Craig Andrews

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

The 2015 Advent Calendar

advent 2015

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)


Tuesday 1st December - A Board Game
An Orcs in the Webbe Original !
"The Lost Patrol" by Matthew Hartley
You must guide your section of ten soldiers out of the mysterious forest before the Darkness that lies within claims them all in this Print and Playboard game for 1 or 2 players.

Wednesday 2nd December - A Flintloque Short Story
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"The Ghost of Corpsemas Past" by Danny O'Hara
We return to the vibrant Albion town of Port Bristle to catch up with Miklúg FizzBang to see how he has fared since the events of "Lilith Malone" one year ago...

Thursday 3rd December - A Terrain Masterclass
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"Mushroom Turrets" by Tony Harwood
Master modelmaker Tony Harwood presents us with an article on how to build Mushroom Turrets - one of the more visible structures of the failed Gnomish defensive Mon-Gerahnt Line.

Friday 4th December - A Flintloque Scenario
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"View-hallo" by Christian Cuello
The gentlebeing's clubs of Valon, including the most distinguished Notables Club on Mudfayre, like nothing more than a  jolly jaunt out in the countryside tracking down not-so-defencless anmials in a bid to bag something to go on the wall of the trophy room.

Saturday 5th December - An Exclusive Interview !
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"Irek Zieliński Interview" by Craig Andrews
Irek Zieliński, one of the sculptors for Prodos is this the focus of this years' sculpting Q&A and answers some questions about himself and his work in the first of this years Christmas interviews.

Sunday 6th December - A Darkestorme Short Story
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"Loyalties Divided" by Jaffa Holland
Reeling from his battle with a legendary dragon, Stoneheart discovers he has become more than he once was...

Monday 7th December - A Panzerfäuste Scenario
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"Where Beaglez Dares" by Luke Passingham
Newly located in a mountaintop retreat in Dûn-Nomin, Entwickler - pride of the Ausdenkerkorps - has been working on a another invention that could change the very nature of warfare throughout The Land. Little did he know that the Orcs had not only found his secret lair but have already stolen the plans and are in fact about to make thier escape...

Tuesday 8th December - A Flintloque Scenario
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"The Strangest Adventure of Foul Mouth Freddy" by Tony Harwood
Under the influence of some particularly potent Goblin Scrumpy the lovable rogue Foul-Mouth Freddy stumbles into some of the strangest things he has ever experienced.

Wednesday 9th December - A Panzerfäuste Scenario
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"The Raid on Saint Nazal'air" by Christian Cuello
A crack team of Orc Commandos from Branzhûm take on seemingly insurmountable odds in a raid against the Dwarven Kraken pens and associated harbour installations of the Kaiser’s army at St. Nazal’aire.

Thursday 10th December - A Card Game
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"Escape from Haydes" by Matthew Hartley
After an unclear series of unfortunate events you find yourself deep within Haydes, beneath both Londinium and the buried ruins of the old Human city of Dresda. It doesn't matter how you got here, you just have to get out before it's too late in this card game for 1-4 players.

Friday 11th December - A Panzerfäuste Scenario
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"Above and Beyond the Call of Dutiful Harvest" by Costin Becheanu
The Scarlet Sages, a specially assembled team of Orcs chosen by Chûrg-ill himself, is sent on a dangerous mission in the Gnomish lands to investigate reports that the farmers there may have made a break through that could change the course of the war. The Dwarvish High Command has also dispatched a unit to investigate. Only one side can leave with the secret of the mutated Mushrooms...

Saturday 12th December - A Flintloque Scenario
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"The Elegy of Tarrwen Harbour" by CJ Hooper
Again in a time long before the forbidden love twixt Goblin and Frog a young boy must face a forest full of malevolent Faeries as he helps Owen the Plod complete a generations old annual ritual to prevent the horror of Centaur Claws descending on Tarrwen Harbour.

Sunday 13th December - A Discussion of Terrain Creation
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"Panzerfäuste Terrain" by Tony Harwood
Master model-maker, Tony Harwood, talks through the design, development and background of some of the scratch built masters for Panzerfäuste.

Monday 14th December - A Flintloque Scenario
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"Sharke's Moria" by Bob Minadeo
 Deep under the mountains Giglamps and Sharke stumble upon the ancient remains of a fallen Dwarf, read on to discover how Sharke came to be in Injii, why he found himself with the highly decorated Giglamps and what they did when they got there.

