Valentine never thought death would be so difficult. Tough, a crack shot and popular with her unit. She’s a young woman with a bright future in the Corps. But everything changed the day her unit boarded the dreaded ‘Burijas’, a Leviathan Class Battleship and flagship of the invading Star Empire. The assault is a bloodbath, but little does she know it will be her last action. A devastating blast tears her fragile body apart, leaving her a broken woman close to death.
The Alliance Navy’s renowned assault carrier ANS Relentless is sent into action for the first time in more than a year. She’s been significantly enlarged, upgraded and improved with Byotai armour and heavy weaponry. But most significant of all, Relentless is the first carrier to embark a squadron of the alliance’s newest fighters, the deadly F26 Firehawks.
When contact is lost with the newly conquered worlds in the Kerme Nebula the worst is assumed. King Agesilaus sends Xenophon and Princess Kyniska with an elite force of Terrans, mercenaries and volunteers to secure the region from the clutches of the Empire. But what they find in the Nebula is the stuff of nightmares. Unspeakable horrors have engulfed the region and threaten to take back all the Terrans have won. The legacy of the sinister warlord Tissaphernes remains as his Legions of terrifying warriors appear from nowhere to take back all that they lost in the war.Continue reading
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!
Imperial forces launch a brutal assault against the Terran leadership at Krysokeras, leaving behind a trail of bodies and devastation. The callous brutality stuns the Terrans and guarantees there can be no peace with the Empire. Even worse, there are rumours that the Imperial Satrap Tissaphernes is forming an alliance with numerous warlords. The alliance is massing a gigantic fleet of levied soldiers and mercenaries to wipe out the Terran forces of King Agesilaus. Continue reading
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!