Thursday, 24 February 2022

Cairo Airport - the authorities try to intercept the pyramidion....

The Rule of Six have taken the pyramidion off the Stealers at the rail yard; and after a quick short hop flight from nearby improvised airfield in the desert will be landing at Cairo Airport. An informant has notified the authorities about the arrival of the unscheduled flight and they will attempt to intercept the flight when it arrives to seize the pyramidion.

---oXo---
 All quiet at the airfield, a man watches for the plane ...
At a hangar, agents from the Rule of Six await the plane as well....
A lorry and van arrive at the airfield ....
As the lorry and van head up to the hangar, armed Egyptian police make their move ....
As the plane arrives, a detachment of British troops move into position as it taxis towards the hangar ...
The lorry and van are in position as the plane approaches the hangar ....
the plane taxis into position and cuts its engines, men get out and prepare to load the lorry; Egyptian police are making their approach and are by the hangar ...
The crate is unloaded from the plane ....
Just as the crate had been loaded onto the lorry, the Egyptian police make their move - in response member of Mu Fanchu's Tong move out of their hiding place in the hangar
and move straight for the Egyptian police .... 

While the Tong and other agents of the Rule of Six hold off the Egyptian police the rest get the loaded lorry away ....
The British troops start moving towards the hangar ....
The Tong are getting bogged down in their fight with the Egyptian police ...
The van and the lorry are on their way down the road behind the hangar ....
A shot from one of the Egyptian police kills the lorry driver as it passes by,  the lorry swerves off the road ...
Meanwhile the British troops are closing in ....
A British officer fights for control of the lorry ....
He holds off his attacker; some British troops in their lorry come down the road and are met with a hail of fire for the Rule of Six agents...
The British officer loses his fight to control the lorry, the Rule of Six have it again and are moving off down the road...
They start down the road to leave the airfield....
The British troops are back on the move but too late to catch them ....
The Rule of Six agents and the surviving Tong successfully leave the airfield with the pyramidion ...

---oXo---

As the Rule of Six got away with the pyramidion, Kit Campion and Captain Pollock (who had been watching proceedings) ran to their car - perhaps they could follow them ....
The lorry and van headed north; Kit Campion drove at breakneck speed to catch them up - they were nowhere to be seen, as they passed a small settlement - they caught sight of them. 
Kit Campion slowed down and kept back just in sight so they could follow them ... they looked like they were heading to Port Said..

to be continued ...

Wednesday, 19 January 2022

The Pyramidion - What happens next ??

Trying to get a basic concept of how things could play out and give some idea of locations for future games for the control of the Pyramidion of Senusret

  • Goodies: The Authorities - Adventurers, Police, Archaeologists, Army, etc
  • Baddies : Agents of the Rule of Six,  Antiquities Stealers...

The artifact has been found by the archaeologists and the sequence got started with a three way game at the dig site - the Stealers getting the pyramidion; followed by RuleOfSix taking it off them at the Railyard. 

The diagram below is a sketch out of the main flow options; the Authorities could get it back at the airfield or the port and take it to the museum ...... etc (just not enough room in the digram for all the arrows 😖  ) 


I've drafted the sequence of events for the Prof in Trouble series of games; if time I may put this into a PDF with game narrative.

Saturday, 8 January 2022

Gun fight at the Oasis...

Professor Loft had been re-captured in Cairo by Colonel Wang and his tong supporters (see A New Day and A New Day Part 2). While his daughter Clara and her friends discussed their next move at Mick's Place, the professor had been taken under duress to the Oasis Al Masala by his captors to decipher the hieroglyphic inscription on a small obelisk.

---oXo---

The camp at Oasis Al Masala, early evening.  Colonel Wang and his men have retired early for the night after a tiring day's travel, a guard has been placed on the tent containing Professor Loft.

Also in the area is an expedition led by von Tiddenheim (archaeologist, explorer and adventurer); needing to replenish their water supply they have headed to the Oasis Al Masala. As they reach the oasis they see the camp. Von Tiddenheim cautiously halts the convoy and calls out to the camp ...."Hello there" ... 

His call rouses the campers from their rest, a group of armed men confront von Tiddenheim's party (who carefully get out their fire-arms)... The leader of the armed men, Colonel Wang, tells them to move on .... then drops his hand - his men open fire ....
no-one is hit, but von Tiddenheims party returns fire downing two of the opposition ...
the fire-fight continues, Colonel Wang is down and his men are falling back ....
von Tiddenheim's party have the upper hand; and the tong are on the run (into their lorry and off into the desert...)
They search the camp and find Professor Loft, shaken up by the gun battle...
von Tiddenheim recognises the professor, who he'd met at a conference. After a brandy was administered and the oasis secured, they went over to examine the obelisk together
A short time later a group of British troops emerged out of the desert (on patrol in the area they had been sent to investigate the gun-fire)....
von Tiddenheim tells the British officer what had happened and introduces him to the Professor ..

---oXo---

The Professor now freed returns to Cairo under the protection of the British authorities and is re-united with his daughter...

---oXo---

The nefarious activities of the Rule of Six organisation still continue... what are they going to do with the Pyramidion and how does it fit into their plans ? 

While intelligence agencies try learn more about the plans of the Rule of Six, other involved parties carry on with their own investigations; these include :

  • Clara Loft searching for answers to why her father was abducted with help from her friends and the Incorrigibles
  • the adventurer journalist Kit Campion and his friends..
  • Sir Ray Landsmith searching for the lair of Mu Fanchu

Friday, 24 December 2021

Wednesday, 17 November 2021

Action on Coromelle

 The Sultanate of Nambuzo seeking to extend its influence into the Indian Ocean has seized the small french controlled island of Coromelle.  The French none to happy with this have pulled together a small force which left from Madagascar and has arrived at the island not far from the small port of Romoni...

---oXo---

The French gun boat Aurore starts landing the troops, first wave will be a detachment of the 5th foreign regiment and the second wave comprised of armed sailors ...

The first troops hit the beach ...
The port of Romoni ....
The first wave is moving in land and the second wave is about to land..
The french landing had been observed, barricades were erected on the roads into the port and some of the Nambuzo troops had moved into the jungle to ambush the French...
the ambush is set ....
As the french come into view, the Nambzuo troops open fire
and then attack ...
The French get the edge and slowly start pushing the opposition back...
The remaining Nambuzo troops fall back slowly to the outskirts of Romoni ..
The French move up cautiously ...
once in position they engage in a firefight with the Nambuzo troops manning the barricade
The Nambuzo troops fall back from the barricade ....
Outnumbered and surround the Nambuzo troops surrender...

The French have secured the port and the island.