Welcome to AGSH. A solo-wargaming blog dedicated to my father and the world's most noble hobby; collecting toy soldiers. Here toy soldiers clash in great battles from scales of 3mm to 54mm.

"Truly it can be said of him, without count are his soldiers & beyond measure his might." - Prince Edward in reference to Lord Butler & his invasion force departing London for Mars.

Friday, July 6, 2012

Orders to London

CAPE TOWN, SOUTH AFRICA:  Our hero, Lt. Geoffrey Arthur Charles Butler was gravely wounded during his last patrol, but thanks to modern medicine he has made a fast recovery at the Royal Army Hospital in Cape Town.  As our hero finishes packing there happens a knock on the door.  "Enter" the Lieutenant announces.  In steps an hospital orderly Corporal.  "Sir!  Urgent." the Corporal snaps as he presents our dashing officer with a telegram.  Lt. Geoff takes the telegram, thanks the Corporal and dismisses him.  Opening the telegram the Lieutenant finds.......


TO: Lieutenant Geoffrey Arthur Charles Butler

Report at once to the Admiralty in London.  This telegram will serve as both your orders and your pass aboard any Royal Navy ship leaving Cape Town for England.  Bring this telegram with you to the Admiralty.

Major Nigel Smith
Adjutant to the Commandant
Royal Marines

"Curious" was the first word to escape the Lieutenants lips.  Promptly our hero makes his way to the docks, finds a navy ship and begins his journey home.

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