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Jurassic Reich at Little Wars Melbourne

October 12, 2010

Jurassic Reich was wonderful, and here are a few  photos courtesy of Paul at the  Man Cave . Check out the rest of his great Jurassic Reich photos – thanks Paul!

And you can find more photos at Spodding  !

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The Anubis Gates- the real story of Jurassic Reich

May 19, 2010

1800     Twelve months after unearthing the Rosetta Stone,  Napoleon’s troops in Egypt uncover a large, ancient Egyptian artifact.  It is taken to Paris for exhibition, but ends up in storage.

 1940    Germany occupies France.  In the vaults of the Louvre Museum the artifact is found and taken to Berlin.    Himmler learns of the artifact and commissions a team from the Ahnenerbe, the Nazi Occult Bureau, to investigate.

 1941    German scientists discover that the artifact is a gateway back to Earth’s prehistoric past. Teams are sent back and return with living dinosaurs.

 1942    Hitler orders the creation of a new weapon of terror – the Kreigsclaw – units of mounted dinosaurs and pterodactyls.

The famous film director, “Dino de Laurentis is commissioned to make a propaganda film demonstrating Germany’s conquest of the primeval forces of nature.

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“Conquest of Time”

May 18, 2010

Die Eroberung von Zeit

Or Die Eroberung von Zeit  – the title for “Dino” de Laurentis’ film –  follows in the footsteps of “Triumph of the Will” and “Victory of Faith”, as a celebration of German might. The discovery and use of the Anubis Gate to relocate dinosaurs from the past  is just the first step. 

Interestingly, the film does not mention the Gates, but claims that  German science and genetics  is responsible for recreating and breeding dinosaurs.

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The Game Gets Closer

May 17, 2010

A disturbing photo captured by Allied intelligence

So to recap on what the game is all about:  The Allies are attempting to:    1. Prevent Germany making their propaganda film  2. Destroy the dinosaur hatchery/ laboratory  and 3. Rescue Ginger Snaps from the castle!  The Germans, once under attack, will be trying to get the precious film “in the can” and off the table by any means necessary – even if it has to be strapped to one of the Pterowaffen (oops! is that a playing hint to the Germans?)

We’ll be using Flying Lead from Ganesha Games for the rules  – they will provide a suitable pulp game while still providing enough  stucture and detail  to cover most eventualities.  I’m curently working out the stats for both sides : The germans will have mostly regular troops – apart from the dinosaurs!  For those that have played the Songs system,  Kreigsclaw have these stats: 

Kreigsclaw & rider       96 points   Quality 4  Combat 2

Submachine Gun, Fear, Long Move, Mounted, Body Armor, Big, Savage

So they have a burst of speed, good in close combat, and a bit tough – I’m thinking I may may need to increase the toughness, but we’ll see.

The Allies will have veteran GIs led by Eureka’s “pulp” Dogface GIs – these guys will be heroes and tough – Quality 3 Combat 3, with Hero, Body Armour, then a number of other special abilities depending on the individual.

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“Dino” de Laurentis’ Finest Hour

May 17, 2010

"Dinosaurs, cameras, ACTION!"

 “Dino” de Laurentis filming the  propaganda epic that will demonstrate the might of the new Jurassic Reich

"CUT! - Lets try that again, with feeling!"

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More photos

May 15, 2010

"Take that !"

Germany's weapon of terror - das Kreigsclaw

A genuine fender bender!

 

Is it a bird? is it a plane?

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Flying Lead

March 8, 2010

After spending a few months cogitating about rules for the game, blow me down if I don’t find that a few weeks ago Ganesha Games  released a 20th century firefight version of their fine skirmish rules Song of Blades & Heroes.  Called Flying Lead, it covers everything I need, so I shall be using it as the basis for the game.  Talk about good timing, and saving me lots of work……