Craig Andrews

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

The 2017 Advent Calendar Recap

advent annoucement

Being in the main a collection of twenty-four brand new original and exclusive articles for a selection of much beloved and respected wargame rules

(and perhaps one or two other more unexpected diversions)


Friday 1st December - A A Multi Player Party Game
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"The Raft of the Medusaf" by Matthew Hartley
Players take on the roles of shipwrecked crew afloat in the North Atlantic Ocean in 1816 in this brand new and original game by Matthew Hartley. Being one of a handful of survivors your comrades have succumbed to starvation, thirst, madness and despair. You must make hard decisions in order to survive until rescued. But beware, your choices make come back to haunt you when you are eventually rescued...

Saturday 2nd December - A Flintloque Short Story
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"Heart of Dorcness" by Danny O'Hara
Classic Flintloque alumnus Danny O'Hara turns his attention to a less well known area of Valon, the Kinkon Delta, in this years Advent Tale. Introducing a new cast of characters we are proud to present, for the benefit of several audiences, Heart of Dorcness.

Sunday 3rd December - A Panzerfäuste Short Story
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"Conflictual Sustenance" by Costin Becheanu
Two Schweinhundereite squads leading twice as many Straftruppen are cut off from HQ waiting for an Orc convoy when foraging fails and tempers begin to fray in this Panzerfäuste short story.

Monday 4th December - A Strange Grogge Scenario
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"A Tale of The Cove" by Ben Honey
An overheard conversation whilst drinking grogge in The Drunken Sailor leads to a strange meeting with some hitherto unknown races in this scenario for Wessex Games' Strange Grogge which sees Orcs, Dwarves and Elves from Panzerfäuste's realm of The Land clash on the high seas two millennia before Alberich's jackbooted Dwarves swarm the continent.

Tuesday 5th December - A Flintloque Tale
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"The Pyjama Pilferer" by Tony Harwood
Orcs in the Webbe regular and storyteller extraordinare, Tony Harwood, turns his attention to another of Foul Mouth Freddy's posse for this years Advent tale in honour of the memory of the last of the colourful characters who have inspired the many wonderful tales we've read these last seven years.

Wednesday 6th December - A Flintloque Scenario
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"The Cattle Raid of Guli" by Bob Minadeo
A cadre of the Star Wraith's Ghouls aided by two of Bakerov's delicious creations make a night raid on an unsuspecting Elven Field Hospital deep in the Frozen Witchlands in this Flintloque scenario for two players.

Thursday 7th December - A Panzerfäuste Skirmish Scenario
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"Pride Comes Before a Fall" by Ross Bowrage and Rob Alderman
Ever wish you had a way to field your entire Captain Pledge level... Wait no longer! Hysterical Games' brings us a huge scenario for Panzerfäuste Skirmish with the Allied Orcs and Gnomes clashing against Dwarves and thier fierce warbeasts in this multi-player scenario based on an even bigger battle that was fought way back at the Bovington Tank Museum in 2005.

Friday 8th December - A Doctor Who Miniatures Game Article
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"The Vashta Nerada" 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 use in your games of DWMG 2nd Edition.

Saturday 9th December - An Exclusive Interview !
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"Sculpting: A Q&A with Christian Cuello" by Craig Andrews
Christian Cuello, one of the sculptors for Alternative Armies, answers some questions about himself and his work.

Sunday 10th December - A Panzerfäuste Modelling Masterclass
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"Gnomish Houses" by Anthony Evans
The Anarchy of Anton, fastest painter in the West (of Leicester), returns to OITW with a step by step article on how to create Gnomish Houses for Hysterical Games' Panzerfäuste out of a certain fast food chain outlet's happy meal toys...

Monday 11th December - A Flintloque Scenario
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"Sharke's Quarry" by Bob Minadeo
The Northern Half-Orc's adventures continue in this years tale which sees Sharke leading the remainder of his company; Harpie, Louie Gallas and Heinrich Himli along the trail left by the mutineers as they fled Amon Kyaat with their diminutive captives.

