The new Leader will be Maximillian Sackville, scout - replacing both the late leader (Ned) and Scout (Ebor).
(Max is on the left in the photograph above).
|The Planning Map|
I've identified six areas that imo are viable.
Route one is to the west, with a river crossing and two days travel before a real start.
Routes twp and five have similar aspects as '1'.
Routes 3 an 4 require a single day's travel to their respective jump off points, with four having a vast expanse of the unknown.
Route 6 will take three days o get to, but has the advantage of a river to follow, which scores big !
|Native cards. - square !|
As part of the preparation, along with my new Event cards which I'll be using I've also made cards for Native encounters, taken directly from my encounter chart.
Notice the differences and similarities of the cards/ I've altered a few to give a little more variation, but nothing game changing.
If I manage to finish off any pack animals, I'll be using them in this expedition too.
Pack animals cost the same as six bearers and carry the same number of loads and require another bearer to handle them- so where is their advantage ?
The advantage of course is that they don't add another six bearers to the maximum number of bearers allowed (20). So, two pack animals carrying 12 loads, with a handler (bearer) each, is the equivalent of 12 bearers counting only as two, leaving space for another 10 bearers.
I've been spending a lot of time working on rules (of course), completely re-hashing my ammunition rules and coming up with a huge problem with canoes that needs some deep thought too.
In other News:
A while ago I posted about my card building that I've used for my 7YW games (and a single one for the ACW) and came across this site.
A dozen or so models similar (if not identical) to some of the ranges I used all those years ago !
All the models featured are Pdfs and are free to download too !
I also came across this photograph I took a while ago (probably for some rant about scale).
They are from L-R (as advertised at the time) 25mm figure (unknown origin)
25/28mm RSM (originally from Vandrad)
30mm (!) SAE (originally from Spencer Smith)
Unfortunately I couldn't find my Minifig figure (a 25S) which approximates well to the leftmost figure).
Goodness knows how the recent crop of huge figures compares to these, but the RSM figure is beautifully proportioned s is the rather bland SAE figure.
That's it then for this week, one in which I haven't been particularly busy, but still sufficiently motivated to prepare for another Jimland adventure.
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