as dawn breaks the British sentries notice that there is
more than the local wildlife in the distance
no local bandits these, they have artillery!
rapidly rallying from their peaceful sleep
the British meet the first rush of the enemy with a nail of hot lead and cold steel
casualties are profuse on both sides
pounded by gunfire and artillery shells as they awoke
the British manfully rallied to the task and stood firm on the other flank
a second rush by the swordsmen was shown off in grand style by the Boys from Blighty
After a short and sharp engagement the British retired to their boat, unsure of how many more treacherous locals lurked in the tree line. Protests by the Khalsa that this was just a group of local thugs or bandits is disproven by the presence of an artillery piece that was served by highly trained gunners. No doubt the Empire will take corrective action and sort through this matter in no short order. The sterling qualities that have long marked the Tommy were on display here; unflappable calm in the face of the enemy, precise shooting and an unflinching steadiness when using the bayonet. The enemy will soon have a new-found respect for the Sons of Albion.