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Bitter Defeat – World-building an alternate history timeline


The World The Bitter Defeat universe is one that I created for my character Blaise Maximillian, a bitter, jaded, cynical war veteran that can’t leave the war behind due to his duties as a secret policeman on the one hand, and a resistance fighter on the other. It’s a alternate history that sees the Allies … Continue reading

Combat – Why I like writing about it so much


Combat. There’s nothing I like more – aside from coffee – than reading or writing about combat. I’m not talking about mental-based combat such as psionics or magic, I’m talking about the physical, the visceral, weapons-based and empty-handed combat. I’ve always enjoyed writing about such things, often to the consternation of my primary school teachers. … Continue reading

Bolt Action Scenario – Rearguard action


The Gen These are desperate times. British forces are struggling to hold back the German forces. All units not currently engaged with enemy units have been ordered to withdraw to the Southern Command Stop lines where high command hopes they will be able to hold the Germans back whilst reinforcements race south. Whilst most units … Continue reading

Bolt Action Scenario – Clear Desk Policy


As the regular German forces advance, they are being followed by rear echelon units, intelligence services, secret police and NSDAP administrators. Prime Minister Churchill, from a secret location somewhere in the United Kingdom, has ordered the Auxillary Unit into action. They are to kill┬áthese people and disrupt all efforts by the Germans to install a … Continue reading

Bolt Action Scenario – Hold the Line


The Gen Enemy forces are driving the British Army constantly backward. Always on the back heel, High Command have issued a hard order, ‘Hold the line’. They have drawn a line and part of that line includes the Southern Command Stopline positions near Taunton, Somerset. In order to muster the manpower required a general conscription … Continue reading

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