Monday, November 30, 2009

Clankety-clank - it's a (Steam) Tank!

A blast from my past - steam tanks inspired by the great Tremorden Rederring website. A heavy mobile casemate with three firing ports for her forward 12-pounder. She tows a Armstrong 40-pounder.
HMLS Oliphaunt wheezes forward, spear torpedo at the ready, a screen of sailors acting as skirmishers. Her semaphore ready to telegraph her next command.
SMDPW (His Majesty's Armoured Steam Wagon) Elfride; a light "raider" vehicle armed with little more than a single Gatling. Speedy at 12 kph.

UPDATE: Excellent TSaTF-based rules for steam inventions of all kinds - recommended.


Bluebear Jeff said...


What rules are you using (or plan to use) for your VSF gaming?

If you haven't decided, you might want to take a look at G.A.S.L.I.G.H.T. . . . I don't use the VSF aspects, but I've used them for straight Colonial play and they're fun.

-- Jeff

A J said...

Steam landships! Excellent! I recently made one which I sold on eBag. It's definitely something I'm going to make for my Daftest Africa campaign - when it gets going. The Major General's site is indeed inspirational. It would be nice to see it updated, though.