The Martians have invaded, time to return the favor!

The Martians have invaded, time to return the favor!

Wednesday, September 2, 2020

Monday, August 31, 2020

15mm British Aerial Gun Boats




 This is an unnamable kit of a small British gun boat used on Mars. It works great with Highland Studio's 15mm figures.
This is an unassembled model of a 15mm aerial British gun boat model kit. Suitable for any 15mm Victorian science fiction miniature game. It's about 8.5 X 3 inches. The front gun is design for 1mmx .5 mm rear earth magnet.

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War of the Worlds Goliath Official Trailer #1 (2014) - Animated Sci-Fi M...





Just watched it again last night, still pretty good!

Monday, June 29, 2020

Mighty Armies on Mars Army Lists



Mighty Armies on Mars The Army Lists are intended to assist players in designing balanced and realistic scenarios based on the planet Mars as depicted in classic Victorian literature. The armies and in fact the scenarios that will no doubt be played out using them are not designed for the hard science fiction genres, but for more of a romanticized view of Mars as seen by the Victorian era. This is the Mars of HG Wells, Jules Verne and CS Lewis, it’s not the MARS of Ray Bradbury or Robert Heinlein and it sure as heck isn’t Philip K Dick or Greg Bear’s Mars. But enough literary references, this is the romanticized era of a dying planet being discovered by the vibrant young cultures of its nearest neighbor. This book contains three eras of Mars wargaming allowing wargames to be set in any of three eras. Please note that none of these eras a fully fleshed out as full campaign settings. There are plenty of campaign settings, a lot with their own line of miniatures and some with roleplaying or wargame rules. These army lists are meant for casual gamers to pick up miniatures (ours or another company’s) and play using Mighty Armies rules.

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Space 1889 Mars Sourcebook



Just spent the morning reading this: Highly recommended! Many canal cities are described in detail, as well as the backgrounds of the Martian culture, travels and history. You will receive an overview of Martian technology with numerous pieces of equipment to enrich your game with. Dozens of creatures and eight sample archetypes (with a focus on Martians) are presented ready to play. And finally, an entire chapter is dedicated to the many secrets of the Red Planet…

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Wednesday, June 3, 2020

15mm Martian Screw Galley (aka Hullcutter)




15mm Martian Screw Galley (aka Hullcutter) in my Etsy store (Daniel33058). There is a limited supply because of the production time. But, once the initial orders are filled I will offer more.
I have to organize the files, once that is done I will offer the STL files.
Will start test printing the Aphid, hope to have it ready by Friday.

15mm Martian Skiff














This an unembarrassed kit of a 15mm Martian Skiff. If comes unpainted and sail is not included. PDF of sail available on my face book page "War Dogs of Mars"

Martian Skiff

Sunday, May 24, 2020

Memorial Day

Memorial Day is an American holiday, observed on the last Monday of May, honoring the men and women who died while serving in the U.S. military. Memorial Day 2020 occurs on Monday, May 25. 
Originally known as Decoration Day, it originated in the years following the Civil War and became an official federal holiday in 1971. Many Americans observe Memorial Day by visiting cemeteries or memorials, holding family gatherings and participating in parades. Unofficially, it marks the beginning of the summer season.

Early Observances of Memorial Day

The Civil War, which ended in the spring of 1865, claimed more lives than any conflict in U.S. history and required the establishment of the country’s first national cemeteries.
By the late 1860s, Americans in various towns and cities had begun holding springtime tributes to these countless fallen soldiers, decorating their graves with flowers and reciting prayers.


It is unclear where exactly this tradition originated; numerous different communities may have independently initiated the memorial gatherings. And some records show that one of the earliest Memorial Day commemoration was organized by a group of freed slaves in Charleston, South Carolina less than a month after the Confederacy surrendered in 1865. Nevertheless, in 1966 the federal government declared Waterloo, New York, the official birthplace of Memorial Day.
One of the Earliest Memorial Day Ceremonies Was Held by Freed Slaves
Waterloo—which first celebrated the day on May 5, 1866—was chosen because it hosted an annual, community-wide event, during which businesses closed and residents decorated the graves of soldiers with flowers and flags.