Tuesday 15th December - A Flintloque Scenario
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"The Isle of Shadows" by Craig Andrews
Under pressure from his generals to bolster the war effort in any way he can, the Orc Warlord Chûrg-ill has instigated a risky plan involving a small team of commandos and an ancient prophecy on a magikal island near Branzhûm. Little does he know that Alberlich's technik-priests, the Braumeisterwache, have not only found out about the plan but have sent thier own team in to make sure things don't go according to plan.

Wednesday 16th December - A Modelling Masterclass
An Orcs in the Webbe Exclusive !
"Leprechauns" by Tony Harwood
Master modelmaker Tony Harwood brings us a conversion and painting article showing us how to create some unusual allies for your Bog Orcs in your games of Flintloque.

Thursday 17th December - An Original Adventure Gamebook
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"Murder Run" by Helena Nash
In this brand new 14,000 word adventure gamebook you play as Cal bastard, a Half-Orc P.I. eking out a living in the lawless city of Edge. Waking with little memory of the night before, a dead body on the table before you and someone pounding on the door can you uncover the clues before it is too late?

Friday 18th December - A Flintloque Short Story
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"Dracile" by Gavin Syme
What does it take to create a new rational thinking citizen of Armorica?  Can anyone become a citizen?  Must you be born an Elf?  Famous philosopher Jaques Rossau thinks its possible and with the help of his former student, now General, Henri Amadee a creature is brought from the deserts of Aegypt in a cage to Lyonesse.  A creature that is the essence of savagery.  Will the monster prevail or will it become with help the unique Dracile?

Saturday 19th December - A Strange Grogge Mini-Campaign
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"The Legend of Fyrebeard's Gold" by Steve Blease
Steve Blease brings us an original and fun campaign framework for Strange Grogge, Wessex Games' black powder fantasy skirmish rules, designed for 28mm scale battles between Orcs, Dwarves, Elves and other popular fantasy races set in Panzerfäuste's realm of The Land two millennia before Alberich's jackbooted Dwarves swarm the continent.

Sunday 20th December - A Flintloque Scenario
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"A Plague on Both Your Houses" by Luke Passingham
As the memories of long dead Elven lovers re-emerge in the stiched together shambling corpses of two Zombie abominations the Vampyre Lords who created them battle for control of the creatures after the meticulously planned trap concocted by one fo them has gone somewhat awry...

Monday 21st December - A twist on a Classic Board Game Chess
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"The Hideous Game" by Matthew Hartley
There are many ways in which this world connects with others. Ideas, beliefs and, occasionaly, even people fall between the cracks. One such idea is chess. But as with anything viewed through a glass, darkly; subtle changes occur in every retelling. The Hideous Game tells of how Chess is played in Panzerfäuste's The Land.

Tuesday 22nd December - A Excerpt from Pax Bochemannica: Legio IX - The Return of The Ninth
An Orcs in the Webbe Exclusive !
"Maximum Voluum Triumphant" by Mac Coxhead
We bring you an exclusive excerpt from an early draft of the first expansion to Pax Bochemannica, Legio IX - The Return of The Ninth. Carrying on from where we left him at the end of Pax Bochemannica's Friends in High Places story arc Maximum Voluum returns...

Wednesday 23rd December - A Flintloque / Doctor Who Crossover Scenario
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"Sharke's Doctor" by Steve Blease
On his final trip through different worlds Sharke faces a metallic terror we all know well and there's not a sofa to hide behind anywhere anywhere in sight... Steve Blease, Flintloque's co-creator creator, pens one final tale for Rekhardt Sharke.

Christmas Eve - An Excerpt from Flintloque: Retreat to Korunna
An Orcs in the Webbe Exclusive Interview !
"Watch the Falling Masonry" by Gavin Syme
Gavin Syme, Lead writer at Alternative Armies, gives OITW readers an exlusive in the form of a whole scenario from next years Flintloque Campaign Book, Retreat to Kooruna, as well as a behind the scenes look at exactly what's going to be in the book.

Christmas Day - A Flintloque Scenario
An Orcs in the Webbe Original !
Austin Powys in "Casino Rhyll" by CJ Hooper
Austin Powys, International Hobgoblin of Mystery in his latest Christmas Adventure!


Merry Cryptmass !