Thursday, April 15, 2010

GASLIGHT goodies

Blue menace! The Spottiswood-Gallant Mk 1 Steamtank

The Spottiswood-Gallant Mk 1 on its travels.


The Spottiswood-Gallant Mk 1 Steam Exploration Vehicle


Commander Hugh R. Hardleigh-Worthit at work.
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And so begins a departure from my normal Seven Year's War imaginations blog! This is intended to be a wargaming/modelling miscellany, filling with material from other periods and eras that grab my attention, plus any other games-related odds and ends that take my fancy.
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Shown above are photos of two vehicles I built recently for use in GASLIGHT Victorian SF games. These are for sale, by the way, complete with cargo as shown. I enjoyed making them and will make more!
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In case anyone's not familiar with the genre, GASLIGHT rules allow wargames to be fought in the manner of Jules Verne, H G Wells, Rider-Haggard, et al. It's a field of gaming I took an interest in some time ago but I've only recently started to expand my collections to suit.
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One of these days I'll launch my Daftest Africa campaign. It'll take place in a pseudo-Victorian steampunkish world where Great (and not so Great) Powers vie with each other and various native peoples to be king of the heap. Needless to say, the would-be Colonial Powers won't have it all their own way. Strange things lurk in the jungles, deserts and the high country, just waiting for stray explorers to pass by. Maybe even a Spottiswood-Gallant Mk 1 steam tank won't be enough to stave off disaster...

2 comments:

Jiminho said...

AJ,

I have never dabbled in Gaslight but this is delightful stuff! I'd like to take a turn at the wheel of the Spottiswood-Gallant Mk. 1. exploration vehicle.

Good luck with the blog

Jim

Bluebear Jeff said...

A very nice start to your new blog, AJ. I've played some GASLIGHT as a straight Colonial set (not using any of the VSF elements) and it was lots of fun . . . but of course the VSF stuff will make it even more fun.


-- Jeff

 

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