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World of Drei

Posted on February 17th, 2018 under , . Posted by

  I’m not sure which is my favourite wargaming obsession cybertanks or real robots. Certainly cybertanks were the first to take root in my imagination, but I suspect I’ve played more games with giant stompy robots in them.Either way, I like t…

Mission One – Now Available

Posted on February 13th, 2018 under Posted by

   I uploaded Mission One sequel to Terror Tree, and Amazon comes through in record time, now available.Plot SummarySergeant Sergei Rozhkov chose to face adversity with stoicism. He was Russian and held to a simple truth that everyone dies i…

MARPACE First Squad Primed

Posted on February 8th, 2018 under , . Posted by

Taken with my Olympus 7-14mm F2.8 Pro, at 7mm, F8, 1.3 secs, ISO 200. Crop from 64 megapixel Hi-Res shot.And beside doing K’kree Centaurs,  I’ve also gotten one MARPACE squad primed and black lining done for the shadows. These are the Clear Horizo…

K’Kree Primed

Posted on February 1st, 2018 under , . Posted by

   Taken with my new Olympus 7-14mm F2.8 Pro, at 7mm, F8, 1.3 secs, ISO 200. Crop from 64 megapixel Hi-Res shot.As I have alluded, in other posts, my time at the workbench painting models has had to be sacrificed for the greater good cough–my…

Size Comparison from Above

Posted on January 25th, 2018 under , , , . Posted by

 Back here I presented a manifesto for RealRobo.In the comments, I was asked to take a shot from above. The days in London have largely been dull and overcast, but when the sun did come out I took the opportunity to take this shot.Task completed.&…

Strike Dog Finished Art

Posted on January 15th, 2018 under , . Posted by

And the art for Strike Dog is here.The novel has been copy edited and is now being fact checked by a Marine and a Corpsman for accuracy.I have the best fans.   

Size Comparison: RealRobo Manifesto!

Posted on January 12th, 2018 under , , , . Posted by

  Click on this to see the full size 1764 x 1091 image.   After I posted my last blog it raised a comment about sizes, with one person coming out with the informed opinion that tracked or wheeled vehicles were just smaller, period. Walki…

Bad Dog Combat Armour Suit Doctrine

Posted on January 11th, 2018 under . Posted by

At the moment it doesn’t make much sense to build walking tanks, but in a science fiction novel I can make suppositions about the future. In the world of Bad Dog warfare has changed from the introduction of robotic combat vehicles, which dominate the…

Strike Dog Composition Proof

Posted on January 8th, 2018 under , . Posted by

 And here it is, the first sketch for the cover of Strike Dog.This is a direct sequel to Bad Dog, as the character’s journey carries on from the consequences of what happened at the end of the first book. Currently doing the final copy edits and p…

Happy New Year 2018

Posted on January 1st, 2018 under , , . Posted by

  Olympus 7-14 zoom lens at 7mm. Crop from a quick 16 image stack, F5.6, 1.3 secs, at ISO 200.A Happy New Year to all my readers. May you find fulfillment in all your endeavours, however great or small.This year sees for me the end of a two year p…

Bad Dog Now Up On Amazon

Posted on December 28th, 2017 under , . Posted by

   You will die like a dog for no good reason.—Earnest Hemingway Story SummaryIn 2071, Sergeant Tachikoma leads a Marine combat armor squad. She knows the Corps never promised her a rose garden, only the chance to fight for her country.Now…

Christmas Dr Who

Posted on December 26th, 2017 under , . Posted by

   Capaldi got a great send off with this year’s Dr Who Christmas Special. Hard to fault really, unless one is a pedant, outraged geek or nerd, or one of the ill-informed, snobbish, literary elite that writes reviews. I can forgive pedants, I…

Christmas 2017

Posted on December 24th, 2017 under . Posted by

 The tree is up just in time for Christmas. I can truthfully say that there is little in the way of wargaming goodies under the tree this year, primarily down to having to sacrifice a lot of my hobby time for my writing. But weep not, I did get my…

Chinese ZTZ-169C

Posted on December 7th, 2017 under , . Posted by

As you can all guess, with Terror Tree now out, tanks, especially large tanks, have been on my mind.These are old Ral Partha Demolisher tanks from the original FASA BattleTech miniatures range.  Back in the day, when I was young, I bought one, whi…

Chinese ZTZ-169C

Posted on December 7th, 2017 under , . Posted by

As you can all guess, with Terror Tree now out, tanks, especially large tanks, have been on my mind.These are old Ral Partha Demolisher tanks from the original FASA BattleTech miniatures range.  Back in the day, when I was young, I bought one, whi…

Terror Tree Now Available

Posted on December 1st, 2017 under . Posted by

   War is the father of us all, king of all. Some it makes gods, some it makes men, some it makes slaves, some free.–HeraclitisPlot SummaryImagine a future where humans face Artificial Intelligence systems controlling the machines of war. Th…

Terror Tree Now Available

Posted on December 1st, 2017 under . Posted by

  

War is the father of us all, king of all. Some it makes gods, some it makes men, some it makes slaves, some free.

Heraclitis

Plot Summary

Imagine a future where humans face Artificial Intelligence systems controlling the machines of war.

This is a science fiction short story that asks the question: What if this goes on?

Includes chapter one of the forthcoming novel Bad Dog.

More about the author.

Buy this book

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Second Heavy Gear Blitz KickStarter

Posted on November 9th, 2017 under , . Posted by

 After a month’s delay to fulfill their Jovian Wars KickStarter, Dream Pod 9 have announced a launch date for their Heavy Gear Blitz expansion. I understand it will be in the next couple of days.  If you’ve not been following their FaceBook p…

Second Heavy Gear Blitz KickStarter

Posted on November 9th, 2017 under , . Posted by

 After a month’s delay to fulfill their Jovian Wars KickStarter, Dream Pod 9 have announced a launch date for their Heavy Gear Blitz expansion. I understand it will be in the next couple of days.  If you’ve not been following their FaceBook p…

Bad Dog

Posted on November 2nd, 2017 under . Posted by

   Here’s the artwork for Bad Dog.  

Bad Dog Finished Art

Posted on November 2nd, 2017 under . Posted by

   Here’s the artwork for Bad Dog.  

Third World Future Tank

Posted on October 23rd, 2017 under , . Posted by

These models are from the Takara micro-tank range.  They’re a 1/144th scale Russian T95s, more properly called Object 195, because it never reached production status, as it was cancelled in 2010 due to budget problems.Given that Russian tanks ha…

Third World Future Tank

Posted on October 23rd, 2017 under , . Posted by

These models are from the Takara micro-tank range.  They’re a 1/144th scale Russian T95s, more properly called Object 195, because it never reached production status, as it was cancelled in 2010 due to budget problems.Given that Russian tanks ha…

Bad Dog

Posted on October 9th, 2017 under , . Posted by

I’ve made the decision that I’m too old to waste any more of my life waiting for replies from traditional publishing houses about my novel.  It has been two years, with one reply back, which was promising but, as they say, close but no cigar.&nbsp…

Bad Dog

Posted on October 9th, 2017 under , . Posted by

I’ve made the decision that I’m too old to waste any more of my life waiting for replies from traditional publishing houses about my novel.  It has been two years, with one reply back, which was promising but, as they say, close but no cigar.&nbsp…