Unfortunately Pete had to cancel, but Alex's friend Ian was able to join us, so along with Murdock and myself we had the four players we needed to tackle our training scenario.
Murdock has posted a nice account of the game with numerous photos on his blog.
The photo above shows the rescue force setting out . . . click on it or any other photos for a better view.)
We are saddened to report the loss in action of the following soldiers of the Queen during a recent action (May 29th, 1875) on India's Northwest Frontier:
- Lt. Ian Hawkwood of the 88th Regt of Foot (Connaught Rangers)
- Lt. Kenneth Chisholm of the 88th, seconded to 45th Bengal Native Infantry (Rattray's Sikhs)
- Lt. Hugh Stewart of the 78th Regt of Foot (Ross-shire Buffs)
- Pvt. Morgan Ross, 78th
- Pvt. Clyde Sutherland, 78th
- Pvt. Douglas Gordon, 78th
- Pvt. Hugh Jones, 24th Regt. of Foot (South Wales Borderers)
- Pvt. Evan Williams, 24th
- Pvt. Tristan Jones, 24th
- Pvt. Gavin Blayney, 24th
- Pvt. Vaughn Thomas, 24th
In addition to a number of minor wounds amongst his Scots, Sgt. Hamish Murray of the 78th is credited with saving the lives of the following severely wounded men; although it is not yet known if they will recover from their wounds:
- Pvt. Robert Innes, 78th
- Pvt. Donald MacDonald, 78th
Both Alex and Ian were wanting to play again next weekend . . . so we will see if something can be arranged as long as our womenfolk have no other plans for us . . . a sometimes doubtful supposition.