King Agesilaus and his Terran Legions have won their first victory against the Median Empire. Despite sustaining heavy casualties, they established a vital foothold in enemy territory. Yet the Empire is far from defeated, and they begin to ready their forces for a counterattack. In a display of overwhelming power, they throw fleets of ships and armies of levies and mercenaries against the Terrans. The outcome is uncertain, until Agesilaus and his generals uncover a stunning secret. A relic of the past, a weapon that could annihilate an entire fleet in hours. If true, the discovery could inspire others to rally behind Agesilaus and bring him victory against the Empire. Continue reading
We’re making good progress on the game with changes and updates being made every single day. So far we have two chassis designed for the Terrans. These are both work in progress and designed to be used to test the rules, as well as the model design and printing ease. Ease model will be designed to make it as easy as possible to be bought or printed. Here we have a Terran battleship chassis and a Terran heavy cruiser. Both are armed with batteries of heavy laser cannons. Sixteen guns on the cruisers, and a massive thirty-two on the battleship. And that is only one side of each ship!
Each of the standard ship designs comes with a number of standard fitment sockets to which all manner of hardware can be attached. These parts will include gun batteries, missiles systems, pylons to fit news parts, cargo containers and even troop and fighter pods. This means that one chassis will serve many different roles.
The Terran colonies bordering the Empire lie in ruins. Starships blockade the remaining worlds, while legions of Imperial soldiers loot and kill. Many of the great warriors of the age are dead, and panic has spread throughout the Terran worlds. An apocalyptic war looms, and few believe it is a war that can be won.
As colonies evacuate, the mighty Laconians stand alone. They will never surrender, and their new King, Agesilaus, has a scheme that could transform the fortunes of all Terrans. As leader of the most powerful of the Terran states, he plans the unthinkable. Inspired by the valour and adventures of the infamous Ten Thousand mercenaries, he launches a pre-emptive strike against the Empire. Agesilaus and his twin sister, the warrior princess Kyniska will lead the attack and they will not stop until their enemies are brought to their knees.Continue reading
After lots of suggestions from my fans, I’m pleased to announce a brand new game, and it’s going to be completely free for the readers of my books. The books will be free to download at Amazon, and all other retailers, while the models will be free to print on your own 3D printer. I will also ensure that you can order them ready printed if you lack your own printer.
Using the backstory, history and artwork from Star Legions, I am creating a high-quality table top spaceship battle game. The game uses large scale miniatures, with battleships reaching an impressive 8 inches in length. There will be cruisers, frigates and other classes as the system develops.
Please stop by and visit the official Facebook page, say hi and post your thoughts on the new project. I will consider all your suggestions, and the crazier the better!
About the author
Michael is a science fiction and horror novelist from Monmouthshire, situated right on the border between England and Wales, and has a substantial background in both advanced computing and ancient history, with an emphasis on artificial intelligence, machine learning and Greek military history.
His best-selling space opera Star Crusades series has sold in excess of a quarter of a million copies. This growing saga continues to draw in new fans every month as the Star Crusades universe itself expands. Black Legion is a pseudo historical tale but with a strong science-fiction twist. As well as a writing science fiction, Michael also writes horror and action fiction, including the popular Zombie Dawn trilogy, co-written with his brother, Nick S. Thomas.