However, unwelcome visitors were about to arrive. Uccsai of Varkrek was leading a band of foragers far out beyond the fringes of the main Orcish army. Attracted by the distant sounds of the market, and the smells of good cooking, he led his warriors toward a bridge.
The humans were watchful, though, in this uneasy border region, and from the top an an old tower visible across the river, a horn call sounded. Not abandoned after all … Uccsai ordered the troop to forget about the bridge; the river looked shallow enough for safe crossing if they were quick about it. His warriors were not. Exhausted from the days’ march, they were slow in reaching the ford, and quickly fell in a line, as a few eager yopungsters, anxious to prove themselves, pressed ahead, while the rest lagged.
Speaking of boxes, I did get everything cleaned up and neatly packed away in the travel boxes afterwards, so I’m ready with a pick-up game for the next convention or club night where one is needed. I didn’t get as far as the next project, though, which was to unload the 1/72 group base figures and sort them into a couple of Dragon Rampant warbands, so that I can add one 6-liter box to the stack and be able to do a pick-up Dragon Rampant game as well. Eventually, I’d like to have a selection of pre-printed and laminated warband sheets in the travel box, for improved readiness.