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The 2010 Advent Calendar

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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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Heya Folks!

In 2010 I decided to continue the annual tradition of running a Countdown to Christmas Advent Calendar here on Orcs in the Webbe.

Every day in the run up to Christmas instead of chocolate or little plastic toys OITW brought it's reader a virtual door to open and rewarded eager gamers with a piece of gaming related goodness every day!

After its success in previous years I also ran a competition, backed by Alternative Armies, allowing you the readers to vote for the best original entry.

As I'm sure a lot of you are aware sadly my Father passed away on the 17th December so I took a little break. I did then manage to post a few remaining articles in early 2011 but never got around to finishing off a summary page. With my preparations for the 2011 Advent Calendar gaining steam I thought it was time to correct that. 

So without further ado here is the summary of OITW's 2010 Countdown to Christmas Advent Calendar.

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Webmaster's Note:
The current version of Orcs in the Webbe was launched in December 2013 with most of it's exclusive content in place.
The missing non-original articles referenced below will return to the site soon.

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Wednesday 1st December - A Flintloque Character Booklet
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"Obidiah's Army" Edited and Updated by Craig Andrews
Orcs in the Webbe's first official rules conversion! Obidiah's Army enables you field deserter bands in your games of Flintloque. Originally released in 1997, now updated and expanded for use with Flintloque's 3rd Edition.

Thursday 2nd December - A Flintloque Scenario
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"Gérard’s Casserole" by Steve Blease
Colonel Etienne Gérard, currently in command of the 10e Crown Hussars, must escort the vivacious Ferach Vivandière, Néjellar Lauson, back to the lines of the Grande Armée across a desolate frozen wasteland teeming with Undead in this two player scenario for Flintloque: Death in The Snow.

Friday 3rd December - A Tales of Albion Mini-Game
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"Release the Hounds!" by Matthew Hartley
Matthew Hartley returns to the ever popular Tales of Albion setting with this fun and fast mini-game in which a group of convicts try to escape the justice of gnashing teeth following a prison break.

Saturday 4th December - A Flintloque Scenario
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"The Taking of Drumbassa" by Danny O'Hara
A small crew of Othari corsairs have taken command of Drumbassa and it's defences on the Sosilli Coast. It's up to The Raisin of Marzbar's forces, led by Tarka Bey, and his Al-Garvey allies to destroy Drumbassa once and for all in this Flintloque scenario for three players.

Sunday 5th December - Brand New Flintloque Artwork
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"Glimpses of Valon 2010" by Pete Barfield
After his hugely popular submissions for both the 2008 and the 2009 advent calendars, Pete Barfield once again takes our minds to the distant world of Valon with two amazing new pictures.

Monday 6th December - A Flintloque Scenario
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"Foul Mouth Freddy Fools The ****ing Ferach" by Tony Harwood
Everybody's favourite Flintloque anti-hero, Foul Mouth Freddy, returns in this cracking tale involving a small group of inexperienced Orcs going up against a full section of Ferach with only Freddy's bl**dy brilliant plan between them and a horrid death. May Sentinel help them all in this Flintloque 3rd Edition scenario for two players.

Tuesday 7th December - An Original Interview
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"Sculpting: A Q&A with Rob Alderman" by Tony Harwood & Craig Andrews
Rob answers some questions about himself and his work in the first of this years Christmas Interviews and we also get a little peek at what he's been working on...

Wednesday 8th December - A Flintloque Scenario
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"A Bridge Too Fur?" by Gavin Syme
Ordinance Officer McTavish is tasked with heading to Aegpyt, into the arms of a mad Othari warlord who thinks he is the Duke of Wheeling-Turn, to blow up a bridge held by veteran Ferach troops with nothing more than some raw recruits and a few barrels of powder in this Flintloque 3rd Edition scenario for two players. 'Nay bother' says McTavish...

