Session 6 — January 23, 2020
Austin — Pascal
John Mark — Zuka
Tim — Judge
Katie — Haig
Patrick — Hanni (Remotely)
Log — Intermission
July 13, 1592 — In preparation for the upcoming extended expedition to the interior mountains, the party engages in a training skirmish with the colonial militia.
The militia (ten infantry with spears, chain shirts, and shields, five musketeers with muskets and breastplates, and two veterans with pistols, longswords, breastplates, and shields) arrays itself around a hill on the far side of a stream to the north of Griggston.
The party’s goal is to seize a satchel of gold coins placed atop the hill. The militia’s goal is to prevent that from occurring for a predetermined amount of time (15 rounds).
Despite initial successes in neutralizing the militia’s superior numbers, removing seven infantry men and one musketeer from action, the militia is able to lure Haig, Hanni, and Neville into the open by presenting them with seemingly easy prey. This exposes them to withering musket fire from the hilltop, quickly felling Neville and Haig.
Though the exercise is concluded early due to a severe thunderstorm sweeping in from the sea, it is clear that the militia would have held the hill.
Of course, no serious injuries are sustained (with the exception of one unfortunate musketeer whose powder ignited outside the barrel of his musket, burning his face) as blunted or wooden weapons are used.
Afterward, the militia congratulate the party on a good show and all enjoy a round of drinks on the veterans.
Colonial Militiaman — Musketeer
Note the breastplate and arming sword for close combat. Not all musketeers carry a sword, however, as the musket itself proves an effective close quarters weapon.
75 experience per character for defeating seven infantrymen and one musketeer, as well as successfully attaining the far side of the stream
30 experience per player for attendance
105 experience total for Katie, John Mark, and Patrick
30 addition experience for Austin for playing Neville
135 experience total for Austin