Henry Gunther

Decoration Day

On May 5, 1868, General John A. Logan, leader of an organization for Northern Civil War veterans, called for a nationwide day of remembrance later that month. “The 30th of May, 1868, is designated for the purpose of strewing with flowers, or otherwise decorating the graves of comrades who died in defense of their country during the late rebellion, and whose bodies now lie in almost every city, village and hamlet churchyard in the land,” he proclaimed.
The date of Decoration Day, as he called it, was chosen because it wasn’t the anniversary of any particular battle.
On the first Decoration Day, General James Garfield made a speech at Arlington National Cemetery, and 5,000 participants decorated the graves of the 20,000 Union and Confederate soldiers buried there.
Many Northern states held similar commemorative events and reprised the tradition in subsequent years; by 1890 each one had made Decoration Day an official state holiday. Southern states, on the other hand, continued to honor their dead on separate days until after World War I.


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History of Memorial Day

Memorial Day, as Decoration Day gradually came to be known, originally honored only those lost while fighting in the Civil War. But during World War I the United States found itself embroiled in another major conflict, and the holiday evolved to commemorate American military personnel who died in all wars, including World War II, The Vietnam War, The Korean War and the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan.
For decades, Memorial Day continued to be observed on May 30, the date Logan had selected for the first Decoration Day. But in 1968 Congress passed the Uniform Monday Holiday Act, which established Memorial Day as the last Monday in May in order to create a three-day weekend for federal employees; the change went into effect in 1971. The same law also declared Memorial Day a federal holiday.

Memorial Day Traditions

Cities and towns across the United States host Memorial Day parades each year, often incorporating military personnel and members of veterans’ organizations. Some of the largest parades take place in Chicago, New York and Washington, D.C.
Americans also observe Memorial Day by visiting cemeteries and memorials. Some people wear a red poppy in remembrance of those fallen in war—a tradition that began with a World War I poem. On a less somber note, many people take weekend trips or throw parties and barbecues on the holiday, perhaps because Memorial Day weekend—the long weekend comprising the Saturday and Sunday before Memorial Day and Memorial Day itself—unofficially marks the beginning of summer.

Wednesday, April 1, 2020

The Steampunk Explorer

Welcome to “The World of Steampunk.” I’m your host, Stephen Beale, founder and editor of The Steampunk Explorer. I created this online exhibition for the virtual attendees at Stay Home Comic Con, but anyone is welcome to view it.


Steampunk Explorer

Thursday, March 12, 2020

Abney Park - Airship Pirates



Video update of a personal favorite


Airship Pirates - Steampunk RPG



The Earth's recovering from the Great Apocalypse of 1906. From the steampunk sky-cities of Isla Aether and High Tortuga come the airship pirates. You hoist the Jolly Roger, spin your propellers and take to the skies. Yours is a life of adventure, plunder and infamy.
Airship Pirates!

Sunday, March 1, 2020

War! Age of Imperialism II

War! Age of Imperialism is a game of empire building, exploration, economic expansion, technological advancement, diplomacy, and tactical battles in the age of Imperialism (1830 - 1900). Players rule one of the great powers of the era as they attempt to carve out an empire. Should they build up their army or economy? Negotiate or attack? Spend on research or a new fort to protect the frontier?

The game comes with 3 levels of rules (basic, standard, advanced), a huge game board (46×36 in) and 816 molded plastic figures.


Finally got around to playing a game yesterday, quite enjoyable and useful as a miniature campaign generator!

Wednesday, February 12, 2020

Some Mind Altering Cross Over: Steam Trek!


Welcome to the Universe of STEAM-TREK.
Where Steampunk and Star Trek become one.

Steam Trek combines the interaction of a Play-by-Email game and the creativity of a Story Writing message board. The goal is to generate stories of Science Fiction and Scientific Romance, playing the role of one of the main characters onboard the HMAS Dauntless. These penny-dreadful stories should contain humor, suspense, action or what ever the group wishes to write.

Wednesday, January 1, 2020

Flashcove's cay: A Day on Barsoom





Flashcove's cay: A Day on Barsoom: This is a quick skirmish near Helium.  The actual game took about 10 minutes playtime, so I will let the comic pages do the talking.  Also, ...