Thursday, 17 December 2009

2010: The Nostalgia Continues

I've just committed myself to the Guild's 2010 project build and coincidentally to the next phase of my teenage nostalgia trip (or is it mid-life crisis). I will be continuing my Sci-Fi theme but instead of 40k, this time I will be going even further back into my gaming roots to Traveller, the granddaddy of Sci-Fi RPGs.

My plan is to build some forces based (loosely) on Classic Traveller's Third Imperium background, specially the Fifth Frontier War in the Spinward Marches.

I intend to build a battle-groups of both vehicles and troops (probably multi-based) for each of the major powers, with extra stuff thrown in if I get around to it. I'll sort out rules, troop stats and scenarios as I go. If I get really carried away I might do some naval forces too.

My five tasks are:

Task 1 : The Zhodani - Due Feb 28th
Task 2 : The Imperials - Due Apr 30th
Task 3 : The Vargr - Due Jun 30th
Task 4 ; The Allies & Mercenaries - Due Aug 31st
Task 5 : The Rest - Due Nov 31st

Tasks 1-3 will be a mix of vehicles and troops for the appropriate force, plus any related bits I get done. Task 4 will add additional allied and mercenary forces, such as the Aslan, Droyne, Ine Givar rebels and Sword Worlders. Task 5 is a catch all for anything I've got done that didn't fit under a previous category, wasn't finished for an earlier deadline, or wasn't released in time.

More details to follow.


  1. Sounds like a great project. Hope you don't mind if the Master Chef and I tag along! We are Traveller fans of old and 5th Frontier War is our old stompin' ground.

    If this is Mid-Life Crisis, we are suffering too!


  2. Hi Mark,

    Glad to have you along for the ride. Your blog is a big inspiration and a great source of info.


  3. This sounds like a lovely project and I wish you the best on it. I love games like Traveller, even though I never got a chance to play it.

    There's something about the vision of the future that was neighter grim nor dark but still full of intrigue, conflict and adventure.