The crucible official website a hammers slammers game. Hammers slammers the hammers slammers series is a collection of military science fiction short stories, novels and novellas by david drake, following the exploits of an interplanetary mercenary company through a string of planets torn apart by war. A group dedicated to discussion about david drakes fantastic military scifi series, and. In appreciation, enjoy this introduction to the second volume of the complete hammers. Unfollow slammer hamer guitar to stop getting updates on your ebay feed. If you like history or action then you should read this book, it will definitely make you feel like you were in on the tale. Developed in conjunction with strongman training expert steve slater, rogues slater slammer is a versatile, heavyduty tire sledge that will take as much punishment as it dishes out. Select the card fronts plus the backing sheet depending on the scale you play. David drake, free book online in epub, txt, pdf at.
Drake gives an absolutely heartbreaking look at war by showing a futuristic conflict through the eyes of a young journalist who has been dragooned into the elite mercenary unit hammer s slammers, letting the audience learn as he does. The machete aa vehicles are based on the chassis of the rapier heavy tank and come in two variants one with four tribarrel powerguns. The first had the basic rules and some fluff the second had add on rules and more fluff. You could actually play some small skrimish games to get use to the rules, buy you will need some more forces. Hammer s slammers traveller scifi roleplaying pdf created date. Artillery, tanks, infantry, shells from the sky, etc. Hammer s slammers volumes 3 book series kindle edition from book 1. Drake remains one of the best of the military sf writers. What they tend to ask for are non cannon items from the slammer s world. Hammer s slammers i had forgotten how much i enjoyed david drakes hammer s slammers until my wife picked up a copy for me in an antique shop.
The complete hammers slammers vol 2 pdf free download. Hammers slammers judgement day 98 104 including introductory tu play cards for the slammers, judgement freedom fighters, bravos and terran authority. The slammers series follows a futuristic armored regiment of mercenaries in their conflicts across the galaxy. Anders legion is a combined arms mercenary unit that makes an appearance of sorts in the hammers slammers story paying the piper. Jan 04, 2017 i cant remember exactly when i bought a copy of hammers slammers, my first encounter with the work of david drake. David drake began the hammers slammers series in 1979 with the collection hammers slammers. However, if you are not comfortable with uploading your pdf files online, then you can download adolix split merge pdf or pdfill pdf tools to edit pdf files on your computer. It made it possible for me to become a fulltime writer, though i didnt realize it at the time. Hammers slammers hammers slammers 1 collection by david drake contents view concise listing v introduction. Mercenaries and military virtue essay by jerry pournelle variant of mercenaries and military virtue 1 but loyal to his own hammers slammers 1975 novelette by david drake. Each of the stories is followed by a four to five page aside titled interlude which provides the reader with background information about aspects of the short stories that the characters refer to as a matter of course but which, if not explained to the reader, would make for a less. With a veteran s eye for the harsh and gritty details of war, david drake depicts a futuristic analog of tank combat in his hammer s slammers fiction. Hammers slammers based on the novels and short stories of david drake, hammers slammers is a brand new setting for the traveller roleplay.
Well, aside from being in short supply, the bad news is that the night crow is a little slower than the other vtols in the squadron. Hammer s slammers is a 1979 collection of military science fiction short stories by author david drake. Hammer s slammers, cross the stars, at any price hammer s slammers, counting the cost, rolling hot, the warrior, the sharp end, the voyage, the tank l. Hammers slammers is a 1979 collection of military science fiction short stories by author david drake. Review of the complete hammers slammers, volume 1 rpgnet. Reading about columns of tanks advancing under fire, and artillery desperately trying to penetrate their defenses was inspiring enough that i sought out a rule set that would let me game it. Hammer s slammers is a basic hexbased wargame in the panzerblitz tradition with crts, terrain modifiers, and fairly easy rules 7 pages of actual rules. Hammers slammers volumes 3 book series kindle edition. Pdf download the complete hammer s slammers volume 1 pdf full ebook.
A board game based on the classic novel by dave drake. This is an omnibus collection that gathers all the later slammers titles together. Hammers slammers books and wargaming public group facebook. Id sold a story as an undergraduate, another story after i started law school, and even one while i was in nam. Unlike a lot of sciencefiction combat, this focuses entirely on ground combat action, with no space ship battles. Read the complete hammers slammers volume 1 online free. Putting the novels aside, what am i missing from a gaming point of view in hammers slammers. The hovertank is amazingly silent for its fusion powered bulk. But even though the natives offworld weapons are no match for the slammers their ability to teleport.
