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by Craig
July 29th, 2014, 9:42 am
Forum: The Bunker
Topic: The Traveller Returns...
Replies: 2
Views: 984

Re: The Traveller Returns...

I'm sure that Jodrell, being somewhat of a technomage, would be capable of providing this. I shall ask him.

In the meantime, does anyone else have any opinions on this proposal?
by Craig
July 25th, 2014, 11:14 am
Forum: The Bunker
Topic: The Traveller Returns...
Replies: 2
Views: 984

The Traveller Returns...

Gentlemen, I have not been in the forum for quite a while due to my commitments to IHMN and other games. This is going to change because I have decided to commit more time to the auld games as well as the new. To bring you up-to-date: 1. Charles and I are in the middle of writing Daishō, a skirmish ...
by Craig
October 20th, 2013, 9:10 am
Forum: Dead Simple
Topic: Looking at mechanics
Replies: 0
Views: 1222

Looking at mechanics

The Core Mechanic of Dead Simple is add the Aptitude in a skill (derived from the core attributes) and the Training level in that skill, then try to roll less than that on 1D20. Other modifiers may apply such as initial bonuses from race and profession. This is a limited system in that eventually, ...
by Craig
October 20th, 2013, 9:08 am
Forum: Dead Simple
Topic: Special Operations Executive
Replies: 0
Views: 742

Special Operations Executive

During the second world war an elite secret force was formed to attack the enemy from within. Its methods were subversion, sabotage, assassination and terror. Many of its agents did not survive. Often captured, tortured and executed, their work was cloaked in secrecy and all but forgotten. They were...
by Craig
October 9th, 2013, 10:35 am
Forum: Ultra FUBAR
Topic: Activation
Replies: 52
Views: 11655

Re: Activation

Set up your own Salute thread then you may be able to get some volunteers to step in and assist you.

I have just had it confirmed that there shall be a IHMN demo game, so I shall be there :D
by Craig
October 8th, 2013, 3:05 pm
Forum: Ultra FUBAR
Topic: Activation
Replies: 52
Views: 11655

Re: Activation

Hey Mcfonz,

Keep us up-to-date with your Salute Plans. I shall almost certainly be there promoting IHMN again so it would be cool to meet up with you, and any other FoW chaps.

I do like your activation idea.
by Craig
October 8th, 2013, 3:01 pm
Forum: Core Rules
Topic: Two-page FUBAR - a call to arms!
Replies: 71
Views: 16528

Re: Two-page FUBAR - a call to arms!

You go for it mate. I'm just completely swamped by IHMN and writing more supplements. I never knew how time consuming this project would be and its getting more like work and less like fun. Practically every spare hour is spent writing rules, blogging about them, marketing and such stuff :shock: The...
by Craig
August 8th, 2013, 7:04 pm
Forum: Miniatures
Topic: Gue'vesa warband
Replies: 11
Views: 2996

Re: Gue'vesa warband

Most excellent indeed!
by Craig
July 21st, 2013, 6:15 pm
Forum: Core Rules
Topic: Rumour: WH40K: Inquisition
Replies: 4
Views: 1493

Re: Rumour: WH40K: Inquisition

Sounds like the success of the latest edition of ItEN has got the bean-counters excited at GW :lol:

I wonder how long it will be before we get a 'cease & desist' order from the Dark Citadel.
by Craig
July 19th, 2013, 8:55 am
Forum: Dark Fantasy FUBAR
Topic: New Sub-forum
Replies: 0
Views: 814

New Sub-forum

As requested by Lanse you now have a sub-forum dedicated to Dark Fantasy FUBAR, so cry 'Havoc!' and let slip the dogs of war... :lol:
by Craig
June 21st, 2013, 4:46 pm
Forum: Variants
Topic: In her Majesties Name
Replies: 5
Views: 2542

Re: In her Majesties Name

My apologies for my tardiness in replying.

To answer your question it is the first example you quoted. Then each time someone moves a figure it can change the whole tactical situation. Choosing which figure to move and when can be the difference between sweet victory or slaughter.
by Craig
June 21st, 2013, 4:44 pm
Forum: Variants
Topic: Generic Fantasy Skirmish: In The Emperor's Name
Replies: 4
Views: 1636

Re: Generic Fantasy Skirmish: In The Emperor's Name

Isn't it great when you get the bit between your teeth and stuff just seems to flow? That, my friend, is a sign that you're doing it right, and I couldn't be more proud of you at the moment :D My only suggestion is that you might want to start assembling these into PDF's so that people can download ...
by Craig
June 1st, 2013, 6:12 pm
Forum: The Bunker
Topic: Partizan 2013
Replies: 0
Views: 861

