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Offline Plynkes

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Re: ‘Trial By Fire’ (a working title)
« Reply #15 on: February 21, 2014, 12:45:43 AM »
May the Lord preserve us from bad Victorian poetry.
Thálatta! Thálatta!

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Re: ‘Trial By Fire’ (a working title)
« Reply #16 on: February 21, 2014, 01:11:34 AM »
Oh well, you know the RAF would bomb one mad mullah or another, every other week back in the 20's.

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Re: ‘Trial By Fire’ (a working title)
« Reply #17 on: February 21, 2014, 01:35:04 AM »
Getting off subject a tad with this, (Or maybe not) I note you have a 'Games Workshop Mighty Fortress' !!! Good God Sir, where in the dickens in all the empire did you manage to score such a sweet and glorious victory?  :)

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Re: ‘Trial By Fire’ (a working title)
« Reply #18 on: February 21, 2014, 08:15:20 AM »
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Oh well, you know the RAF would bomb one mad mullah or another, every other week back in the 20's.

Yes, I suppose it was the fashionable thing to do at the time! It also stopped the pilots from hanging around on street corners, annoying passers-by!

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That newspaper cutting you did fooled me for a while. Beautiful piece of work.

Thanks.

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I note you have a 'Games Workshop Mighty Fortress' !!! Good God Sir, where in the dickens in all the empire did you manage to score such a sweet and glorious victory?

Prof. I have to be honest here and admit that I am old enough to have bought one in the GW shop when they were first produced! It has never been used yet! I may use it in a future game but I need to paint some Légion Étrangčre characters first. I feel a bit of 'Beau Geste' theme for this.

« Last Edit: February 21, 2014, 08:20:27 AM by Mad Lord Snapcase »


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Re: Trial By Fire
« Reply #19 on: February 21, 2014, 09:29:41 AM »
Are they hard to come by, then? I have two!  :)

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Re: Trial By Fire
« Reply #20 on: February 21, 2014, 11:05:08 AM »
Are they hard to come by, then? I have two!  :)

I don't know, actually. I've had mine since they were first produced, but I believe that Prof. Dinglebat. Phd. is one of our Antipodean cousins? Perhaps they are hard to find in Australasia, Prof.?
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Re: Trial By Fire
« Reply #21 on: February 21, 2014, 12:49:27 PM »
Painting has been a bit slow this week for this game, although I have managed to work on the table a bit. I have pretty much worked out the scenario and I’m sticking with ‘Trial by Fire’ now using Pulp Alley rules (in case anyone was in doubt!). The meaning of this will not be revealed until the game starts. So, in the meantime, here’s another snippet about the back-story and the mysteries surrounding the murder at Chimneys and Snapcase’s dispatch to British Somaliland as the unwitting tool of the Colonial Office and the R.A.F.:



Chapter III

“They hired Carl Peterson to kidnap Georgina Worsley, that’s how serious they are! Peterson’s a master of disguise, that’s how he got her out of the house in Belgravia”. These solemn words were uttered by Superintendent Battle as he stared into the fireplace at Mad Lord Snapcase’s London flat in Marylebone.

After the Colonial secretary and the Chief of the Air Staff had left Baker Street, Snapcase and Battle had drawn two wing chairs nearer the fire, which Old Scrotum had banked up to keep out the December chill. Another essential precaution Snapcase had taken against the cold winter weather was to have Scrotum bring in a bottle of the Tuke Holdsworth port he’d won in a card game in 1912 in Monte Carlo. He and Battle were on their second snifter before Battle had spoken those portentous words.

“Who hired who to kidnap whom?” spluttered Snapcase, taken by surprise.



“Who hired who to kidnap whom?”


“Perhaps I’d better start at the beginning” said Battle sipping at his port. “Ever met a chap called Gerry Wade?”

“No, I don’t think I have”.

“Well, Gerry’s an old chum of mine. He met a girl called Georgina Worsley in the Pelican Club earlier this year. She’s the Marchioness of Stockbridge or something; look her up in Debrett’s. I’ve got a photograph of her here, the usual Christmas photograph with the servants. That’s her, bottom left, pretty little thing eh?”



