Monday, 7 July 2014

Project X is.... Steamer Wars

This morning I finally got "Project X" off the ground (only took 2 years) and published my first set of wargame rules myself rather than through a publisher. The subject (as a few readers will know, and well done to them for keeping it a secret) is the "Steamer Wars", the naval campaign on Lake Tanganiyka in 1914, and if you'd like to take a look you can find them on Wargame Vault here.

Its only a smally set, but it does comprise tactical and campaign rules, and is a snip at only £5 from Wargames Vault :) They were written the rather nice range of 1/600 models available on Shapeways from Northhead Miniatures

I'm sure that I won't find myself retiring in the lap of luxury on the proceeds, but its something I've been meaning to do for some time so I'm quite pleased.

And I think I came out OK :)


  1. I just bought it. It looks interesting. I will probably scratchbuild ships a bit larger than 1/600.

  2. Great stuff...ideal for the Tumbling Dice range as well!

  3. David. These have come along just in time to be pressed into service for a "Mimi and Tou Tou" Go Forth participation game at Little Wars Adelaide tomorrow morning. We are using the 3D printed ships and originally had designed something around Action Stations : but these are better. A quick game tonight has familiarised us with the rules. Thanks for these. We will let you know how it goes.

  4. Quick question. In the firing phase, is all firing considered to be simultaneous?

  5. David: I just purchased the rules, they look great and can't wait to get my 1/600 fleets on the table. Any chance you could email me at lecoqfou at gmail? I have a question regarding the rules. Thank you!