The cruciblerulebook by john treadaway and john lambshead. This is the first of a three volume set presenting for the first time the entire. Hammer s slammers i had forgotten how much i enjoyed david drake s hammer s slammers until my wife picked up a copy for me in an antique shop. Hammers slammers is a short story collection, not a novel, and my first book. At the publishers request, this title is sold without drm digital rights management. This collection, and other novels and stories in the same setting, are collectively called the hammer stories, and the setting is called the slammers universe or the hammerverse. A thunderbolt division panzer grenadier platoon is about to engage a rear echelon slammers supply base in what they imagine will be a surprise attack. Indeed it is, and worth the money for all three volumes. They were fighting alongside the slammers on the planet of plattners world in the pay of the united cities, facing amongst others the west riding yeomanry and the apex dragoons. Jun 27, 2012 the crucible is the third incarnation, with lots of rule enhancements, but there was an original hammer s slammers technical manual and hammer s slammers. This fictional universe pits hightech machinery, such as the slammers hovertanks against men. Weapons hs is full of weird and wonderful weaponry, much of it though fills similar operational and tactical functions to those weapons. Slammers power armour many people ask about conversions for the hammer s slammers the crucible rules. Players will take the part of tank crews and specialists within the best known and most capable mercenary unit in the galaxy.
Use of the trademark on this page is not intended to infringe upon or devalue the trademark. Approved by david drake author of the hammer s slammers books. With a veterans eye for the harsh and gritty details of war, david drake depicts a futuristic analog of tank combat in his hammer s slammers fiction. Welcome to the dedicated hammer s slammers section of our website. I love science fiction and i was fortunate to read my first hammers slammers book during my second tour in iraq.
Hammer s slammers is a world of military sf created by the brilliance of david drake, who wrote many of the stories during the vietnam war though the stories themselves remain undated. Its time to stand up and admit i dont get hammers slammers. Use features like bookmarks, note taking and highlighting while reading the complete hammer s slammers. At the publisher s request, this title is sold without drm digital rights management. Hammerverse is a setting for a series of military science fiction short stories and novels by. Each of the stories in the novel follows various members of the slammers, starting with the.
The whole series plus stories that werent in the original collections. Hammer s slammers crossover fanfiction archive with over 5 stories. This little 7x9 soft cover color booklet combines two aspects often associated with more traditional miniature war games, detailed unit organizations and quick play miniature rules. Pdf voyage across the stars hammers slammers series. The series follows the career of a future mercenary tank regiment called hammers slammers, after their leader, colonel alois hammer.
Hammer s slammers books and wargaming has 434 members. Their role is advisory rather than as strict rules. Copyright notice hammers slammers is the exclusive of david drake. Brigade models is now the home of the official slammers models in both 6mm and 15mm scales, complementing the hammer s slammers. If you like military science fiction then this is the definitive series.
It has the usual roads, forest, slopes, clear, lake, city, swamp, hill, river, bridge, fortress and rubble terrain. Pdf download the complete hammers slammers vol 3 read full ebook. Lastly select the play sheets for your chosen scale. The titular story describes the slammers fighting an unconventional war with aliens who can teleport. Hammers slammers books and wargaming has 434 members. The tank lords contains two full volume s worth of the hammer s slammer s saga, for the first time presented in chronological story sequence as determined by the author. Vehicles from the gecko reconnaissance vehicle only just visible on the far left and in a clockwise direction. Oct 30, 2014 hammer s slammers hammer s slammers bravo company on arma 3. Science fiction, fiction, space warfare, mercenary troops, life on other planets. Todays new release is a mix of new 6mm models in the hammers slammers range models that have already been released in 15mm and are now making the move down to our smaller scale anders legion get four new support vehicles to complete their toe. The crucible pdf downloads click on the buttons below to download the cards and. It was written in english by david drake with paul alexander as the cover artist. The crucible pdf downloads click on the buttons below to download the cards and sheets you need. The crucible supplement 5 more on rapid fire and multi barrelled weapons a one shot or multishot weapon like a laser or missile launcher may fire at separate targets with its weapon using rapid fire.