Partizan 2013

Gentlemen, and you at the back, listen up! Partizan 2013 is tomorrow at Kelham Hall outside Newark. I shall be there along with Shaun of The Bunker and the chaps from the White Hart Gamers, demonstrating IHMN again. If any of you are going please stop by and say hello. It's nice to put faces to all ...
by Craig
May 27th, 2013, 2:29 pm
Forum: Ultra FUBAR
Topic: Ultra FUBAR 1 Page Rules
Replies: 2
Views: 1214

Re: Ultra FUBAR 1 Page Rules

Thanks for that Hosercanadian. I'm sure our 6mm tread-heads will devour this :lol:
by Craig
May 27th, 2013, 2:27 pm
Forum: ItEN Fiction
Topic: Red day on Kapella V
Replies: 0
Views: 1471

Red day on Kapella V

It was on Kapella V that Captain Dreyfuss earned the name 'The Butcher'. Although not entirely undeserved given his actions, as with many things it was the incompetence of others that led him to the extreme situation in which he found himself. The Tri-vid image of him standing on the steps of the Ka...
by Craig
May 27th, 2013, 2:14 pm
Forum: The Bunker
Topic: Submit your 40K short stories for ItEN 3 Gold Edition!
Replies: 2
Views: 5805

Re: Submit your 40K short stories for ItEN 3 Gold Edition!

Hi Jodrell,

I'm chucking a few stories I've written in the past onto this sub-board. Most of them are well over 500 words, but hopefully they will inspire others to have a go.
by Craig
May 27th, 2013, 2:12 pm
Forum: ItEN Fiction
Topic: In Mortem Pace
Replies: 0
Views: 846

In Mortem Pace

"Frakk-Frakk-Frakk-Frakk-Frakk!" screamed Valos as he dived into a smoking shell hole and a beam of green light swept the doorway he had just left. Shards of shrapnel, sticking out like grass from the sides of the hole, tore at his trousers as he slid to the bottom. Next to him was the met...
by Craig
May 27th, 2013, 2:07 pm
Forum: ItEN Fiction
Topic: Out on a limb
Replies: 0
Views: 768

Out on a limb

Valos had never liked the Artillery. It wasn't just that they sat so far behind the lines that they never saw who they killed. It was the fact that when it came down to it they didn't really care either. For a sergeant in a reconnaissance unit that depended upon getting close to the enemy, he knew t...
by Craig
May 25th, 2013, 12:05 pm
Forum: The Bunker
Topic: IHMN Blog
Replies: 6
Views: 1922

Re: IHMN Blog

Hmmm... I think that I shall ask that on Lead Adventure. Good question Ian - thanks!
by Craig
May 6th, 2013, 9:15 am
Forum: Ultra FUBAR
Topic: Project Introduction
Replies: 19
Views: 4136

Re: Project Introduction

Thanks Stu. I'll have to try that out myself.
by Craig
May 5th, 2013, 11:25 am
Forum: AARs & Battle Reports
Topic: Skirmish with 40K/Warzone figs
Replies: 2
Views: 930

Re: Skirmish with 40K/Warzone figs

Hi there,

Nice AAR, I like your use of terrain and the variation in the rules. Did this have a major effect on how you played?
by Craig
April 28th, 2013, 9:10 am
Forum: Core Rules
Topic: House Rules
Replies: 3
Views: 1247

Re: House Rules

Hi DF :D The whole purpose of this forum is to encourage people to experiment with the rules, try their own rules and discuss the results of these trials. So do not feel backward about coming forward. I personally prefer the casualty/suppression either/or approach. However, if you and your friends p...
by Craig
April 18th, 2013, 9:29 pm
Forum: Member's Sites
Topic: Sound Officers Call
Replies: 3
Views: 855

Re: Sound Officers Call

Hi Steve, Welcome aboard! Had a quick gander at your blog, and you've gotta love them Wargames Factory Shocktroopers. After I built three boxes of them I used the spare heads to remodel my entire IG force - all I have to do now is paint them all :shock: I even have an entire command squad with c'thu...
by Craig
April 14th, 2013, 3:19 pm
Forum: Core Rules
Topic: ItEN 3 - Question for the community
Replies: 2
Views: 1080

Re: ItEN 3 - Question for the community

This, methinks, is a matter of sheer practicality.

As you are carrying pretty much the entire load on this one I would go for rules first, the rest as you get time to produce it.
by Craig
April 7th, 2013, 3:31 pm
Forum: Ultra FUBAR
Topic: The Humble D6...
Replies: 6
Views: 1401

The Humble D6...

