In Her Majesty’s Name – Steampunk skirmish wargaming rules, Osprey Wargames 3
Author: Craig Cartmell, Charles Murton
Illustrator: Fabien Esnard-Lascombe, Jesse McGibney
It is 1895 and the world is in turmoil. The Great Powers compete for resources and the latest technology, and an undeclared and secret war rages between them all. This is battleground of the Adventuring Companies. These clandestine agents of the Great Powers operate in the shadows, matching skills and wits in pursuit of the newest scientific formulae or powerful occult artifacts.
In Her Majesty’s Name sets these adventuring companies against each other in one-off encounters and in longer narrative campaigns. Companies are usually comprised of just 4-15 figures and two players could easily play three games in an evening, making an on-going campaign a highly viable option.
In Her Majesty’s Name has been designed to allow maximum versatility for the player – if you can imagine it, the system will help you build it. There is, however, a wealth of material provided in the book, covering weird science, mystical powers, and a range of pre-generated adventuring companies, including the British Explorers’ Club, the Prussian Society of Thule, the US Marine Corps, the Légion Étrangère, the revolutionaries of the Brick Lane Commune, ancient Egyptian cults, and the mysterious Black Dragon Tong.
- Creating an Adventuring Company
- Rules of Play
- Vehicles & Mounts
- Campaign Rules
- Pre-generated Force Lists
With over 30 years’ experience as a wargamer, Craig has been writing, playing and publishing his own wargames rules online since the mid-90s. Recently, he formed the Forge of War Development Group to further develop his games and now has an active cadre of 30 other writers.
Charles Murton also has more than 30 years of tabletop, role-playing and board wargaming experience, and has gamed with Craig for about 25 of those years. Charles is also a target shooter and brings practical weapons knowledge to the rules-writing team.
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