American Sergeant James McCourt seeks revenge
against a gang of ruthless Raiders and their marauding iron clad the
Ravenous. With the help of the disgruntled and unified native
tribes he may just have it his way!
Interview with: Dan Pinkham
I would consider myself still relatively new to
the war gaming hobby. I would also probably be classified as a younger
breed in the hobby as I am only 24. Just over a year and a half ago
is when I seriously began my adventure into the hobby. However, it was
a long time coming.
What's up with 6mm?
When a gamer decides to play a game they must
select a the scale of their miniatures. With the various scales available,
why would anyone go with 6mm? We went over to the 6mm Miniatures Yahoo
Group to find out.
Mandy Thompson came to Arkham several years ago
looking for work as a researcher for Miskatonic University. Since then,
she has worked with many of the University professors, delving into
esoteric tomes filled with scientific information, historical reports,
and sometimes even occult ramblings.
A Belting at Kohn
1LT Price has been ordered to seize the town of
Kohn in order to pass through a follow on platoon of mechanized infantry.
Price has an under strength platoon of infantry supplemented with a
section of M4 Tulip tanks.
A small town nestled deep in a mountain valley
has been attacked repeatedly by a rather nasty Troll called Narka. This
oversized bully has a liking for human flesh, and tends to come out
of his lurking place at infrequent times during the long cold winters
to drag off any luckless innocents he can find.
Middle Earth - A Bilbo Story
It all started when little Tommy Longfurrow went
missing! Up until then only a few livestock had been nabbed; a baby
lamb, a couple of free grazing goats, a few chickens and a prize goose. The last snatched right out of the mill pond below Crazy Acre Farm,
if you please. But this was serious.
Scrap Metal Rustlers
16 hours ago a surveillance satellite in orbit
of the planet Goudge picked up comm chatter indicating illegal scrap
metal salvage activity at one of the old surface installations. 5th
Platoon will conduct a cordon and search operation to apprehend the
violators and cease all scrapping activity in the area. All Squad Leaders
on me, the rest of you knuckle heads start pre-combat checks and inspections.
The English un-Civil War of 1642
The years 1629-40 were the so called Eleven Years
Tyranny when King Charles I, sometimes known as old stiff britches by
those Puritan lot, used his Prerogative Powers and the Devine Right
of Kings to govern the country largely without the aid of Parliament.
Charles had dissolved Parliament following many disputes in 1629 in
favour of a small council of advisors which included William Loud the
Archbishop of Canterbury, and Thomas Wentwell the Earl of Scaffold.
Ghost Town of Karnash - Turn 4
The German force finally realizes the dangerous
situation they are in and tries to withdraw before the Russian native
force can seal their doom!
Fantasy Dungeon Delving - In 10mm
A couple of years ago, browsing the internet for
game ideas, I was amazed to discover it was possible to purchase an
entire range of 10mm metal monsters and critters exquisitely sculpted
and designed to be used in classic old school style dungeon crawl games.
To my astonishment and delight this range of miniatures was complemented
by a 10mm 3D resin dungeon. I could buy a complete game of figures plus
the 3D tiles at a very reasonable price. Far less, in fact, than it
would ordinarily cost me to acquire even a single fantasy army in 28mm
Carlotta Wynn Pulp Campaign (9)
"And the rest of the script Boss, shall I read
on?" Don enquired eager to show his employer the latest instalment
of the story. He was quite pleased with the way he had picked up the
pace again after such a lengthy delay in the original production. "I
trust you Donny, no need to tire yourself. Just do me proud and I'll
be one hell of a happy guy." Mr. Grantham's smile widened to that
of a shark as he walked from the office, intent on searching the kitchens
for his next hotdog and fried onion snack.
Interview with: David Edgington
Of course I had toy soldiers and cowboys when
I was little. I think I was more interested in them than most of my
friends, in part because I was really interested in history, even then.
I also enjoyed making up countries, building forts and whatnot. At any
rate, I still had my 54mm figures and a bunch of Airfix 20mm
figures into my early teens.
