enjoyment from the experiece as he returned for a second adventure last weekend).
Once more then, here is the story as recorded in the journal of Frederick Cartington:
"Shortly after George Molyneux left on his first expedition there arrived at Jim's Landing another expedition calliing itself "The Royal British Museum of Archaeology Expedition".
"Despite advice from many they immediately set off into the wilds of Jimland with one of their number's wives in tow"
"The latter left behing her sister who explained they were medically trained but should be referred to a 'midwives' for reasons of decorum (ahem)"
"The leader of the expedition, one Angus McDoughty, led his wife (the 'midwife') a scout by name Raymond Grylls and a hunter - Nathan var der Holt."
"Two soldiers provided some security , who along with a mere ten bearers al lladen down with food, completed the complement of the expedition."
|The sole survivours|
"They had the usual tales of losing bearers to windstorms, hailstones and bad food and all the usual encounters Jimland can inflict upon one."
" By day nine, they had no food and an extra mouth to feed as they had chanced upon a wild white female in rags wandering the jungle (one Aisline Monroe), who sadly died of starvation, the day before their arrival back in Jim' s Landing."
|The Single White female is in the centre of the rear rank).|
Thus ends the story of the RBMAE's first expedition, both myself and my friend "K" enjoyed the game and sat for a good hour afterwards talking of the action/adventure. It was unfortunate that just a week or so later (in real life) I lost my camera and all photographic evidence of the game. Before our recent game (yes,"K" had returned for another game !) we reconstructed the column as best we could, aided by the detailed expedition's turn records.
Here's the expedition's map:
|The expedition managed to explore a mere four new hexes1|
I was very saddened to read of the very serious illness of a fellow blogger, my thoughts are with him.
In rather more pleasant news, my Egyptian infantry are now about 99% complete, requiring merely a flesh wash to finish them off !
Thanks for taking the time to visit, sorry for the rather brief post, but hopefully there was something of interest to be found therein.
That's it then for this week, as always your comments are bthe welcomed and appreciated.
(Still missing the spell-checker)
Judging by the number of explorers who survived, Jimland once more supplied an enjoyable game!ReplyDelete
Thanks MJt, 25% casualties isn't that bad = we'd take that in most games!Delete
Another great looking and reading report sir!ReplyDelete
Thanks Michal,much appreciatedDelete
It's good to hear you have a fellow gamer in Jimland.ReplyDelete
Thanks Vagabond, it's always good to have a living, breathing, opponent andthis one even wanted a copy of the rules !Delete
Nice to see you have another victim, sorry, fellow gamer on board!ReplyDelete
Thanks Iain, I'm just hoping I can sway him a littlemore towards historic gaming as he's well into Warkammer and other genres of a similar ilk. Though #1 son is also swaying him towards Chain of Command, so there is hope !Delete
Great stuff Joe! Always fun to see you put up a Jimland post 😃ReplyDelete
Thanks Ivor, the game has many plus points, being easy to set up, quick to play and full of surprises. It's far different to my love of 'battles' but still satisfyingly interesting.Delete
Great report Joe, and must have been great to have K return for a second go. great news on the Egyptian CavalryReplyDelete
Thanks Dave, yes, chatting after the game both times was very rewarding and probably the bit I've missed most by not having an opponent.Delete
Egyptians all done now !
Short but sweet Joe & trilled to see you finding (Victims) other players to enjoy Jimland with, I think Bryan's post knocked us all a bit.ReplyDelete
Thanks Frank ,for a fantasy player (mostly) opponent, we had great fun imo.Delete
I was sad to lose him as a friend and more so now.