Thursday 9th December - A Flintloque Background Article
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"The Masay Coast Guard" by Roger Willcox
Gaston Minion, secretaire to the commander of the "Masay Gardes du Cote Milice" tells all about Masay's militia, his commander's run in with an Albion hero and the crazed plan to take Albion by sea...

Friday 10th December - A Flintloque Scenario
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"Mordred's Taste For Bones" by Tony Harwood
A group of Goblin Cacadores escorting some Monks and a very precious cargo are approaching the town of Cupa. Unfortunately for them Mordred, Aleksander and Wheeling-Turn all have forces approaching Cupa on that very day. Coincidence?

Saturday 11th December - A Tales of Albion Mini-Game
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"Marxism at Midnight" by Matthew Hartley
Matthew Hartley returns (again) to the ever popular Tales of Albion setting with another fun and fast mini-game. Can the greaving followers of the Dwarven philosopher, revolutionary and tour guide, Skid Marx, escape Hangum Highgate cemetery before the restless spirits frightens them to death !

Sunday 12th December - A Flintloque Scenario
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"The Block House" by Edmund Proctor
Pong leads a group of Dark Elf Guerrillas in an assault on a Ferach message relay station in this Flintloque 3rd Edition scenario for two players.

Monday 13th December - A Flintloque Scenario
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"Schnapps by Moonlight" by Luke Passingham
When a Ferach Elven force falls into confusion and exchanges friendly fire over the Haransebetsie bridge some Albion Orcs’ realise their chance to attack has come in this Flintloque 3rd Edition scenario for two players.

Tuesday 14th December - A Flintloque Scenario Booklet
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"Lady Wintermore's Fangs" Edited and Updated by Craig Andrews
A small group of Elves must escape the nightmare of Moskova as they are pursued by Vampyres and Undead whilst the city burns around them. Lady Wintermore's Fangs features three linked scenarios for Flintloque: Death in The Snow. This edition of the classic booklet has been fully re-worked and expanded to fit into the new 3rd Edition rules and background.

Wednesday 15th December - A Flintloque Online Build
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"Online Build - Ferach Troopers" by Tony Harwood
Back before Barking Irons Online Tony regularly posted online builds, both construction and painting tutorials, on his website and was kind enough to write the above article to tie in with our release of the updated 5005 Lady Wintermore's Fangs Scenario Booklet.

Thursday 16th December - A Flintloque Short Story
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"Mostly Death in Llednevir" by CJ Hooper
The Elder God Dagonwyswifchips has been summoned by Todoroni cultists and he is very very hungry. Can you survive his coming in this Flintloque 3rd Edition scenario for two players...

Tuesday 18th January 2011 - A Flintloque Short Story
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"The Du Lac Inheritance" by Gavin Syme
Henri Du Lac, having watched his Empress be deposed by her Usurper son, relates a tale to his Grandson of a time long before when both Magicke and Dragons still existed on Valon...
(Originally planned for publication on the 18th December 2010)

Wednesday 19th January 2011 - A Flintloque Rules Supplement
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'The Dracci in Flintloque' by Gavin Syme
Following up on his fantastic piece of fiction, The Du Lac Inheritance, this article dips into a future release from Alternative Armies and brings you official rules for using the Dracci in your games of Flintloque 3rd edition.
(Originally planned for publication on the 19th December 2010)

Friday 24th December - An Orcs in the Webbe Exclusive Interview !
The 2010 Alternative Armies Interview
As has become tradition on Christmas Eve, Gavin Syme at Alternative Armies submits himself to the annual grilling about Flintloque and beyond.

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And that was it ! It was a brilliant year for submissions. There were a couple more articles that I didn't have the time to fully update and edit for inclusion but rest assured they will appear at some point right here on Orcs in the Webbe.

The Countdown to Christmas Advent Calendar will return next month !!!

Keep The Flag Flying !

Craig Andrews
Orcs in the Webbe
November 2011