Posts Tagged ‘WOTW’

War of the Worlds: The Anglo-Martian War of 1895 (Dark Osprey)

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

On one terrible night in August 1895, the world changed for ever. Southern England became the landing site of a group of mysterious grey cylinders that came hurtling down from the stars. Nobody could have guessed that these strange objects would herald…

War of the Worlds: The Anglo-Martian War of 1895 (Dark Osprey)

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

On one terrible night in August 1895, the world changed for ever. Southern England became the landing site of a group of mysterious grey cylinders that came hurtling down from the stars. Nobody could have guessed that these strange objects would herald…

War of the Worlds: The Anglo-Martian War of 1895 (Dark Osprey)

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

On one terrible night in August 1895, the world changed for ever. Southern England became the landing site of a group of mysterious grey cylinders that came hurtling down from the stars. Nobody could have guessed that these strange objects would herald…

War of the Worlds: The Anglo-Martian War of 1895 (Dark Osprey)

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On one terrible night in August 1895, the world changed for ever. Southern England became the landing site of a group of mysterious grey cylinders that came hurtling down from the stars. Nobody could have guessed that these strange objects would herald…

Italian Land Battleship For AQMF

Posted on June 27th, 2017 under , , , , , . Posted by

Made for a Japanese Comic, I think it’s perfect for my AQMF Italians…..)

Italian Land Battleship For AQMF

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Made for a Japanese Comic, I think it’s perfect for my AQMF Italians…..)

Tanker’s Tuesday: Italian Land Battleship For AQMF

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Made for a Japanese Comic, I think it’s perfect for my AQMF Italians…..)

Tanker’s Tuesday: Italian Land Battleship For AQMF

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Made for a Japanese Comic, I think it’s perfect for my AQMF Italians…..)

All Quiet On The Martian Front, US Army Samson

Posted on June 19th, 2017 under , , , , , , . Posted by

All Quiet On The Martian Front : Samson “Pocket Land Ironclad”. A lucky EBAY find !

Tanker’s Tuesday : AQMF, US Army Samson

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All Quiet On The Martian Front : Samson “Pocket Land Ironclad”. A lucky EBAY find !

All Quiet On The Martian Front, US Army Samson

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All Quiet On The Martian Front : Samson “Pocket Land Ironclad”. A lucky EBAY find !

All Quiet On The Martian Front, US Army Samson

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All Quiet On The Martian Front : Samson “Pocket Land Ironclad”. A lucky EBAY find !

Briish Indian Army AQMF

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Some reinforcements for my British Indian army:

Briish Indian Army AQMF

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Some reinforcements for my British Indian army:

Briish Indian Army AQMF

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Some reinforcements for my British Indian army:15MM  Colonial  British Cavalry  Lancers   12 riders & 12 horses Old Glory Miniatures15MM  Colonial  British/Indian Troops 1st Grenadier Regt. Bombay Native Infa…

Briish Indian Army AQMF

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Some reinforcements for my British Indian army:

My British Indian Army in AQMF

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From Rebel Miniatures Pulp Adventures Line: For My British Indian Army in AQMFRebel Minis is proud to offer the 15mm Steampunk British Infantry pack! Whether you are in Africa or MARS for your adventures, these gas masked British soldiers will be per…

My British Indian Army in AQMF

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From Rebel Miniatures Pulp Adventures Line: For My British Indian Army in AQMFRebel Minis is proud to offer the 15mm Steampunk British Infantry pack! Whether you are in Africa or MARS for your adventures, these gas masked British soldiers will be per…

Tanker’s Tuesday : German WWI Tanks and Armored Cars

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

A long and difficult start

While the British and the French were prompt to built their first operational tanks, the German high command was doubtful at best of their capabilities. That was until mid-1917 when came the successes that proved any well-coordinated attack using tanks in a proper way could break through and create havoc in rear lines. They had some reasons not to urge tank production. First, infantry, like the stürmptruppen (elite assault squads) were a simple and much cheaper way to achieve this breakthrough, as they had shown on many occasions throughout 1917 and particularly during the 1918 spring offensives. The military blockade also played a role, limiting the abilities of an already exhausted industry to produce enough materials and manpower to build swarms of tanks, reducing the chances to launch tank offensives at full force. There was also repugnance for this new “dishonorable weapon” as stated in propaganda and newspapers, coming from the ancient and very deep traditional ways of the Aristocratic Prussian officer, that dominated both the head of staff and the Kaiser himself.

