After the tumultuous events of the English Civil War, Sergeant Samuel Carrick and his fellow Roundhead soldiers were victorious but disillusioned. So disillusioned, that they sailed away to start new lives in the far-off Americas.
The idyllic farming colony they established was christened New Eden. Here they worked hard and lived peacefully off the fruits of their labours.
This peace was shattered when enemies old and new stood against them. It seemed Samuel and his comrades would have to fight for their lives once more…
With only a few notable exceptions - step forward the Convict Commandos - recurring characters have been rare on the pages of Commando over the last 50-odd years. However we were of the opinion that you, our readers, might like a series which carried the story over more than one issue. With the pen of Ferg Handley recruited to do the writing, we decided that a historical saga spanning many generations would hit the spot.
Episode Seven sees the stories of three inter-linked families continue in the aftermath of the English Civil War. Although supposedly a time of peace, there were still many factions in society at loggerheads. In order to live the way they desired, many opted for new lives across the Atlantic. As some of our characters found out, this was a hard existence, fraught with danger and disaster. Our story is, of course, fiction but the experiences of our heroes are not far from the truth as encountered by many.
We hope you enjoy this story and the journey to come.
Scott Montgomery, Deputy Editor