Thursday, June 29, 2017
Tuesday, June 27, 2017
Even as the discovery and exploitation of hephestium helped bring the Civil War to its close in 1869, the arms race it engendered resulted in a cold war just as bitter and violent as open hostilities had been. With neither side willing to rely solely upon the talents of their scientific establishments, saboteurs, double agents, and assassins found ample employment. Against this backdrop of suspicion and fear, thousands of Americans--Northerners and Southerners alike--headed west. Some to escape the legacies of the war, some to find their own land, some for the lure of that great undiscovered strike of hephestium that would make them rich, and some simply to escape the law. Ahead of these pioneers stood the native tribes, behind them followed the forces of two governments, while to the north and south, foreign powers watched closely for their own opportunities.
This newly unearthed collection of the works of Miles Vandercroft fills a considerable gap in our knowledge of the travels of that remarkable individual, and also provides a fascinating guide to the costume and equipment of the forces active in the great drive westward.
Steampunk Soldiers is a unique pictorial guide to the last great era of bright and colorful uniforms, as well as an important historical study of the variety of steam-powered weaponry and equipment that abounded in the days before the Great War of the Worlds.
Between 1887 and 1895, the British art student Miles Vandercroft travelled around the world, sketching and painting the soldiers of the countries through which he passed. In this age of dramatic technological advancement, Vandercroft was fascinated by how the rise of steam technology at the start of the American Civil War had transformed warfare and the role of the fighting man. This volume collects all of Vandercroft's surviving paintings, along with his associated commentary on the specific military units he encountered.
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 the most desperate and important conflict in the history of mankind. The war pitted man against machines from space and no quarter was asked for or given on either side. The outcome would be decided by the smallest of things...
This is the essential guide to the Anglo-Martian conflict of 1895, offering unique comparison of the two belligerents, English and alien. It looks at the forces available to each and evaluates their respective tactics and strategies. Finally, it tells the full story of those fateful fifteen days, punctuated by the best and worst possible human experiences. It is a story of hope and despair, courage and terror, victory and defeat.
Sunday, June 18, 2017
Thursday, June 15, 2017
Some reinforcements for my British Indian army:
15MM Colonial British Cavalry Lancers
12 riders & 12 horses Old Glory Miniatures
15MM Colonial British/Indian Troops 1st Grenadier Regt. Bombay Native Infantry
20 Old Glory Miniatures
15MM Colonial British/Indian Troops 1st Sikh Infantry Punjab Frontier Force
20 Old Glory Miniatures
Monday, June 5, 2017
From Rebel Miniatures Pulp Adventures Line:
For My British Indian Army in AQMF
Rebel 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 perfect!! Each pack contains 21 British and are
perfect for Pulp Gaming and Steampunk gaming!
Where the campaign will take place and a general overview of the forces involved :