Friday, 5 April 2013

Turning the tide - part 2

By now the Naval chaps had seen off the Forbodian cavalry and deployed their light gun.  Clearly they would be difficult to shift.
Two battalions of Forbodian Jagers now advanced, while the mountain guns adopted their traditional hilltop deployment.  The surviving cavalry trooper can be seen fleeing to the rear.

Sadly there was to be no escape for the Gendarme as he was the first victim of the Naval gunners.

Worse still, the sailors were bringing up a heavy 4.7inch gun.

With their retro uniforms and tiny guns the Forbodian artillery didn't look like much of a threat.

The sound* of gunfire accompanied the advance of the Forbodians. 
Which way would the battle swing next?

*in the case of spring powered artillery this sound is "twang"....

7 comments:

Stephen Thomas said...

I think the naval brigade could have reached the high water mark of their expedition. I feel the tide is about to turn and even though the scene is cluttered with the flotsam of war, one can see that the current is beginning to flow in favour of the Forbodians. The naval brigade could be up the creek without a paddle, washed up, cast adrift, sailing to oblivion, stranded like a beached whale.

Stephen Thomas said...

I forgot to mention - wallowing in their own bilge water. :-)

Stephen Beat said...

I have to agree with Stephen, I can sense a 'tactical withdrawal' is on the cards.

tradgardmastare said...

Hurrah for those stout fellows of the naval brigade!

Tim Gow said...

Stephen Thomas
There's certainly a lot of bilge around here......

Tim Gow said...

Stephen Beat
Perhaps. Or perhaps not. You'll have to wait for the next episode!

Tim Gow said...

Tradgardmastare
Nice to see you taking an objective view of things!