The command vehicle has a 2cm autocannon and the apc has a twin mount of the same weapon and carries three times the. I love science fiction and i was fortunate to read my first hammers slammers book during. Here are two actionpacked novels from david drakes hammer s slammers series, which set the standard for military science fiction. I know, lots of eye candy, but from a putting models on a table point of view. A unique slammers story introduction by david drake character continue reading. This is distinctly different to a gatling or tribarrel type weapon which may not select separate targets. The original version of short stories about hammer s slammers by david drake has everything you really need to know to learn about whether you will like military sf.
Types of forces the slammers universe is almost entirely populated by humans and so all bar one force in the rule book are human. Volume 1 hammer s slammers volumes kindle edition by drake, david. This three volume set presents for the first time the genredefining slammers series in a uniform hardcover set. It contains the complete contents of the initial 1979 collection, hammer s slammers, as well as a variety of stories written since. Three ariete division vehicles an im216 cougar tank armed with a 10cm heavy cap gun and hsw. Alois hammer s indomitable slammers are called in to support human colonists against a native uprising in this novellength adventure. It follows the career of a future mercenary tank regiment called hammers slammers after their leader, colonel alois hammer. Hammerverse or the slammerverse, slammers universe, hammer universe is a setting for a series of military science fiction short stories and novels by author david drake. The series concluded in 2002 with the collection paying the piper. The series follows the career of a future mercenary tank regiment called hammer s slammers, after their leader, colonel alois hammer. This is the first david drake books that i ever read, and it was absolutely devastating, turning me into a devoted fan.
I dont think that it was a first edition, since i bought it in the early. Hammers slammers hammers slammers bravo company on arma 3. Aeronef, captains handbook and land ironclads rules and associated images wessex games. Excellent military sci fi, in fact drakes hammer s slammers almost invented this category if you set aside heinleins starship troopers from the 50s. Hammers slammers audiobooks listen to the full series. Actually, id rather see the slammers done as a series of tvmovie type projects, or a limited series, on one of the premium channels. Starmada and iron stars rules and associated images majestic 12. Ive bought into jerry pournelles falkenbergs legion series, gordon r dicksons original dorsai trilogy. Based on the novels and short stories of david drake, hammers slammers is a brand new setting for the traveller roleplaying game. Players will take the part of tank crews and specialists within the.
Download it once and read it on your kindle device, pc, phones or tablets. Maybe showtime would be interested, now that theyve ended jeremiah. The crucible is probably unique in the sf gaming world in having specially licensed vehicles in three scales for one set of rules. This collection, and other novels and stories in the same setting, are collectively called the hammer stories, and. I started reading it and called my brother to say that he ought to email the publisher of baen books to put out a hardback version of these stories. Sep 03, 2007 the hammer s slammers stuff was the first time i have order from these folks, but it was relatively easy and painless much like ordering from wargames. Hammers slammers handbooks in 2010 pireme publishing launched the definitive guide to wargaming the characters and actions in david drakes hammers slammers books. It s already helped me remove a few tough bolts at work.
Id rather start at the beginning, with under the hammer. The high power density of these reactors allow the slammers to combine high speed. Hammer s slammers a series of short stories describing the core characters of the slammers and the beginning and end of the tank regiment at any price another collection of short stories. It follows the career of a future mercenary tank regiment called hammer s slammers after their leader, colonel alois hammer. For comparison and contrast, the second is by tsr hobbies. Published by ace books in 1979, the series has been repackaged and modified over the last three decades. Even the hiss of the main laser turret would seem quiet to an ancient.
Release date newold release date oldnew name az name za price lowhigh price highlow publish date oldnew publish date newold latest updates oldnew latest updates newold. The slammers are neither cartoon heroes nor propaganda villains. Fubar hammers slammers introduction for hs players these are a few simple lists for small unit actions in the hammers slammers universe. Soon the enemy will know that colonel alois hammer s slammers have landed. The tank lords contains two full volumes worth of the hammer s slammer s saga, for the first time presented in chronological story sequence as determined by the author. The crucible supplement 3 whats special about the night crow. Hammers slammers is a collection of 7 short stories about an interstellar mechanized mercenary unit. Hammer s slammers icarus industries, of hamburg, terra, make one of the most powerful tanks employed by state armies or mercenary companies. Even the hiss of the main laser turret would seem quiet to an ancient tank commander. The crucible is the of john treadaway and john lambshead.539 1 476 399 1107 415 976 1000 109 985 1223 149 1418 1155 1343 367 879 701 1144 1431 1082 811 673 898 13 961 1425 259 478 286 1007 969 692 700 1482 113 1480