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flintloque-logo-304x90The Crimson Bunionette

 ~ A Rhyme for Our Time ~

Act I

"Horny & Bette"

A Flintloque Scenario by Matthew Hartley

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This is the story of True Lust. A lust which transcends the boundaries of race and war to bring together the finest of Albion’s Orchood with the plucky charm of a Ferach maid.

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Prologue

Cast your minds back, gentle audience, to the beginning of the Mordredian Wars. The time of the Ferach Civil War. With Mordred's usurpation, chaos reigned throughout the lands of Armorica. Those who opposed The Tyrant were exiled, force into hiding, or butchered. This is the time of our drama .

Our hero is none other than that pride of Albion’s Main, the dashing, the fearless, Capt. Oratio Hornblairer . Horny's deeds of daring on the high seas are familiar to you all, and his services for the Kyng (Gawd Bless Him) have justly earned him the praise all Albion, and the toast of Bristle.

Our heroine is a Ferach aristocrat. A lady of high breeding, who, with many of her class, supported Morgana against her son. She became the most wanted maid in Armorica, as with cunning and guile she evaded Mordred’s minions to smuggle loyal followers of Morgana to Albion to aid us in the War. For years known only by her pseudonym, she is Bette Noire - The Crimson Bunionette.

This is their story…

Introduction

Thrown together during the anarchy surrounding the rise of Mordred, young Oratio "Horny" Hornblairer and Bette Noire must bid each other a fond farewell. He must return to sea and loyal service, and she to rescue her kin in hiding throughout Armorica. The light is low, the beach is windswept, the young lovers embrace, knowing not when they will meet again.

Through the crashing surf, the approaching loyalist-seeking Militia, can be heard. Once again, our couple embrace...

Horny & Bette

These are in two separate Sections:

Horny's Section is regular, with 5 Orc marines (4 Average, 1 Raw), armed with muskets and swords (cutlasses).

Horny himself is an Experienced Orc with a sword.

If you are playing using Flintloque 3rd Edition (namely War in Catalucia) you can use the Marine troop type for Horny's Orcs.

Bette's followers are a section of guerrillas 3 Ferach Elves strong (all Raw), armed with a pistol and knife each.

Bette is a raw Ferach Elf with 2 pistols and a knife.

Horny and Bette begin deployed in the middle of the table, all section members must be deployed within 15cm of the couple.

The Militia

The Militia, somewhat predictably, are a section of Militia. They are all Ferach Elves with a Raw Lieutenant armed with a sword, an Average sergeant, and 10 soldiers (2 Average, 8 Raw) armed with muskets.

The militia's Muskets begin the game unloaded (nobody patrols with a loaded musket).

The militia enter the beach from the southern edge.

Special Rules

The Fond EmbraceHorny and Bette win a complete victory if they can fulfil the "Fond Embrace" criteria below and Horny leaves the area by sea, and Bette leaves by land. They win a partial victory if they escape without embracing.

Horny and Bette may attempt to fondly embrace (while the wind whistles a romantic air). They must be in base to base contact for four consecutive turns. The couple may not be fired upon whilst embracing (even the Ferach militia are romantics at heart), but may be engaged in close combat. If so engaged, the fond embracing must begin all over again.

Reinforcements - Each turn, on a roll of 5 or 6 on 1d6, another unit of Militia identical to the first appears, along the Northern edge.

The Jolly Boat - With one rower, the boat moves 4 cm, it moves an additional 3 cm for each additional rower (up to a maximum of 4 rowers in total) . Rowers may perform no other action in the turn. Wounded rowers row at half speed. Shooting from a rowed boat is at -20 %

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Webmaster's Notes

This scenario was originally published on Mike Baumann's excellent Flintloque website Filbanto Stew. They’ve been around on various prior regenerations of Orcs in the Webbe over the last ten years and re-appeared as part of the ongoing Flintloque Archive Project on the 12th of June 2014.

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