“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?”

“With the Moosehead County Militia, two horse-guns, and about ­fifteen men.”

“About?”

“It varies—depending upon who is available.”

“AVAILABLE?” Mac thundered.

“Fifteen are available,” Silverthorn replied, “That’s all of them.”

“That will have to do,” Mac sighed.

Episode 5—Scene 3… Just outside of Moosehead County…

The Bad Guys were on the march from the south…

The Bad Guys were on the march from the north…

But the main force was still some distance away.

This gave the defenders a little breathing-room.

Just a little.

Season 17—Adventure 4—The RETURN—Episode 6—Scene 1… On the road to Moosehead County… It HAD to happen—Colonel Bell lost several of his men along the march towards Moosehead County—there were malcontents, and Bell was ruthless in his disciplinary action.

He had them eliminated.

The same issue came-up with Major Carruthers—and Colonel Bell took similar action against the major (and his troops).

He had them eliminated, as well.

Colonel Bell took similar action against the major ©JBoardmanHe had them eliminated, as well.

The battle was over quickly. Bell was careful to not damage the artillery—as it would be needed for his assault on Moosehead County.

The battle was over quickly ©JBoardmanThe battle was over quickly.

Bell consolidated his new force and began planning his assault on the county. With far fewer men at his disposal, his plan had to change.

And—it did.

Episode 6—Scene 2… Brewster’s Corners in Moosehead County… The lumberjacks mobilized in Brewster’s Corners, and headed towards Danger Bay to offer their services.

The lumberjacks mobilized in Brewster’s Corners ©JBoardmanThe lumberjacks mobilized…

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

The lumberjacks were not gunmen—but knew their weapons and were quite good marksmen.

The question remained—would the good guys have enough firepower to defeat Bell?

Time WILL tell…

Episode 6—Scene 3… Meanwhile… in Danger Bay at the Posse HQ… Chris Earp, & Bill Carstairs remained with Mac, “I don’t understand why you separated Wyatt and me, Mac.”

“Because I need Mr. Carstairs and your guns with me,” Mac replied, “We are the ones who will respond to our friends as their back-up.”

“Well—okay, that does make sense.”

That’s why I get the big bucks ©JBoardman“Well—okay, that does make sense.”

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

To Be Continued…

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About Jack Boardman

Just a little bit of a Curmudgeon.
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6 Responses to “That’s why I get the big-bucks, kiddo!”

  1. Chris Shouse says:

    How dare you separate newlyweds lol Well I feel a little better now he has fewer men!

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  2. Joey Jerkovich says:

    Didn’t Custer do something like that?

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