It’s been a little more than a month since the last installment of the annotated log of the first campaign of Strategic Primer, so today we’ll look at another segment, continuing the turn dated February 21, 2001 and beginning today with the player code-named Arthur Pendragon.
|Player Name||Date||Unit||Attempted Action||Result of Action|
|Arthur Pendragon||2/21/01||Rail Cannon 1||Launch Rail Cannon 3 to camp by Robert E. Lee’s HQ. Launch Riflemen 6 to the same place||Rail Cannon 3: Launch Failed. Launch succeeded. Riflemen 6: Launch failed. Launch succeeded.|
|Arthur Pendragon||2/21/01||Rail Cannon 2||Launch Riflemen 7 to camp by Robert E. Lee’s HQ.||Launch succeeded.|
|Arthur Pendragon||2/21/01||Riflemen 6 & 7||Drop into camp by Robert E. Lee’s HQ.||Riflemen 6: Crashed. 3 men died. Riflemen 7: Crashed. 3 men died.|
This is another example of the random-outcome tables I created for and used in that campaign, which nearly guaranteed far more severe results than would be reasonable would happen at random.
That file of the log ended there; the next file of the log begins with Theodore Roosevelt’s actions in the same turn. For some reason, there doesn’t seem to be anything else for Arthur this turn.
|Theodore Roosevelt||2/21/01||Catapult 1||Go through the tunnel to the mainland ((443, 300), 9 1/2 mi NNE to it. Quickly. Ed.)(177 1/2 mi, quickly, SSE along it.)||Moved correctly to it (1/2 hr). Moved correctly along it 2 hrs (40 mi). Moved correctly 2 hrs (40 mi). Moved correctly 2 hrs (40 mi). Moved correctly 2 hrs (40 mi). Moved correctly the rest of the way (17 1/2 mi, almost 1 hr.). Camped in fortress.|
You may recall that there was a tunnel between the island where Roosevelt started and the mainland, which his explorers had (unrealistically-luckily) found.
|End of 2/21/01|
Even though I don’t like to give you such a short installment, this is such a natural stopping place that we’ll stop here. We’ll pick up next month with the turn dated 2/22/01, which begins with the actions of Edward Campau (I’d guess that he was simply too late getting his strategy for the previous day to me, as my tools at the time had no provision for backdating actions).