The Cruise of the Condor

The Cruise of the Condor

Wednesday, 13 June 2012

I am re-reading my old collection of The Saint books by Leslie Charteris. They are superb and The Saint Closes The Case is great inspiration for a pulp game; a mad professor whom the Saint kidnaps, the Saint's girl (Patricia Holm) kidnapped by Dr. Rayt Marius (the evil genius), an electroncloud machine which the British secret service and a foreign Crown Prince are trying to get hold of! Also, a big shoot-out at the end and Norman Kent, the Saint's lieutenant goes to meet his maker in saintly style.

The shoot-out takes place at the Saint's house in Maidenhead. Marius' henchmen are lining the hedge shooting in (the police are on their way), there's a car with the engine running outside, two boats in the river at the bottom of the garden and a stand-off in the house with the Saint, Norman Kent, the Crown Prince, Rayt Marius and a British Secret Service agent. Patricia is loose in the house with a gun and the Professor is down in the cellar, shot dead by Norman Kent. Norman Kent has the professor's notes on how to build an electroncloud machine. What a scenario!

Sunday, 3 June 2012

I bought these figures after seeing them on 28mm Victorian Warfare. They are from Mutton Chop and are superb. Sid James and Charles Hawtrey to the life! All I need is 'Babs' Windsor!