As you can see from the advertisement opposite, Pireme has now published Hammer’sSlammers:TheCrucible, the only book you will ever need to wargame the sci-fi adventures of Col Alois Hammer and his 27th century inter-planetary mercenaries. Having seen the writing and design of this book progress during its gestation over the last nine months, I can promise it is a first class product: written by the top experts in the field, with all the rules and play aids clearly and concisely explained, packed with beautiful illustrations and all presented in A4 full colour, hardback glory. The launch has already creating a considerable buzz on the net with comments such as “I ordered mine as soon as I found out it was coming”; “Slammers are the best mil sci-fi out there…very playable, without being too complicated, but still have a lot of detail…buy now!”; “the prettiness plus extensive background, plus rules makes it a good buy” and even “a good thing for sci-fi gaming, almost a sci-fi FoW” (I take that last remark as a compliment). Don’t forget that we also sell the Hammer’s Slammer Starter Pack with the official 15mm models and figures from Old Crow and Ground Zero Games so you can get started playing straight away. OK, historical gamers, you can come out from behind the sofa now and enjoy the rest of this issue!
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