The background was that the Americans were now pushing west and settlers were beginning to hog the Ohio river valley and the locals were not best pleased, but due to attacks on the incomers America had sent its only regiment to the area to succour the trailblazers. I was in charge of two groups of Militia and one of Rangers whose job was to hold the Indians off and protect the civilians until the arrival of the army. I promptly put everyone in buildings and prepared loopholes expecting a long siege, as well as protecting the village I also had a sub-plot in that I had to thwart the enemy players obtaining their objectives.
|Some lovely Heathens.|
|This makes up for last week.|
The army eventually turned up and one company moved into the village square the other along with some scouts delayed in order to mop up some nearby Indians, they never managed this and might have been better moving into the village, an artillery piece was set up and began to target the same Indians as the Rangers. At this point in the game with the church infested with natives I was allowed to move one of their leaders due to an event roll, I duly moved the big chief out of the church and he was immediately gunned down by the Army, his men fled leaving one survivor from a previous warband. This lunatic left the church of his own choice, threw a tomahawk and forced the regulars to retire! He then launched himself into their midst and was bayoneted to death, a fearsome warrior indeed.
|It's the army!|
The remaining Indians and the regulars now both rushed for the church, if the Indians got in they could claim a draw otherwise it was deemed the village was still in friendly hands, my Rangers were busy loading so could not fire, but time was on our side and the game ended with the Indians only several inches short of their objective.
I was declared the winner as there were no Indians in the village and I had thwarted two Indian players from obtaining their objectives. I should mention that a certain Lady Isabel had taken a stroll in the woods and fended off a bunch of savages with nothing but a parasol for around four moves before being captured. No Earldom's this week but a mention in the New York Times I believe.
|Sword and Spear.|