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The account of Sub-Lieutenant Vazquez

The Sub-Lieutenant was in command of a platoon of Argentinian marines who defended the middle of the ridge at Tumbledown against the Scots Guards during the fighting for the Falklands. “At about 23:00 one of my men was wounded by shelling. And I moved over to help him. I left my rifle and ran toContinue reading “The account of Sub-Lieutenant Vazquez”

Relying on your technology

On the otherwise insignificant world of Duckfield your military career has obviously reached a nadir. You have been seconded to the Merchant Adventurers’ Guild and have been placed in command of their local levies, garrisoning the fort of Götterdämmerung. The fort sits uncomfortably at the southern end of a valley. It is there to stopContinue reading “Relying on your technology”

Are we the Builders of Dreams?

Apparently it’s somewhere in the contract. If you do a blog then you cannot just do useful things like scenarios. Every so often the blogger is obliged to pontificate about something they don’t really know about. I’m not really sure what happens if you don’t do this, (unlike Bilbo Baggins, I never read the entireContinue reading “Are we the Builders of Dreams?”

Community Policing, or Trebizond Orbital Spaceport welcomes free-spending Sophisticates.

The Background Trebizond is a stable and prosperous world. It is not at the cutting edge of technology but it is peaceful. Technically it is in ‘Alien Space’, thus Trebizond was settled by a mixture of races. Humanity has, for no particularly good reason, ended up somewhat dominating the world. Theses have been written onContinue reading “Community Policing, or Trebizond Orbital Spaceport welcomes free-spending Sophisticates.”

Free Farmer’s Trucking Cooperative.

The cooperative is one of those small ventures that has never exactly flourished, but on the other hand it hasn’t exactly failed either. Formed to distribute goods throughout the Free Farmer’s territory it has become a real lifeline for those communities too far from the railway for them to make the journey themselves. It wasContinue reading “Free Farmer’s Trucking Cooperative.”

Counter-insurgency games and campaigns.

Over the years, counter-insurgency has provided a background to my wargaming. Indeed it’s provided a background to my life. I cycled home from school to watch the retaking of Hue on the TV news. Friends of my parents served in Malaya, Palestine, and Cyprus. We had ‘the troubles’ and if I had joined the armyContinue reading “Counter-insurgency games and campaigns.”

The overly portly controller

Previously, when discussing the Cult of the Magus Geneticae, I mentioned ‘Controllers’. This was only in passing, because I felt that they needed to be covered in reasonable depth, not just fitted in as an afterthought when discussing Zombies. There again, given that the Cult is a somewhat secretive organisation, how much do we reallyContinue reading “The overly portly controller”

That is not dead

‘That is not dead which can eternal lie, and with strange aeons even death may die.’ (Lovecraft) It has to be said that I was rather bemused when the whole Zombie genre appeared. Why?Slowly it dawned on me. Zombies may be the only ‘people’ you are allowed to gun down cinematically anymore? Obviously in thatContinue reading “That is not dead”

Running in, please pass.

The Mud Maggot is built on a number of worlds, but it is found in many others where rugged functionality at remarkably low cost is considered more important than speed, grace, or standard safety features. Doubtless there are new Mud Maggots out there, some may even have the original paint (or paint of any sort)Continue reading “Running in, please pass.”

Just look after this bridge.

Our scenarios often concentrate on commandos or similar who are superbly trained and have to hit and destroy a particular target during a game. But what about the poor saps on the other side? So this scenario is a solo attempt to celebrate to poor beggar who just has a job to do. Because I’mContinue reading “Just look after this bridge.”