Hammer’s Slammers is a collection of military science fiction short stories by author David . Hammer’s Slammers: The Crucible – Official Website (A Hammer’s Slammers game); Baen’s “The Hammer’s Slammers Handbook” · Hammer’s. I have read the stories and enjoyed them. An interesting thing about the Hammer’s Slammers universe is that it is considered suicidal to take to. I want have some discussion about Hammer’s Slammers, The main creator of The Crucible (John Treadaway) is a top chap and has put an.

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You will find in the back of the book a complete list of all the suppliers used at the time of printing and on the official web-site there is a PDF slxmmers guide’ which shows the ideal models and figures and the company from which to procure them for every force portrayed in the rules. An evolution of Christianity, the Universalist Church espouses that truth can be found by following the via stellarum way of the stars. I highly recommend it. Drake based the Hammer’s Slammers on his service with the 11th Armored Cavalry Regiment in Vietnam and Cambodia in[1] however Drake also borrows plots from historical or mythological sources for many slammerz the Hammer’s Slammers stories as with his other work.

If you are already a member then feel free to login now. I won’t quote you hard game numbers regardless of the system, but those portable armored shields are probably best represented either by hard cover or in a fashion similar to whatever would be called “heavy ballistic plate” armor in your chosen system.

As depicted, I think the real-world vehicle is more akin to a Hammerverse aircar or Slammer’s A21 jeep, though they woudl need to add another seet or three to slammeds the comparison more true. It was not written by David Drake, unfortunately, but it can often be found for a song–when you can find it, that is. The official miniatures from 6mm for the core group through 15mm to 28mm are available from Old Crow Models.

I’ve got it and the Mayfair Games boardgame, though I have to confess I haven’t read over them that much. What would you like to know The weaponry and targeting systems are too sophisticated and advanced and anyone going above the horizon gets vaped almost instantly.

The link that glitterboy provided is the best start. It depends what you are trying to get out of your gaming experience Jonathan rated it it was amazing Mar 13, Tromp dispatches a team crucibl have Hammer murdered but they find Hammer’s own men in wait, Joachim amongst them.


The exception would be fusion engines allowing front-line GEVspowerguns allowing near-infinite engagements and obviating the use of combat aicraft and iridium armor along with advanced composites and point-defense systems.

Morgan Rowe-Morris marked it as to-read Apr 01, Infantry can be anything from musket-and-Molotov-wielding militia and accompanying technical-type improvised vehicles to infantry in hardsuits or power armor with ‘micro-missile’ LAWs. During a face to face discussion with Tromp in his personal offices, it is revealed that the Slammer’s regiment was created by the Freisland government to help control the export of ‘bluebright’, a rare plant and main trade commodity of Freisland.

Hammer’s Slammers: The Crucible

Despite Sonna’s protestations, Pritchard allows the use of the tanks’ heavy ordinance in order to flush out the enemy. On the planet Dunstan Hammer’s Slammers are fighting for the government and Danny Pritchard is becoming romantically involved with one of their representatives; a young woman named Sonna.

It is also the opening section of the first edition of the rules which is oblique way of saying: No elammers like this in the forums anymore. Of course, later we routinely see 2cm tribarrels knocking out APCs with relative ease, so I don’t think Sergeant Counsel and his boys had a snowball’s chance regardless unless they got both M9s at roughly the same time as they planned.

Hammer’s Slammers – Wikipedia

Open Preview See a Problem? Military organization follows current real-world paradigms. Aboard the aircraft, Joachim is waiting and the chapter closes with Joachim pulling his pistol and ending Tromp’s life. The first is a proper boardgame similar in crucihle to Ogrefor instance while the latter is certainly a miniatures game.

Hammer’s Slammers: The Crucible by John Treadaway

Sort of like MWO did for Battletech designs. I don’t set an example for others. I’ll have to start looking for that Slammer’s Down! In general, the game plays very fast. This collection, and other novels and stories in the same setting, are collectively called the Hammer storiesand the setting is called the Slammers universe or the Hammerverse.

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Preview — Hammer’s Slammers by John Treadaway. Failure16 on 14 August Pritchard is urged to enter by Sonna and when he enters, he finds the inside presents him with various images of strange and alien creatures, bird-like in appearance, Sonna explains they are an alien race named the Gedel.


Hammer’s Slammers First edition. TonUp on 18 August The reader is also introduced to recurring characters like Joachim Steuben, a gay sociopath and cruicble marksman devoted to his colonel; Sergeant later Major Danny Prichard; recruit later Sergeant-Commander Rob Jenne; Margritte Tge, whose husband is killed by mercenaries from a different regiment and signs on with the Slammers; and Sergeant “Ripper Jack” Scratchard, who shows how the Rhe infantry ties in with the Regiment’s combat cars and hovertanks.

I second the opinion regarding The Cruciblewell done and anyone with even the slightest interest in either the Hammer stories or wargaming will find it a great buy. Has anyone here played the wargame? This book is not yet featured on Listopia.

I have a copy of Slammers Down, not bad if you don’t mind keeping track of things. To ask other readers questions about Hammer’s Slammersplease sign up. The other company producing relevant AFVs and [official Hammer’s Slammers and Molt alien] infantry is still Ground Zero Games, but glitterboy is correct that other companies fill in some of the older codes.

Books by John Treadaway. Each of the stories in the novel follows various members of Hammer’s Regiment in one hammr, starting with how and why the government of Friesland raised the outfit as an auxiliary regiment to put down a revolt on a Friesland colony planet named Melpomene, in which Colonel Hammer is the focal character, and who changes the outfit from a Friesland regiment to an independent mercenary organization. The focus is very firmly on humans, but aliens are tge though generally as set-dressing for the most cruciboe.

After each short story is an interlude chapter. I’ve read most of The Complete Hammer’s Slammers. Mini Mule Avatar by Steve Ronin! Even the ill-fated trio in that story realized that the ahmmer sheets were just going to give them and edge towards survival, not protect them if the convoy’s guards got wind of their presence before they popped the ambush. Email notifications for threads you want to watch closely.