WWI German Tanks And Armored Cars

Tanker’s Tuesday : German WWI Tanks and Armored Cars

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

A long and difficult start

While the British and the French were prompt to built their first operational tanks, the German high command was doubtful at best of their capabilities. That was until mid-1917 when came the successes that proved any well-coordinated attack using tanks in a proper way could break through and create havoc in rear lines. They had some reasons not to urge tank production. First, infantry, like the stürmptruppen (elite assault squads) were a simple and much cheaper way to achieve this breakthrough, as they had shown on many occasions throughout 1917 and particularly during the 1918 spring offensives. The military blockade also played a role, limiting the abilities of an already exhausted industry to produce enough materials and manpower to build swarms of tanks, reducing the chances to launch tank offensives at full force. There was also repugnance for this new “dishonorable weapon” as stated in propaganda and newspapers, coming from the ancient and very deep traditional ways of the Aristocratic Prussian officer, that dominated both the head of staff and the Kaiser himself.

WWI German Tanks And Armored Cars

RajGrunt

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

Stuart Murray provided suggestions on combining the StarGrunt rules with Victorian era troops. Laserlight (aka Chris DeBoe) provided about three minutes (his words) of editing plus the name RajGrunt.

Imperial Forces

  • British Army, 1860 to 1895: blue to orange. Home Service units may be green, while Rifles would be orange.
  • Gurkhas: blue to orange
  • Indian sepoys: blue
  • Punjab Frontier Force: orange to red
  • Regular artillery: blue
  • Royal horse Artillery: orange
  • Cavalry: green to blue
  • Lancers: green to blue, with some exceptions–Bengal Lancers are orange.

Enemies of the Crown

  • Pathans: mostly green with occasional blue
  • Afghan Regulars: green and blue
  • Egyptian Army: green, with later units blue
  • Sudanese regulars: blue
  • Zulus: mix of green to veteran depending upon unit type
  • Ansars: green
  • Fuzzy Wuzzies: blue

Weapons

  • Musket: FP 0.5 Impact D6 (regular troops one action to reload, irregulars 2 actions, may not move and fire)
  • Jezail: FP 1 Impact D8 (2 actions to reload, double range like a sniper rifle, may not move and fire)
  • Snider-Enfield/Trapdoor Springfield Carbine: FP 1 Impact D8
  • Martini-Henry/Trapdoor Springfield Rifle/Rollingblock Remington: FP 1 Impact D10
  • Lee-Metford/Krag-Jorgensen/Mauser: FP 1 Impact D10. Can use FP 2 but must use a Reorg action (or, for Krag-Jorgenson, two actions) to reload before using FP2 again.
  • Nordenfeld: FP D6 Impact D8 (Jam on 1-2 on D6)
  • Gatling: FP 6 Impact D10 (Jam on 1 on D6)
  • Maxim: FP D8 Impact D10
  • Cav/Lancers: one/two shifts up in close assault. Lances cause Terror.
  • Bayonets: British regulars openly fixing bayonets before a charge should cause a penalty to the close assault Stand roll for Pathans and Boers.

Organization

Irregulars come in bands of 10-20 figures, with one overall leader. All irregulars will have melée weapons. The proportion with guns will depend upon their nationality:

  • Pathans–up to 50%
  • Zulus–20%
  • Ansars–up to 50%
  • Fuzzies–10 to 50%

Regulars form platoons of 15 to 20 figures led by a leftenant and sergeant, with two to four platoons per Company (“platoon” and “company” correspond to the Battalion page’s “company” and “battalion wing”). The Company is led by a Major and Company Sergeant Major. Ancilliaries may be Bugler/Musician, Medical Orderly and Colours, plus baggage consisting of perhaps five mules per company for ammunition. All Regulars, both British and Indian, are organized similarly. Indian units have Indian NCOs and officers but the Company is commanded by a British officer and CSM. Gurkha units have both British Lieutenants and Company officers but the NCOs are Gurkhas.
Artillery comes at no more than one artillery piece per platoon, or even less, possibly one per company.
Regulars may change formations, using one action to do so. Formations include March (on roads), Open Order, Square, and Line. Units in Line may take two separate fire actions in an activation, firing front and rear ranks.

Other Changes

The Regimental Sergeant Major has leather lungs and retains a six inch communications range. All other leaders change communication range down to 3 inches. Command reactivations for units outside this range must be passed by a messenger–for the British, this is normally a mounted officer.
Detachments must be given specific orders in advance.
Given the ferocity of the natives and their treatment of prisoners, both sides should have a bonus to make Last Stand rolls–especially any French Foreign Legion units.

RajGrunt

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

Stuart Murray provided suggestions on combining the StarGrunt rules with Victorian era troops. Laserlight (aka Chris DeBoe) provided about three minutes (his words) of editing plus the name RajGrunt.

