Tuesday, 12 March 2019

Rescue Mission to Kalamazoo ....

continued from previous post....

The river born part of the rescue mission arrives at the trading post of Kalamazoo...
 after securing the trading post the naval landing party moves inland cautiously towards the natives' village ....
 the rest (volunteers and some colonial police) take a different route ....
the naval landing party took a wider trail towards the native village, as they neared the thicker jungle area they were attacked by natives ....
the landing party formed a defensive line .....
the natives took a lot of casualties and retreated, melting away into the jungle ....
the others make good progress and came into sight of the native village
they've were spotted and their approach was challenged ...
they were attacked from behind
and then from the front ...
the naval landing party moved quickly towards the sound of the gunfire ....
their firepower dispersed the natives who fell back to their village ....(only two men remained from the other party that approached the village)
they advance, keeping up a steady fire, the natives fall back and head towards an adjacent statue platform ...
The naval landing party search the village and find the two lady captives safe and sound....
the natives mill about by their statue platform ...
the french troops arrive to provide support ....
the expedition cautiously returned to the trading post at Kalamazoo - although followed by a few native warriors, there was no further fighting.  The expedition returned safely down river to the port town of Gwondamaloo.

Sunday, 10 March 2019

Attack on Kalamazoo ...

The small trading post at Kalamazoo has been attacked by the the local native tribe, two women travellers (one english, one french) were captured and taken back to their village.

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Survivors of the attack on Kalamazoo escaped down river and informed the authorities.  A small expedition to rescue the women was hurriedly put together consisting of a british naval landing party, volunteers, armed colonial police and detachment of french colonial troops.

Naval landing party transfers from HMS Winscombe to the river gunboat Aurora...
 A rescue expedition lead by the Aurora moves up river towards Kalamazoo..  the british naval landing party, volunteers, armed colonial police
The detachment of french colonial troops is moving overland from Kondamalee....

to be continued....

Sunday, 3 March 2019

Some sort of palisade/fencing..completed

I finished the palisade off with a simple paint scheme to keep it generic; now looking good enclosing my generic native village...

Sunday, 24 February 2019

Some sort of palisade/fencing..(WIP)

Needing something to enclose my generic native huts, I settled on using variable lengths of wooden hibachi skewers inserted into strips of some tough foam packaging
 some of the assembled sections in place ...

Tuesday, 22 January 2019

snake in the road ....

Expedition convoy halts to let a large snake cross their track ...

[new items: large snake and grey van]

Tuesday, 1 January 2019

some more adventurers ...

Four more adventures finished off, ready to join in expeditions...