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Craig Andrews
is proud to present for the benefit of several audiences...

The 2013 Advent Calendar

advent-2013

Being in the main a collection of articles for a selection of much beloved and respected wargame rules

(and perhaps one or two other more unexpected diversions)

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Sunday 1st December - A Board Game
An Orcs in the Webbe Original !
"Tilting For Pleasure" by Matthew Hartley
In another of his original mini-games Matthew Hartley brings us a fun fast paced set of rules allowing you to play buzkashi - where teams of mounted players fight for control of the decapitated remains of a goat (a real sport! Google it). Easily adaptable for jousts and mounted melee. Complete with rules for integrating the game into your games of Flintloque 3rd Edition.

Monday 2nd December - A Terrain Masterclass
An Orcs in the Webbe Original !
"Korunna Arch" by Tony Harwood
Tony Harwood takes us step by step through the creation of a 28mm scale model arch he initially saw in the background of a painting.

Tuesday 3rd December - A Flintloque Scenario
An Orcs in the Webbe Original !
"Colonel Buster and the Cossacks of Doom" by Bob Minadeo
Colonel Buster and his ally, the 'shiny' non-blood magicke using Vampyre Edvarda, take on the nefarious undead rogues Scooby Doom and Raggy who have not only a squad of Cossacks at their disposal but also an improved version of Gravinski's reanimator and no shortage of corpses...

Wednesday 4th December - A Pax Bochemannica Scenario
An Orcs in the Webbe Original !
"Sticks & Stones" by Tony Harwood
Stumbling home after a night out celebrating his birthday, the Boche Rodknee and some of his Youf mates decide to pitch a few cleverly worded insults (not to mention a shed load of stones) at some Noman legionaires on thier way home.

Thursday 5th December - An Original Interview
An Orcs in the Webbe Original !
"Sculpting: A Q&A with Sam Croes" by Craig Andrews
Sam Croes, one of the sculptors for 15mm.co.uk's theionage.com range, answers some questions about himself and his work in the first of this years Christmas Interviews.

Friday 6th December - A Flintloque Scenario
An Orcs in the Webbe Original !
"The Oh No Corral" by Luke Passingham
Three Orc brothers head to the small border town of Doomstone to help it's inefficient sherrif take on some local Joccian and Taffsea troublemakers.

Saturday 7th December - A Flintloque Scenario
An Orcs in the Webbe Original !
"A Game of Ghouls" by Danny O'Hara
Ongoing reports of cannibalism in the Armorican village of Imladré-sur-Merde coupled with the initial investigative team going missing leads the Ferach special agent, Doctor Moreauwe, and a group of elven militia in search of monsters.

Sunday 8th December - A Darkestorme Short Story
An Orcs in the Webbe Original !
"The Sky Forge" by Jaffa Holland
Once again returning home as something other than the hero he set out to be, Stoneheart has to answer for his actions in Jocalia. Meanwhile, deep beneath the citadel of the Slayers, something stirs.

Monday 9th December - A Terrain Masterclass
An Orcs in the Webbe Original !
"Standing Stones" by Tony Harwood
Master modeller Tony Harwood takes us step by step through the creation of a simple but tremendously functional piece of terrain that can be used for many different games systems.

Tuesday 10th December - A Panzerfäuste Rules Supplement and Scenario
An Orcs in the Webbe Original !
"Disposable Heroes" by Steve Blease
Steiner and the rest of StrafGruppe Loki, on a vital mission to destroy a shipment the Orcs fortifying cha leaves, come up against the native askari troops... The Halfelins.

Wednesday 11th December - A Poem
An Orcs in the Webbe Original !
"Foul Mouth Freddy" by Tony Harwood
After the Mordredian Wars the famous Albion poet, Samuel Taylor Orcridge, wrote three verses of poetry about the much loved anti-hero Foul Mouth Freddy. Today we see on which events the poem was based and glance at the historical notes as one is a previously unheard of tale involving an Elven Eagle no less...

Thursday 12th December - A Shadowrun Duels Scenario
An Orcs in the Webbe Original !
"Of the Flesh" by Craig Andrews
Deep within the seedy streets of Touristville, in Seattle's Redmond Barrens, two groups of Shadowrunners clash during an assassination attempt on one of Novatech Seattle's Directors whilst he is out trogjamming.

