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Craig Andrews

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

The 2014 Advent Calendar

advent 2014

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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Monday 1st December - A Board Game
An Orcs in the Webbe Original !
"The Beast" by Matthew Hartley
With food running low the families of a remote village must use what little resources they have to hunt and gather food all the while wary of a fearsome beast that lurks in the nearby woods.

Tuesday 2nd December - A Terrain Masterclass
An Orcs in the Webbe Original !
"Renovating Walls" by Tony Harwood
Christmas wouldn't be Christmas without ill conceived DIY projects in the home, however, in a bid to spare you from the wrath of family members master model maker Tony Harwood draws your attention to a smaller project.

Wednesday 3rd December - A 7TV Adventure Gamebook
An Orcs in the Webbe Original !
"The Fright Before Christmas" by Helena Nash
In this brand new 10,000 word adventure gamebook set in the world of Crooked Dice's 7TV, you take on the role of Tweedy Mattison, a brilliant, if eccentric, scientific advisor to the British Department for Extraordinary Affairs (also known as Department X) as he investigates inexplicable accidents in a small country town.

Thursday 4th December - A Flintloque Short Story
An Orcs in the Webbe Original !
"Foul Mouth Freddy Loses the F***ing Chest" by Tony Harwood
The loveable anti-hero is somewhat bu****ed when the chest whose charge he was given, the same chest upon which three powerful Notables of Albion's army are waiting, expecting thier Cryptmass deliveries, doesn't seem to have made the journey it was meant to.

Friday 5th December - A Flintloque Scenario
An Orcs in the Webbe Original !
"Farewell to Two" by Gavin Syme and Mark Lesney
Uncle Rogipoos and Bombardier Bedsforc face the evil Sproutoids and the roving Thumber Wumber Trees as they try to close the Vortex that wants to send them to the next world...

Saturday 6th December - Brand new Panzerfauste Artwork
An Orcs in the Webbe Original !
"Glimpses of The Land 2014" by Piotr Chrzanowski
Expanding the popular 'Glimpses' series from previous calendars, this year sees Piotr Chrzanowski give us a fantastic new look at some Khâllazdurin Dwarfs from Wessex Games' Panzerfäuste. 

Sunday 7th December - A Flintloque Short Story
An Orcs in the Webbe Original !
"Lilith Marlone" by Danny O'Hara
In the bustling Albion town of Port Bristle an unexplained death is just the beginning for Miklúg FizzBang and his officers in this cracking Penny Dreadful style short story.

Monday 8th December - A Flintloque Scenario
An Orcs in the Webbe Original !
"A Cryptmass Tale, Part Two" by Christian Cuello
Following the events of Cryptmass Eve, Drosselmeyer - the Toy Maker - and Morozko – none other than Grandfather Frost – make haste across the snowy wastes of the Witchlands in an attempt to dissuade their pursuers.

Tuesday 9th December - A Panzerfäuste Scenario
An Orcs in the Webbe Original !
"Ein Klokwerk Orange" by Luke Passingham
The spiralling cost in resources and manpower has led every nation to turn their minds towards crazy methods to grant them the upper hand. Deep within his hidden laboratory, Kapitan Entwickler, pride of the Ausdenkerkorps, has been working on a mechanical soldier powered by steam and clockwork that could change the very nature of warfare throughout The Land.

Wednesday 10th December -  A Chain Reaction Supplement
An Orcs in the Webbe Original !
"Dog Soldiers: Final Version" by Ed Teixeira
Updated for use with the Final Version of Two Hour Wargames' Chain Reaction ruleset Ed Teixeira brings us a cracking introductory scenario based on the 2002 movie, Dog Soldiers.

Thursday 11th December - A Flintloque Scenario
An Orcs in the Webbe Original !
"A Childe's Cryptmass in Taffsea" by CJ Hooper
We return to a time long before the forbidden love twixt Goblin and Frog tore apart the somewhat boisterious yet loveable town of Tarrwen Harbour. Two excitable young Hobgoblins must capture the Cryptmass dodo before the annually formed Mob of Ten can bring them back for punishment as tradition (bless it) dictates.