Ghost Town of Karnash - Turn 2
The action heats up in this remote player game
as the Russian advised horde presses the German occupation troops to
Ghost Town of Karnash - Turn 1
The remote hill village of Karnash has declined
over the last century to the point of a near ghost town. The native
commander, Rashad Kahn, has returned to his ancestral home in order
to breath new life into the land with the help of his new Russian allies.
Raid on Light House Point
Four days ago thunder was heard rolling in from
the north. That evening the light house failed to brighten the dangerous
coast near the Point. A German task force is sent to investigate only
to learn of a surprise Russian attack and supply base.
Interview with: Chris R. Chivers of Naloomi's
I started playing with miniatures well before
I started school. My favorite were Lego's because I could do
anything with them I imagined. Later I started creating stories for
my Lego guys and adventures they could take part in. A friend
and I played Dungeons & Dragons, without the rules, on maps
drawn on grid paper. I've been hooked on it ever since.
Protect The Beer!
A nameless town in France, a beer supply under
British guard, a German task force sent to destroy it, and the chaos
"Glorious Adventures in Science Loosely Involving
Generally Historical Times." That's how Christopher Palmer ( at right
) and John 'Buck'Surdu describe their set of war gaming rules. In actual
fact, G.A.S.L.I.G.H.T. is a great deal more than just another
set of rules for Victorian style games.
Interview with: Stephen Gilbert
I originally planned the book with the intention
of making the high points (the fight scenes) into battle reports to
be played out in miniature using a set of rules I devised expressly
for this purpose. The reader would have read the story, and then it
would have cut away to a table top game, complete with photographs and
game narrative. It would then pick up again at the end of each battle.
Interview with: Matt Robertson
I got started in the hobby very early on while
I was growing up. My father was a history teacher and when he was in
college he studied and wrote his master's thesis on Erich von Manstein.
He also got into building model kits from Airfix and various other manufacturers
and painted them up with friends. One friend of his had built from a
kit or scratch built every plane that saw combat service during World
War II (allegedly - as I am sure that there were some which weren't
known in 1967 to have been in combat).
Interview with: Ron Woodrum
I started playing boardgames in 1976 while serving
in the US Navy. Metagaming was publishing their micro-games series
and just about every month a new one would come out that I just had
to have. The Space Gamer was the first magazine I ever subscribed
to and it opened my eyes to a whole new world of hobby ideas.
Carlotta Wynn Pulp Campaign (8)
Carlotta watched from the candle lit table near
the stage as Betty Lee Jones finished her night club routine, retiring
through the curtain amidst rapturous applause and whistles from the
delighted guests. Before the curtain swished back into place, the intelligent
young woman observing the singer from the shadow enhanced glow of the
flickering candles, just had time to spot her depart through a small
door at the back of the stage.
Taliban 1880 Style
The French have finally been tipped off as to
the location of a local war chief who goes by the title 'The King of
Kabul'. Quietly the French are led to the sleeping village where their
nemesis is fast asleep.
Carlotta Wynn Pulp Campaign (7)
Even when (eventually, after years of struggling
to be noticed) Yvette ended up working bars, acting as part time chorus
girl for some of the cheaper amateur acts, and taking small tips for
waiting on tables, she held onto the spark of her fantasy that maybe
- just maybe, soon all her dreams would come to pass.
Carlotta Wynn Pulp Campaign (6)
A slim, good looking young woman squinted over
her glass for a second, trying to focus properly. For a moment, she
thought a punter wanted her services, and she was about to decline.
The night had been long, and all she wanted now was to lose herself
in oblivion and forget about the last eight hour stint. When her vision
adjusted to the light, she saw the person standing next to her was not
another 'John'as she had expected, but someone she had never hoped to
see ever again in this lifetime.
Here are some WWII scenarios I created a few years
ago. Hopefully it will provide you with some fun games, or at least
encourage you to create scenarios of your own to share!
