with hidden rifles), one more interested in the camera than the column!|
|Let the shooting commence!|
|Two out of four shots hit - the column is winning!|
|Two for no reply, then two more and they were off!|
"Over the next several days, a combination of bad food, water animal attacks and natives snares and snake pits, cost us two food bearers and both our Askari. We had discovered the source of the 'river', a large stream cascading down into the swamp sourced by the mountain.
|The depleted column, two bearers carrying stricken Ebor|
"Our return to Jim's landing was somewhat underwhelming and though we had found a new dinosaur species' fossil and yet more new animal species, it was a windstorm (costing the life of a bearer shortly before Jim's landing was in sight, that dampened our spirits"
So had the expedition been a success and would Ned be able to undertake another ?
Well, the simple answer is yes! The points (cash) scored were substantially beyond his starting expenditure of $117, he now had $249 to spend on another expedition - no need for a new leader!
On a personal note, this adventure (and the next) were both a consequence of my gaming a real opponent.
In other news, my wife is now home, after a successful hip operation and now requires care and rest, thank you for all your thoughts. It's exhausting work looking after her so not much time left for hobby-stuff, but it'll be OK ib a few weeks and I'll soon get back to being my normal lethargic, unenthusiastic self.
That's it then for another week thanks for taking the time to visit and as always your comments are both welcomed and appreciated.
I like the look of your card cutter, funnily enough I had recently bought one myself, but yours looks like a much sturdier model.ReplyDelete
Thanks Michael, it wasn't a dufficult choice buying it, as they only had one manufacturer!Delete
A very posh looking card cutter Joe! I'm glad we will get to hear more adventures from Ned too!ReplyDelete
Thanks Ray, next post should be another adventure with Ned.Delete
Reading the next part of the expedition is just a pleasure!ReplyDelete
Thanks you Michal and there may be a surprise or two too.Delete
Another piece of "Jimland" mapped and discovered. Deffo a win as far as I can see!ReplyDelete
Thanks Clint yep, a definite win and on my mainmoa, the area now explorered can be seen!Delete
That expedition may not have had all the high jinks of some others, but it got a very positive result!ReplyDelete
I'm off to look up card cutters now...
Thanks C6, after an intial flurry of activity, it was back to the more mundane task of surviving the jungle.Delete
I am totally impressed with my card cuttter and as you like to use a lot of cards, I'm sure you'll be pleased with your purchase too.
First off Joe I'm delighted to hear all went well with the lady of the house :) when I seen the heading on the post I wasn't expecting a Jimland report so that was a nice bonus.ReplyDelete
Haha, thanks Frank, but it is a wargaming (of sorts) blog and even if real-life interferes, the show must go on -as they say.Delete
I'll pass on your kind regards to the boss, who's is now recuperating fast, so fast that she's driving me nuts.
great result for Ned and I wish your wife a speedy recovery mateReplyDelete
Thanks dGG - on both countsDelete
Well a good result for Ned and for Mrs Zabadaks hip operation, so all good up in the N.E.ReplyDelete
Thanks Vagabond, considering Ned's no-epic adventure, I was really surprised by the number of points he accumluated.Delete
And our NHS service in Newcastle is not surpassed anywhere in the UK.
Definitely your new paper cutter was modeled after an airship hidden at Area 57.ReplyDelete
Haha, I'm pleased I'm not the only one who thought it alien, but that's a gamer's eye looking at everything with ulterior motives.Delete
Another game with survivors and a profit! Sounds fun looks great, glad to hear all is well on the home front,I look forward to normal service resuming whenever it does!ReplyDelete
Thanks Iain. it was a lot of fun, though short-lived, the two adventures took less than three hours.Delete
E#On the homefront everything is getting better too but I think it'll be a while until I get back to normal.
Your games a simply lovely and it gives me a lot of inspiration every time reading your articles.Great fun Joe!!!ReplyDelete
Thanks Ptr and nice to hear from you too btw. The games are indeed a lot of fun and fairly quick too.Delete
Huge fan of these AARs as well you should know, Joe, and I'm so pleased to hear that you're enjoying gaming a real opponent. Home life too sounds difficult but on the mend, which is always the priority imho. Looking forward to the next one :-)ReplyDelete
Thanks Blaxx, even though they've been a pain to write-up, I quite like doing these aars and yes playing against a human, rather than dice gave a big burst of much needed enthusuiasm, so much so that I played these last two NEd adventures immediately afterwards. Now however it's back to being my usual lethargic, non-productive self, but I do have real-life issues still to do and that keeps me busy.Delete