IHMN 3: Find the...Funny... Mechanical... Things!
Sir Rupert Utterley-Barkinge's mood was beginning to mellow. A little. They had successfully held Wurts Ranch against the Dragon Lady and her Tong. And whilst the only question that should have been on their lips was why the Chinese were so interested in Dirk Beauregard instead of building the next railway, too much effort was being spent hunting for a decent cuppa. So while the Secret Agents were enjoying their coffee and Sir Rupert was hunting high and low for a teapot, Count Otto Von Wahnbildt was left fiddling with the small box they had found in the desk drawer. It had no visible keyhole and was adorned with the intricate carving of a Chinese Dragon. It wasn't long until the Count's inability to find a way inside led to a string of choice words emanating from his lips that turned the air blue. The air was of a similar shade in the kitchen where Sir Rupert's search for a teapot was producing similar results.
"What are they anyway?" asked Sergeant Reynolds. Private Gathering just shrugged his shoulders.
"There's a receipt here for three packages," one of the agents said, lifting a sheet of paper from the desk. The postal service stamp was from Windy Port, just a few miles away.
"Thank goodness there's no time for a coffee then," said Sir Rupert as he snatched his Hunting Rifle and put his fedora on his head. "Well? What are we waiting for?" he asked as stood in the doorway. "Let's see where these packages are!"
When Sir Rupert has done this before, his target has always been the closest model. In our situation Sergeant Reynolds, one of his own men, was in front of the target. We weren't sure if this was allowed or not. We decided to roll a dice for it, which allowed us to go ahead and Master Wu-Jen was shot and killed.
We checked this out on the In Her Majesty's Name Facebook Group where both Charles Murton and Craig Cartmell agreed that the dice roll had gone the right way. A character with the Hunter Talent can choose any target in a group of figures in base to base contact as they are all moving in a melee. I might also add that they did say the shooting rules were tighter in their later rule sets. Mr. Murton even mentioned the possibility of an IHMN version 2... (And if that day ever comes, please remember you heard it here first, folks!!!!)