Tuesday, 9 August 2016

IHMN Pirate Game

The scenario entitled "The Sea is a Fickle Mistress" progressed thusly ...

Captain Buxom sailed betwixt the isles blasted her cannons left and right. Her aim was to kill the denizens of the isles for guineas and silence the shore cannon that threatened their ship. 

Serge Pissoir led the French Marines across one of the many bridges into the fray. 

Soon one of the Slaving Bastards was attacked by an enormous slithering adversary. 

In another part of the isles, The Son of Kong charged furiously at the British Light infantry detachment. He hurled a crate over their heads in a terrifying display of power. 

The ship commanded by Captain Buxom sailed slowly forward trying to position for a shot that would kill the might Kong.  

And then ... terror struck Captain Buxom's ship. The "Son of Kraken" lurched onto the ship from the deeps with tentacles flailing. 

Pirates leaping from the doomed vessel were surrounded and slaughtered by hungry sharks. 

Across the island the mighty ape charged the British light infantry forcing their troops back and pounding their second in command (Mr. Boner) into strawberry jam. 

The Slavers, led by Al-Hurun the Arabic super-hero, charged across the grand plank/walkway. He tried to hold up the pirate advance single handed. He was sorely mistaken as his bloodied corpse fell from the bridge. 

Massive combat ensued across the centre of the table. The son of kraken molested the ship while slavers and pirates battled for control of the walkway. 

More combat atop the walkway. Arab slavers versus pirates. Grenades were hurled by Filthy Abdullah the slaver captain with glee and great effect.

Enraged at the death of the little kraken, the real kraken raised its tentacles from the deep to inflict terrible vengeance. 

Kraken tentacles swatted anyone atop the walkway. 

Despite the ridiculous risks, Captain Buxon survived shark attack, squid attack and tentacled fury before she climbed back onto her vessel the "Golden Skank."

Chaos ensued as the Kraken wreaked havoc. Death came for all companies. However, most of the animals had also been slain, their pelts and rare parts would be traded for precious guineas. 

From sea level - all the action was more terrifying. 

Sharks devoured any isolated swimmers. 

The ship, the "Golden Skank", was finally surrounded by the kraken's tentacles and smashed into pieces. Many pirates and Frenchmen who had fought to commandeer the ship were drowned or crushed in the aftermath. 

Captain Buxom's pirates, fleeing from the kraken, swam directly into the British light infantry's fire. 

The British did not have all things their own way as they were sniped by the last of Pirate Mick's company. 

In the end the creatures of the deep had had a profound effect but two companies had covered themselves in glory and guineas. The British light Infantry, under Captain Botham, and the slavers under Filthy Abdullah, had killed the most creatures - at respectively - 30 and 31 guineas apiece. Both would return to the world with tales of incredulity, profit and terror. 

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