Something clanky this way comes…

Chaps & Chapettes,

Other than the excellent civilian walker created by the mechanics at North Star there haven’t been a lot of walkers suitable for IHMN. Sure you could use Malifaux and a few other brands and, although they are excellent, in my mind they don’t really capture the rivets and stream dynamic of 19th-century VSF.

Until now….

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We know the chap behind Shadow Miniatures from his more fantastical projects, but did not realise that he had branched out into ‘heavy metal’.

What is even more extraordinary is the price you can secure one of these beauties for. Would you believe that a crisp tenner will gain you the assistance of this hymn to pain?

Trot over here and have a gander: http://www.snmstuff.co.uk/shadow-miniatures/

Heroes and Villains at Hammerhead

On this fine and upcoming weekend takes place the Hammerhead Show at its new venue on the Newark Showground in Lincolnshire. For those who are unfamiliar with its basic concept, the show is play orientated, only allowing Participation Games in the American style. There will also be around 35+ Traders including Ainsty, Warlord, Prodos amongst them. Oh, yes and they also do a giveaway figure…

You can get more details from

http://www.hammerheadshow.co.uk/

The GCN (Games Club Network) will be taking its newest take on IHMN, Heroes and Villains. These are 1 on 1 games fought over 2′ x 2′ boards with 100 point demi-companies using a number of scenarios, some modified from the books, some new ones. Play tests have proved to be very quick and very bloody!

The available Companies are split into two factions, Villains (Evil) and Heroes (Mostly Goodish). Included amongst them so far are the Cirque de Tenebrae, Captain Kennedy’s Marines, the Voodoo Blood Cult (Red Sect) and the Brides of Dracula (Noble Vampire)…

FOG is here!

 

 

Artizan’s FOG steampunk range is expanding rapidly with a number of figures that seem to have been sculpted with IHMN in mind. Have a butcher’s at the selection below:

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Arc-rifle infantry anyone?

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A Bobby and an Incorrigible?

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A brave adventurer who could fit into almost any company.

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Another pair of Bobbys.

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I do like the Police utilising breath preservers against the pervasive London smog.

And there’s a lot more that you can find here: http://www.artizandesigns.com/list.php?man=22&cat=157&page=1

Wargames Illustrated’s IHMN Event

Just passing on some information from Col. Bollands:

Here at WI, we love sharing the hobby with our readers. Our most recent ‘Lion Rampant Day’ was not only very successful but also a whole lot of fun! In fact, plans are in progress for our next event, as detailed below:

Saturday 27 June 2015, WIHQ Nottingham – In Her Majesty’s Name Day, where up to 24 players bring along an Adventuring Company based upon any of those in the rulebook and supplements, then declare themselves either as Dastardly Villians or Stalwart Heroes in a race against time to ‘Save Her Majesty’ (Gawd Bless ‘Er!).

To register your interest, email us at letters@wargamesillustrated.net

I shall be attending this, as may Charles, and we will be bringing the IHMN Boardgame and Daisho with us.  So who’s up for some ungentlemanly warfare?

Upcoming American events!

IHMN at The Williamsburg Muster, February 6th, 1pm:
“The Amulet, the Baron, and the Selenites
The Amulet of Isis, recently uncovered in Egypt, has now arrived in England and is en route to the British Museum.

  • The shadowy Servants of Ra are sure to want it, and Alan Quartermain’s Companions are hot on their trail.
  • Jack the Ripper has continued his bloody career, recently claiming his sixth victim.
  • London Zoo has reported the theft of three adult bears from their collection. Strange cloaked figures were seen nearby.
  • A ship has arrived from Eastern Europe, several of the crew murdered in a bloody fashion.
  • Professor Cavor, the First Man In the Moon has returned with some mysterious companions.

Up to six Companies with different goals compete in this excellent VSF skirmish game.

In the great city of Houston, Texas, on February 7th, at 8:00 pm local time, at Rice University’s OwlCon game convention,

The Houston Beer and Pretzel Wargaming hosts its “Treasure of Wubakhamun”, where the Conservators of the British Museum and the Boer Commandos race towards the Elbonian tomb of Wubakhamun, as the Servants of Ra try and stop them and the local Yahu (ne Zulu) warriors attempt to kill all foreigners.

We’re prepared to throw in Lord Curr and one other Adventuring Company to accommodate six, should that be the Queen’s desire.

Alternative Civil War: 1861 – A Blackpowder & Spell Uchronia

I have recently been made aware of a Kickstarter project that might well be of interest to players of IHMN.
Alternative Civil War: 1861 – A Blackpowder & Spell Uchronia, takes us to a very different ACW in which technology and magic have twisted history in very much the same way as IHMN.
I have been looking closely at the figures and other accessories this project offers, for although they are a different period to IHMN, some would be eminently usable.
For example, Their coil projector troops could be interesting variation on the use of an arc cannon and the IMLS Hopper troops could be used as Legion Entrangere Zouaves with Vertical Spring Translocators due to their Kepi’d heads.

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There are many more of the Native American troops that could be used for Western games based on the companies in Heroes, Villains and Fiends.
The Kickstarter is halfway to its funding goal and needs your support, so if you are interested take a look at https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/644661994/alternative-civil-war-1861-a-blackpowder-and-spell

IHMN Gothic news and an exclusive offer!

Ladies and gentlemen,

We have decided to publish a full printed version of IHMN Gothic.

We have about 10,000 words of new material to write during the spring so it will probably be out in the late summer/early autumn with luck and a fair wind. The public vote cannot be denied!

The one thing we do not have is eye-candy in the form of good photos of gothic games and troops. So we are making you all an offer.

If you have suitable photographs you’d like to share let us know. If we do choose one or more of your photos and include them in the book we shall reward you with a free copy of the book signed by both of us, and a full credit for your contribution in the acknowledgements.

The photos must be in keeping with the theme of the book and be at full size and with good clarity. They must be your own and not published elsewhere before.

Note that the copyright of any photos we use shall remain with you.

Please contact me at craigcartmell@yahoo.com and make the title of the email Gothic Photos.