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Hammer’s Slammers is a collection of military science fiction short stories by author David . Hammer’s Slammers: The Crucible – Official Website (A Hammer’s Slammers game); Baen’s “The Hammer’s Slammers Handbook” ยท Hammer’s. I have read the stories and enjoyed them. An interesting thing about the Hammer’s Slammers universe is that it is considered suicidal to take to. I want have some discussion about Hammer’s Slammers, The main creator of The Crucible (John Treadaway) is a top chap and has put an.

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Hammer’s Slammers & Hammerverse

If you are already a member then feel free to login now. An interesting thing about the Hammer’s Slammers universe is that it is considered suicidal to take to the air.

I have a copy of Slammers Down, not bad if you don’t mind keeping track of things. That is not dead which can eternal lie Also, there are uprated versions of the M9 Combat Car with added armor; these cannot travel over water, though. The entire on-table force of multiple Detachments is accorded a variable number of ‘Leadership Points’ at the beginning of each turn with which the commander has to make due in order to shoot, move, and communicate his entire force. Retrieved 21 February By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy.

Hammer’s Slammers: The Crucible

Infantry can be anything from musket-and-Molotov-wielding militia and accompanying technical-type improvised vehicles to infantry in hardsuits or power armor with ‘micro-missile’ LAWs. Loved the stories, Not quite as much of a fan of the retro designs.

The exception would be fusion engines allowing front-line GEVspowerguns allowing near-infinite engagements and obviating the use of combat aicraft and iridium armor along with advanced composites and point-defense systems. One does not just walk into Detroit She ignored the dragon, and Freddy Mercury who arrived to battle it with the Power of Rock.


Tromp dispatches a team to have Hammer murdered but they find Hammer’s own men in wait, Joachim amongst them. They take a skimmer, a low laying hover-vehicles designed for infantry to a nearby structure made of an opaque, yet glass-like material.

TonUp on 18 August Noel rated it liked it Feb 20, I’ve got it and the Mayfair Games boardgame, though I have to confess I haven’t read over them that much. They are part of the Hammerverse, but even David Drake considers them separate to a great degree because of, as Matti says, their space-opera leaning.

John Lerchey rated it really liked it May 31, Jason Brown rated it really liked it Jan 23, I also have Voyage Across the Stars on my bookcase waiting for reading. Artillery takes various forms, but there are ‘active’ defences available to mitigate its primacy. Excellent question, and one that can be best answered by John Treadaway himself: It depends what you are trying to get out of your gaming experience Matti tthe 19 August Sort of like MWO did for Battletech designs.

As depicted, I think the real-world vehicle is more akin to a Hammerverse aircar or Slammer’s A21 jeep, though they woudl need to add another seet or three to make the comparison more true. Morgan Rowe-Morris marked it as to-read Apr 01, If you have any ties tye wargaming, the Slammrrverse, or both, you owe it to yourself to go out directly and purchase a copy of the book.

Military organization follows current real-world paradigms. It becomes obvious however, that Tromp, as a representative of Freisland government does not wish slammees follow through on their half of the deal and instead will covertly have members of the regiment arrested and executed.

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He details how the hovercraft technology that keeps the air cushion tanks afloat works as well as the anti personal defences of the tanks, including the outward facing directional mines that line the upper hulls. It was not written by David Drake, unfortunately, but it can often be found for a song–when you can find it, that is.


The first story follows Hammer himself, as well as introducing Joachim Steuben, his right hand man and personal body guard. Jonathan rated it it was amazing Mar 13, The tank commander, Danny Pritchard is introduced. Pritchard is urged to enter by Sonna and when he enters, he finds the inside presents him with various images of strange and alien creatures, bird-like in appearance, Sonna explains they are an alien race named the Gedel.

There is a lot of breadth within the system as a whole and it can accomodate other games than simply Hammer’s Slammers. Chris rated it really liked it Nov 11, Forum adverts like this one are shown to any user who is not logged in.

Pages to import images to Wikidata All stub articles. Of course, later we routinely see 2cm tribarrels knocking out APCs with relative ease, so I don’t think Sergeant Counsel and his boys had a snowball’s chance regardless unless they got slakmers M9s at roughly the same time as they planned. I have thus far managed to stay away from the Traveller sourcebook for the Slammerverse in large part because the much of the line art was directly taken from its creator without so much as a mention soammers alone any licensing agreement.