Colonial Era / Pulp

Amazon vs. Amazon at the Dawn of the 20th Century

Today was my birthday and that means it was time for the annual Amazon vs. Amazon battle.  This year, I played the game with a twist - instead of being set on Valkae, I chose to set the game on Colonial Lemuria in the Kingdom of Nobelongga - the year is 1900. The queen has… Continue reading Amazon vs. Amazon at the Dawn of the 20th Century

Colonial Era / Pulp

Sweeping the Jungle

Not a single building was harmed and the raid was repulsed.  Jelani, the chief's son, proposed that they immediately sweep the jungle and drive any Niambo back across the border.  With the rest of the village's men still away, Jelani's force consisted of one unit of men and four units of women warriors. They set… Continue reading Sweeping the Jungle

Colonial Era / Pulp

Lair of the Lioness

The patrol had been a disaster.  Isawannayu had been defeated and had barely escaped with her wounded.  Ode's group met a worse fate.  Her group fought until they were all incapacitated, one of her women paid the ultimate price.  However, instead of being captured by the Niambo, the Niambo men disfigured the women's faces with… Continue reading Lair of the Lioness

Colonial Era / Pulp

Rebuking a Lioness

After driving off the Niambo, Isawannayu led the women to a village where the chief had been a close ally of her father.  Chief Bosede allowed the women to stay and heal.  Lesedi, Nomusa and Dayo all recovered from their wounds.  Isawannayu asked the chief to aid her in deposing her uncle, but the chief… Continue reading Rebuking a Lioness

Colonial Era / Pulp

Hinterland Miniatures

Woo-Hoo! I received an order today from one of my favorite miniature companies, Hinterland Miniatures. Like most miniature companies, it is a small one man shop, in this case, Jason Moses way out in El Paso. Jason produces figures ideal for use in the late Victorian/Edwardian period, the closing years of the 19th century and… Continue reading Hinterland Miniatures

Colonial Era / Pulp

Pinafore Diary, Part 1 – The Little Brown Book

Grams looked radiant as they wheeled her into the sun room. She literally beamed joy, which made me feel a little guilty that I didn't come see her more often. It was hard to believe that in a few short years she would be one hundred years old. It must have been contagious as I… Continue reading Pinafore Diary, Part 1 – The Little Brown Book

Lemurian Lion
Colonial Era / Pulp

Lemurian Lions

"Saber-toothed Cats (also known as Lemurian Lions) are marsupials much the size of very large African lions, with teeth up to 8" long and a mouth able to open 120 degrees to bite. Hunts in prides." - Baron Sir Roger FitzLyon (Hugh K. Singh), Colonial Lemuria One of the things that makes Mission St. Mary… Continue reading Lemurian Lions

Colonial Era / Pulp

In Search of a Rare Flower – Part 2

This past week's hobby time was spent organizing my work area, painting Ruga-Ruga, and deciding on how to handle encounters and PEFs. I moved my work area from the dining room table in the formal dining area to a small bookcase/desk in the corner of my bedroom. My house has two large living areas. One… Continue reading In Search of a Rare Flower – Part 2

Colonial Era / Pulp

In Search of a Rare Flower – Part 1

It is time to shift into high gear and prepare for this year's Texicon. Once again, it is time to return to the land of Nobelongga. Last year's game was a mash-up of two games from Two Hour Wargames: Adventures in the Lost Lands and Colonial Adventures. A few months ago, Two Hour Wargames released… Continue reading In Search of a Rare Flower – Part 1

Colonial Era / Pulp

Letters from the Pinafore – Leaving Home

Dear Papa, I received your letter dated the 24th on the day we left Portsmouth. We set sail amidst a great crowd of people who had come to the docks to witness the event. Whether they wished us well or ill, everyone was well behaved and seemed to enjoy themselves as if at a carnival.… Continue reading Letters from the Pinafore – Leaving Home