Monday, December 28, 2015

Encounter at Alghaz -- June, 1876

Rob and Murdock came over to fight an Afristan campaign encounter.  For reasons which I will shortly explain, I do not have much memory of the game.

First, I was already undergoing the early stages of one of my "gout attacks" so I was on pain meds.  But later that night I experienced some rather severe (non-heart) chest pains.  My dear wife correctly called for an ambulance and off we went to Emergency.

Later (on even more pain meds) I tried to sleep . . . and got maybe two to two and a half hours before the pain drove me out of bed.

Anyway I am now home and feeling somewhat better (except for my gout) . . . and am on even more medications.  Is it at all surprising that I don't recall much?

 
The photo above shows Murdock's "Vile River Command" moving into the Alghaz badlands . . . where they hoped to meet up with fellows like those below:


Why they looked for them high and low:

 
So finally some of the Alghaz stood up and said "hi".

So soon all of these "friends" got together:

Note #20 of the 21st MNI had been a scout earlier in the day.


Then the Alghaz launched their secret weapon . . . camels:


The end result was a "victory" for McMurdock's command . . . but the butcher's bill was higher than he liked . . . 16 dead, including Lt. Brian Rivers . . . and an additional 6 wounded, all of which only added more work for his pack train:


-- Jeff

4 comments:

  1. Good that you and Lani have each other to cover one another's backs!

    I'd say that your AAR summed up the action nicely.

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  2. Phil, most of the figures are Ral Parthas, but some of the others (blue mob, camels) are figures I got from the London War Room.


    -- Jeff

    PS, The Hill Chief is a fantasy figure (Archive maybe ???) that I purchased about 30 years ago.

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  3. Always a pleasure to see pics of a Colonial skirmish but I'm sorry to hear about the rebellious gout attack.

    A belated Merry Christmas and best wishes for an improved health year for you both.

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