Imperial Forces

  • British Army, 1860 to 1895: blue to orange. Home Service units may be green, while Rifles would be orange.
  • Gurkhas: blue to orange
  • Indian sepoys: blue
  • Punjab Frontier Force: orange to red
  • Regular artillery: blue
  • Royal horse Artillery: orange
  • Cavalry: green to blue
  • Lancers: green to blue, with some exceptions–Bengal Lancers are orange.

Enemies of the Crown

  • Pathans: mostly green with occasional blue
  • Afghan Regulars: green and blue
  • Egyptian Army: green, with later units blue
  • Sudanese regulars: blue
  • Zulus: mix of green to veteran depending upon unit type
  • Ansars: green
  • Fuzzy Wuzzies: blue

Weapons

  • Musket: FP 0.5 Impact D6 (regular troops one action to reload, irregulars 2 actions, may not move and fire)
  • Jezail: FP 1 Impact D8 (2 actions to reload, double range like a sniper rifle, may not move and fire)
  • Snider-Enfield/Trapdoor Springfield Carbine: FP 1 Impact D8
  • Martini-Henry/Trapdoor Springfield Rifle/Rollingblock Remington: FP 1 Impact D10
  • Lee-Metford/Krag-Jorgensen/Mauser: FP 1 Impact D10. Can use FP 2 but must use a Reorg action (or, for Krag-Jorgenson, two actions) to reload before using FP2 again.
  • Nordenfeld: FP D6 Impact D8 (Jam on 1-2 on D6)
  • Gatling: FP 6 Impact D10 (Jam on 1 on D6)
  • Maxim: FP D8 Impact D10
  • Cav/Lancers: one/two shifts up in close assault. Lances cause Terror.
  • Bayonets: British regulars openly fixing bayonets before a charge should cause a penalty to the close assault Stand roll for Pathans and Boers.

Organization

Irregulars come in bands of 10-20 figures, with one overall leader. All irregulars will have melée weapons. The proportion with guns will depend upon their nationality:

  • Pathans–up to 50%
  • Zulus–20%
  • Ansars–up to 50%
  • Fuzzies–10 to 50%

Regulars form platoons of 15 to 20 figures led by a leftenant and sergeant, with two to four platoons per Company (“platoon” and “company” correspond to the Battalion page’s “company” and “battalion wing”). The Company is led by a Major and Company Sergeant Major. Ancilliaries may be Bugler/Musician, Medical Orderly and Colours, plus baggage consisting of perhaps five mules per company for ammunition. All Regulars, both British and Indian, are organized similarly. Indian units have Indian NCOs and officers but the Company is commanded by a British officer and CSM. Gurkha units have both British Lieutenants and Company officers but the NCOs are Gurkhas.
Artillery comes at no more than one artillery piece per platoon, or even less, possibly one per company.
Regulars may change formations, using one action to do so. Formations include March (on roads), Open Order, Square, and Line. Units in Line may take two separate fire actions in an activation, firing front and rear ranks.

Other Changes

The Regimental Sergeant Major has leather lungs and retains a six inch communications range. All other leaders change communication range down to 3 inches. Command reactivations for units outside this range must be passed by a messenger–for the British, this is normally a mounted officer.
Detachments must be given specific orders in advance.
Given the ferocity of the natives and their treatment of prisoners, both sides should have a bonus to make Last Stand rolls–especially any French Foreign Legion units.

Technical Analysis Of War Of The Worlds (part-1)

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

This article is a “history” of H.G. Wells classic science fiction novel,
“The War of the Worlds”, as if it actually happened, complete with
technological assessments, logistical evaluations and strategic analyses.
Naturally, the first subject will be prominent given the vast
technological superiority of the invading Martians.

Technical Analysis Of War Of The Worlds (part-1)

Technical Analysis Of War Of The Worlds (part-1)

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

This article is a “history” of H.G. Wells classic science fiction novel,
“The War of the Worlds”, as if it actually happened, complete with
technological assessments, logistical evaluations and strategic analyses.
Naturally, the first subject will be prominent given the vast
technological superiority of the invading Martians.

Technical Analysis Of War Of The Worlds (part-1)

Technical Analysis Of War Of The Worlds (part-1)

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

This article is a “history” of H.G. Wells classic science fiction novel,
“The War of the Worlds”, as if it actually happened, complete with
technological assessments, logistical evaluations and strategic analyses.
Naturally, the first subject will be prominent given the vast
technological superiority of the invading Martians.

Technical Analysis Of War Of The Worlds (part-1)