Friday 12th December - A Flintloque Scenario
An Orcs in the Webbe Original !
"The Emperor in Peril" by Bob Minadeo
The Dark Czar, angered by Mordred's refusal to die under his onslaught of undead, has sent the Monghuls of Tartarus to take care of Emperor once and for all.

Saturday 13th December - A Darkestorme Short Story
An Orcs in the Webbe Original !
"Deceit" by Jaffa Holland
Shunned by his tribe and left to wander the world, Stoneheart is drawn to the mountains where a terrible confrontation awaits...

Sunday 14th December - Brand New Flintloque Artwork
An Orcs in the Webbe Original !
"Glimpses of Valon 2014" by Martin Cutbill
Continuing our annual series showcasing various artists' interpretations of the world of Alternative Armies' Flintloque, this year sees a cracking Orc redcoat taking aim...

Monday 15th December - A Flintloque Scenario
An Orcs in the Webbe Original !
"Dracci Breath" by Tony Harwood
Rumours abound of a breakaway dwarf faction who have been scouring the lands for items imbued with and remainingWylde Magicke. One such leadneeds investigating and Wheeling-Turn's spy-master Wogan has to send in a team to investigate...

Tuesday 16th December - A Chain Reaction Supplement
An Orcs in the Webbe Exclusive !
"2 Hour Heroquest" by Craig Andrews
With the release of Two Hour ruleset, 2 Hour Dungeon Crawl, I wanted to see if I could use it to revisit the dungeon crawls of my youth using the quests from the classic dungeon crawling game, Heroquest.

Wednesday 17th December - A Panzerfäuste Rules Supplement and Scenario
An Orcs in the Webbe Original !
"Where The Wild Things..." by Steve Blease
StrafGruppe Loki have been inserted behind enemy lines on a mission to kill the Skogtrolldekonge (Forest Troll King) Rivfader. The brass back home think that such a bold move will win the campaign for them. They have not counted on the strength of the Skogtroll.

Thursday 18th December - A Flintloque Scenario
An Orcs in the Webbe Original !
"Lady Lightning and the Dragons" by Gavin Syme
Atop a mountain in Central Urop the plot of the Dracci must be stopped by some Dwarves who have no idea what could occur if a female captive is given up to ancient magickes...

Friday 19th December - A Flintloque Scenario
An Orcs in the Webbe Original !
"Margahrah and the Battle of Burnehof" by Tony Harwood
Five factions go up against one another for supremacy of the small town of Burnehof. Elven agent Margahrah needs to know why are they gathered here – what is so important that old and in-built hatred, distrust and alliances could be treated with such distain? Alliances will be made, broken and re-built and behind it all, the famed staff of power.

Saturday 20th December - A Flintloque Scenario
An Orcs in the Webbe Original !
"Gobliana Joonz and The Notable Dig" by Craig Andrews
The fedora wearing, whip cracking Orc archaeologist from Eastern Valon returns to face a new and terrifying threat... The Notables Club of Mudfayre?

Sunday 21st December - A Flintloque Short Strory by Karl Pajak
An Orcs in the Webbe Original !
"Admiral Zarkov" by Karl Pajak
A member of the Undead, somehow imbued with a power beyond that of his kin, puts the first steps of his plans into action.

Monday 22nd December - There was no upload this day due to circumstances unforeseen...

Tuesday 23rd December - A Grands Chapeaux Mini Campaign
An Orcs in the Webbe Original !
"Sharke's Mi'lady" by Steve Blease
Thrown once more through the barriers between worlds Captain Rekhardt Sharke finds himself allying with the Dwarven Musketeers of Iron Mask Miniature's Grands Chapeaux to hunt down the nefarious Milady de l'Elfe.

Christmas Eve - An Orcs in the Webbe Exclusive Interview !
The 2014 Alternative Armies Interview
Gavin Syme at Alternative Armies submits himself to the annual grilling.

Christmas Day - A Flintloque Scenario
An Orcs in the Webbe Original !
Austin Powys in "Je Ne regret Rhian" by CJ Hooper 
The International Hobgoblin of mystery returns in OITW's version of a Chriustmas Bond movie. This time Auston must team up with the most unlikely of allies to defeat the eveil Elves of General Mudd.

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Merry Cryptmass !