Weird Wars: Crown & Country

All new character submissions are to be posted here.
Recruitment threads for the various groups.
Post Reply
User avatar
stormwell
Diamond Patron
Diamond Patron
Posts: 442
Joined: Mon Jan 08, 2018 10:26 am

Weird Wars: Crown & Country

Post by stormwell »

With my Savage Iron Kingdoms coming to an end, I'll looking at running an alternative game.

Weird Wars is something I've had an eye to run for some point, especially as somebody has been working on updating it to SWADE.

My idea is have the characters me part of a fictional unit over the course of WW2, though the players will have a choice at certain points where they go (ie SE Asia/Burma or Europe for example). Default unit is a British infantry unit, due to greater possibilities and me being more familiar with British Commonwealth military practice.

British Infantry Organisation WW2; http://www.bayonetstrength.uk/BritishAr ... 938-45.pdf

Character Creation Guidelines

As the characters are generally going to be British they have the National Identity: British Pluck Edge for free. This grants +2 on Spirit rolls vs Fear and Intimidation.

A Weird Wars SWADE update document can be found here; https://docs.google.com/document/d/1Oc- ... sp=sharing

Weapons Issue

Lee-Enfield Mk.III .303 24/48/96; 2d8; RoF 1; AP 1; Shots 10M; Weight 9; Notes: Snapfire, Min Str d6
User avatar
Dr_B
Posts: 6
Joined: Sun Jul 18, 2021 9:11 am

Re: Interest: Weird Wars

Post by Dr_B »

Also registering my interest here. Sounds fun!
User avatar
Snake Eyes
Game Master
Posts: 498
Joined: Wed Feb 07, 2018 2:16 pm

Re: Interest: Weird Wars

Post by Snake Eyes »

Yes. Absolutely.
Beware the mesmerizing eyes of the snake!
12th AAT Bennies
12th AAT GM Bennies: 6/8
Wild Card Bennies:
Loader: 0/2
Digger: 0/2
Prestige Unlimited Bennies
Prestige Unlimited GM Bennies: 5/5
Wild Card Bennies:
William Tack: 3
Kraig: 3
Vedder: 3
Shade: 3
Fletch: 3
Findriel: 0
Niels: 4
User avatar
stormwell
Diamond Patron
Diamond Patron
Posts: 442
Joined: Mon Jan 08, 2018 10:26 am

Re: Interest: Weird Wars

Post by stormwell »

Cool, probably time that I posted some details.

The unit that your characters are part of is called the Gwentshire Rifles, it is a county regiment (named after and normally recruits from a specific county) of the fictional county of Gwentshire. This county is roughly located where North Somerset is in real life, basically to the south-west of the port city of Bristol. Some details about it can be found here; http://www.utherwaldpress.com/2018/04/t ... shire.html

Thinking of starting the game by having the first adventure take place during the Phony War period, round October/November 1939 time with the second adventure taking place in the spring of 1940.

Any questions?
User avatar
Snake Eyes
Game Master
Posts: 498
Joined: Wed Feb 07, 2018 2:16 pm

Re: Interest: Weird Wars

Post by Snake Eyes »

I have a question.
When do we start?
Beware the mesmerizing eyes of the snake!
12th AAT Bennies
12th AAT GM Bennies: 6/8
Wild Card Bennies:
Loader: 0/2
Digger: 0/2
Prestige Unlimited Bennies
Prestige Unlimited GM Bennies: 5/5
Wild Card Bennies:
William Tack: 3
Kraig: 3
Vedder: 3
Shade: 3
Fletch: 3
Findriel: 0
Niels: 4
User avatar
Dr_B
Posts: 6
Joined: Sun Jul 18, 2021 9:11 am

Re: Interest: Weird Wars

Post by Dr_B »

Gwentshire Rifles, I like it!

