The Martians have invaded for a second time and the world is at war!

Saturday, August 25, 2018

Great martian war

On the eve of the one hundredth anniversary of the beginning of WWI, this mockumentary - employing "archival footage", and interviews with "historians", "researchers" and those directly involved - tells of the Great Martian War (1913-1917), which supplants what looked to have been an imminent great war between Germany and the rest of Europe. The Germans asked their adversaries for help when the Martians invaded Earth via a remote field in southern Germany. The Martians went on the attack first in Germany, then moved west throughout the rest of continental Europe, with the ultimate threat of crossing the channel into Britain. The Martians also took their fight into the waters around Europe. They employed animal-like machines in their battles, the human race which coined the respective machines as "herons", "lice" and "spiders" most closely resembling such animals, each which had their own seeming purpose in the war. The presentation of the ebbs and flows in the human defensive against the Martians discuss what, in hindsight, looked often to be the Martians' luring humans into a longer term goal. Ultimately, the war officially ended when human discovered what was an Achilles heel in the Martian offensive, but ultimately not without great consequence to the human race. Researchers in present day still study the war, with one such researcher, Lawrence Mark, examining the recently found diary of Canadian First Nations soldier Gus Lafonde by his great-granddaughter, Kim Lafonde, most specifically with regard to some Martian code which Mark, in using the code to decipher Martian writing from the time, posits that the Martians had a greater plan than what was initially thought.

Saturday, July 14, 2018

FUBAR Wargames

The FUBAR Wargames blog is dedicated to publishing free, simple, brief and clear rules for wargames.

Many of the sets featured here are the products of a collaboration between Craig Cartmell and a group of stalwart and imaginative wargamers who are called collectively The Forge of War Development Group.

The group’s golden rule is credit where credit is due. Thus each person who contributes to a game is credited for that contribution in the ruleset.

Craig has been designing and publishing free sets of rules for over twenty years, and gaming for a lot longer than that. Recently he hit pay dirt co-authoring the In Her Majesty’s Name series of wargames rules for Osprey with his old friend Charles Murton. This led him to not working on FUBAR and other projects, something that will now change with the creation of this blog.

Craig Cartmell, is a little strange and likes to talk about himself in the third person.

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Captain Darling's Miniatures Emporium

Captain Darling's extraordinary exploits and fearless feats of daring do during the Victorian Era of colonial expansion are legendary! This blog interweaves his fantastic tales of adventure in an alternate late Victorian history with 28mm table top gaming

Captain Darling's Miniatures Emporium

Friday, June 22, 2018

Wednesday, June 6, 2018

Brazos Evil Empire: Far Alamo

Brazos Evil Empire: Far Alamo: Far Alamo – Your Western Heroes Vs the Bugs from Starship Troopers by the director of "Darth by Darthwest (Fabrice Mathieu) h...

Wednesday, May 30, 2018

Madasahatta Campaign

Eric Knowles was one of the pioneers of British wargaming, and his recent death marks the passing of one more member of that small group that made British wargaming what it is today. This book is dedicated to his memory, and particularly the Madasahatta Campaign, the long-running First World War Colonial wargame campaign that he ran

Madasahatta Campaign