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Skinflint Games09 Dec 2021 3:23 p.m. PST

New battle report up – trying our hand at the '90s classic "Hellfire" with our DIY Star Wars armies:

Jim Webster09 Dec 2021 11:46 p.m. PST

Glad you had fun. I succumbed to pressure and re-released the rules, and whilst there are few if any changes, there is more support as befits the internet age. (They were either written on an Amstrad PCW or even a type writer!)

The support is across on the blog where there's even a 'dedicated page' with some scenarios


(Dedicated page sounds grander than it is but never mind)

Also there's a facebook group as well link

Valderian11 Dec 2021 12:46 a.m. PST

@Skinflint Games – I saw the pictures of those DIY Stormtroopers and they are incredbile (noew the pinctures on the blog are not shown anymore).
@Jim Webster – such a great cover of rulebook!

Jim Webster11 Dec 2021 6:39 a.m. PST

The first edition had some great artwork, but none of it was, alas, mine :-(

But yes, I'm with you with the DIY storm troopers, they are amazing

Frederick Supporting Member of TMP11 Dec 2021 2:32 p.m. PST

Brilliant AAR – also love those DIY troopers, great work!

Skinflint Games11 Dec 2021 3:44 p.m. PST

Thanks guys! Can't take credit for the idea, those little guys are all granny grating, check out "Granny Grating Armies" to give props to the guy who had the idea first!

@Jim Webster – Hot damn, I never expected to be speaking with wargaming royalty! I hope our critique was constructive and fair, and we will definitely be checking out the rereleased rules. Amstrad PCW.. wow! I remember knocking something together on a BBC B as a kid, trying to reverse engineer 40k X-D Great days!

Jim Webster11 Dec 2021 11:45 p.m. PST

Hey I still have the typewriter (It's not been out of the box for thirty years but it's still there :-) )

Glad you're enjoying the rules.
Remember that they're now your rules. If you try something and it doesn't work for you but you see a better way, do it. Write across them in pencil, add extra sections. They're yours :-)

There's also a campaign booklet now :-)


(You can get the paperback from link )

Skinflint Games12 Dec 2021 3:57 p.m. PST

"Glad you're enjoying the rules.
Remember that they're now your rules. If you try something and it doesn't work for you but you see a better way, do it. Write across them in pencil, add extra sections. They're yours :-)"

That right there… everything I love about this hobby. Thank you man :-)

Jim Webster13 Dec 2021 12:05 a.m. PST

You're welcome :-)

And that's how the hobby goes forward. Because Kevin spots your good idea, works it into a house rule in his own rules, his mate Dakka is inspired to convert new figures because the idea behind the house rule is so cool, and somebody reads a blog post and mutters 'I can work with that'


Covert Walrus13 Dec 2021 8:10 p.m. PST

This sounds like the prefect match, assuming you can find appropriate minis.

Jim Webster14 Dec 2021 10:31 a.m. PST

I'm impressed with the minis they produced :-)

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