Knowing there was an old Crypt at the Church he pulled together an elite company of the Queens' finest and set off to investigate. What he didn't know was there was a spy in the castle and the information had also been passed to Obediah Hugget the Earl of Lonsdale's Butler, they too were making for the crypt.
(This was going to be the first time we have played with my new multipurpose Dungeon Terrain !)
The Crypt of St Cuthbert's Church lies under the church but then extends out under the graveyard...access for the two companies would be via a randomly chosen doorway.
|St Cuthbert's Church and the Crypt extending out under the graveyard|
|Colonel Cavendish enters the Crypt|
|Earl of Lonsdale with his household and the Askham Fops|
|The Borderers spread out|
|The Earl's company make good progress|
|But they may have alerted the Borderers who have already opened a |
number of locked doors
Attack being the best form of defence the Earl and his Fops choose to rush forward to see if they can push the Borderers back. Unfortunately due to the confined spaces and doors only one Fop gets through, he is duly despatched by two privates !
|The soldiers outnumber and knock out the first Fop !|
|Another coffin located...|
|Taking cover in the Crypt|
|Lady Violet caught in the corner|
|The Earl trapped ? in combat|
|Lady Violet makes a run for it|
|In the confusion of the explosion the Colonel is shot whilst on the floor !|
|Long shot from the Earl|
|Soldiers close in on Lady Violet|
|Youth vs Experience ?|
|The barrels still burning as the Earl and the Lady attempt to escape|
|Youth wins !|
It was clear by now that although the Colonel had been severely wounded and would require several weeks in the infirmary the Borderers had won the day and there was no way the Earl could get back, they chose to escape the Crypt by a side tunnel..........
No doubt in his sick bed he would be able to piece together further information on the mystical powders he had now obtained. He also thought he knew just the person to help him utilise these skills.
.........a great game using the new terrain.