28mm PIRATES (5) - THE LOOM O'SHEAN - BAYKO 34

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Bayko 34
( also available with a sharper photoset at 2484.members.page4.me - password 'waterloo' )
for the full pirate saga visit 'Bayko Baron' 14,15,16, 34, 37, 38, 40, 44, 45
'Lakjaw Manor','The Rescue of Calico Jack', 'San Serif','Casa Lardo', 'The Frantic Frog', 'Isla Isabella' ,'Auto De Fe', 'La Hachada' and 'Eldorado'


'The Loom O'Shean'


The Imperial treasure galleon SS Santissima newly arrived from Cadiz 

The Loom O'Shean - a jungle festered pebble lost among the Lesser Antilles. Once a Dutch plantation, now the lair of Violent Vinny Arbuthnot, rival, yet also camerado, of Calico Jack Chinless and the Baracudda; and a power amongst the brethren in his own right - as Chairman of CCRAPP (Confederation of Corsairs, Reivers and Affiliated Piratical Practices)

Here to collect the annual silver tribute the Santissima, has been diverted by Governor Don Lardo for a project of his own

The old De Kuyper Curing Hall - now a communal dormitory for Violent Vinny's crew and their 'companions'

A detachment of the Regimento Irlanda are ferried ashore

The slave cabins now provide married quarters for those who prefer that arrangement

The Santissima's guns cover the landing

The rolling sheds - left open to give the girls who rolled the cigars a sea breeze - now store Vinny's plunder and rations - kegs and kegs of rations

The old Factor's House with its overseer's terrace - now used by Missy Lou-Lou and her girls as a good place to take a cooling tub - and there's Vinny himself trying to hurry her up before they miss the whole fiesta

The Governor of Nuevo Aranjuez, Don Lardo y Lobby y Corridor

The drummers rattle a stirring fandango while the girls dance and the men drink - even the Tulliver twins, destined for some Hidalgo's entertainment till Vinny took their galleon, have arrived with their hair up and a determination to let it down.

The Irlanda move inland

Caleb Shaw and his pet macaque, Esmerelda, look to the cooking with some of the older hands while the youngsters roar.

Beach palms quickly give way to breathless forest

Capitano Guzman urges the men on

The scouts reach the end of the trail behind the Curing Hall - no sentries and the sound of the fiesta drowning everything - too good to be true !

Guzman hurries his squad to the flank

The rest of the Irlanda pour down the hill

Stealth abruptly gives way to urgent haste as Nelly Salter turns, opens her mouth to scream and dies 

The crack of musketry brings the party to an abrupt end - young Peter Hands, the only one with a weapon, charges into the bullets

Johnny Sale runs to his slaughtered mother as Guzman's squad charge through the cabins

Ambushed and unarmed the pirates make for their sloops while their women are rounded up

But the quay becomes a slaughterhouse as the flanking squads enfilade the defenceless rabble

The Santissima rounds the headland and fires a murderous salvo of langridge and grape

The shattered handful that survive the storm of shot stagger on to the boats only to perish in a final sleet of point-blank musketry

Taken alive in the house Vinny is held till Don Lardo arrives - a ripple of grim amusement runs round the parade as the pirate's hemp fandango brings his breeches down

Don Lardo has decreed no rape or pillage...

and no survivors either! Not even Dribble the Doberman!

The Santissima delivers a final salvo as the last of the Irlanda come  away

Behind them the shells burst among the roiling smoke while the air fills with the stench of scorching meat


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