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    12th of April 1640

    The morning of the colonists trek southwards turns out to be even worse than the day before. A violent wind has set up, blowing away many of the tents and improvised shelters. At night, it has rained and hailed, bringing many families to cuddle together in their small shelters to seek warmth. Although the morning is dry, the grey clouds promise some good downpours in the next few hours. On the coast, the waves are high and wild…



    Although everybody has packed up what they could and are ready to leave, many wonder if it really is such a good idea to leave today !

    Now the colonists have two two-wheeled carts that can transport at least the half of the supplies. Each can be pulled by one horse, leaving two horses to carry the rest on their backs. The rest will have to be left behind for the moment or carried in nets or improvised stretchers by the colonists.
    The march to the south – in normal circumstances - should take one hour and a half to two hours.

    Sir Roger Engelhard is convinced that leaving right away is the best option. Moving more inland should at least reduce the violent winds and make a bivouac –even halfway- less risky. He’s not sure what they will meet ahead, but away from where they are now seems to him the best option.

    So, what do you all think:

    -Leave right away – leave a number of volunteers behind with the remaining supplies

    -Stay put and build a boat or two to move the goods across the river – then all cross 5 or 6 at a time (there is a slight rise on the opposite bank)

    -Stay put and wait until the weather calms down

    -Send out a patrol to see if the way to the west around the rivers can be made in safety



    Greets,
    Stratego
    18
    Leave right away – leave a number of volunteers behind with the remaining supplies?
    50.00%
    9
    Stay put and build a boat or two to move the goods across the river – then all cross 10 at a time?
    5.56%
    1
    Stay put and wait until the weather calms down?
    5.56%
    1
    Send out a patrol to see if the way to the west around the rivers can be made in safety?
    38.89%
    7

    The poll is expired.

    Last edited by Stratego; 28 Jun 10, 12:12.
    Death is nothing, but to live defeated and inglorious is to die daily.- Napoleon

    It is better to fail in originality than to succeed in imitation.- Herman Melville

    Aut viam inveniam aut faciam

    BORG

  • #2
    boats take to long to build and we do not have the equipment to turn logs into boards, nor do we have pitch to seal the boats. Boats are not the easist thing to built unless we have expericned boat/ship builders. We can still make rafts to ferry us and our supplies across. By the time the rafts are finished the weather should have turned for the better. In the mean time send out scouts for a land passage to the west. Leaving some mebers behind is foolhardly. Never divied your forces.

    Jason, would you fill in some of the holes. How many arrived for starts? The Puritains brought thier families with them as they moved as a community from Europe. Jamestown did not bring woman.
    "Ask not what your country can do for you"

    Left wing, Right Wing same bird that they are killing.

    you’re entitled to your own opinion but not your own facts.

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    • #3
      Originally posted by Half Pint John View Post
      boats take to long to build and we do not have the equipment to turn logs into boards, nor do we have pitch to seal the boats. Boats are not the easist thing to built unless we have expericned boat/ship builders. We can still make rafts to ferry us and our supplies across. By the time the rafts are finished the weather should have turned for the better. In the mean time send out scouts for a land passage to the west. Leaving some mebers behind is foolhardly. Never divied your forces.
      Aye. To divide in such a land is folly. I say we put up makeshift shelters while we build seaworthy vessels to make the crossing. Send out a hunting party or two, and send a patrol to check out the other bank, but to split forces will see us all dead by summer.
      Matthew 5:9 Blessed are the cheesemakers

      That's right bitches. I'm blessed!

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      • #4
        OH Yes. Why did his Lordship send off our ship before we even know were our settlement well be? Upon it's return we might miss it, unless we start posting look outs on the bluffs across the river. Sending it off was PPP.
        "Ask not what your country can do for you"

        Left wing, Right Wing same bird that they are killing.

        you’re entitled to your own opinion but not your own facts.

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        • #5
          Herre is a good view of what the coast of VA/NC really look like. Not the stony shores that have been posted.

          "Ask not what your country can do for you"

          Left wing, Right Wing same bird that they are killing.

          you’re entitled to your own opinion but not your own facts.

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          • #6
            Stats of the “Splendid

            Set sail from England on the 2nd of February 1640 with 142 passengers.

            Arrival in the colony on the 5th of April 1640 with no loss of life but four ill and one sailor under arrest.

            Set sail back to England on the 7th of April.

            Number of persons left behind to build the colony under leadership of Sir Engelhard : 83

            Governor Sir Engelhard
            Bailif George Ashdown
            Captain
            Secretary
            Doctor
            Purser
            Chaplain
            Boatswain
            Musician
            Merchant
            Blacksmith
            Brewer
            Cobbler
            Tailor
            Carpenter *
            Mason
            2 sailors
            3 farmers (* 2)
            3 laborers *
            30 soldiers (* 18)
            17 women
            13 children below the age of 14
            3 dogs
            6 cats
            4 horses (3 are in the ownership of Sir Engelhard and 1 in the ownership of George Ashdown)
            2 two wheeled carts

            * these passengers have hired themselves out as indentured servants, promising to work for four years to pay for their passage.



            Greets,
            Stratego

            Object of the colony = to succesful colonize Sir Engelhard's New World territory and to trade...(in other words, kinda like a Sim)



            Greets,
            Stratego
            Last edited by Stratego; 29 Jun 10, 00:57.
            Death is nothing, but to live defeated and inglorious is to die daily.- Napoleon

            It is better to fail in originality than to succeed in imitation.- Herman Melville

            Aut viam inveniam aut faciam

            BORG

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            • #7
              We well need a tanner, a cooper and a wheel wright in the near furture.