Friday 13th December - A Flintloque Scenario
An Orcs in the Webbe Original !
"A Cryptmass Tale" by Christian Cuello
After years living in peace, creating gifts to help the children of Valon, Drosselmeyer the Toymaker's workshop has been found. Several races of Urop as well as the nefarious Undead have come to steal this years presents before Grandfather Frost can deliver them...

Saturday 14th December - A Flintloque Story
An Orcs in the Webbe Original !
"Twas the Night Before Cryptmass" by Roger Wilcox
The Master of Willorc's Hall regales us with his musings about the time he met the good old Joccian Saint, Saint Knickerless, by way of a seasonal poem with introduction and footnotes no less.

Sunday 15th December - A Flintloque Scenario
An Orcs in the Webbe Original !
"The Mummy's Tomb" by Ed Proctor
In the days after the Armorican invasion of Aegypt many thought to make thier fortune stealing the gold hidden underneath the ancient pyramids. They did not relise the gold had not been left unguarded...

Monday 16th December - Brand New Flintloque Artwork
An Orcs in the Webbe Original !
"Glimpses of Valon 2013" by Pete Barfield
Artist extaordinaire Pete Barfield has once again turned his talented scribblings towards the world of Valon, this year creating a cracking Ferach officer reminiscent of  certain 1950's and 60's film star...

Tuesday 17th December - A Flintloque Scenario
An Orcs in the Webbe Original !
"Foul Mouth Freddy Gets ****ing Spirited Away" by Tony Harwood
With an eye towards his retirement, Freddy comes up with a plan to supply homebrew rotgut to some local innkeepers, unaware that several large spanners loom large above his works - spanners in the form of Colonel Sim-San, the Temperance League, Catatonic religious heavies and, last and in many ways least, the Orc Camp Patrol...

Wednesday 18th December - A Dreadloque Scenario
An Orcs in the Webbe Original !
"The Hand of Fate" by Craig Andrews
Years in the making, the 'Third Season Finale' of Dreadloque is here. A rip roaring adventure featuring a mad dash to stop Baron Bron's plans nefarious plans for the Windy Isles once and for all.

Thursday 19th December - A Panzerfäuste Scenario
An Orcs in the Webbe Original !
"Raider's of the Lost Casket" by Luke Passingham
Entwickler's superiors have found the legendary Casket of Souls and are planning to open it to reap its dark rewards. Luckily the brave Orc Captain Pipsy Pipworthy is there to stop him. Will the deserter Chaka Took help or hinder the Orcs as the fight to stop the Dwarves.

Friday 20th December - A Flintloque Scenario
An Orcs in the Webbe Original !
"Llednevir Am Bith" by CJ Hooper
In the fifth and final Llednevir Chronicle, the survivors face a final challenge, to pass through the ruined streets of Tarrwen Harbour one last time and escape to the Taffsea countryside. However, both the forces of Albion and Armorica have sent teams to discover the power behind what happened in the small once proud town...

Saturday 21st December - A Flintloque Scenario
An Orcs in the Webbe Original !
"Something Rotten" by Craig Andrews
The legendary hero of Los Diablos returns in this whip cracking tale in which El Lupe must sneak into Governor Jamon's hacienda to find an important document to free his friend.

Sunday 22nd December - A Pax Bochemannica Scenario
An Orcs in the Webbe Original !
"Does My Ass Look Big In This?" by Tony Harwood
The Peckham Irregulars have seen such success and growth in recent month that not only is food becoming an issue but so is the sheer amount of 'enthusiasm' shown by the younger members, the Yoofs. What they need is something to kick in...

Monday 23rd December - A Flintloque Scenario
An Orcs in the Webbe Original !
"Sharke's Barsoom" by Steve Blease
Captain Rekhardt Sharke and his loyal Rifles' adventures on other worlds continue. This time awakening in the middle of a conflict between multi-limbed giants on a red planet known to it's inhabitants as Barsoom.

Christmas Eve - An Orcs in the Webbe Exclusive Interview !
The 2013 Alternative Armies Interview
Gavin Syme at Alternative Armies submits himself to the annual grilling.

Christmas Day - A Flintloque Scenario
An Orcs in the Webbe Original !
Austin Powys in "Dr No-el" by CJ Hooper
Two specially selected teams of eleven troops meet on a field in Catalucia - one Orc, one Elf - as both race to collect the Wylde Magicke egg of St. Sean.

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Merry Cryptmass !