Q: will you wait to have more players? (for what is worth, in my experience PbP games with 2 or 3 players only work great)

Q: are you thinking to start from Novice?
User avatar
Snake Eyes
Game Master
Posts: 498
Joined: Wed Feb 07, 2018 2:16 pm

Re: Interest: Weird Wars

Post by Snake Eyes »

Additional question: will I be brutalized for absolutely buggering up British slang? Should I not even try in the interest of not offending the real Brits in the group?
Beware the mesmerizing eyes of the snake!
12th AAT Bennies
12th AAT GM Bennies: 6/8
Wild Card Bennies:
Loader: 0/2
Digger: 0/2
Prestige Unlimited Bennies
Prestige Unlimited GM Bennies: 5/5
Wild Card Bennies:
William Tack: 3
Kraig: 3
Vedder: 3
Shade: 3
Fletch: 3
Findriel: 0
Niels: 4
User avatar
stormwell
Diamond Patron
Diamond Patron
Posts: 442
Joined: Mon Jan 08, 2018 10:26 am

Re: Interest: Weird Wars

Post by stormwell »

Snake Eyes wrote: Thu Jul 22, 2021 6:04 pm Additional question: will I be brutalized for absolutely buggering up British slang? Should I not even try in the interest of not offending the real Brits in the group?
No, I'll probably be the only Brit but I can dig up a link or two for WW2 era slang.

An overall response, I have three people who've expressed interested.

Though this week has been busy for me having to work extra shifts that have required a 90 minute commute, so haven't had as much time as I'd like to get stuff sorted. Also got to prep for a one-shot game next week, but once that's all done I can give this more attention.
User avatar
stormwell
Diamond Patron
Diamond Patron
Posts: 442
Joined: Mon Jan 08, 2018 10:26 am

Re: Interest: Weird Wars

Post by stormwell »

Added some stuff regarding character creation to the first post.

Also, forgot to answer this, you'll be starting from Novice.

I'll be posting some notes regarding weapons soon as well.
User avatar
Dr_B
Posts: 6
Joined: Sun Jul 18, 2021 9:11 am

Re: Interest: Weird Wars

Post by Dr_B »

Had a look, thanks.
Looking at the core WWII book, for Army soldiers as riflemen would be, we can choose these Military Occupational Specialities (p8-9):

-Armored Vehicle Crewman
-Artilleryman
-Combat Engineer
-Infantry
-Medic
-Officer
-Paratrooper
-Scout
-Sniper
User avatar
stormwell
Diamond Patron
Diamond Patron
Posts: 442
Joined: Mon Jan 08, 2018 10:26 am

Re: Interest: Weird Wars

Post by stormwell »

Getting caught up on stuff on the site, will get some more stuff up by the end of the week,
User avatar
stormwell
Diamond Patron
Diamond Patron
Posts: 442
Joined: Mon Jan 08, 2018 10:26 am

Re: Interest: Weird Wars

Post by stormwell »

May have another player for this.

Also started on Weapon Issue (see first post) and also managed to pick up a book about the story of Dunkirk, which goes into some detail on the Phony War period.
User avatar
Dr_B
Posts: 6
Joined: Sun Jul 18, 2021 9:11 am

Re: Interest: Weird Wars

Post by Dr_B »

nice!
User avatar
stormwell
Diamond Patron
Diamond Patron
Posts: 442
Joined: Mon Jan 08, 2018 10:26 am

Re: Weird Wars: Crown & Country

Post by stormwell »

Things are finally moving forwards with this, forums are setup and so is the Discard channel.

What are your names on the Discord so I can add you to the channel?
User avatar
Dr_B
Posts: 6
Joined: Sun Jul 18, 2021 9:11 am

Re: Weird Wars: Crown & Country

Post by Dr_B »

yay! I'm Dr_B (Dr_B#8627)
User avatar
Snake Eyes
Game Master
Posts: 498
Joined: Wed Feb 07, 2018 2:16 pm

Re: Weird Wars: Crown & Country

Post by Snake Eyes »

Crapgame#5677
Beware the mesmerizing eyes of the snake!
12th AAT Bennies
12th AAT GM Bennies: 6/8
Wild Card Bennies:
Loader: 0/2
Digger: 0/2
Prestige Unlimited Bennies
Prestige Unlimited GM Bennies: 5/5
Wild Card Bennies:
William Tack: 3
Kraig: 3
Vedder: 3
Shade: 3
Fletch: 3
Findriel: 0
Niels: 4
Post Reply

Return to “Recruitment Forums”