The Marchioness of Stockbridge

Snapcase’s moustache bristled as he looked at the photograph. “Dashed pretty indeed”.

“Don’t get too interested old man; she’s Gerry’s girl y’see. After they met at the Pelican Club, they became quite pally. Mother went down with the Titanic in ’12 and she served with the Voluntary Aid Detachment during the war. Turns out her uncle is a bit of a chemist, name of Phibes, Dr. Anton Phibes”.

“Never heard of the old coot”.

“No, not many people have. But my colleague at the Yard, Inspector Trout is currently investigating his disappearance. Apparently he was working on a secret formula that could make ordinary wire as tough as steel. It could revolutionise the aircraft industry. Obviously, a lot of people would give their eye-teeth to get hold of that formula and now he’s disappeared into thin air.”

“Bless my cotton socks; it sounds like one of those cheap mystery thrillers you read in The Strand magazine”.

“Well, the upshot of it is, Georgina told Gerry she knew where the formula was hidden. Gerry came to see me at the Yard and whilst we were planning our next move, a call came in from the local police in Chelsea saying that a Georgina Worsley had been abducted from 165 Eaton Place in Belgravia”.

“So where is the formula, then?”

“Ah, there’s the rub. She didn’t tell Gerry where it was, just that she knew of its location and now she’s disappeared as well, damn and blast it! But, we have a lead”.

“You do?”

“Yes, by sheer chance Captain James Bellamy who knew Georgina from the war, she nursed him after he was wounded at Passchendaele, saw someone who looked exactly like her being unloaded from a tramp steamer, strapped to a stretcher and apparently unconscious. He was knocked to the ground by an unknown assailant as he went to investigate. By the time, he had disentangled himself, the stretcher had disappeared and further enquiries on the steamer proved fruitless”.

“And where was Bellamy when he saw Georgina then?” queried Snapcase?

“At the port of Berbera, in British Somaliland, hence your mission!”

“Ah” said Snapcase, his mind a whirlwind of facts and suppositions “as clear as mud, old boy, as clear as mud”.




To be continued……………………………….

« Last Edit: March 30, 2014, 12:12:34 PM by Mad Lord Snapcase »

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Re: Trial By Fire
« Reply #22 on: February 21, 2014, 01:19:47 PM »
Now off to Somaliland...  :D

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Re: Trial By Fire
« Reply #23 on: February 21, 2014, 02:08:41 PM »
Now off to Somaliland...  :D


 :-* Superb! No other word for it!  :-*

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Re: Trial By Fire
« Reply #24 on: February 21, 2014, 04:21:29 PM »
The plot thickens like frightening Scotch porridge!

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Re: Trial By Fire
« Reply #25 on: February 21, 2014, 05:01:45 PM »
Och aye, ye ur reit mah mukker . Only dinnae caa them scotch, they dinnae loch it, jimmy! They ur likely tae come at ye wi' a claymoor ur a haggis an' ah don nae ken which is waur. lol
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Re: Trial By Fire
« Reply #26 on: February 22, 2014, 01:42:20 AM »
M'Lord Snappy, Another great episode in this serial!
Thank you.

Michi, I always enjoy looking at the Doreen.

More!
We want More!

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Re: Trial By Fire
« Reply #27 on: February 22, 2014, 04:09:05 PM »
Good story...looking forward to more!

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Re: Trial By Fire
« Reply #28 on: February 22, 2014, 07:16:23 PM »
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The plot thickens like frightening Scotch porridge!

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Another great episode in this serial!

Good story...looking forward to more!

Mike Demana

Thanks FramFramson, Mike and Amalric, plenty more to come, I have got more storylines to go yet. I have got a bit of painting done today, but the sun came out today (seems like the first time in years, everybody was walking about squinting saying "what is that strange golden disc in the sky?") and I had to do some gardening!  :'(
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Re: Trial By Fire
« Reply #29 on: February 23, 2014, 06:23:55 AM »
A gripping tale, Ol' Snappy!  :-* :-*

 

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