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ge2002bill Supporting Member of TMP21 Jan 2013 8:08 p.m. PST

Report From The Frontier: 18 July 1900

Now that General Pettygree's Surajistan Field Force has returned, the Tug Army and allies have moved forward to stop him. This is an adaptation from the celebrated 1939 motion picture, GUNGA DIN. Rather than wait for the Imperials to arrive at his secret mountain stronghold, the Guru is attacking first, Here….

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See the Imperial deployment and initial native moves.

The battle is being fought on several weeknights. We've had two so far. It might end in one to two more sessions depending on D6s and fate!

The story advances through briefly captioned photos with some narrative.

Respectfully,
Bill P.

Personal logo Florida Tory Supporting Member of TMP21 Jan 2013 8:20 p.m. PST

Outstanding!

I'm eagerly awaiting the next episode to see how the battle develops.

Rick

Lion in the Stars21 Jan 2013 9:56 p.m. PST

Those dastardly Tugs! Can't give a tired soldier time for a good brandy before the fight starts?

Harrrrrrrrumph.

Personal logo Streitax Supporting Member of TMP22 Jan 2013 12:59 a.m. PST

No doubt you'll send them off with a good hiding!

jpattern2 Supporting Member of TMP22 Jan 2013 10:21 a.m. PST

As much as I love your battle scenes, my favorites are your establishing shots, which are always very atmospheric and evocative.

For example, the first two photos in this installment.

First shot, very dim: "Near dawn I returned to the village tower and saw nothing."

Second shot, identical to the first but more brightly lit: "However, as more light opened the sky, our foe appeared in the distance."

That's cinematic, man! And THAT'S what keeps me coming back to your blog.

Personal logo Parzival Supporting Member of TMP22 Jan 2013 10:32 a.m. PST

A most thrilling opening to what is sure to be a dangerous and deadly contretemps. I await the conclusion with highest anticipation.

drummer Supporting Member of TMP22 Jan 2013 2:10 p.m. PST

Well if it is like the movie, perhaps there is a sneaky Tug trick in store. Hopefully Ham and Corey, accompanied by their old comrade who is leaving the Army to get married, and a loyal baggage bearer, will uncover their fiendish designs before it is too late!

Personal logo Parzival Supporting Member of TMP22 Jan 2013 6:56 p.m. PST

"Married?!"

Next you'll say the lad wants to go into the tea business!

ge2002bill Supporting Member of TMP23 Jan 2013 11:27 a.m. PST

Dispatch From Dongolo, NW Frontier 18 July 1900:

Thank you very much for welcoming General Pettygree back from suspended animation so appreciatively! Unless fate intervenes, the battle of Dongolo resumes this evening after work.

The Guru has something up his sleeve.

Respectfully,
Bill

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