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Author Topic: Borsetshire Diaries: The Grumblers Go Forth  (Read 6861 times)

Offline Doug ex-em4

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Borsetshire Diaries: The Grumblers Go Forth
« on: March 06, 2022, 10:41:53 AM »
After the events detailed here:

https://leadadventureforum.com/index.php?topic=135204.0

The Lord-Lieutenant of Borsetshire, Sir Rufus Pitt-Bulstrode made his plans to punish the offenders as detailed here:

https://leadadventureforum.com/index.php?topic=134710.0


Before leading her warriors to battle, Lady Ferocity announced that she was changing the name of the group. She didn’t like the title “Distaff Team", partly because it was Sir Rufus’ selection and partly because she felt it slightly demeaning. "Henceforth", she pronounced to loud cheers, "we are The Monstrous Regiment of Women."


Lady Pitt-Bulstrode announces the change of name to her assembled followers. Photo taken moments before the hearty cheering


After hearing her announcement, the Monstrous Regiment prepared for battle

To be continued

Doug


« Last Edit: June 14, 2022, 01:50:18 PM by Doug ex-em4 »

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well played. sweaty wool is always an attraction.

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Brilliant, as always.

Has Lady Ferocity been reading John Knox or Terry Pratchett?  ;)


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Look forward to more adventures by the MRW.

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It looks like I have some catching up to do.

Don't wait, Carry on Regardless.

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With a family like this no wonder Sir Rufus Pitt-Bulstrode is often called upon to sort these situations out.  Looking forward to more tales poor Smallbottom and the Monstrous Regiment of Terror Women
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well played. sweaty wool is always an attraction.
Er - yeah….. :?

Brilliant, as always.

Has Lady Ferocity been reading John Knox or Terry Pratchett?  ;)
Neither - she had a vague idea it was something to do with Women's’ Suffrage….

Look forward to more adventures by the MRW.
Coming right up…..

It looks like I have some catching up to do.

Don't wait, Carry on Regardless.
Yes you do - all this gallivanting in foreign parts….

With a family like this no wonder Sir Rufus Pitt-Bulstrode is often called upon to sort these situations out.  Looking forward to more tales poor Smallbottom and the Monstrous Regiment of Terror Women
Righto - here we go:


The Monstrous Regiment (from now on "MRW") are in position early, north of Waterley Cross. Persistence Pitt-Bulstrode takes up position on her motorbike ahead of the main group to get early warning of the approach of Jack Archer and his mob.

She doesn’t have long to wait before the distinctive Archer van appears and turns off onto a track leading to an old shack. She’s seen enough and races back to report the arrival to Lady Ferocity.



If she’d waited a little longer, she’d have seen Silas Grundy emerge from the shack with some curious companions. Whist his two Detroit colleagues, concealing their astonishment admirably, make the acquaintance of Silas and his helpers, Jack Archer is watching the road and sees Persistence disappear in the opposite direction. Recognising her bike, he correctly assumed that there is opposition nearby.

Both sides are aware of each other and make their plans.

Doug




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...and so the tension builds. Marvellous! Silas Grundy's mates look suitably scary.   :o

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My money is on the MRW and Lady Ferocity - this is so quirky love it.

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I believe the MRW will beat the stuffing out of those fellas.  :D

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My hat's off tp the Ladies.  May they elevate the nature of their deeds into the stuff of legend! 
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...and so the tension builds. Marvellous! Silas Grundy's mates look suitably scary.   :o
Hay - let’s take a straw poll on that…..!


My money is on the MRW and Lady Ferocity - this is so quirky love it.
It never does to bet against them


I believe the MRW will beat the stuffing out of those fellas.  :D
:D


My hat's off tp the Ladies.  May they elevate the nature of their deeds into the stuff of legend! 
Well, let’s see how things are going:


MRW Objectives. They haven’t prevented Jack Archer gaining reinforcements but their main task is to stop him joining up with Dan Archer in his attack on Much Rampling. To do this, they must secure the crossroads where the B999 to Much Rampling crosses the main Ambridge to Waterley Cross road. As a bonus, if they can eliminate Jack’s group quickly, they could take advantage of the B road themselves and reinforce Sir Rufus.

Jack Archer’s Objectives. First, he needed to meet Silas Grundy and add him and his creatures to the group. This he has done. Second, he plans on joining Dan, via the B999. He has to move quickly to get there in time and he now expects opposition.

It looks like the crossroads will be everyone’s objective. Anyone hoping to have an influence on the action at Much Rampling needs to access the crossroads in a vehicle by the end of the 6th turn.


The Fateful Field - MRW start in the green rectangle. Jack Archer and cronies in the yellow circle. Tge red road is the main Ambridge to Waterley Cross road. The blue road is the B999. The direction to Much Rampling and the other action is bottom left. The all-important crossroads is where the two roads cross lol


Battle is imminent

Doug
« Last Edit: March 13, 2022, 07:17:43 PM by Doug ex-em4 »

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Great report! Lovely figures!
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Great report! Lovely figures!

Thank you… :)

Both sides move into action. The MRW march purposefully up the road with the intention of spreading out to left and right nearer the crossroads. Lady Ferocity leads from the front, flanked by her secretary, Audacity Bunty-Thimble







Meanwhile, Jack Archer has struck out across country to the right of the road with his two Detroit colleagues. He tells Silas to get his scarecrows to the crossroads and keep the opposition busy. One of the scarecrows has an issue with some barbed wire and falls behind.




 

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The MRW are looking suitably heroic. However, I can't help but worry that Silas and his tatterdemalion straw-men are going to be a problem for the formidable ladies.

 

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