When we last looked in on the Assumption Defenders, they had just driven Major Eustace Pilesforth and his men from the town. All was peaceful. Too peaceful.
The Philiadelphia Kid and some other members of the Cole Elgin Gang had just sauntered out of the Full House Saloon. The drunken Kid stared across the street at the JP’s house and saw his lovely daughter, Miss Sue Ellen. The Kid approached and made a lame attempt at wooing the lady. When she dismissed him and tried to leave, the Kid and his companions got physical. Miss Sue Ellen screamed for help.
The Rev’d Hargraves preached from the Holy Bible. When the heathens ignored his homily he resorted to his sawed-off shotgun. Unfortunately, the drunken outlaws, passed any reasoning, shot the preacher in the leg and took him down.
As soon as the screams were heard, the sheriff and his deputies realized that Black Cole Elgin and more of his men were sneaking outside of town, ready to assist the Philadelpia Kid in his attempted abduction.
The lawmen advance continued. However, by the time Tom Gunne realized what was happening, it was too late. These men were obviously acting as a decoy while the Kid made it out of town with the helpless Miss Sue Ellen.
After the dust had settled, Sheriff Gunne and his deputies went to the aid of the fallen. They soon learned that the outlaws had taken the wounded Preacher with them as well. It didn’t take much imagination to realize the outlaw’s plan. The Philadephia Kid intended to take Miss Sue Ellen as his wife against her will.
It was great fun as usual to throw the posses down on the table. Marc and I decided to try something different; hence the Abduction scenario. In short, one of the outlaws had to stay in base contact with Miss Sue Ellen and could only move D6 inches per turn as they dragged her out of town against her will. If the outlaws failed a Head for the Hills test they lost. If the outlaws made it off the table with Miss Sue Ellen OR if the lawmen failed their Head for the Hills test, it would be an outlaw victory.
As it turned out, the lawmen failed their Head for the Hills test and the outlaws made it off the table with the Philadephia Kid’s bride-to-be. Marc and I have already decided that our next game will be an attempt to save the abducted lady from the outlaw hideout.
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