the game that I had a second adventure the day after finishing the first. (I've since had a third too).
I added the additional thirty home-made event cards to the Events Deck (now at 160 cards !) and had adjusted the ammunition rules slightly. Max's first expedition had made a slight loss overall but there was still enough funding for a large expedition column that included a pack animal, 19 day's worth of food and a medicine load.
So, reverting to my less formal presentation, once more :
From the Journal of Frederick Cartington:
|Prepared for the attack by Max's successful scouting roll|
After an initial hiccup of a bearer having a mild case of dysentery that was quickly dealt with by Doc Cleghorn we managed to arrive at the south coast. We encountered little to no trouble along the route, both natives and slavers along the route appearing disinterested with our presence, thanks to the continuing improvement of our interpreter's skills in dealing with such incidents.
On reaching the south coast though we first encountered Tribals that were disinterested in our presence but the very next day a similar group of Natives took hostile action against us"
|The native opposition, five with rifles and five with melee weapons.|
|Native riflemen rush into cover, whilst others just rush at the column|
|The reply: a firing line, Fred, Doc,Horatio head for cover and soldiers charge|
|Natives shoot charge and melee|
|All the racket attracts a giant frog. that ignores the bearers....|
|...and heads for the "fun" (top centre).Melees go in the expedition's favour.|
|With the help of Horatio and his trusty spear the frog is quickly eliminated.|
"A pleasant enough couple of day's ensued as we found some hidden treasure, but its discovery seemed to have incurred the wrath of a party of seven pygmies all of whom had their very deadly blowpipes. Though short-ranged, the poison-tipped darts of their blow-pipes were irksome ""Luckily once more we were forewarned of their attack by the scouting skill of our leader and were prepared for their attack"
|Ready to face the foe (Note the wounded soldier on the pack animal)|
|The diminutive, but deadly opposition|
|The pygmies suffer as they close range, whilst an UN Elephant observes proceedings|
|Now the pygmies are in range, hitting Max and Fred, return fire is not effective|
|Max orders a charge, pygmies are not as good at fighting as they are with their blow-pipes|
|The casualty that would break the pygmies|
A lightning strike, the very next day, caused some consternation, but even the taking of the lives of three of our bearers, it didn't dampen our spirits"
Still in dense jungle, the next day was quiet, probably too quiet as once more we were set upon by a large group of Natives armed with rifles and spears"
I'm going to leave the expedition's story at this point, there is still a lot of story to tell, but it is a long story with at least as many photographs - and they do say to leave your audiences wanting more.
That''s then for another week, hopefully there was something of interest; of course, if you have any questions about the game rules or anything else, all comments and queries are always welcomed and appreciated.