Previously: “Thanks Ralph—I’ll prepare our little ‘surprise’!” Still smiling he turned to the troopers standing next to the two 4 pounder horse-guns, “Okay Corporal McCoy—roll your guns into position.”
“Right away First Sergeant Boomer,” McCoy replied, “Doya think our guns will make a difference?”
Boomer wasn’t sure—but he had to maintain morale. After escorting the horse-guns to the fort, Lt. Col. Cooper and his detachment left—to execute another part of the plan, and too—Boomer was concerned about Ralph, alone without support in the depot.
Sure—the plan looked good on paper—but when the time comes for all the pieces to come together…
He called Ralph, “What do you think about our chances?”
“I’m trying hard NOT to think about it—there are almost 400 outlaws surrounding you, and we have what—maybe 50?”
Season 12—Adventure 3—Siege of Fort Justice—Episode 16…
“Yeah—we sure could use our “Historic Air Force” airplanes about now.”
“Speaking of that—when AM I getting my own?”
“What do you want?”
“Gregory ‘Pappy’ Boyington flew F4U1D Corsairs.”
“Marines—HONESTLY!” Boomer laughed—I’ll get right on that. Providing, of course, we survive this!”
MEANWHILE—aboard the Adventure Train… Lt. Col. Cooper met in the Parlor Car with his command staff, “This is what I think we should do: Mac, you and your folks will leave the train just south of Fort Justice and await my command to charge—oh, and thanks for that communicator-gizmo. We’ll stop the train again and my people will disembark and await the surprise Boomer has set-up inside the fort. He has orders to slowly open the gates in an effort to draw all the attackers to that side of the fort—although that may not be necessary. I suspect Lacy & Christine will move them all back in front as there are simply no targets for them along the walls. Thoughts?”
Aboard the Adventure Train
“If I know Lacy—she’s already becoming impatient,” Chris offered, “Her entire history as I see it, is impulse-driven.”
MEANWHILE—at the same time inside LaCantina…
“They won’t show themselves!” Lacy Dalton’s frustration clearly showing, “Move the men in front of the fort and prepare dynamite charges!”
“But Lacy, we’ll need those gates…”
Christine began to object, “But Lacy, we’ll need those gates…”
“We’ll build new ones!” Lacy cut her off, “If we don’t take that damned fort—we might as well pack it up and move-on!”
Christine sighed, “Do it boys. Have the men shoot at the wall-top.”
An hour later all the outlaws were arranged in front and began consistent, but sporadic fire at the wall, while a team placed crates of dynamite at the base of the doors.
There was nothing Boomer and his men could do to stop them.
To be Continued…