Early this morning I heard sounds ahead as we traveled. The Nico-Baddies we were trailing had set an ambush.
The scouts had discovered this and worked their way around to set up their own ambush.
They sprang the trap when they saw that we were close enough to close the escape from our direction.
The fight has been give and take for several hours now. They have a good position, but we have them surrounded. They can't escape us now.
The Sheik and myself have been discussing how to handle this.
We could rush them and just overpower them. That could result in the loss of many of our men though.
We could just settle in and starve them out as we have the men to keep them entrapped. This is much safer, but keeps up tied up here for an extended period.
As we have been talking, I have been trying to figure out why this area feels so familiar. I feel I have been here before for some reason.
Just a minute ago one of the Bedoins came in and told us that a fragment of pottery had been turned up during the battle.
Now I remember why this place feel so familiar.
There are some buried ruins close to here. We battled the relatives of this bunch very close to here.
In fact, they are entombed right over there if I remember correctly.
I relayed these thoughts to the Sheik, and he agrees that this is the area I feel that it is.
Our plan now is to try and push this bunch to the ruins. We know that there are vipers nesting in some of them.
Once we get them there, we will hold them from escaping. We have supplies and manpower enough to hold here for several days.
The presence of these people will stir up the nest of vipers and they will most likely become victims of the nest.
I will keep you informed of occurences as they evolve.
These guys will not be bothering you.
Travel safe my friends.
One step, and then another, will get you to where you want to be.
Larry the Caravan Master