Monthly Archives: April 2019

Hot off the Presses: Ground Vehicles of the Worlds: 1905

We’re proud to announce the release of ‘Ground Vehicles of the Worlds: 1905’ – available in print https://www.amazon.com/dp/1093668776 and electronic formats https://www.drivethrurpg.com/product/272988/

The second technical supplement for the Hive, Queen and Country Universe introduces Victorian Science Fiction Roleplayers and War Gamers to the many ground vehicles of that Universe. No other time period is defined by its vehicles like the Victorian Era. From the early motor cars to the continent-wrapping locomotives, this was when humanity broke from muscle power and conquered the planet with steam and steel! This book includes:

  • Dozens of all-new ground vehicles for the Hive, Queen, and Country setting or any other Victorian Sci-Fi environment!
  • The History of the Battle of Panama – the greatest battle between Humanity and the Hive – and other conflicts!
  • Statistics for the Hive, Queen, and Country vehicle combat system!

From the massive landships of the British Empire to the diminutive tankettes of the Russian Czar to exotic Venusian walkers, ‘Ground Vehicles of the Worlds’ has it all! Tanks, tankettes, landships, and walkers for all your steampunk needs!

Available now at Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/dp/1093668776

Also available at DrivethruRPG: https://www.drivethrurpg.com/product/272988/

US Tankette M1898

From our upcoming book, ‘Ground Vehicles of the Worlds: 1905’:

Designed in 1898 by J. Walter Christie, the M1898 Tankette carries a 5 barrel 37mm Hotchkiss Revolving Cannon. It served in several key battles of the Second Hive War.

During the 1st International Relief Force, the Tankette formed the core of a quick reaction force organized to help defend Porto Alegre. They served well, and their speed and heavy guns saved the defensive lines several times. However, attrition and mechanical losses gradually reduced the number of functional tankettes.

M1898 Tankette

Four tankettes were provided to the 5th IRF (September 1900) landing force. However, heavy resistance from flying Hive creatures prevented them from being landed. It played a critical role in the Battle of Panama during the La Mesa Charge where its heavy rapid-fire gun was able to counter all but the largest Hive creatures.

The Tankette is powered by a 6-cylinder 6.6L internal combustion engine and can reach speeds of 42km/hr. Between 6-16 mm of Krupp-style armor offers excellent protection for a vehicle of its size.

Get the full history on the Ratha-Class Landship and dozens of other vehicles in our upcoming book! And, be sure to check out the dozens of related 3D printed models available at Objects May Appear…