Wednesday, August 28, 2019

Here Kitty, Kitty!

Over the last 50 years (giver or take) one of the most commonly used 
alien archetypes are Cat-people, call them Alslan  (Traveller), Kilrathi  
(Wing Commander) or Kzinti from both novels and (Star Trek) and a host 
of others. They all have several traits in common with Earth  felines besides
their obvious resemblance. The Pride/Clan social structure seems to be the
most common form of government with a monarch of some type at the top
but he/she is still very much subject to how the clan leaders feel . They are 
usually quite xenophobic and territorial. Their technology is usually on par 
with humanity with some unique culturally old tech weapons held on to, just
because.  This of course makes them interesting and fun to run. They also
in many cases, (perhaps due to their clan structure) quite often go rouge 
either as an individual or up to an entire clan. Often this can be as a means 
of credible deniability for their central government or they just got pissed 
off by someone or something. All in all this give you allot to play with in
any games system....And they look cool .    

Tuesday, August 20, 2019

Weird WWII Campaign Idea

The length of this Second World War was disastrous and deadly. 60% of the world's population passed due to lack of food and movement thereof. Chemical weapons and the atomic tactical bombs killed civilian and military outright and the long term results are being felt even today. The petty and those not so petty gods put both man and animal to the torch. They all had their reasons. Sport seemed the favorite. Technological death by machine worked as a modern day scythe on life. When the war in Berlin was about to turn against the Russians, again, after three near misses already...the space people arrived. They took the Russian army side and took what they wanted (after the fall) without any argument from their fearful erstwhile allies (the Russians). German captives/POW's disappeared never to be seen again. The space ships and men also went with the captives. Here we have a photo from PRAVDA showing the strange-fearsome-momentary ally and a captive.

Tanker's Tuesday : East vs. West Cold War Warriors

Tuesday, August 13, 2019

Tanker's Tuesday: 8.8 cm Flak 18/36/37/41-V

The name applies to a series of related guns, the first one officially called the 8.8 cm Flak 18, the improved 8.8 cm Flak 36, and later the 8.8 cm Flak 37.[N 1] Flak is a contraction of German Flugzeugabwehrkanone   meaning "aircraft-defense cannon", the original purpose of the weapon. In English, "flak" became a generic term for ground anti-aircraft fire. In informal use, the guns were universally known as the Acht-acht ("eight-eight") by Germans and the "eighty-eight" by the Allies.[

8.8 cm Flak 18/36/37/41-V

Monday, August 12, 2019

Monday Monsters : Type 66 Anti-Monster Maser Cannon

Who else grew up watching Godzilla movies?
I'd like to get my hands on one of the toy replicas of the weapons they used on him