Twilight World Action Report
However, a third phase of the plague caused by
an unexpected mutation cycle within the xeno virus had started a chain
reaction, which is turning the corpses of the recently deceased into
reanimated killing machines who feast on the flesh of the living. What
is left alive of humanity has had to learn to survive in the horrific
Carlotta Wynn Pulp Campaign (5)
Carlotta Wynn took one long last look around her
small apartment dive. It wasn't much to look at, even less to speak
of; but it had been her home for the last year, and for a brief moment
a womanly pang of nostalgia... or was it fear of the unknown future...
chilled her bones to the core, and she shivered as she stood in the
Interview with: The Kamloopian
I was wandering around YouTube watching
terrain tutorials when I stumbled across one particular individual who
at first absolutely reminded me of the missing McKenzie brother from
the movie Strange Brew. The more I watched, however, the more
I realized that Steve was someone to pay attention to - if for no other
reason than to see what he did/said next....
Carlotta Wynn Pulp Campaign (4)
Once Carlotta manages to fit the pieces together,
she will tear this city slicker gang apart and smile as she sets the
match herself and watches everything burn up. One month from now, the
fireworks will light the sky, the shit will hit the proverbial fan,
and heads will roll.... Just one month for Carlotta to scheme, and plan,
and insinuate her way into position, so that when she is ready, she
will uncoil like an elegant spider... and her bite will be very poisonous.
LV-426: The Return
After the utter cock up The Company made of the
LV-426 incident, and the ensuing cover up they concocted to keep
the truth hidden from the public, The Company doesn't seem to have learned
much from their earlier mistakes. In fact, Wayland Industries then compounded
their tenacious ability to flaunt the law and the truth even further,
and within a few months, devised yet another underhand and nefarious
plan to secure 'Alien samples'for their Bio-Tech Weapons Division on
Assault on Saint Le Groute
The Battle of the Bulge is underway and
an element of German Panzers and Grenadiers advances to attack an American
held town. Their goal is to seize the terrain and continue to press
towards the west searching for a route to destroy the American supply
depots behind the front lines. This will not stop them, however, from
seeking out every last American they come across and eliminating them!
Wonderful, Fantastical, Whimsical World of Pax
Queen Victoria has married Shaka Zulu and the
age of the mighty Anglo-African Empire has begun. The science of steam
and the clock spring have revolutionized the world. Great wealth and
opportunities abound. This is a brave new era where a man of good deportment
can carve out a kingdom for himself, and where a woman can ride a bicycle.
Yet these great social advances have come at a cost....
Interview with: Nic Robson of Eureka Miniatures
& Greg Hallam
Indeed, from the outset, we have a rare treat
in store for our first readers; and it is with immense pleasure we were
able to pin down Nic Robson & Greg Hallam from Eureka Miniatures,
and persuade them to take time out from their busy work schedule to
talk with us in an exclusive interview and games chat about their amazingly
diverse and unique range of war game and collector piece miniatures.
20's & amp; 30's Pulp Fiction
The playing fields and go-cart side streets would
empty when the weekly matinee would come on around tea time on a Saturday
evenings, and the whole family would sit around and watch the telly:
War of the Worlds, The
Great Escape, or the endless sequels of Dr.
Fu Manchu. Aaaah blissful times.
A Near Rum Thing
It is Yuletide Eve in a quaint little town just outside the suburbs of London.... actually, it is Yuletide everywhere else as well; but this story concentrates upon the nocturnal activities of our main heroes and protagonists, and takes place in the centre of Portestone's frost covered, cobble-stoned high street.
I've decided to take a tiny break in the Pulp
action to talk about my modeling of the Pulp
Figures, Copplestone Castings,
and Artizan Design miniatures I am
using in my late 20's and early 30's campaign world.
Carlotta Wynn Pulp Campaign
Carlotta stayed leaning against her empty desk,
smoked marijuana cigarettes.. and generally put off returning to her
cheap rented abode above the fishmongers on the corner of Dock Street,
and instead stood stared out at other peoples` lives as they meandered
their way hither the thither to and from their nice comfortable homes.
... truth to tell; she didn`t have anything of her own to return to