Category Archives: Periods – Science fiction

Star Wars rules added

A set of rules for space combat by Mike Crane has been added to this website. The rules include drawings for paper counters and a game report using the rules. It’s on the Complete Rule Sets page.

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Old Science Fiction? Try Tarzan!

By Rob Morgan In my youth, I taught Science Fiction, and I know that the four interesting books in the ‘Janissaries’ series do indeed provide some opportunities for wargaming, and solo wargaming at that. Book two is probably the best … Continue reading

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Old Science Fiction

By Jim Rohrer I have been reading a science fiction trilogy by Pournelle and Greene (“Lord of Janissaries”). It is priced at $8.99 on Kindle and contains 896 pages (https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B013RCXRNY/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_d_asin_title_o00?ie=UTF8&psc=1). Jerry Pournelle (1933-2017) has always been a favorite of mine … Continue reading

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The possibilities of ‘Steam-Punk’… at sea!

By Rob Morgan The rise in popularity of this Victorian-Edwardian style of, well, just about everything, wargames included, has left many in the hobby far behind. Science Fiction. (Never ever Sci-Fi or Scy-Fy.) As Ben Bova used to say, ‘if … Continue reading

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Embracing steampunk

By Jim Rohrer Some readers might assume, based on the title of this post, that I am completely out to lunch. Steampunk? What possible relevance could weird stuff like that have for solo wargaming? Answer: Warhammer. We all know how … Continue reading

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Sample article for this month added

There’s a new sample article now available, this one by Mike Crane who designed a game featuring Star Wars X-wing, Tie fighters and bombers attacking each other’s mother ships. Rules, an after-action report and designs for paper spacecraft. It’s on … Continue reading

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Warhammer Conquest partworks review

Jonathan Aird finds some bargains with Warhammer Conquest partworks, which include a weekly magazine, one or more figures and other accessories. His review, along with photos, is on the Reviews page.

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Review of HALO Urban Warthog model

Jonathan Aird likes this model of a lightly armed and armored fighting vehicle. The review is on the Reviews page.

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A robot? Or what?

By Rob Morgan I was in the pound shop and found these hooks, but I didn’t need any hooks. Four for a pound and made by a German company, Powerfix. I thought they could add something to my science fiction … Continue reading

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Some uses for aliens

By Rob Morgan This one isn’t the best of photos, but I was in the local “Pound Shop” buying crayons and colouring booksfor my granddaughter. Next to them were racks of “toys,” poor quality for the most part, but I … Continue reading

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