Sunday, 24 June 2012

Rescue the Archbishop.Part 2

Part 2

The 1st Mobile Assault Group charge at high speed toward the road block and pill box. With both maxims blazing Billy Gill mounted on the roof of his van sends hot lead to the pill box.

On the East side of the village the Anglican League are brought  to a holt after running down the local LDV Royalists and are fired upon by a sniper on the Church tower.

The Mag break trough but lose a van. Some of the D.R.U. charge the LDV’s in yard of a farm labourers cottages over a hedge near a mine field.

Another detachment of D.R.U. led by their field commander Major D.Tennant assault across the fields direct into the Hall’s gardens.

Rescue the Archbishop! Part1

First the fluff.

Part 1

Agents report that the Archbishop is currently being held in Sutton Hall in Sutton of Forest by the Royalist Field Security Police (FSP) and all of the available Vale of York Rifles. But soon will be transported to Northallernton and then Catterick Garrison.

As the light of the morning touched the towers of York Minster the sounds of man and vehicles could be heard outside the Minster quarter. Troops running out of their barracks to waiting vans and trucks. White, Blue and Brown uniforms being squeezed in to these transports while the figures of the Dean of the Minster with his red beret and pith helmeted Major General Ambrose could be seen on the steps of the North Gate. Sounded my officers giving their orders for the day ahead.

Only one officer was missing the old armed French Colonel Jean Dulac Danjou who was in command the loading of the convoy. A man who only followed one order “Advance”! As soon as the last soldier was on board he blow a whistle. Ambrose looked up folded his map and calmly finished his speech “Gentlemen what we do today will justify all the work and sacrifice that our organisation has worked towards” “No one can say God is not with us this day” “Dismissed!”

At this the officers ran to their connivances and the Dean and the Major General took their seats. The convoy headed North as members of the public woken by the noise and confuse Yorkist Troops standing at the other side of the road in their zone of influence.

The village of Sutton of Forest-Sutton Hall.

The battle.

The forces of the Archbishop make their first assault on the village of Sutton on Forest from the South led by the 1st Mobile Assault Group supported by a foot detachment of the Dean’s Recognisance Unit. The mobile multi rocket launcher “God’s Breath” opens up aiming at the Hall’s compound.

From the East the Archbishop’s Guard and the Minster Grenadiers enter the village in postal vehicles and on foot.

Played earlier this year ,only now found the time to right up the ARR from notes and edit the pics.More will come over time.
[For purses of the game the low wall around the Hall is counted as the real wall of 15ft high and can not be fired over or climbed with ladders. Only artillery can travel over the wall. The game will end once the Archbishop is rescued  or after Royalist armoured support reaches the village.]

Monday, 11 June 2012

The News Breaks

The Lamb & Sword Archbishop Kidnapped! We live in some of the darkest days of our countries history but last night its darkest hour took place. Our beloved Archbishop was forcibly removed from his bed in the early hours from the Archbishops palace by fiendish devils. This Saintly man was roughly handled by a gang of Royalist criminals believed to be recently released from goal. Leaving by boat he was taken North into the evil clutches false Kings territory. Many brave men laid down their lives to defend the palace but these gangsters used the most caddish behaviour to fight our boys. The Dean with Major General Ambrose have pledged that the Archbishop will be returned unharmed within the week at all costs. All the forces of the Minster have been brought to alert and volunteers are flooding in as this news sheet goes to press. The People of York calls for Yorkist troops to join their brothers in arms to reinstate the honour of the city to be renewed. Senior officers have met with senior Yorkist officers to discus the Archbishops rescue. A statement from the Dean calls all able bodied men to sign up to the League ”I call all brothers in Christ to lend aid to free our beloved Archbishop”. “We shall bring Holy Retribution on the heads of these ungodly men”. This action can not go unpunished. All men of moral virtue must take up arms against these evil men. If you believe in God, in Justice and the Law join the Anglican League Now.” From our beloved The Most Revd and Rt. Hon the Lord Archbishop of York Liam Church calls all to join the Anglican League Now!

Sunday, 10 June 2012

Operation Mitre Part 6 Archbishop in the Bag!

Like all good plans they change and life has prevented me from regular updates.But as we managed to get in a game last month I'll try to get that up soon.I'm not putting in enough time to this or other projects due to re-enactment demands and family matters. So the final part of Operation Mitre Part 6 Using luck and grenades the Royalists make it to their vessel. Finally the commandos turn the motor boat round against the current and speed off up river towards the sleeping city.The Archbiship head first in a potato sack and sat on to keep him still.