Wadman is one of Colonel Jorgensen's men, and the mercenaries' resident tracker, even though his skills in this department are highly dubious. Just as the fighting breaks out between Prince Otwani's soldiers and the Zamboulis, Wadman is in the lead vehicle with Otwani and Jorgensen, who bail out as spears and arrows fly.
Wadman, however is made of sterner stuff, and remains where he is taking some shots with his rifle. He comes to regret not following his master’s lead when a Zambouli hurls a spear in his direction. The spear strikes Wadman in the chest, and he has just enough time to squeeze off one final shot from his rifle, to no effect, before collapsing into the back of the Land Rover and dying.