Descent on El Diabolo 1762

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Descent on El Diabolo 1762

Post by Pz. Ferdinand » Tue Jan 15, 2008 8:45 am

DESCENT ON EL DIABLO,1762

Our scenario for this 5 player,1 facilitator game was based on the fictitious Spanish sugar island of El Diablo administered by the notoriously corrupt and inept Governor El Toro.
El Toro had his hands full with a threatened English invasion on one flank and an impending pirate landing by the brutal Black Bob on the other.He had mustered all available forces on the island and concentrated them at his capital,Port Royale.Colonel El Nino (known for his dry wit) was despatched to Pirates Cove with a troop of horse,a company of foot, a group of armed mulattoes and a couple of guns to crush the pirates before the English could take advantage of the situation.
El Nino arrived at the pirate landing site to find many more pirates than he had men. He nervously deployed whilst sending for help which came in the shape of a second company of colonial regulars.
In the meantime, Black Bob`s men advanced. Black Bob`s situation was complex.On the one hand, he had accepted an offer of a pardon and Letters of Marque from the English in return for which he had to assist in the attack on Port Royale.On the other hand, for him the landing was an opportunity to recover the fabled treasure of Captain Cutlass buried under Dead Mans Tree, up along the banks of the Snake River.On the third hand, he needed to have a significant number of employees terminated by the Spanish so as to increase his share of said treasure.To complicate matters, he was now faced with cavalry for which he didn`t really have an answer.
In any event, Black Bob advanced and engaged El Nino`s little column while a trusted boat crew rowed up the river and set about recovering the treasure.As it turned out, the Spanish cavalry were a bunch of cream puffs, failing their 'Reaction to Charge' test 5 times in a row.A group of pirates were about to charge them instead when the Spanish guns saved the day, shaking those pirates and finally inducing the horsemen to do something.In the meantime, other bands of pirates had closed with and cut down the mulattoes which was all a bit too much for the musketeros of one company of regulars who took to their heels.Accordingly, the intervention of the dandies of the Governor`s Mounted Bodyguard came not a whit too soon.
The tide of battle was changing and as soon as Black Bob knew the treasure was safe, he high-tailed it to the beach, leaving his surviving men to work out for themselves that withdrawal was the order of the day.Black Bob had had a good day- he`d gotten the treasure, significantly downsized his work force and also done enough damage to the Spanish to comply with his end of his bargain with the English.
Meanwhile, back at the port, El Toro was relieved to see French reinforcements arriving in the Harbour,just as the English under Brigadier General Cruikshank commenced their attack.The English were somewhat taken aback at this development,having only expected a weak and ineffective Spanish garrison.
One of the Spanish fixed batteries caused considerable damage to the approaching British and the heroic gunners added to their laurels by repulsing a company of Highlanders in hand to hand combat.Cruikshank watched things go from bad to worse as French colonial light troops charged in against his second company of Highlanders and routed them.Soon it was down to steady close order volleys as his five line companies clashed with French and Spanish alike.First one and then a second company of French colonial regulars broke but there were just too many Frenchmen still feeding through to the front.When the El Diablo militia were emboldened to leave the relative safety of the grounds of the Governor`s residence and start a flanking move, Cruikshank`s forces were just stretched too thinly and a withdrawal was ordered, with the action being subsequently written up as "a successful reconnaissance in force".
Accordingly, all of the Spanish,French,English and Pirate commanders could claim success and a good time was had by all.


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El Nino leads his column to Pirates Cove
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Sleepy Port Royale
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The Governor`s Residence
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Black Bob and El Nino size each other up
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El Nino`s men deploy
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Meanwhile.....the treasure is recovered
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'aargh......let`s eat these cream puffs,lads!'
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The French arrive and march into the Port
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Cruikshank advances
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French light troops put the Highlanders to flight (the shame...!)
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Black Bob makes his getaway
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'time to go lads!'
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Cruikshank flanked and beaten
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Governor El Toro was rarely seen outside his residence that day.........
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Post by Grey Mouser » Tue Jan 15, 2008 8:52 am

Very good Pz, is that naked woman in last photgraph?

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Post by Muzfish4 » Tue Jan 15, 2008 11:57 am

She's wearing soap suds, isn't she?

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Post by Pz. Ferdinand » Tue Jan 15, 2008 12:58 pm

Not to mention a thin film of water.

Perhaps I should add that she is the Eureka girl-in-a-bath figure.All other figures are Old Glory or Minifigs with one unit of Front Rank. The pirates and French colonial regulars (blue coats and caps) were painted by The Cardinal (aka Black Bob).
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Post by Cardinal Biggles » Tue Jan 15, 2008 1:39 pm

Argh PZ lad and a fine day was had by all...it had the feel of one of those Maj.Gen.Tremordenn games, sans dinosaurs..

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Post by Pz. Ferdinand » Tue Jan 15, 2008 1:41 pm

??????? what games?

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Post by Cardinal Biggles » Tue Jan 15, 2008 1:46 pm

you are in for a very pleasnt afternoon,,,with lots of inspiration, though you may not need it..
http://www.zeitcom.com/majgen/

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Post by Pz. Ferdinand » Tue Jan 15, 2008 1:53 pm

I see what you mean....wow!

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Post by Cardinal Biggles » Tue Jan 15, 2008 1:59 pm

there goes the rest of the day...paint them blue moon meanies!!!

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Post by Cardinal Biggles » Tue Jan 15, 2008 3:34 pm

Pz. Ferdinand wrote:Not to mention a thin film of water.

Perhaps I should add that she is the Eureka girl-in-a-bath figure.All other figures are Old Glory or Minifigs with one unit of Front Rank. The pirates and French colonial regulars (blue coats and caps) were painted by The Cardinal (aka Black Bob).
and Black Bob and his two chums are Musketeer models

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Post by Mark Phillips » Tue Jan 15, 2008 8:39 pm

Hey thats very nice! Well done people.

uriah heep

Post by uriah heep » Wed Jan 16, 2008 3:32 am

nice stuff prinze and the good cardinal put a link up on our site so more can see it thanks cardinal

uriah heep

Post by uriah heep » Wed Jan 16, 2008 3:36 am

what a nice site that is cardinal

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Post by Pz. Ferdinand » Wed Jan 16, 2008 9:48 am

Thanks guys, pretty small scale stuff compared to what I`ve seen you lot do,though.

By the way, I have checked out your club`s website as suggested by Uriah and enjoyed perusing it.

Cheers

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Re: Descent on El Diabolo 1762

Post by Bluewillow » Sun Aug 03, 2008 10:10 pm

Where did you get the resting Lions from, would love some of those for my mansions
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Re: Descent on El Diabolo 1762

Post by Pz. Ferdinand » Mon Aug 04, 2008 12:55 pm

I think they are Lemax- the company that does Christmas villages.

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Re: Descent on El Diabolo 1762

Post by Bluewillow » Mon Aug 04, 2008 4:47 pm

Nifty I must say
"if you don't stand for something, you will fall for anything"

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Re: Descent on El Diabolo 1762

Post by Pz. Ferdinand » Mon Aug 04, 2008 5:45 pm

I think the nice ladies at the Christmas Shop would be traumatised if they knew the purpose for which I have been buying their Christmas village items.

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