Hi All, Yes I am still here and I am still committed to overhauling FUBAR, however, IHMN has been taking a little bit of my time in the run-up to the launch :shock: A fundamental question - should the game remain wedded to the D6? As a die it limits our options and the range of what we can add to th...
by Craig
April 6th, 2013, 9:47 am
Forum: AARs & Battle Reports
Topic: Photos of 28mm Irish War of Independence game
Replies: 2
Views: 879

Re: Photos of 28mm Irish War of Independence game

Hi Doc, Now this is a conflict I had never considered for FUBAR, which is strange because I studied it in college and became an 'admirer' of Michael Collins in particular. I suppose it is because it still touchs a nerve for those who lived through 'the troubles'. So thanks for this report, it does o...
by Craig
April 6th, 2013, 9:40 am
Forum: AARs & Battle Reports
Topic: AAR commentary
Replies: 7
Views: 1444

Re: AAR commentary

Hi Stu, Interesting AAR there. Thanks for sharing it with us. :D We are currently going through creating FUBAR 4th Edition, or Ultra-FUBAR as some like to call it, so your idea to allow Commanders to give bonuses to troops he is not in contact with (especially those without leaders) is very interest...
by Craig
April 3rd, 2013, 6:43 pm
Forum: Variants
Topic: In her Majesties Name
Replies: 5
Views: 2542

Re: In her Majesties Name

Hi Pascal, The game is being demonstrated at Salute 2013 on April 20th in London, and the rules are officially published in mid-May. We have a dedicated blog for the game now: http://inhermajestysname.wordpress.com/ A lot of materials, including battle reports are already on it, and there's more to ...
by Craig
March 29th, 2013, 9:58 am
Forum: The Bunker
Topic: IHMN - call for Card Artists
Replies: 0
Views: 788

IHMN - call for Card Artists

Hi All, Back when ItEN was young some of you were kind enough to create cards for the various retinues and figures. They were little short of magnificent. I am now looking for someone to create a set of cards to be given away free on the IHMN blog, once the rules are published. There are ten compani...
by Craig
March 29th, 2013, 9:37 am
Forum: AARs & Battle Reports
Topic: Battle Report: iDaleks vs. Tobor at the Hyperspace Research
Replies: 2
Views: 907

Re: Battle Report: iDaleks vs. Tobor at the Hyperspace Rese

Hi Froggy,

An excellent report! Interesting to see the Daleks get bested by what look like silver Borg :o What figures are you using?
by Craig
March 29th, 2013, 9:35 am
Forum: AARs & Battle Reports
Topic: Another Warzone/40k Skirmish
Replies: 2
Views: 775

Re: Another Warzone/40k Skirmish

Another well-photographed battle report. Thanks :D

Do you have copy of the Harrogate Club Rules you could share with us? We are always interested to see people' variants on FUBAR.
by Craig
March 29th, 2013, 9:32 am
Forum: AARs & Battle Reports
Topic: Warzone/40k Fubar battle
Replies: 2
Views: 858

Re: Warzone/40k Fubar battle

Thank you for the battle report. I especially like the photographs, you have some great terrain pieces there.

Any possibility that you could detail the stat's for forces involved? A lot of people have Warzone figures and might like to follow your example.
by Craig
March 27th, 2013, 7:58 pm
Forum: Core Rules
Topic: Jodrell's ItEN 3 Blog
Replies: 6
Views: 3885

Re: Jodrell's ItEN 3 Blog

The first read through looks good, but I am pretty tired at the moment.

I'll give it another read at the weekend when I can kick back a bit.
by Craig
March 20th, 2013, 7:28 pm
Forum: Dead Simple
Topic: An Introduction to Dead Simple
Replies: 7
Views: 2386

Re: An Introduction to Dead Simple

That is because there are no Hit Points Mike :D "Armour stops the first few points of damage. Light Armour stops 1 point, Medium 2, Heavy 3, Very Heavy 4. A light shield stops 1 extra point on top of armour or a heavy shield stops 2 extra points. If his armour doesn’t stop all the damage the de...
by Craig
March 17th, 2013, 10:20 am
Forum: Dead Simple
Topic: A Blogging we shall go...
Replies: 4
Views: 1150

Re: A Blogging we shall go...

Sorry Ian, but I have been delayed by our MAGNIFICENT victory over England in the Six Nations.
I now need four paracetamol, an alka-seltzer and someone to stop this room spinning... :lol:
by Craig
March 16th, 2013, 10:56 am
Forum: Dead Simple
Topic: A Blogging we shall go...
Replies: 4
Views: 1150

Re: A Blogging we shall go...

800+ hits in under 24 hours... yowza! :shock:

Looks like I'm going to have to finish some Dead Simple projects and quick...
by Craig
March 15th, 2013, 10:25 am
Forum: Dead Simple
Topic: A Blogging we shall go...
Replies: 4
Views: 1150

A Blogging we shall go...

