Toy Soldiers and Dining Room Battles

Toy Soldiers and Dining Room Battles

Sunday, January 13, 2019

IHMN: The Forces of the British Empire during the War of the Witches, Part 2

“I do not understand exactly what you mean by fear," said Tarzan. "Like lions, fear is a different thing in different men, but to me the only pleasure in the hunt is the knowledge that the hunted thing has power to harm me as much as I have to harm him. If I went out with a couple of rifles and a gun bearer, and twenty or thirty beaters, to hunt a lion, I should not feel that the lion had much chance, and so the pleasure of the hunt would be lessened in proportion to the increased safety which I felt."

There are many British "non-governmental" agencies whose impact will be felt and needed in the War of the Witches:
1. Lord Greystoke's Company.  John Clayton, Viscount Greystoke, better known as Tarzan of the Apes, was raised in the African jungle by the Mangani great apes is greatly feared and admired throughout the world in the late 19th and early 20th century. No other group has fought the Witch King more than Tarzan and his faithful companions.

Dismayed that Tarzan's inspired leadership is cancelling the dread he causes, the Witch King decides to take on the Lord of the Jungle personally.

2. Allan Quartermain Quatermain is an English-born professional big game hunter and occasional trader in southern Africa, who supports colonial efforts to 'spread civilization' in the 'dark continent', though he also favors native Africans having a say in their affairs. An outdoorsman who finds English cities and climate unbearable, he prefers to spend most of his life in Africa, where he grew up under the care of his widower father, a Christian missionary. His sarcastic comments offer a sharp critique of European conventions. In many adventures, Quatermain is joined by two British companions, Sir Henry Curtis and Captain John Good of the Royal Navy, and by his African friend Umslopogaas

 Quatermain and Umslopogaas

 Captain John Good and Warriors of the Kukuanas

 3. Lady Prudence Fiona Throckwaddle and the Anti-Slavery League. None strike fear in the heart of the Zanzabari and Arabs slavers (other than Lord Greystoke) than Lady Prudence Fiona Throckwaddle, of the North Piddle Throckwaddle's. A formidable woman (just ask her deceased husband) she has lead numerous anti-slavery raids and most famously, she guided the raid at Iringa, which liberated more than 700 slaves. Though not popular with the German Authorities in the area (the infamous tea party incident with Herr Doktor Professor Oberst (Ret.) Sanders) they grudging allow her much latitude in her operations as she is now a signatory of the "Alliance" in the Secret War against the "Witches".  Baroness Grete Wölfflin has been assigned by Herr Doktor Professor Oberst (Ret.) Sanders as the Imperial German Liaison to the Anti-Slavery Leauge.

 Eunice Montjoy pulls her pistol to the left of Lady Throckwaddle while Lady Imogen Millais-Scott walks up with her sword cane. 

4. The Nightengales. What more can be said of the famous Professor Nightengale?  The Discoverer of the Hidden Kingdom of Natagala, the drinking companion of Professor Challenger, and the man who accidentally killed three Troglodytes in the first encounter with the Witch King (Huzzah!)

The meeting of Professor Nightengale and King Mehluli

Miss Nightengale is a power to be reckoned with.  Witty and smart, she invented a miniaturized proto-steam electrolysis device that acts as an arc generator and power source for her steam fist.  It is also rumored that she has been seen recently as a companion to the so called "Caretaker" or "Doctor" who is currently in Chinese custody. She also has one of two silver keys known to exist - a powerful weapon against the Witches.  The key is in the possession of the American Randolph Carter.

Miss Nightengale and her father

The Nightengale Expedition of 1890

Next Up:  The Evil Witches (BWAH HAH HAH!!!)

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