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Monday, 25 January 2021

Max's 4th (Big) Adventure

This is yet another account of my wanderings in Jimland and was played solo back in early April 202, so right in the middle of the first lockdown. As usual it was anoother chance to try out new rule ideas and any firther ammendments I'd made to my existing rule alterations. It was also a chance to use my new turn record sheet, which has undergone  many changes as I add to the rules - this time to include the changes I made to ammunition - something I'd been desperate to include from the start of my adventures.in to Jimland,
The photograph above shows Max's column, five explorers, five soldiers, nineteen bearers carrying food and trade goods plusa muleteer leading two pack animals.
In addition to all the food the pack animals carried medicines and ammunition (plus alittle more food).
The objective of the expedition would be to establish a road North, mostly through already explored terrain and then on to unexplord territory where possible.
In the original rules, anyone oculd lead a pack animal, I've included the role of Muleteer (along with several others). Notice also that from the intial rules, bearers could carry food, trade and loot only whilst under my additions, they can carry medicines, ammunition, water or be empty. Water rules only come
into force when the expedition enters desert terrain.
[The column from above, spot the female within the column]
So once more, 
From the Journal of Frederick Cartington:
"It was with great excitement and expectation that we were to set off from Jim's Landing, the intention, I believe, to make a great northern route to establish a new Trading post sometime in the future.
It was however short-lived excitement as Max had allowed a female Botanist, one Miss Alexandra St. Gabriel and we all know how fragile these creatures are in Jimland and their Survival rate!"
"With all the trade we had at our disposal it was fairly easy to get a friendly or at least a disinterested reaction from the several Native tribes we encountered. Even the pygmies, whom we have great fear of, appeared to accept our gifts and left us alone."
"Having suffered the usual scares of drums, good food, bad food, theft, getting lost and a bad case of crotch rot (that lead to the death of one of our soldiers, it was a full two weeks before we encountered opposition, in the form of an ambush by spear-armed tribal warriors".
[The Tribals rushing the rear of the column]
[The column rushes away from the ambushers whilst the explorers and soldiers form a firing line]
"Dastardly cowards attacked our rear and without a moment to lose, we formed a rearguard whilst our precious food was carried to safety"
 [The fearsome Tribals close in for the kill]
"It was with much trepidation that we realised our marksmanship was wanting and the natives would be upon us and disaster could easily befall us as we prepared to engae them in a physical endeavour to stay alive."

And that, dear reader, is where I shall leave it for his week one in which, sadly, I haven't managed anything hobby-wise - I even had these photographhs already edited!

The outcome of this action will be posted next week, same day, same time (approx), all being well.

Thanks for taking the time to visit, hopefully there was something here of interest and as always your comments are both welcomed and appreciated.

["Congo" -  meh! "Jimland" kicks bottom]


  1. Great to read another of your Jimland adventure's Joe, and always keen to read how and why you've modified your rules, look forward to reading the next instalment.
    Sorry to hear you haven't managed any hobby this week, (can fully understand as the last 4 days saw me unable to even read a computer screen let alone sculpt or paint) and hope all is well with you.

    1. Dave, strangely enough I enjoyed putting this together, but it still took me 2 hours !
      Reall life has omposed on my free time in excess this week.

  2. Always enjoy your "Jimland" postings, Joe and this one is shaping up to be another cracker :-)

    1. Thanks Blaxx, all I can say is that the best is yet to come.

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    1. Thanks Michal, it's been a long time coming !

  4. Another cheery (if slightly chauvinistic) posting from Jimland,we do need some dramatic piano forte music to round it off!
    Best Iain

    1. Thanks Iain, I've tried to write these up from the viewpoint of a very victorian gentlemen, without any more modern views - very jingoistic.
      Piano forte and a musical background - splendid idea pld chap !

  5. Great stuff Joe! Always fun to read another Jimland adventure and looking forward to the next post 😀

    1. Thanks Ivor, I like "Jimland", every game has that certain moment when it can all go to pot.

  6. Great to see you're back in Jimland Joe! Looking forward to the next instalment.

    1. Thanks MJT, my first copy of the Jimland rules dates from about 2003, maybe they're now old school and why I like them so much.

  7. A welcome return to Jimland Joe in a time oflockdown & a good cut of point 😊

    1. Thansk Frank, it was a great game, but lockdown took its toll as I looked for other diversions after playing it out.
      I was just too tired to type any more as I'd been on the computer over 4 hours when I'd got to the above point ans I was needed elsewhere !