Matthew Hartley

Matthew Hartley is a prolific creator of games and scenarios. A regular contributor to Orcs in the Webbe with his blog, Tankard Tales. He is also the creator and main contributer of the extremely popular Tales of Albion series of scenarios and mini-games set in the Orc's homeland of Albion.

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  • West Side Sortie

    Captured by Ferach forces Bette awaits execution in the prison of a small fishing town, all is not lost however as her true love, Oratio 'Horny' Hornblairer, is just off the coast and is headed to rescue her with some stalwart Royule Albion Navie marines in this classic scenario from the Flintloque Archives.

  • On Victory

    An Orcs in the Webbe Exclusive! We are proud to present a new exclusive ongoing feature, Matthew Hartley's Tankard Tales! Each month Matthew will share his thoughts and musings on what he is working on and the wargames industry in general. In his first column Matthew takes a look at the non historical gaming industry and how far it's come in the last few years.

  • Rise Up Like The Dead

    An Orcs in the Webbe Exclusive! Matthew Hartley's monthly column has been raised from the grave and returns to OITW. In this, the first of a series of new monthly articles, Matthew takes a look at Zombies...

  • Release the Hounds

    An Orcs in the Webbe Original! A fun and fast stand alone game set in the popular Tales of Albion setting in which a group of convicts try to escape the justice of gnashing teeth following a prison break.

  • Marxism at Midnight

    An Orcs in the Webbe Original! Matthew Hartley returns (again) to the ever popular Tales of Albion setting with another fun and fast stand alone 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 !

  • The Thrill of the Race

    An Orcs in the Webbe Original! Matthew Hartley once again returns to the ever popular Tales of Albion setting with this fun and fast mini-game in which two teams compete against each other in the annual Orcsfud and Kambrig boat race.

  • "...And He Had Raisins For Eyes!"

    "...and he had raisins for eyes!"

    An Orcs in the Webbe Original! After a series of gruesome murders amongst the culinary community and it's customers, Valon's famed consulting detective Sherloque Holmes and his assistant, Dr Watsorc, have tracked the cinnamon scented beast responsible to it's lair.

  • I Fought The Lore

    An Orcs in the Webbe Original! In this whip cracking Tale of Albion we find some prisoners on a chain gang serving out their sentence. Can the wardens keep order or will the gangs fulfill their secret objectives.

  • Wilde Thinges

    The untamed wilds of Valon are the realm of many dangerous creatures, wild beasts which waylay travellers, slaughter livestock, and make off with the young and the old. Scared villagers may call on their Lords to defend them or, if neglected by their masters, hire mercenaries to protect hearth and home. Updated for Flintloque 3rd Edition.

  • Tilting for Pleasure

    An Orcs in the Webbe Original! A fun fast paced set of rules allowing you to play buzkashi - where teams of mounted players fight for control of the decapitated remains of a goat (A real world sport! Google it). Easily adaptable for jousts and mounted melee. Complete with rules for integrating the game into your games of Flintloque 3rd Edition.

  • The Triumph of General Nudd

    Spread urban discontent in Albion as the Nuddites march against the rise of technology and the much hated loom in this classic scenario from the Flintloque Archives.

  • Horny & Bette

    This is the story of True Lust. A lust which transcends the boundaries of race and war to bring together the finest of Albion’s Orchood with the plucky charm of a Ferach maid. A classic scenario from the Flintloque Archive.

  • Starlight Underground

    Bette has become the scourge of Mordred's secret police, liberating loyalists from the very jaws of death in this classic scenario from the Flintloque Archives.

  • Wreckers

    In parts of Albion some nefarious types trying to feed their families lure ships onto the rocks in a bid to harvest their cargo in this classic scenario from the Flintloque Archives.

  • Boundaries

    An Orcs in the Webbe Exclusive! A walk from one side of the country to the opther forces a change in perception on how wargames deal with boundaries in this month's Tankard Tale.

  • A Midnight Feast

    A Midnight Feast

    Back home, away from the Mordredian Wars, lower class Orcs are forced into poaching to feed thier familes.

  • The Smashing of the Van

    The Mix try to liberate two of thier captured comrades from the clutches of the Orcs of Albion.

  • The Round Up

    An Orcs in the Webbe Original! In which Billy the Looser tries to get some Dodo's past some nefarious bandits.

  • The Baskervile's Hound

    An Orcs in the Webbe Original! Far from the gaslit streets of Londinium on the blasted heath of Dark Morr, the recent disappearance and brutal murder of a fair Orcish lass has led to an investigation by those renowned detectives Sherloque Homes and Dr Watsorc into the ancient Ostarian family, the Baskervile's.

  • May Contain Nuts!

    An Orcs in the Webbe Original! During an afternoon ridiculing the sick over a bottle of grog at Bedlum a group of Londinium's over privileged upper class must fight for their lives and try and escape as they get caught in a breakout of Albion's madder citizens.