Craig Andrews

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

The 2016 Advent Calendar

advent 2016

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)


Thursday 1st December - A Panzerfäuste Adventure
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"Fear Itself" by Matthew Hartley
A surviving unit of shell-shocked troops struggle to survive as the pain felt by The Land is made manifest in this Panzerfäuste scenario for Solitaire or Group play written by one of the games' creators.

Friday 2nd December - A Flintloque Scenario
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"With The Devil at Your Heels" by Christian Cuello
Race through the countryside with pursuers hot on your heels in this steeplechase style scenario for two players.

Saturday 3rd December - A Panzerfäuste Short Story
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"Dungeons Deep" by Costin Becheanu
A Troglodyte squad, tasked with escorting a very important General through an underground complex, run into a few surprises along the way.

Sunday 4th December - A Flintloque Scenario
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"Foul Mouth Freddy and The Wrong ****ing Wagon" by Tony Harwood
Freddy's latest venture takes an unexpected turn when a group of local wine barons mistake his wagon for one laden with something rather more potent in this Flintloque scenario for three or four players.

Monday 5th December - Panzerfäuste Artwork
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"Glimpses of The Land - Warbeast!" by Martin Cutbill
This year we welcome the return of the popular 'Glimpses' series from previous calendars, Martin Cutbill turns his attentions towards the Land to bring us this cracking image of a Dwarf Panzerbär.

Tuesday 6th December - A Tongue in Cheek Bestiary of Table Top Gaming Subspecies
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"Gamer Archetypes" by Helena Nash
Helena Nash returns to OITW once again giving us a humorous rundown of the different types of games masters and players you might encounter... Whether roleplayer, wargamer, LARPer or online gamer there's something in here you'll recognise. Which one are you?

Wednesday 7th December - A Darkestorme Short Story
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"The Siege of Dragon's Keep" - A Tale of Stoneheart the Slayer by Jaffa Holland
The epic of Stoneheart continues into it's sixth year in this Darkestorme short story which sees the erstwhile Dwarf forced to defend his adopted home against a coalition of races bent on taking Hazadkar, the Dragon's Keep.

Thursday 8th December - A Flintloque Short Story
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"Poldorc" by Danny O'Hara
Classic Flintloque alumnus Danny O'Hara weaves an hilarious story based on a 'somewhat better known than it used to be because that chap got his top off to scythe corn wrong' tale. Perfect for the Flintloque setting we are proud to present, for the benefit of several audiences, Poldorc.

Friday 9th December - A Panzerfäuste Scenario
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"Beach Head II: Entwickler and The Crustacean Frustration" by Luke Passingham
Hauptmann Entwickler - pride of the Ausdenkerkorps - bolstered by the success of the Zinn-Mann project has been granted unlimited funding (and a choice of secret locales in which to design something) and is about to unleash his next great invention on The Land.

Saturday 10th December - A Flintloque Scenario
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"Sharke's Wyvern" by Gavin Syme
Gavin Syme, Lead writer at Alternative Armies, brings us a cracking scenario featuring Sharke going up against a Wyvern no less! Includes full rules for including Wyvern's in your games of Flintloque 3rd Edition!

Sunday 11th December - A Devil's Run Scenario 
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"Run 33: Bad Santa" by Mark Rapson
Mark Rapson, creator of Devil's Run, has penned a festive scenario for players of the post-apocalyptic vehicle battle game. In "Bad Santa" rival gangs battle to collect presents that have fallen out of Santa's Sack. Complete with a fully formatted PDF, a new character card and even a festive ditty to sing as you leave your foes in the dust.

Monday 12th December - A Flintloque Scenario
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"The Terror of Toadula" by Bob Minadeo
The fearless Giglamps, “Giggers” to his many friends and admirers, faces up against a terrible duo in this Flintloque scenario for two players.

