Tag: weird war

  • His Columbian Majesty’s Martian Lancers

    His Columbian Majesty’s Martian Lancers

    Now here‘s a weird war/alternate history that’s worth developing! What if the Americas achieved independence not as a league of republican English colonies, but a union of English, French, and Spanish under a Christian monarch, who later contends with the Old World powers over the frontier worlds of Mars and Venus? That’s all I have…

  • 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…

  • Weird War at the Earth’s Core!

    Weird War at the Earth’s Core!

    I recently started a Substack where I’ll be sharing a lot of the stuff I’ve never published and don’t yet have the bandwidth to prepare for proper book formatting or crowdfunding. There will be considerable crossover with articles here on Splendor of Fire, but the idea of putting them on Substack is that it has…

  • Native Auxiliaries of German Pellucidar

    Native Auxiliaries of German Pellucidar

    Although all natives within Neuschwabenland und Hohlwelt are subject to the Kaiser, only pure ethnic Germans or half-breeds with at least one parent born in the Outer World are permitted to join the Imperial military proper. Any others equipped for military operations are formed into native auxiliaries. These units are organized, equipped, and trained according…

  • An Introduction to German Pellucidar

    An Introduction to German Pellucidar

    Since late 2022, almost all of the Weird World War II battles I’ve fought or GM’d have been part of a notional Hollow Earth campaign set in the 1940s of an alternate timeline festooned with antediluvean empires, psychics, dinosaurs, flying saucers, vampires, talking apes, and two-fisted pulp adventure. Much more will be said about this…

  • If you wanna have a good time…

    If you wanna have a good time…

    …jine the cavalry! Augmenting my alternate history weird war CSA armies is Sgt. Bonita ‘Bonnie’ Carmichael of Whitwell, Tennessee, commanding her M3 Stuart light tank ‘Sequatchie Gallant.‘ Though the CSA does not actually permit women to serve in the military, she holds her rank as a non-combatant auxiliary mechanic in the Tennessee state militia, whence…

  • Picturesque Street Scenes

    Picturesque Street Scenes

    Here are some pictures of my most recent board, a truncated (4’x4′) street scene representing the interior of Unter-Innsbruck, which has been the locus of much fighting in our Weird War II Hollow Earth Campaign. While wargames inevitably focus on the military figures and hardware, I wanted to call out the civilian items here, as…

  • Deep in the Heart of Lo-Har

    Deep in the Heart of Lo-Har

    Some pre-battle reconnaissance photos of what is sure to be a slobber-knocker between Weird War Two Germans and Americans as we test out my fire-and-maneuver tweaks to Bolt Action tomorrow. The combined US/CS assault on German Pellucidar has stalled, owing to logistical problems and a dearth of air support from their Atavatabarese bases. In a…

  • More Wilderness Fort

    More Wilderness Fort

    This week I’ve been working on my fort some more. Not much to update. Though I will say, I was right. The walls are a pain to print (see last week’s entry). The longer walls all mostly made it. The short walls were trash. Someone who is a better 3d printer than me, might be…

  • Fresh off the assembly line

    Fresh off the assembly line

    My output lately has been respectable, but very random. Today I finished six of these Conquest Games medieval archers that I bought for a very good price at Fall In! These are a hardplastic multipart kit. There were no instructions in the box, but all of the arms seem to be interchangeable with every body,…