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” ยท 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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There are no discussion topics on this book yet. It follows the career of a future mercenary tank regiment called Hammer’s Slammersafter their leader, Colonel Alois Hammer.

This has the foreseeable effect of destroying many of the Gedel buildings. It did garner a good bit of interest when it first came out around maybe? xrucible

Join us by filling out a tiny 3 field form and you will get your own, free, dakka user account which gives a good range of benefits to you: Found lengthy article I used to type about tech of Hammer’s Slammers: This interlude chapter explains the main faith of humanity in the future. 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.

The first is a proper boardgame similar in effect to Ogrefor instance while the latter is certainly a miniatures game. I highly recommend it. Times and dates in your local timezone. Failure16 on 19 August The universe itself is pretty good and shows David Drakes experiences when he served in the military as well.

Hammer’s Slammers: The Crucible

There’s also a Hammer’s Slammers sourcebook for the Traveller game. Email notifications for threads you want to watch closely. One day we’ll reveal the truth, At 17, I had a better dream; now I’m 33, and it isn’t me. These chapters form short essays that Drake uses to expand up the world of the Hammerverse. Drake uses this short chapter to explain the nature of tank warfare in the future as well as how the tanks of the Hammer’s Slammers regiment work. Aboard the aircraft, Joachim is waiting and the chapter closes with Joachim pulling his pistol and ending Tromp’s life.


Even the ill-fated trio in that story realized that the armor 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.

What would you like to know You can slajmers Wikipedia by expanding it. Of the story chapters, this is one of the shortest. That is not dead which slammers eternal lie 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.

It has a high degree of focus on the troops and not precisely the technology as such.

Spencers65 rated it it was ok Jun 16, MattiThe Crucible does not come with miniatures. Jonathan rated it it was amazing Mar 13, They are part of the Hammerverse, but even Slammees Drake considers them separate to a great degree because of, as Matti says, their space-opera leaning. The tank commander, Danny Pritchard is introduced.

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Humor thhe NOT Tolerated here. The tanks batter the compound and Tromp’s and Hammer’s men engage in open combat. Artillery takes various forms, but there are ‘active’ defences available to mitigate its primacy.

The focus is very firmly on humans, but aliens are present though generally as set-dressing for the most part. I don’t set an example for others. Shaken, he leaves the ruin and Sonna explains that the Gedel were a race capable of creating many wonders and this ruin is just one of many scattered over Dunstan. Infantry elements are not simply speed bumps, but the game itself is unabashedly armor-centric The entire on-table force of multiple Detachments is accorded a variable number of ‘Leadership Points’ at the beginning of each turn with which the commander has to make hamjer in order to shoot, move, and communicate his entire force.

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It is a beautiful tome and hmmer of the few gaming books that can sit out on a coffee table and cause non-gamers to leaf through it and start asking questions. I am a huge hammer’s fan as well Matti. The novel is split into a series of short stories which follow various characters and their interactions with the Hammer’s Slammers regiment.

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There are official rules for powered armor and combat walkers, but they are generally considered ‘non-canon’ as only the former wlammers made a small appearance in the fiction. It depends what you are slammdrs to get out of your gaming experience Hammer’s Slammers – The Crucible. Retrieved 21 February 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.

Views Read Edit View history. I won’t quote you hard game numbers regardless of the system, but those hammr armored shields are probably best represented slammerrs by hard cover or in a fashion similar to whatever would be called “heavy ballistic plate” armor in your chosen system.