Tuesday 12th December - A Panzerfäuste Scenario
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"Prison Break" by Ben Honey
Two groups of prisoners have broken out and the only thing that stands between them and freedom is a perilous section of No Man's Land. Oh, and the fact they're from different prisons and headed towards each other.

Wednesaday 13th December - A Flintloque Scenario
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"A Stroll in the Park" by Tony Harwood
Tony Harwood brings us a three-part scenario for Alternative Armies Flintloque setting veteran Ferach Marines and Dwarf Sappers against a poorly defended Algarvey signal tower.

Thursday 14th December - A DarkeStorme Scenario
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"As You Wish" by Anonymous Bosch
A group of Dwarves summon a Djinn to help defeat an Orc Warband. Things go well for them, at first anyways...

Friday 15th December - A Flintloque Rules Supplement
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"Fire! Fire!" by Michael White
Making his OITW debut Michael White brings us a little something extra for Flintloque 3rd Edition, some special rules governing the accidental starting and spreading of fires...

Saturday 16th December - An Expansion for Flintloque 3rd Edition
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"All The Remnants of King Otto V" by Gavin Syme
Gavin Syme, Lead writer at Alternative Armies, gives OITW readers something rather splendid in the form of this superb long sought after (by me at least) rules supplement to put Humans into your games of Flintloque 3rd Edition.

Sunday 17th December - A 7TV 2nd Edition Programme Guide Preview
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"Grandville Programme Guide Preview" by Helena Nash
Set in an alternate history of anthropomorphic animals and steampunk automata, Grandville follows the adventures of Detective Inspector Archibald "Archie" LeBrock of Scotland Yard!

Monday 18th December - A Flintloque Scenario
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"General Banal and The Plot to Assassinate d’Elrond" by Bob Minadeo
General Banal and his Othari Pindari attempt to assassinate Duc d’Elrond in this Flintloque scenario for two players set in the mysterious continent oif Inji.

Tuesday 19th December - A Scenario for Two Hour Wargames Reaction System set in Valon, the World of Alternative Armies' Flintloque
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"Giglamps and The Prince" by Craig Andrews
In 2016, as a reward for people who supported Orcs in the Webbe during it's funding drive I offered to write something for each of the kind folk who donated. They could pick the game / system / character etc. and see what I came up with. This is one such tale...

Wednesday 20th December - A Panzerfäuste Scenario
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"Ranger Things" by Luke Passingham
After the failure of his Mecha Crab in Du-Nomin the infamous Hauptmann Entwickler - pride of the Ausdenkerkorps - has been temporarily withdrawn from frontline efforts in order to work on his latest device, a machine that will render Dwarven forces invisible. His device didn't work quite as expected and not only opened a portal to a strange otherworldly place but attracted the attention of the creature that lives there...

Thursday 21st December - A Devil's Run Scenario
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"Rig Run 1: The Hollidays are Coming!" by Mark Rapson
Mark Rapson, creator of Devil's Run, has once again penned a festive scenario for players of the post-apocalyptic vehicle battle game. In "The Hollidays are Coming!" rival gangs take on a Warrig hoping to collect the most trademarked brown syrupy fizzy drink they can. Complete with a fully formatted PDF and a new character card, Doc Holliday himself.

Friday 22nd December - A Darkestorme / Flintloque Short Story
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"A Different Kind of War..." by Jaffa Holland
Stoneheart's tale, now in its seventh year, sees Stoneheart sent to explore a strange portal that is ejecting uniformed creatures armed with metal weapons that can fire balls of metal hundreds of yards. What could lay beyond the portal...

Saturday 23rd December - A Wordsearch
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"The Inaugural OITW Christmas Wordsearch - Flintloque" by Craig Andrews
Capturing the spirit of annuals from when you were kids, OITW brings you the inaugural Christmas Wordsearch, this years theme... Flintloque.

Christmas Eve / Christmas Day - A Flintloque Scenario
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"I'll Be Bach" by CJ Hooper
Austin Powys, International Hobgoblin of Mystery, races against the vile Luc E Fenestre in a search for hidden treasure in the village of Alloevera in this years Christmas Day Adventure! 


Merry Cryptmass !