Wednesday, 13 February 2013

In Her Majesty's Name

I recently saw the publicity that's been doing the rounds for these forthcoming rules from Osprey and the associated range of figures from North Star and have been very tempted... so tempted in fact that I've already pre-ordered the rules and one set from the new range.

Apparently the rules are based on a set previously kicking around called "In the Emperor's Name" which had a 40k connection.  I've always been a bit tempted by the whole VSF/Steampunk thing but never dipped a toe, but the range of figures sold me on it. Groups included so far include Lord Curr's company, some fiendish Prussians and wily Orientals [...conforming to every stereotype expected so far then, just as it should in a pulp/VSF game!]

I've pre-ordered the Servants of Ra set...

I already have some Chinese bandits and pulpy style archaeologists  from the Copplestone Back of Beyond range which can double for the inscrutable Orientals so these should complement them nicely.

As more pre-orders are placed North Star are commissioning more groups for release and one-off figures for people who have pre-ordered.  I've just noticed that next in the pipeline is a Scotland Yard company which could also be very tempting. The figures are scheduled for release in April [just in time for Salute] with the rules following in May.


  1. Well, if you are a fan of Ripper Street the Scotland Yard figures may well be right up your street ;)

    1. I came a bit late to Ripper Street but my son had been encouraging me to watch it on I-Player as he's a fan. I've enjoyed it more and more as the series progresses so I suspect the Scotland Yard figures will be patrolling the streets of Whitechapel come May!