Tag: sci-fi

  • Garbage (or another man’s treasure)

    Garbage (or another man’s treasure)

    It’s been awhile since I’ve written. I’ve been incredibly busy, and I haven’t had that much time to hobby lately. I have been experimenting with all the little treasures (otherwise known as garbage). This week’s craft brought to you by Elmer’s Clear Glue. (Not really, we don’t have any sponsorship, and I’m not writing for…

  • Human Space: The Xiandao Subsector

    Human Space: The Xiandao Subsector

    Presented below is a map of the wider Xiandao subsector, so players in Splendor of Fire’s own campaign might have a fuller grasp of the world’s strategic location, and it’s impact within the wider reach of Human-controlled space. As the Xiandao campaign, by the penmanship of Splendor of Fire’s columnists, rapidly expands into a full…

  • Constructing a Building Out of Index Card Boxes

    Constructing a Building Out of Index Card Boxes

    Ever since I picked up one of these Advantus Super Stacker index card boxes for its intended purpose of holding 3×5 notecards, I wanted to use it for wargaming terrain. It has several interesting visual details, most especially the girder-like lattice work on the sides, that make excellent architectural detail at scale. And as their…

  • Lizzid Peeple Hilux

    Lizzid Peeple Hilux

    The fallen stars teem with saurian peoples, and wherever humanity has encountered the variegated reptilian species, there has been war. The cold-blooded Reticulans who once preyed on ancient Terrans were the first to be hunted to extinction, but not the last. But fore every stinking, sweltering broodworld scoured, the Serpent arises on two more, forever…

  • R.O.A.C.H. Patrol!

    R.O.A.C.H. Patrol!

    The far-ranging Arqualan mechanized cavalry now have the mobility they need to patrol the vast, arid polar highlands of Xiandao thanks to the Recon/Offense Adaptable Configuration Harrier. (I love that bombastic, strained acronym. It reminds one of the G.I. Joe Killer W.H.A.L.E!) This is a resin print and, as far as I can remember, it…

  • Human Space: Arqualan the Glorious

    Human Space: Arqualan the Glorious

    Since Time Immemorial, Arqualan has been one of the great bastions of humanity. Competing legends hold that the world was terraformed by the first great wave of settlers from Earth or that it was seeded with human slaves by the Adversary who won their freedom even before the defeat of the Reticulans. Perhaps both are…

  • Human Space: The Dwarrow of Barbamenge

    Human Space: The Dwarrow of Barbamenge

    It was two and a half thousand years after the Harrowing of Reticuli when the armies of Sidereal Christianity first raised their swords against the Great Cyclops of Clyss and broke his ice-bound tyranny over Barbamenge. The miserable dwarven slaves whose ancestors, perhaps, like the Thongorim, once hailed from Earth, received the Gospel with great…

  • Beware the Ambull!

    Beware the Ambull!

    Shambling out of the steamy caverns of Luther McIntyre IX is the abominable Ambull. This Oldhammer classic is produced by Knightmare Miniatures, which you can watch a video about below: This is a five part pewter model (body, arms, and mandibles) that was wonderfully fast to paint with Speed Paints/Contrast Paints because of its extreme…

  • Overgrown Sci-Fi Tower

    Overgrown Sci-Fi Tower

    This is a tower I intend to use for the Star Wars Miniatures Battles ‘cavern table‘ I showed previously. I don’t know what it is yet, exactly. It could be a generator, regional shield generator, holonet receiver, weather control, or a lot of other things. And that’s the beauty of building sci-fi or fantasy model…

  • Operation Black Flag: A Weird War Scenario

    Operation Black Flag: A Weird War Scenario

    This is a Weird World War II scenario I ran at Cold Wars 2023. It was played using modified Bolt Action/Konflikt ’47 rules, but I have tried to make this article more generic so that it can be used for other systems, perhaps NUTS! Weird War, Chain of Command, CrossFire, or even Flames of War…