Tuesday 13th December - A Panzerfäuste Scenario 
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"Tôrg-Baraz of Doom" by Ben Honey
The Deathless have found the fabled Lava Stones of Power and intend to unlock their power. Fortunately young lieutenant Pipsy Pipworthy has stumbled upon the plot and aims to grab the stones for Branzhûm. Will the Halfelin reinforcements arrive in time to help, or will the Deathless gain the power to conquer Tôrg-Baraz?

Wednesday 14th December - An Exclusive Interview !
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"Sculpting: A Q&A with Heriberto Valle Martinez" by Craig Andrews
Heriberto Valle Martinez, one of the sculptors for Hysterical Games is the focus of this year's sculpting Q&A and answers some questions about himself and his work in the first of this year's Christmas interviews.

Thursday 15th December - Two Linked Darkestorme Scenarios
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"What Happened Next to Your Darkestorme Band" by Anonymous Bosch
Did you ever find old miniatures for a loved campaign and wonder what happened next... Well that's exactly what happened to one Darkestorme fan so they sat down and wrote a couple of adventures to continue the story...

Friday 16th December - A Doctor Who Miniatures Game Article
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"The Mechonoids" by David Agnew
The original, fan created and not for profit Doctor Who Miniatures Game lives on in the hands of its fans. We bring you stats and unit cards for using the Mechonoids in your games of DWMG 2nd Edition.

Saturday 17th December - A Flintloque Background Article
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"Piob-mhor - The Great Highland Bagpipes" by Tony Harwood
The bagpies of Joccia are more than just an instrument, herein lies but one tale of just how they can be used to fight the evils found upon Valon, the land of Alternative Armies' Flintloque.

Sunday 18th December - A Flintloque Scenario
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"Sharke's Amon Kyaat" by Bob Minadeo
Carrying on from last years tale of the Fellowship of the Thing in Moria, having lost Giglamps to the Bal Rog, Captain Sharke's Fellowship is about to be broken in more ways than one in this two player scenario for Alternative Armies' Flintloque.

Monday 19th December - A Panzerfäuste Modelling Masterclass
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"Dug in Gnomes" by Anthony Evans
The Anarchy of Anton, fastest painter in the West (of Leicster), comes to OITW with a cracking little article on how to assemble a Gnome variant for Hysterical Games' Panzerfäuste.

Tuesday 20th December - A Flintloque: Beware the Dark Czar Tie-In Scenario
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"What Ales You?" by Gavin Syme
Gavin Syme, Lead writer at Alternative Armies, gives OITW readers an exclusive in the form of a whole scenario that will form a continuation from next years Flintloque release, a beginners set entitled "Escape the Dark Czar".

Wednesday 21st December - A Panzerfäuste Scenario
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"The Aftermatch" by CJ HooperThe Aftermatch" by CJ Hooper
Everyone remembers and talks about the famous Futbowel match of the trenches. Very few remember the incidents that followed; the hangovers, the bruises, the embarrassing silence between Orc and Dwarf who woke up together, and least of all the case of the swapped jerseys...

Thursday 22nd December - An S.P.Q.o.R.c. Showcase
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"The Splatta" by Tony Harwood
Master modelmaker Tony Harwood shows us a little something special from Maveryc's S.P.Q.o.R.c.

Friday 23rd December - A Panzerfäuste Scenario
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"Balls to the Wall" by Steve Blease
Stuermer’s Stormers have been tasked with exploring the depths of the Troglodyte mountain nest and weeding out any last vestiges of resistance. Unbeknown to the Dwarves, there is more to fear down there than just some exhausted Troglodytes...

Christmas Eve - An Orcs in the Webbe Exclusive Interview !
The 2016 Christmas Eve Interview with Hysterical Games' Rob Alderman
A return to form with the Christmas Eve interview this year as Rob Alderman, the man behind Hysterical Games, sits down for his first OITW grilling...

Christmas Day - A Flintloque Scenario
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"And Death Shall Have No Dominoes" by CJ Hooper
In a normal inn, in a normal town by the normal sea, an extraordinary character plays dominoes... in this years Christmas Day Adventure!


Merry Cryptmass !