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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David Lukens added it May 28, He slammerd how the hovercraft technology that keeps the air cushion tanks afloat works as hxmmer as the anti personal defences of the tanks, including the outward facing directional mines that line the upper hulls.

This page was last edited on 3 Aprilat Also, there are uprated versions of the M9 Combat Car with added armor; these cannot travel over water, though. Excellent question, and one that can be best answered by John Treadaway himself: Hammer’s Slammers – The Crucible. Sort of like MWO did for Battletech designs.

Failure16 on 19 August Drake based the Hammer’s Slammers on his service with tne 11th Armored Cavalry Regiment in Vietnam and Cambodia in[1] however Drake also borrows plots from historical or mythological sources for many of the Hammer’s Slammers stories as with his other work.

I think Drake wrote a new story just for this book. Refresh and try again.

What is Slammers Down! I’ll have to start looking for that Slammer’s Down! John Lerchey rated it really liked it May 31, The link that glitterboy provided is the best start. It is a beautiful tome and one of the few gaming books that can sit out on a coffee table and cause non-gamers to leaf through it and start asking questions.

Medical technology is very advanced, but prosthetics are not at, say, a Shadowrun level. Well, Hammer’s infantry sleds are much smaller, lighter they can be pulled aboard a tank-transporter by a single trooperand presumably quieter. Eventually the DCMS was able to successfully reach their embarkation point and evacuate the planet. The other company producing relevant AFVs and [official Hammer’s Slammers and Molt alien] infantry is still Ground Zero Games, but glitterboy is correct that other companies fill in some of the older codes.


An evolution of Christianity, the Universalist Church espouses that truth can be found by following the via stellarum way of the stars. Times and dates in your local timezone. It did garner a good bit of interest when it first came out around maybe? That is not dead which can eternal lie It was not written by David Drake, unfortunately, but it can often be found for a song–when you can find it, that is.

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I’ve got it and the Hammre Games boardgame, though I have to confess I haven’t read over them that much. I have a copy of Slammers Down, not bad if you don’t mind keeping track of things. It has hzmmer high degree of focus on the troops and not precisely the technology as such. TonUp Master Sergeant Posts: Email notifications for threads you want to watch closely.

In other words, if you want to play out a Slammers-style story, use The Crucible. It is also the opening section of the te edition of the rules which is oblique way of saying: We hear that there are tumults and riots in Rome, and that voices are raised concerning the army and the quality of our soldiers.

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I started reading the books back in the late 80s when a mate put me onto them – and Drake’s stuff in general. Make haste to reassure us that you love and support us as we love and support you, for if we find that we have left our bones to bleach in these sands in vain, then beware the fury of the legions. There’s also a Hammer’s Slammers sourcebook for the Traveller game. I have the book – just for the reading of it.


Matti on 19 August This collection, and other novels and stories in the same setting, are collectively called the Hammer storiesand the setting is called the Slammers universe or the Hammerverse. I have read maybe half the books he’s written. Retrieved 21 February MattiThe Crucible does not come with miniatures.

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If you are already a member then feel free to login now. Anti-grav vehicles are beginning to make an appearance though the tech is still in its relative infancy but they can’ self-deploy’ from orbit ala Renegade Legion gravtanks. It becomes obvious however, that Tromp, as a representative of Freisland government does not wish to follow through on their half of the deal and instead will covertly have members of the regiment arrested and executed.

Thanks for telling us about the problem. John somers marked it as to-read Oct 17, Noel rated it liked it Feb 20, The Slammers’ men kill Tromp and Hammer sends out a preprared order to his tanks, revealing he had foreseen Tromp’s betrayal. 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 let alone any licensing agreement.

I second the opinion regarding The Cruciblewell done and anyone with even the slightest interest in either the Hammer stories or wargaming will find it a great buy. Artillery takes various forms, but there are ‘active’ defences available to mitigate its primacy. Weirdo on 21 August Colonel Hammer rails against the military choices made by the politician, secretary Tromp.