By Terry Sofian

By Terry Sofian
Killing Bugs For The Queen

Sunday, August 29, 2010

Victorian Science Fiction By:wikia


Distinctive Features
The Victorian Science Fiction genre, while containing historic European colonial troops and native forces, most often also includes technologies that are anachronistic or fantastic. Including: Exoctic Weapons, Landships, Walking Machines, Robots, Flying Machines and Spacecraft. Often set in lands newly colonized by Europeans, the force compositions often include native Askari units composed of Martians, Venutians or other exotic creatures.
Setting

Set in an alternative history of Earth in which steam powered technology become supreme.
Temporal Setting
Set primarily in the Victorian era (the period of Queen Victoria's rule between 1837 and 1901).
Exotic but Real Earthly Settings
The gaming physical setting is often in exotic locations including Earthy locals: Africa, Asia, South America,
Fantastic Settings
The gaming physical setting is often in exotic fantastic locals including: Mars, Venus, Earth's Moon, fictional
countries or continents, of within the Earth's core

Inspiration

The literary inspiration for Victorian Science Fiction come from: Joules Verne, Camille Flammarion, H. G. Wells and other authors writing in the Victorian era, as well as many modern authors.

Thursday, August 19, 2010

Extraordinary Individuals


Marvellous Men- being an examination of metal miniatures suitable for wargames and dioramas, depicting brave fighting men and also some scurilous rogues and villains- Compiled by Jakar Nilson

Concerning brave Captains
Our age hath made known
For all men to honour,
One standeth alone,
Of whom, o'er both oceans,
Both peoples may say:
"Our realm is diminished
With Great-Heart away."
- Kipling, Great-Heart

Tuesday, August 10, 2010

The Shastapsh Chronicles


I've been interested in Sky Galleons of Mars (SGoM) and
Space 1889, since the former was published as a GDW
board game and the RAFM produced their excellent range
of figures in 1989.

Wargaming Miscellany Salute 2010 Report


The Great War in Italy (Scarab Miniatures and Kallistra)
This was not featured in the official show guide, and occupied one end of a table that also featured a Sci-Fi game – Projekt X – set in a Weird War II setting.

Friday, August 6, 2010

Brigade Models Summer Sale

Tony Francis of Brigade Models writes:

We tried a summer sale for the first time last year and it turned into a very successful event, so we thought we'd repeat it again this year.

The format is very simple - 15% off everything we make, in all ranges. The only thing it doesn't cover is items we have to buy in such as books, bases and dice. The discount is deducted when you add an item to the shopping cart, the website still shows the full prices.

The sale will run for one week, until next Friday (August 13th), so don't hang about!

Cheers!

Thursday, August 5, 2010

HMS SCYLLA Gets Naval Armament Refit






15mm Victorian Naval Armament - two main Hotchkiss style naval guns with shields and four maxim machine guns mounted on pedestals. Will be replacing the improvised forward field artillery piece and rear mounted Gatling gun.