The scenario involved a British force sent to the tower of Sherbert Dab to remove a flag that was flying there and serving as a rallying call to the irregular forces in the area. Our Pathans were out to stop the infidels from achieving this aim.
All went well initially and we had secured the tower when disaster - and a marksman's bullet - struck! The flag was shot away from the pole (requiring a treble six to be thrown!) and it luttered away in the breeze Fortunately it fell at the feet of a Pathan tribesman who grabbed it and began a sprint back to the tower. Bullets flew, Pathans were struck down, infidel British and their native lackeys were shot down in a veritable bloodbath quite in contrast to the relatively genteel preceding turns as our brave lads formed a "relay" to get the flag back to the tower. Alas, although we got the flag back inside the tower "last orders" was called before we could get it back to the top and so the game was declared a British victory. Damn the infidels!!
As always Rodger provided some gorgeous 28mm figures and the game was both great fun and extremely funny (that may also have had something to do with the main topic of side conversation - don' mention curry, red wine and yoghurt!!)
All being well its back to the NWF next week too.