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.
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!
Welcome to the Mirror Empires, where reality is distorted, and war threatens to engulf the world. It is 1898, and soldiers armed with the latest weapons clash with the unstoppable power of the Sky Lords and their aerial armadas in new and uncharted realms.Continue reading
Star Legions is back, and looking better than ever. You’ve been telling me for months now that you want to see more of these books, and to see Xenophon and his comrades back into action. Well, the wait is over. I’m stuck in the middle of writing the first book in the new series. It is set right after the events of the last book, and after the return of the Ten Thousand after their epic journey through the Median Empire.Continue reading
Ah…where to begin. Well, did I like it? Yes. Did I love it? No. If you want to know more, read on!
I love the original trilogy and despise the prequels. The basic story in Episodes II-III is solid enough, but the execution is dire from start to end. Episode I has no merit of any kind, and can be entirely skipped for no loss to any of the series. Now, jumping back to this millennium and we get the new trilogy, kicked started by The Force Awakens. I had issues with parts of TFA, but overall I enjoyed the film and the new starting point. The heroes of old are still here, with Leia doing her big leading the military of the resistance. Han is up to his old tricks, and Luke has exiled himself after some great debacle that makes him lose his students, and his nephew. The Republic loses its capital and its fleet, and the First Order are about to begin their campaign to rule the galaxy. The first time we meet Kylo, he’s tough, powerful and merciless. Later we see him for the conflicted young man that he really is.
Deep in the desert, a pioneering aeronaut and a military expedition led by a renowned military explorer uncover a mysterious phenomenon deep inside Khartoum. The city is defended by an unknown, yet technologically advanced people. As they storm the city walls, they are transported to a deadly version of their own world. Continue reading