For those of you who like my Dead Simple range of one-page RPG's I have now established a blog to support them.
You can find it here: http://deadsimplerpg.wordpress.com/

One of the first articles is the release of Supplement 10 - Out of the Dungeon!!
by Craig
March 13th, 2013, 1:11 pm
Forum: The Bunker
Topic: IHMN Blog
Replies: 6
Views: 1922

Re: IHMN Blog

The first AAR is now up on the blog. I hope you enjoy it :D
by Craig
March 12th, 2013, 5:14 pm
Forum: The Bunker
Topic: IHMN Blog
Replies: 6
Views: 1922

IHMN Blog

This has now been launched and over the coming months shall become the hub for all information, events and expansions.

You can find it here: http://inhermajestysname.wordpress.com/
by Craig
March 4th, 2013, 6:38 pm
Forum: Dead Simple
Topic: An Introduction to Dead Simple
Replies: 7
Views: 2386

Re: An Introduction to Dead Simple

Oh, so you're that realirishmike eh?

Please go ahead.

Note that I might just tap you for an iOS App for In Her Majety's Name at some point...
by Craig
March 1st, 2013, 8:38 pm
Forum: AARs & Battle Reports
Topic: Partial FUBAR batrep (!): VOID Syntha vs Junkers
Replies: 2
Views: 908

Re: Partial FUBAR batrep (!): VOID Syntha vs Junkers

Thanks for the AAR mate, looked like fun.

I've not seen people adapt FUBAR to Void before - do you have any notes you'd like to knock together for others here who might have such figures in their collections?
by Craig
March 1st, 2013, 8:32 pm
Forum: Dead Simple
Topic: An Introduction to Dead Simple
Replies: 7
Views: 2386

Re: An Introduction to Dead Simple

The Real Irish Mike? Maker of hundreds of excellent character sheets, many of which I've been happy to use for what seems forever? People! We have gaming royalty here! :ugeek: Honestly though I have always liked your stuff, just wish I had time to play more RPG systems and thus use more of your shee...
by Craig
February 28th, 2013, 6:37 pm
Forum: Variants
Topic: Generic Fantasy Skirmish: In The Emperor's Name
Replies: 4
Views: 1636

Re: Generic Fantasy Skirmish: In The Emperor's Name

Hi Wtf and welcome aboard :ugeek: Below is the original sketch for Warband, the rules that eventually became ItEN. Feel free to pillage what you like from it as I know that I'll not have time to devote to it anytime in the foreseeable future... Warband. A set of simple skirmish rules for games with ...
by Craig
February 13th, 2013, 8:03 pm
Forum: The Bunker
Topic: In Her Majesty's Name Release information
Replies: 11
Views: 2576

Re: In Her Majesty's Name Release information

So my merry men, herewith is a fuller description of what Charles and I have been beavering away at... When we were first approached to create this game, we did a lot of research into both the period, contemporary literature, games and figures currently on the market, and the genre as a whole. There...
by Craig
February 12th, 2013, 10:36 pm
Forum: The Bunker
Topic: In Her Majesty's Name Release information
Replies: 11
Views: 2576

Re: In Her Majesty's Name Release information

Also keen to see what else appears on the support of the product - do you anticipate, with the design elements of the rules, that it will be easy for fan-made content to be generated, and, will you look to encourage that? This is still Craig you're talking to you know :roll: Of course we'll be enco...
by Craig
February 10th, 2013, 5:58 pm
Forum: The Bunker
Topic: In Her Majesty's Name Release information
Replies: 11
Views: 2576

Re: In Her Majesty's Name Release information

We can but hope...
by Craig
February 10th, 2013, 5:18 pm
Forum: The Bunker
Topic: In Her Majesty's Name Release information
Replies: 11
Views: 2576

Re: In Her Majesty's Name Release information

What would be comprehensive Ian? :P

We have not recommended a scale in the rules - quite deliberately. Obviously a lot of players will go with 25mm because of the Northstar tie-in, but I can see no reason at all why they wouldn't work in 10-15mm.
by Craig
February 9th, 2013, 1:56 pm
Forum: Variants
Topic: The Osmium Frontier - a Space Western variant of ITEN
Replies: 1
Views: 995

Re: The Osmium Frontier - a Space Western variant of ITEN

This looks really cool. :D
by Craig
February 9th, 2013, 1:52 pm
Forum: The Bunker
Topic: In Her Majesty's Name Release information
Replies: 11
Views: 2576

Re: In Her Majesty's Name Release information

Are you able yet to provide any snippets on the rules themselves - dice & other bits required, turn sequencing, etc., etc.,? Absolutely understand if you're locked in on an Osprey agreement that prevents you - just keen to see what's involved and how it will play, and then North Star will benef...
by Craig
February 4th, 2013, 6:54 pm
Forum: The Bunker
Topic: In Her Majesty's Name Release information
Replies: 11
Views: 2576

In Her Majesty's Name Release information

Well guys, I thought that you'd like to see this:

http://www.northstarfigures.com/list.php?man=148&page=1

We have our own figures range to go with the rules.

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