Posts Tagged ‘VSF’

Morvauvil. An introduction

Posted on June 10th, 2018 under , , , , , , , , , , , . Posted by

Morvauvil (Mor-vow-vee) stands as the central example of all that is mysterious in the Steamship Troopers setting. The island is …Continue reading →

Version 3 you say?

Posted on April 27th, 2018 under , , . Posted by

So a while ago Spartan Games collapsed under its own weight and the Dystopian Wars franchise was purchased by Warcradle Studios. The studio is owned by Wayland Games in the UK (an online retailer of games) and is known for producing the Wild West Exodus steampunk skirmish game. I’ve not played the game but it […]

Steaming Again

Posted on February 6th, 2018 under , , , , . Posted by

Another trial of Matt’s Steampunk Naval game at the club, based on the in-house DTS system.Once more it’s the Americans vs the Japanese, using Dystopian Wars models. Three small squadrons on each side, starting a couple of moves outside maximum ar…

15mm Wargaming for Fun and Sanity: OAAH Beta On Mars – going Large

Posted on November 25th, 2017 under , , , , , , , . Posted by

15mm Wargaming for Fun and Sanity: OAAH Beta On Mars – going Large: Mars has to be done. As you’ve seen I’ve already played with this, so it’s a lazy follow-on game making sure I use everything,…

15mm Wargaming for Fun and Sanity: OAAH Beta On Mars – going Large

Posted on November 25th, 2017 under , , , , , , , . Posted by

15mm Wargaming for Fun and Sanity: OAAH Beta On Mars – going Large: Mars has to be done. As you’ve seen I’ve already played with this, so it’s a lazy follow-on game making sure I use everything,…

New figures from Hinterland

Posted on November 24th, 2017 under . Posted by

Earlier this year I did a review of  Hinderland Miniatures.  These figures fit well with the colonial period  or VSF.   This link will take you to the March review:Hinderland Victorian figures.  Today I received an email f…

New figures from Hinterland

Posted on November 24th, 2017 under . Posted by

Earlier this year I did a review of  Hinderland Miniatures.  These figures fit well with the colonial period  or VSF.   This link will take you to the March review:Hinderland Victorian figures.  Today I received an email f…

Steamcoach Carriage released!

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

Tired of slogging through decaying Victorian era cities filled with zombies and martians on foot? Walk no further as Gerard Mechanique and Mayhem in Paper have provided the steam-powered luxury travel solution in the form of the Steamcoach Carriage!Pro…

Steamcoach Carriage released!

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

Tired of slogging through decaying Victorian era cities filled with zombies and martians on foot? Walk no further as Gerard Mechanique and Mayhem in Paper have provided the steam-powered luxury travel solution in the form of the Steamcoach Carriage!Pro…

Foot notes and a brief hiatus….

Posted on August 30th, 2017 under , , , , , , , , . Posted by

Despite the horrific dice rolling in the last game, I was very happy with the results. As a way to explore the rules, it was a success and I thought that the gatling did exactly what it was supposed to do. However, I now have to pack everything away fo…

Kas’trum Campaign Pre-Season Game Two – Into the Valley of Death?

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

The Hereford’s adjutant was back at his desk. This time it was the reconciliation of the Mess accounts. No matter how he worked the figures he always came up two bottles of claret short – and then there was that troublesome rumour that porter had been …

More Dystopia

Posted on July 11th, 2017 under , , , , . Posted by

More shenanigans at sea, as the Steampunk navy’s raise steam again. All figures are again from Spartan Games, who produce nice models for Dystopian Wars even if the club are not over keen on using their rules.Matt’s DTS variant rules have been streamli…

Steam Navy Punk

Posted on June 20th, 2017 under , , , , . Posted by

So a number of people at the club have the makings of some steampunk fleets. All we need now are some rules to play with.Matt has discarded the idea of using Dystopian Wars (or its Fleet Action spinoff) despite having plenty of models, and has gone on …

Kas’trum Campaign Pre-season Game one – One of our Ruperts is missing.

Posted on June 4th, 2017 under , , , , , , , . Posted by

The early morning Sun licked steaming humidity up from the marsh surrounding the canal hamlet of Roogie’s Landing. The adjutant of the Earl of Hereford’s Regiment of Foot (The Hedgehogs) was doing his best to shuffle papers in the marsh reed shack that…

Steampunk Village People

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

A big (possibly too big) game of ‘In Her Majesty’s Name’.A quite English village gets disrupted as nefarious groups from around the world converge to loot it’s treasures. Five factions, and the GM controlled villagers.Intended as a refresher game to ge…

Unexpected Reinforcements

Posted on March 20th, 2017 under , , , , , , , , , , , . Posted by

In late October of 2016, a package arrived on my doorstep. It was a cookie tin, the classical war gamer storage container of choice. In that cookie tin was “some colonials you might be able to use with your VSF” an unexpected and very generous gift fro…

Adventure Skirmish rules wip2

Posted on December 1st, 2016 under , . Posted by

Wounded status; It looked good on paper, but not made out of paper. Instead of flipping the character’s card when they reach 0 health it’s easier to clear any other status markers off the card and place a “Wounded (-2)” marker on the card. I’ve be…

More Boat Stuff

Posted on November 6th, 2016 under , , , , , , . Posted by

I recently read somewhere about making a type of decal using clear packing tape. The process is to laser print your image, apply a piece of clear packing tape over it then soak the whole lot in water. When you rub away the wet paper, the ink remains on…

Mechanical Men Revisited

Posted on October 16th, 2016 under , , , . Posted by

Last weekend I ran a couple of test games using the rules from my last post. The basic scenario used a company in line against a single medium mechanical man – mech from here on in. The mech was armed with a gatling ranged 24″/48″ and the riflemen were…

Mechanical Men for Space 1889 Soldier’s Companion

Posted on October 1st, 2016 under , , , , . Posted by

A friend recently gave me a number of spare Heroscape miniatures, most of which will get re-purposed in one way or another.  The RPG side of Space 1889 features mechanical men as an item of technology that can be developed using the science rules….

I built a boat.

Posted on September 18th, 2016 under , , , , , , . Posted by

It was a rough start to the month, but one of the ways to keep the black dog at bay, is to keep doing things that make you happy. Gaming does that for me.   I determined that, apart from snuggling up with my wonderful wife this weekend, …

Dinos on the Dance Floor!

Posted on August 12th, 2016 under , , , , , , . Posted by

I had a lot of fun with the dino-hunt back in May so I thought I should paint up some more victims for future such games.  I wanted to avoid the usual green lizard patterns so I just went with whatever I fancied. The sharp eyed will spot one …

IHMN Dino Hunt!

Posted on May 31st, 2016 under , , , , , , . Posted by

This weekend past, I set up the table in the man cave, worked up some basic dino rules for In Her Majesty’s Name and ran a quick dino-hunt for my friend Shane.View of the field from the dino endA basic road through the jungle. Brush is considered to ex…

Test Game – Martian Messiah

Posted on May 17th, 2016 under , , , , , . Posted by

After getting all my toys out I decided to run a test game of Soldier’s Companion. I chose scenario 1 from the book: Martian Messiah. This is a fairly classic search and destroy mission with a platoon of British sweeping the area of a Martian village l…

Analogue Painting Challenge – the final tally

Posted on March 27th, 2016 under , , , , , , , , , , , , . Posted by

As I mentioned a long while back, I decided to participate in the Analogue Painting Challenge for 2015-16.  I set myself a goal of 500 points and wound up producing 675. I am quite proud of this and very much appreciate the kick in the pants it ga…