Archive for the ‘wargame’ Tag

New product: Dig-In For Victory   Leave a comment

Ok, our latest resource is now available. Dig-In For Victory! is mainly intended for wargame designers wanting some information about warfare in the late 19th/early 20th centuries. However, there’s a lot of data that is transferable to other periods, as far back as medieval times, plus some useful stuff for RPGs.

The resource contains extracts from the Royal Engineers’ Manual of Field Engineering 1911. Lots of useful stuff about digging defences, creating fortifications, building bridges, defending various types of location and blowing things up. Plus scans of the original illustrations, including some great plans for outposts and strongholds.

As this will of varying usefulness, depending what you want from it, we’re using the ‘Pay What You Want’ option at wargamevault for the first time. ¬†Click on the image below to have a look at our storefront page there, where you will have the option to preview this product.

DIFV Cover

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Posted September 24, 2017 by drakengames in Draken Games news

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New project…   Leave a comment

I’m still giving some thought to the free mini-games for the next catalogue, but meanwhile another project has suggested itself to me. I was de-junking my home office when I found an old book I forgot I had even bought: a copy of the 1914 reprint of the Manual of Field Engineering 1911. It seems it belonged to a Regimental Sergeant Major T.A. Mellor of the Royal Engineers. Anyway, reading through it (to put off doing any more tidying and sorting) it struck me what a lot of great information there is in it for anyone planning a game that needs to be informed about the sort of defences or field work that could be completed at short notice.

Obviously the book is written from the perspective of the British Army at the start of the 20th Century, but it would be reasonable to assume other nations had similar capabilities, and the manual remained in use well into the inter-war years. Plus, the basic tools of axes, spades and picks haven’t changed much over the centuries, so you could extrapolate a lot of the information back to the Middle Ages if you wanted.

You could use the information to work out what sort of cover an infantry battalion could create during a war game turn, to create a realistic defence post for a skirmish game or even to work out how long the characters will take unearthing that ancient eldritch artefact in a RPG.

The book’s condition isn’t great, but I’ll scan the best illustrations and summarise the most useful information into one concise resource. More news when it’s nearing completion!

Posted September 7, 2017 by drakengames in General games news

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Freebie reminder!   Leave a comment

Don’t forget, if you download our utterly free catalogue you get two free games with it: an Argor FRPG mini-scenario AND a mini-wargame. You can either play them in combination (with the scenario outcome affecting the battle) or as stand-alone games. You need to have the rules for Argor to play the scenario, but the wargame comes complete with its own rules.

Get Catalogue 8 while you can: I’m working on the freebie for Catalogue 9, and once that’s done Catalogue 8 – and its free games – will be withdrawn.

Just click on the image below to go to our store at drivethruRPG, where you can download the catalogue for free.

Catalogue 8 cover

Posted August 31, 2017 by drakengames in Draken Games news

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It’s Cyber Black sale time!   Leave a comment

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Yes it’s that time of year when all our products at wargamedownloads, wargamevault and drivethruRPG are available for a Black Friday/Cyber Monday discount of 25%. Get ’em while you can, the sale ends on Tuesday morning (UK time).

Click on the links below to see our store fronts at the three sites:

Wargamedownloads

Wargamevault

DrivethruRPG

Posted November 25, 2016 by drakengames in Draken Games news

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A cannon blast from the past – Vectis   Leave a comment

Ok, not too sure why but there has been a sudden surge in interest in Vectis, our Napoleonic War game that features a fictional invasion of the Isle of Wight. Most especially the printed version, available from lulu.com.

This is a quite a surprise as the game has been around for a long while, and generally sales are for the download version. But heck, I’m not complaining!

If by any chance you’re interested in the printed version of Vectis, just click here.

Posted June 25, 2016 by drakengames in Draken Games news

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Catalogue 8 (with freebies!) is now out   Leave a comment

At the second attempt, Draken Games Catalogue 8 is ready for you right now! This features even more free stuff than usual: a mini-scenario for Argor FRPG AND a mini-wargame. You can play them in combination or stand-alone, your choice!

Just click on the image below to go to our shopfront at drivethrurpg.com where you can download the PDF for free. Enjoy!

Catalogue 8 cover

Posted April 6, 2016 by drakengames in Draken Games news

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Update   Leave a comment

I know it’s all gone a bit quiet with us lately, but there is something in the works! Catalogue 8 (which died with my hard drive) is being resurrected. What’s delaying it is the freebie game: all the development work on it was lost, so I’m starting from scratch. It’s a two-part freebie this time: an Argor FRPG mini-scenario followed by a wargame. The scenario outcome affects the wargame (but you CAN skip the RPG element if that’s not your thing!).

I won’t tempt fate by stating publication date… sometime this spring, let’s say!

Posted March 28, 2016 by drakengames in Draken Games news

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