Sunday night saw another outing for Kaptain Putain of the Imperial Russian Army and their war against the Turk, following the success of the first engagement,
Putain is sent on a dangerous mission by Colonel Goransty to scout the land to the west of El Hamid seeking out the Turk and tracking down Padre Borganski who had gone missing and with him the ancient relic of St Peter. The scenario was generated using Platoon Forward – The Patrol Scenario.
I had to be honest when the dice rolled I was encouraged by the table layout, Borganski was hidden in the centre of the table with a reasonable amount of terrain around the table.
The Russian’s were to enter the table and pass through all nine sectors hunting down the padre, the Ottoman’s were to appear in one of two places, only one would be real.
Padre Borganski lies injured in the shade of an olive tree, his ankle broken.
The Ottoman’s are revealed and some great rolls mean’s that the Ottoman’s are all musket armed, surely a chance to deal a blow to the Russian Invaders. The Janissaries are newly painted which is a little worrying… The curse of freshly painted figures.
The Russian’s release the first volley inflicting shock on the Turkish line, as the Ottoman big man card comes up, a movement event forces a goat herd to break free from their herder and head towards the Turkish lines. I can’t stand stand up to the Russian volley’s and seek shelter of the Ottoman hovel.
The Russian’s secure the Padre and push the Ottoman’s back further, another victory for Kaptain Putain…..