IHMN 5: Death at their Heels
The Explorer's Club hereby disassociates itself entirely from all association with Sir Rupert Utterley-Barkinge of Aethelweard Hall. The Club most strenuously denies any involvement in his actions both to date and in the future. We have publicly decried the plausibility of his missives most strenuously. Despite publicly condemning his earlier memoirs "With Steamboat and Rifle in the Mesozoic" we have since been further horrified by the information contained in his latest communications. We would suggest that publishers everywhere refuse to print his spurious tales. We have never heard of the Dragon Tong. We deny the existence of Yetis and Sasquatches. We furthermore suggest that tales of the Undead be kept within the confines of the pages of a Bram Stoker novel where such nonsense clearly belongs.
19th April 1895
""Ere, I reckon it want's us to follow it," said Sergeant Reynolds.
With nothing else to lose, they decided to see where the Clockwork Pigeon would take them...
To be perfectly honest, this report recounts the events of our second attempt at this scenario. The first one was hampered by bad dice rolling and an inactive pigeon which resulted in a bloodbath in the centre of the board. This gave us a complete stalemate that did nothing to advance our campaign. We tweaked the rules a little and decided to run it again. This second game was more successful, albeit still hoist by its own petard. Here's what happened anyway...
We were playing Scenario 9.1.7 Death at their Heels with a few tweaks. The obvious one was in relation to the Clockwork Pigeon. This was set up 10" into the table from Sir Rupert's deployment point. At the start of each turn, it would move 1D10" across the table towards the Barn. Sir Rupert's and his men could move ahead of it but must defend the pigeon at all costs. Although we knew where it was heading, the two gangs didn't. They could not go to the barn until the pigeon had gotten there first.
As per the scenario rules, the area of devastation would appear on the table edge at the start of the second turn. Each subsequent turn it would advance 1D10-2" diagonally across the table.
Goonda was knocked down by the Boxer's fire.
Can someone please tell me what's going on?!?!?!?!?!
Don't miss the next thrilling instalment of Sir Rupert Utterley-Barkinge's New World Disorder coming first to our gaming table and then to this blog in about a fortnight!