The Assumption Defenders were en route to save Miss Sue Ellen and the Rev’d Hargraves from the clutches of the Black Cole Elgin Gang (see previous post – J), when the Tom Gunne heard shots being fired near the old abandoned farm at Green Ridge. When the farm came within view, the sheriff and his men saw the outlawed major Eustace Pilesforth and his posse of southerners. Both sides prepared weapons and moved in to engage.
Sheriff Gunne and Deputy Chafe ran in to the confused melee to help their fellow lawmen. The Major’s skill in hand-to-hand combat made up for the outnumbering however, and all but the Sheriff were badly wounded.
When the smoke cleared, Gabe MacIntyre was dragged back to town unconscious after losing much blood, and upstanding citizens Heinrich Epstein and Gus Carver were killed in hand-to-hand combat by the murdering major Eustace Pilesforth.
Although the lawmen drove the southerners off and seriously wounded the major, seeing their friends and fellow fighters shot down delivered a crushing blow to their morale. Sheriff Gunne and his men decided to hire a couple of professional killers who were passing through Assumption the day before. It was time to deal with both the major and his men as well as the Black Cole Elgin Gang. As they headed back to town, Sheriff was overheard saying to Deputy Chafe:
“Don’t worry Bill. From here on in, there won’t be no prisoners. We’ll see em hung… we’ll see em ALL hung!”
Thanks for reading,
P.S. Ken and Chris H. were having a game of Warmachine at the same time. As you can see, Ken had to face the Butcher and five (yes, five) heavy Khador warjacks.