              What families do the females belong to?

              I would like to purchase one of your horses for a reasonable sum.
              "Ask not what your country can do for you"

              Left wing, Right Wing same bird that they are killing.

              you’re entitled to your own opinion but not your own facts.

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              • #8
                Well shoot, we should have asked the ship to drop us off on the other side before it left.

                Anyways, the way to the west was reported as being very marshy and difficult to cross, we should send a party that way but I'm not sure that they will find a way around. If we can't find a good path we'll just have to wait and build boats once the weather clears up.



                Didn't Ashdown die already, or am I imagining things?
                (Hey, maybe we could name the town after him)

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by RepublicanGuard View Post
                  Well shoot, we should have asked the ship to drop us off on the other side before it left.

                  Anyways, the way to the west was reported as being very marshy and difficult to cross, we should send a party that way but I'm not sure that they will find a way around. If we can't find a good path we'll just have to wait and build boats once the weather clears up.



                  Didn't Ashdown die already, or am I imagining things?
                  (Hey, maybe we could name the town after him)
                  Wouldn't small rowboats be better to go through the marsh than a fishing boat?
                  In this world nothing is certain but death and taxes
                  - Benjamin Franklin, U.S. statesman, author, and scientist

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by Johnny_Reb View Post
                    Wouldn't small rowboats be better to go through the marsh than a fishing boat?
                    The boats don't have to be big to go fishing unless ooutside the mouth of the river. Going through the marsh might not be all the easy even with rowboats due to the thich growth of marsh grasses. It is my opinion if we go west we'll have to circle the lake, which well take much time. Days, not hours. Simple rafts of bundled logs with rope attached to both shores to move them in a faster and saver manner. If we should start the task of building we should beable to cross tomarrow noon.

                    I'm a strong swimmer and have crossed the Thames many times. If we decide to build rafts I would take the first line across. Getting the horses across might remain a problem. If we can get one to swim across then that should speed our crossing.

                    Robert W. Sears Esq Merchant and Agent of the London Company.
                    "Ask not what your country can do for you"

                    Left wing, Right Wing same bird that they are killing.

                    you’re entitled to your own opinion but not your own facts.

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                    • #11
                      Did anyone think of making rain cathchers? i don't know about you but a good rain will provide us with some good FRESH water that will be easy to get.

                      I like the raft idea. we just need a simple raft, no marsh trekking for me if i can help it.
                      God didn’t create evil. Evil is the result of when man does not have God's love in his heart.It's the cold when there is no heat.The darkness that comes when there is no light

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                      • #12
                        I voted leave right now, leaving a party with the remaining supplies, consisting of a guard force of Captain Anderson and Corporal Hooke [llkinak] - with his 17 indentured soldiers.

                        Sergeant Tyson [SoccerDJ] (due to his mapmapking/survey skills) under command of Sir Englehard will lead the 11 soldiers (Corporal Blackstone [Johnny_Reb] with section I made up of 5 men and Corporal Garrot [RepublicanGuard] with section II made up of 4 men) as the advance party.

                        If I am not mistaken, I believe that our earlier recon to the valley was taken by circling around the river and during that trip we did not encounter any obstacles (marsh, etc). Based on that information I believe the path should be clear however,
                        Sergeant Tyson [SoccerDJ] could leave 15 minutes earlier to scout a clear path just in case.

                        Once the main group has arrived,
                        Sergeant Tyson [SoccerDJ] can return with the wagons and Corporal Garrot [RepublicanGuard] with his men as escort.
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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by Double Deuce View Post
                          I voted leave right now, leaving a party with the remaining supplies, consisting of a guard force of Captain Anderson and Corporal Hooke [llkinak] - with his 17 indentured soldiers.

                          Sergeant Tyson [SoccerDJ] (due to his mapmapking/survey skills) under command of Sir Englehard will lead the 11 soldiers (Corporal Blackstone [Johnny_Reb] with section I made up of 5 men and Corporal Garrot [RepublicanGuard] with section II made up of 4 men) as the advance party.

                          If I am not mistaken, I believe that our earlier recon to the valley was taken by circling around the river and during that trip we did not encounter any obstacles (marsh, etc). Based on that information I believe the path should be clear however,
                          Sergeant Tyson [SoccerDJ] could leave 15 minutes earlier to scout a clear path just in case.

                          Once the main group has arrived,
                          Sergeant Tyson [SoccerDJ] can return with the wagons and Corporal Garrot [RepublicanGuard] with his men as escort.
                          What's the disposition of the indentured men? Is it safe to leave them with our supplies?

                          I guess it'll be alright if the captain and their Corporal are there to keep an eye on them.

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                          • #14
                            "Orders are understood Sir. Corporal Blackstone and Garrot ready your men and report to me when this is done. I will take one man man from each of your sections with me to scout ahead on our route. It should be the same path we took when scouting the area after making land fall. We leave as soon as possible."

                            Sergeant James Tyson

                            Thanks for looking!!

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                            • #15
                              Originally posted by SoccerDJ View Post
                              "Orders are understood Sir. Corporal Blackstone and Garrot ready your men and report to me when this is done. I will take one man man from each of your sections with me to scout ahead on our route. It should be the same path we took when scouting the area after making land fall. We leave as soon as possible."

                              Sergeant James Tyson
                              My men have been drawn up and are awaiting further orders. I assume that I will give you a man. So I have chosen Private Johnson (non-active player.) for you.
                              In this world nothing is certain but death and taxes
                              - Benjamin Franklin, U.S. statesman, author, and scientist

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