Martians against the Mahdi

“You’re a pore benighted ‘eathen but a first-class fightin’ man;” To give you a scale from the map, from Dongola to Khartoum/ Omdurman is 531km.   The aim of this scenario is to give you a scenario and another opponent for your Mahdists. Bored of the British? Then give the Martians a twirl. The rules,Continue reading “Martians against the Mahdi”

Battlefield Salvage

We all know about fighting battles, it’s what wargamers do best. But what about tidying up the battlefield afterwards? Some of this equipment can be fixed and returned to service. At the very least some can be broken for spares. But it’s not just that, at the moment decent steel is £1,300 per ton. AContinue reading “Battlefield Salvage”

Do Martians fear the Rebel Yell?

You are a Major in the army of the Confederate States of America. If you read the newspapers you’ll know that General Jackson is currently campaigning successfully in the Shenandoah Valley. Meanwhile you are detached with three companies of infantry to go on a ridiculous wild goose chase which is keeping you out of theContinue reading “Do Martians fear the Rebel Yell?”

You wouldn’t believe.

The things you pick up with playtesting! I’ve seen things you people wouldn’t believe… Attack ships on fire off the shoulder of Orion… I watched C-beams glitter in the dark near the Tannhäuser Gate. All those moments will be lost in time, like tears in rain…   We had another playtest of the Indigenous WarfareContinue reading “You wouldn’t believe.”

NeuBielefeld welcomes careful drivers.

Somebody muttered to me about how I don’t do much for mecha. I was asked, “How about a ‘proper 6mm scenario so I can get the mecha out?”Now there are several really detailed rule sets for mecha, but with Hellfire we have one where the great lords of war have to interact with hoi polloiContinue reading “NeuBielefeld welcomes careful drivers.”

Indigenous Warfare

Amazing what being without a computer or access to the internet gives you time to do. I’ve always had an interest in the Taiping Rebellion, and some time ago I picked up ‘God’s Chinese Son: The Taiping Heavenly Kingdom of Hong Xiuquan.’ And of course I’ve got the Osprey Finally just before IContinue reading “Indigenous Warfare”

Just looking after the interests of the sect

A little more from Caldoom. The Order of Malthus in his Aspect as the Personification of Self-Restraint has sent you and a small team to the city of Liberty on Caldoom. At one point the Order was an influential landowner within the city. But that was before various leading figures within the Order settled landContinue reading “Just looking after the interests of the sect”

Well You Better Go and Rescue Him Then!

A solo scenario for Caldoom.In the previous scenarios we have seen Brother Roberto, an inspiring preacher and evangelist, in action. Not only that but we have seen The Order of Malthus in his Aspect as the Personification of Self-Restraint attempt to arrest him. Obviously under your careful guidance he will have avoided this, but justContinue reading “Well You Better Go and Rescue Him Then!”

What about the workers ?

This is the second in a loosely linked series of scenarios set on Caldoom. The idea is that you can use the same small group of figures and a lot of the same terrain. OK so the terrain might vary but my intention is good. The first scenario was ‘Collecting the Goods’, at This scenarioContinue reading “What about the workers ?”

Playtesting with Martians, or changing the rules as you go along.

After a while, there is only so much reading of other people’s playtest reports you can usefully do, and you have to get stuck into it yourself. I’d got myself a suitable discerning opponent and we would have several games over the course of a week. The first thing I wanted to do was toContinue reading “Playtesting with Martians, or changing the rules as you go along.”

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