I am developing a brand new project that will run for years called Crusades: War Stories. It will be an ongoing series of shorter stories. They will be cheap to buy, or free to read via Kindle Unlimited. Expect such stories as Churchill’s Lost Fleet, Valentine’s War, Spartan’s time as a pit fighter and dozens more. If there’s a battle, character, ship or event you’d like to hear more about, let me know. It might become a War Story! War Stories will cover all the eras in the Star Crusades series, even the dark times of the Great War! For now, which of these story ideas do you like the most? If you have other ideas comment at the bottom of the page, or pop to my Facebook page here, and add a comment with your thoughts!
The Star Legions: Spaceship Fleet Battles rulebooks, as well as the starter models, flying bases weapons and gaming tokens are all finished. They can all be downloaded for free right now. Go get ’em! This is the first public release, and I’d love your feedback as we prepare for the release of the complete game later in the year.
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.
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.