Wednesday, 16 June 2010

The Crucible - Hammer's Slammers



My complimentary copy of the Crucible has arrived. This is not a review as I am one of the co-authors. It is beautiful! John Treadaway, my co-author, is a professional graphics designer and by God it shows. The Book is in hardback, two hundred large (A4ish) pages, each in colour and illustrated. How the hell, Andrew at Pireme turns this out for £25 escapes me. It is one hell of a bargain.

It is all the material in Books one and two, plus material we published in Miniature Wargaming plus lots of new stuff. There are technical cards for the troops and player aid card sections. Kevin Dallimore contributed a chapter on painting and modelling. Kevin painted many of the models used for the illustrations and he is a superb artist.

This is it, the definitive guide to wargaming armoured cavalry warfare in the universe of David Drakes Hammers Slammers, which IMHO is the finest military science fiction ever written. I know John T is of the same opinion.

I have posted pics of a few pages below. The colour balance got screwed but I have more or less fixed it with Paint Shop Pro.

Enjoy - I have.

John Lambshead

PS You can find more card downloads and painting guides on the official Hammers Slammers website on my sidebar on the right.

PPS The pics are high res. They can be blown right up to read the pages.















13 comments:

  1. My friend Mark got his and was proudly marching around the store yesterday with it on craft night. I will wait till next week to ask to look at it as I don't want to send him into shock from separation anxiety!

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  2. It has reaqched the far and mysterious lands beyond the sunset then.....

    Hope your mate likes it.
    J

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  3. Beautiful! Looks like a book any Slammers fan would love to have, even if they don't game...yet!

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  4. That's a gorgeous edition. Congratulations! Looks just like it's paw! ;-)

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  5. Well done, dollar to pound ration ain't too bad right now either!

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  6. Congratulations! I saw it on the new arrivals shelf in my local hobby shop this evening.

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  7. Dear Sons,
    I am hoping that non-wargaming Drake fans will enjoy it.
    J

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  8. Dear Joe
    A lot of that is down to John Treadaway who was the Graphics Artist.
    J

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  9. Dear Pagumb
    Brilliant. Andrew of Pireme has a good grasp of marketing.
    J

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  10. Dear Gyro
    It's 1.48 Dollars to the Pound today, That ain't a bad rate of exchange as the mean is probably about 1.6 or so. It was 2.1 at one stage last year.
    J

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  11. It looks good, but it never gonna make it here. Hungary is tooooooo far, not so many gamers. Can i read the core rules somewhere?

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  12. Dear Igi
    The core rules are available in the Hammers Slammers handbook, which is probably available cheap now the new book is out.
    J

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  13. Dear John,

    Ok, i try to get one. Maybe my FGS guys will help.

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