Date: 14 September 1929/2019
Location: El-Wil-Yam Village On The Dongolo River
Situation: Dervish Amphibious Assault
Rules: Batailles de l'Ancien Régime BAR Adapted for Colonials
From the Scenario by Chuck The Lucky
Adaptation by General Pettygree Studios
Homage: Cecil B. DeMille "Light"
Read Dervish Storm posted 15 September 2019 before reading this post.
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El Wil-Yam Harbor, Dongolo River
The greatest adventure story ever told about the Mafrican Continent
"Captain Nightingale Sir, The rain is drifting away and...."
"I see 'em Sergeant and they are all coming at us!
Cut along to Colonel Beck to get the 1st Egyptians ready."
"Very good Sir."
"That must be their abominable flagship; captured from us no doubt."
"Captain Nightingale's compliments, Sir and a
Dervish swarm of boats is sailing for the harbor.
And we saw the Guides hotly pursued by a horde of the enemy."
"How much time have we 'Sahgnt?"
"A quarter hour, Sir, maybe minutes more.
The flotilla has turned toward the docks as ye will see and
there are more dhows and even rowing galleys beyond our view."
Yet the remnant still rushed on.
The wind coming off their aft port quarter increased speed even more.
Faster and still faster they came using their best point of sail.
Was their intent to crash onto the shore in a one-way operation?
Would high water at this time of year enable their amphibious plan?
Yes and to rapidly disembark fierce warriors into a battle without retreat.
One galley and the flagship maneuvered around the point to....
Ladders rose. Warriors climbed.
The 27th Bombay fought back.
The 27th Bombay fought back.
Other amphibians climbed over debris through smoke and fire into the fort.
While ladders rose against another section of the fort.
Confusion, shouts, gunfire, stabbing spears, screams and oaths.
Nearby Colonel Beck's Egyptians coolly gave fire upon disembarking foes.
And for a time bravely stood their ground when the enemy came near.
But circumstances and numbers were on the side of the invasion force.
Everyone knew time was up for the Imperials in the harbor area.
The Hamsters would eventually fall back.
The northern flank was gone to the native host.
What Is Next?
27th Bombay survivors are trapped within wrecked Fort Dongolo.
Lt. Colonel Coote's Guides Cavalry are a remnant skirmishing out of sight.
The 1st Egyptians sorely pressed are bravely falling back into the interior.
The Hamsters are retiring to The British Museum's Site B.
The harbor is lost.
The Dervish are victorious everywhere.
Let's pause again shall we and take a breath? --- But, come back next time for....
Cast lunch during production.
The story in this area is yet to be told.
Near to far: Jim P., Greg B., John B. and Dan E.
The harbor is in the upper right and top center.
Your remarks placed below, if you please.
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