“WHY?”

Present & Past Banner ©JBoardmanPreviously: Adams’ two big 12pdr guns opened-fire on Milton Bell and his men—half of them were killed, or mortally wounded.

Unfortunately—half survived, including Bell.

Still—it was a start. Continue reading

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“You would think that, Joey.”

Present & Past Banner ©JBoardmanPreviously: Episode 1—Scene 4… On the North Road… Chris & Bill with Mac rode with cautious haste towards where Flutters reported the last known place he saw Boomer & company.

“What means this term, ‘cautious haste,’ I wonder,” Chris asked. Continue reading

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Meanwhile—in the 19th Century…

Present & Past Banner ©JBoardmanPREVIOUSLY: Wiggins was the only member of his bunch who had combat experience—the others were relatively good pilots, and able to be trained.

He also knew he had to expand his operation—but how?

Wiggins had an idea—but it was a long-shot. Continue reading

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“Brilliant!”

The Return of the SEVEN Banner ©JboardmanPREVIOUSLY: Linda & Wyatt were scouting when Flutters found them, “Hurry! Follow me! Boomer’s in trouble!”

“Where?”

“On the North Road—HURRY!” Continue reading

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“REPORT TO MAC!”

The Return of the SEVEN Banner ©JBoardmanPREVIOUSLY: Boomer, AJ & Alphonso were scouting North Road when they saw riders approaching—and under the cover of the Moosehead County Stagecoach—dismounted and took cover in an abandoned cabin.

Boomer, AJ & Alphonso were scouting North Road…

The sentient horses quickly hid in the barn. Continue reading

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“As a last line of defense?”

The Return of the SEVEN Banner ©JBoardmanPREVIOUSLY: The lumberjacks mobilized in Brewster’s Corners, and headed towards Danger Bay to offer their services.

Their wagons were relatively small—but of robust construction. The powerful horses were not fast—but incredibly strong. Continue reading

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“That’s why I get the big-bucks, kiddo!”

The Return of the SEVEN Banner ©JBoardmanPREVIOUSLY: James Silverthorn joined the meeting, “I’m sorry that I’m late to the party—we were required to do the appropriate war dance—it’s an Ojibwe thing.”

“No problem, Jimmy,” Mac rumbled, “How many warriors?”

“How many guns?” Continue reading

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“What about our Native allies?”

The Return of the SEVEN Banner ©JBoardmanPREVIOUSLY: Colonel Milton Bell addressed his men, “We move-out in ten days, gentlemen, I expect every one of you to be prepared by then. Those assigned to Major Clemson will march around Moosehead County and position yourselves to attack Moosehead City.

Those assigned to Major Carruthers will march to a position south of Moosehead County. Both forces will avoid the main roads and march silently at night. Continue reading

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“Flutters will serve as our communications pigeon.”

The Return of the SEVEN Banner ©JBoardmanPREVIOUSLY: “How can you tell, Bill?”

“Many years’ experience my young friend—as they come closer; watch their eyes.”

Keen-eyed AJ didn’t notice until they were dangerously close—but his young-man’s quick reflexes made-up for that—all four were dead before their respective bodies hit the ground. Continue reading

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“How can you tell, Bill?”

The Return of the SEVEN Banner ©JBoardmanPreviously: Col. Milton Bell inspected his gathered troops (there were more on their way) as he rode along the long line of tents. He was pleased—the months of training had paid-off. Soon he’ll be ready to mount his attack on Moosehead County.

Colonel Milton Bell inspected his gathered troops… Continue reading

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